Wednesday 25 May 2016

Microsoft retreats in smartphone battle, 1,850 jobs to go

Microsoft Corp announced more big cuts to its smartphone business on Wednesday, just two years after it bought handset maker Nokia in an ill-fated attempt to take on market leaders Apple and Samsung. The US company said it would shed up to 1,850 jobs, most of them in Finland, and


Ooredoo completes major 4G+ Supernet Upgrade

Ooredoo, Qatar's leading telecom provider, has announced the completion of a major Supernet upgrade, adding the new Category 9 LTE-Advanced standard to its mobile network. This brings multiple 4G frequencies together to support download speeds of up to 325Mbps for customers,


Batelco offers child safety solution

Batelco, Bahrain's leading telecom service provider, has introduced the latest child safety solution, the LG KizON wearable device, to allow seamless communication between parents and their young children at all times. The easy to wear wrist band, designed with little ones in


Saudi Arabia 'needs digital transformation'

Nationwide digital transformation will be essential to accomplish Saudi Vision 2030’s six-fold growth in non-oil revenue to SR1 trillion ($266 billion) by 2030, said top officials of SAP, a market leader in enterprise application software. Saudi Vision 2030 and the National


Intel, Huawei join hands for Smart Bus Solution

Huawei and Intel Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to introduce solutions that enable smarter buses and promote the uptake of smart transport. Intel will enable the solution with its X86 platform in Huawei’s IoT gateway designed for the Smart Bus Solutio


Etisalat, Huawei collaborate to provide 10 Gbps broadband

Etisalat, UAE’s leading telecom service provider, has collaborated with Huawei, a global ICT provider, on a new fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) solution which will provide 10 Gbps broadband service.   Consumers today require high internet speeds for real-time 4K video streamin


Batelco quits Malta GO stake deal talks

Bahrain Telecommunications Co (Batelco) is no longer in talks to buy Maltese telecoms company GO, the Bahraini firm said on Tuesday. Last week, Batelco announced it had submitted a bid for GO, which is 60 per cent owned by Emirates International Telecommunications (EIT), a unit o


Batelco unveils conferencing solutions at new centre

Batelco, a leading telecommunications company, has launched a new new Unified Collaboration (UC) Centre at its Hamala headquarters in Bahrain. The state-of-the-art centre, opened recently at a special ceremony attended by Batelco Bahrain CEO Eng Muna Al Hashemi and other executiv


Cisco to drive ‘digitisation’ message at UAE meeting

Telecommunications and technology firm Cisco will focus on the rapid transformation and opportunities brought about by digitisation, at its annual Partner Summit due to be held on May 24.   At the event, the company will reveal to its partners its strategy for accelerating profita


Business in era of hyper-connectivity focus of Jordan conference

Forty regional industry leaders will shed light on ongoing and upcoming trends in the hyper-connectivity era and the emerging disruptive models across the globe at this year’s Technology Convergence Conference. Speakers and attendees will also discuss key developments taking plac

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