Thursday 19 October 2017

5G readiness on the rise: Ericsson

While many operators have accelerated preparations for 5G, trials are being carried out by 78 per cent of the respondents to a survey, said Ericsson in its new 5G Readiness Survey 2017. Furthermore, 28 per cent of respondents report that they will deploy 5G next year.


Global speakers for Dubai Internet meeting

Top international speakers and renowned global experts will highlight today’s pressing issues facing the Internet community worldwide at the upcoming 75th RIPE (Réseaux IP Européens) Meeting in Dubai, UAE. The event will be hosted by the Telecommunications Reg


Dubai to have ‘online only’ services on Oct 26

A total of 32 Dubai government entities offering 950 services are set to close service counters on October 26 and will stop receiving customers with payment transactions that can be done via alternative smart channels. However, transactions that require presence in person at the


Eutelsat acquires Noorsat for $75m

Eutelsat Communications has acquired 100 per cent of Noorsat, one of the leading satellite service providers in the Middle East for a consideration of $75 million, debt free and cash free, from Bahrain’s Orbit Holding Group. Established in 2004, Noorsat is the premier distr


Microsoft expands partnership with Mashreq Bank

Microsoft has announced it will expand its partnership with Dubai-based Mashreq Bank to drive a bold digital transformation programme within the bank’s branches and digital services.    Through the programme, which builds on Mashreq’s market-lea


Zain Bahrain wins GCC Best Employer Brand Award

Zain Bahrain, a leading telecommunications provider in Bahrain, has been awarded the prestigious 2017 GCC Best Employer Brand in recognition of its outstanding Human Resources (HR) practices.    The award was received by Zain Bahrain Human Resources Directo


UAE launches strategy for Artificial Intelligence

UAE has launched the Strategy for Artificial Intelligence, which aims to speed up government’s performance, and create conducive creative environment with highly productivity. Launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dub


ME information security spending to reach $1.8bn

The Middle East and North Africa's (Mena) spending on information security technology and services is on pace to reach $1.8 billion in 2017, an increase of 11 per cent over 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner, Inc. is an American research and advisory firm providing info


Nesma Telecom plans digital telecom towers in UAE

Nesma Telecom & Technology, a subsidiary of Saudi Arabia-based multinational conglomerate Nesma Holding, has revealed its plans to foray into the UAE market with digital telecom towers that can carry the devices of more than one GSM operator. Nesma Telecom has partnered with


Etihad, IBS sign multi-year contract

Etihad Airways has signed a multi-year contract with IBS Software (IBS) for the implementation of its award-winning cargo management solution. The engagement will see iCargo system manage the airline’s air cargo sales and operations worldwide, automating its network-wide bo

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