Saturday 23 May 2015

BlackBerry cuts jobs worldwide after revenue plunge

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry is cutting jobs across the world, the company said on Friday, as it consolidates its software, hardware and applications business. The company did not specify how many employees would be affected. BlackBerry, which reported a 16


Saudi regulator seeks to prosecute 9 Mobily officials

Saudi Arabia's market regulator has recommended nine current or former officials at Saudi Arabian telecom operator Mobily be prosecuted for violations that include insider trading, a local financial news website reported on Thursday. The Maaal website did not identify the sus


Comba launches new 4G LTE base station antennas

Comba Telecom Systems Holdings, a leading wireless solutions provider, has launched its new range of 4G LTE base station antennas. It has also signed a million dollar agreement with a leading mobile operator in Turkey for the supply of the new antenna models for the 4G LTE networ


IBM, UBG to accelerate hybrid cloud adoption in Kuwait

United Business group (UBG), a leader in IT infrastructure management, technical support services, IT consultancy and technology resource outsourcing in Kuwait, has partnered with IBM Cloud to transform its business into a managed service provider. IBM and UBG will offer a flexib


Viva Bahrain eyes Microsoft cloud computing platform

Viva Bahrain is in advanced stages of negotiation with Microsoft for the latter's cloud computing platform - Azure for business, it has emerged. A statement issued by Microsoft quoted Viva Bahrain director for technology strategy and control Dushko Kantardjiev as saying that


Huawei launches new operating system for IoT

China's Huawei Technologies, the world's biggest telecom equipment maker, on Wednesday became the latest tech giant to present its own take on the 'Internet of Things' (IoT), centered on a new operating system (OS). The OS is designed to allow household and busine


46pc Mideast firms ‘lack incident response plans’

Nearly half (46 per cent) of Middle East organisation have no incident response (IR) plans, according to a recent survey. The survey, conducted by leading information security conference in the region Gisec, covered more than 150 enterprise security professionals.


Intel launches new initiative at Dubai CSR summit

A new initiative has been unveiled by Etisalat in Dubai, UAE, to enable the knowledge-based economy in the Middle East to engage with young people and encourage them to lead the region’s future digital space. The ‘Inara’ campaign, developed by Intel Corporation


Ooredoo upgrades Internet professional packages

Ooredoo has raised the bar on broadband services by upgrading its Internet professional packages to provide better coverage through new technology and  speed increases of up to 100 per cent for the same price. Ooredoo Internet Professional (OIP) is designed for business use


Zain Iraq mulls share sale after Baghdad listing

The owners of Zain Iraq, the country's biggest mobile phone operator by subscribers, aim to sell 25 per cent of the company's shares after it joins Baghdad's bourse, parent firm Zain said on Tuesday. Iraq's three mobile firms were required to float a quarter of th

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