Friday 23 February 2018

Batelco 2017 revenues up 3pc to $380m

Bahrain-based Batelco, a regional telecom group with operations across 14 countries, has posted revenues of BD379.4 million ($1,006.4 million) for the full year 2017, as compared to BD367.1 million ($973.7 million) in 2016 marking a 3 per cent rise. Organic gross revenue, which g


UAE Exhange offers Viva sim card registration service

Viva customers have been granted the opportunity to complete TRA’s mandatory SIM-card registration at any of the UAE Exchange branches across the country. This comes as a result of a partnership joining UAE Exchange, a leading global money transfer, foreign exchange and payment s


Etisalat 2017 net profit up 5pc to $2.2bn

Top telecom group Etisalat UAE has reported a net profit after federal royalty of Dh8.2 billion ($2.23 billion) for 2017, marking an increase of 5 per cent year on year. Etisalat UAE revenues amounted to Dh31.2 billion and increased year over year by 3 per cent, while aggregate s


Huawei provides SuperCharge platforms at Saudi airports

Huawei Consumer Business Group has made SuperCharge platforms available at several airports of Saudi Arabia for travellers to charge their devices easily and be able to use them as they are waiting at the lounges. Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) is one of Huawei's three


Huawei highlights cooperation for connected world

Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, recently emphasised the importance of all industries to work together and go beyond traditional boundaries to achieve fully-connected, intelligent world. Huawei made the statements during a media and analysis briefing held ahead of


Etisalat named official telecoms partner of Special Olympics

UAE-based Etisalat has been confirmed as the official telecoms partner of both Special Olympics IX MENA Games Abu Dhabi 2018 and Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. Etisalat is an official partner for both Games and will manage the connectivity throughout the multiple ve


Data safety among top concerns for UAE, Saudi firms

Sixty per cent of respondents to a survey in Saudi Arabia and UAE respondents expressed increasing concern about data protection and data privacy compliance, a report said. Sixty per cent of respondents to a survey in Saudi Arabia and UAE respondents expressed increasing concern


Huawei unveils connected solutions at Bitex

Huawei showcased more agile, more intelligent, more connected solutions designed to shape the future of smart and safe cities at the recently concluded Bitex 2018, a top ICT show in Bahrain. Dr Ebrhim Janahi, CEO of Tamkeen alongside Bitex Management visited Huawei Booth on the f


Software AG names new CEO

Software AG has appointed Sanjay Brahmawar as the new chief executive officer of Software AG for five years as of August 1, 2018. Brahmawar succeeds Karl-Heinz Streibich, who will step down after more than 14 years at the top at Software AG as he has reached the recommended age l


UAE’s TRA foils 34 cyberattacks in January

A total of 34 cyberattacks against government and private sector entities in the UAE were foiled by the Telecommunications Regulations Authority (TRA) during January 2018, against 136 in the same month last year. The attacks stymied by the TRA's Computer Emergency Readiness T

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