Friday 18 April 2014

Saudi awards MVNO licenses to 2 operators

Saudi Arabia’s telecommunication regulator has awarded mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) license to two new companies - Virgin Mobile Saudi Arabia and Jawraa Lebara, said a report.   Virgin Mobile Saudi Arabia has teamed up with the Saudi Telcom Co (S


Top Gulf Air team in key visit to Batelco

A high-level delegation from Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, recently visited the headquarters of Batelco, a leading telecom operator in the kingdom, in a move to boost ties. Batelco Bahrain chief executive Rashid Abdulla and consumer division general manager Muna Al


Schneider Electric acquires AST Modular

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, has acquired Barcelona-based AST Modular, which offers a comprehensive portfolio of prefabricated data centre modules, services, manufacturing expertise and project engineering support.   With project


Mobily signs telecom deal with Vasco

Saudi Arabia-based Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has signed a deal with Vasco, to provide connectivity to visitors to the kingdom from across 33 countries.   Under the deal, visa applicants will be provided with a Mobily Sim card during the visa process within a pack


Zain Saudi Q1 net loss narrows

Zain Saudi reported a first-quarter loss on Wednesday which narrowed from a year earlier and beat analyst forecasts as the telecom operator cut costs and data revenue surged. Saudi Arabia's No 3 mobile company, 37-percent owned by Kuwait's Zain, made a net loss of 318 mil


Hilal Computers, Oracle hold IT summit

Hilal Computers, a leading IT solutions and technical services company in Bahrain, yesterday (April 15) organised a seminar in partnership with Oracle for enterprise and networking solutions customers, channel partners and resellers. The seminar, titled "Bahrain Tech Summit


Smartphone makers in anti-theft initiative

Major US wireless carriers and smartphone makers have agreed to introduce tools to enable users to lock their devices and wipe them clean of data if stolen, responding to pressure on the telecommunications industry to do more to stem theft. Starting in July 2015, all smartphones


Bahrain’s Kalaam Telecom acquires Lightspeed

Kalaam Telecom, a top telecom provider in Bahrain is acquiring Lightspeed Communications, a subsidiary of Jordan Telecommunications, which would make Kalaam the second-largest Internet Service Provider (ISP) for fixed business broadband in the Kingdom. Kalaam has strategically in


Smartworld unveils development roadmap

Smartworld, a leading technology services provider that enables digital economic growth in the region, unveiled its planned roadmap towards future growth and development at its recent annual event in Dubai. Smart Gathering 2014 was held at the JW Marquis Hotel under the theme, &l


Dubai IT expo likely to draw 3,000 trade visitors

Around 3,000 trade visitors from 51 countries and more than 100 exhibitors from the world’s leading information security brands are expected to take part in the second edition of Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (Gisec) in Dubai. Addressing issues on global c

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