Tuesday 5 May 2015

Satcom Direct appoints new regional director

Satcom Direct, the leading provider of satellite voice and broadband data solutions for flight deck and cabin communications, has appointed Derek Donahue as its regional director for the Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA) region. Currently based in the Dubai o


Ericsson to showcase key solutions at LTE Mena

Ericsson, a leading provider of LTE technologies, will showcase key solutions that enable industry transformation as well as the latest developments in 3G technology and LTE broadcast solutions at an upcoming telecom summit in Dubai, UAE. LTE Mena will run from May 11 to 13 at Co


Batelco backs telecom forum in Chicago

Bahrain Telecommunication Company (Batelco) has announced it is sponsoring International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2015, being held in Chicago, US. The event, from Sunday (May 10) to May 13, is an annual meeting point for the global telecommunications community and offers various netwo


Batelco upgrading networks

Batelco, Bahrain’s leading communications solutions provider, is rolling out its fibre network across the kingdom to deliver super-fast fixed Broadband for all areas. Additionally, Batelco is upgrading its entire network system including its 4G and 3G Networks to provide fa


DSOA-Intel lab to boost smart city development

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), has signed an agreement with Intel to jointly establish a lab that will support the development of a smart city center of excellence and innovation. The lab will be launched within Dubai Tech


Saudi Arabia plans big ICT cloud investment

The outsourcing, managed services, and datacenter services market in Saudi Arabia is expected to total $570.6 million in 2015,  up 16.2 per cent year on year, according to a recent study. The market is set to grow 16.2 per cent year on year, primarily driven by increased spe


Etisalat sheds light on enterprise digital transformation

Leading telecommunication firm Etisalat shed light on making organisation future ready through digital transformation at a recently held Cloud World Mena event in Dubai, UAE. Francisco Salcedo, senior vice president of Digital Services at Etisalat, said: “The technology lan


Hitachi unit unveils social innovation solutions

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, has unveiled the next phase of its social innovation business strategy in conjunction with new solutions and services. These include Hitachi Live Insight for IT Operations, Hitachi Clinical Repository f


Omantel Q1 net profit rises

Oman Telecommunications (Omantel) reported a 0.6 per cent rise in first-quarter profit on Thursday, beating analysts' estimates despite costs rising faster than revenue. The former monopoly made a net profit of OR34.6 million ($89.88 million) in the three months to March 31,


Ooredoo Q1 profit falls 43pc on forex, Iraq

Qatar's Ooredoo, a leading telecom services provider in the region, blamed adverse foreign exchange losses and a tough operating environment in Iraq for the telecom operator's 43 per cent drop in first-quarter profit. The former monopoly, which operates in about 15 countr

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