Tuesday 1 December 2015

Vodafone Qatar appoints new CEO

Vodafone Qatar has appointed Ian Gray as chief executive officer with immediate effect, the loss-making Vodafone affiliate said on Tuesday. He replaces outgoing CEO Kyle Whitehill, who will leave Vodafone to pursue other opportunities, a company statement said. Gra


Mobily launches stock trading app

Etihad Etisalat Mobily, a leading telecom provider in Saudi Arabia, has launched a mobile app in collaboration with Mubasher for stock trading in the Kingdom. A ceremony was held to announce the launch by agreement between Mobily and Mubasher Direct FN Co. Among the dignitaries p


Bahrain tops Arab world in developing ICT sector

Bahrain has been awarded the top rank in the Arab world for information and communications technology (ICT) development by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). The kingdom ranks 27th globally and has been awarded for achieving the most development and growth globally in ICT indic


Ericsson, Zain unveil new technology

The first day of the Zain Technology Conference in Bahrain saw Ericsson and Zain announce the Middle East’s first proof of concept for virtual Evolved Packet Core and virtual IP Multimedia Subsystem solutions combined together with an ambition to offer customers a better user experience


Ericsson, Zain launch NFV, Cloud solutions

Ericsson and top telecom provider Zain have announced the first proof of concept in the Middle East for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Cloud orchestration infrastructure, to create a more flexible and agile core environment. Proof of concept for virtual Evolved Packet


Cyber crime rising in Middle East

Cyber crime is on the rise in the Middle East, according to Interpol. Increasing reliance on technology is being exploited by criminals and terrorists, revealed Interpol Digital Crime Officer Abdulla Al Sayed, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.


Saudi service providers fined $147m over violations

Saudi Arabia’s Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has slapped a fine of SR552 million ($147 million) on several service providers for violating CITC rules and licence conditions during the 12 months ending mid-October. The telecom regulator found ne


$100m Bahraini fund for first cloud accelerator in Mena

A $100 million allied venture capital fund based in Bahrain will work as the first cloud technology accelerator in the Middle East and Africa (Mena) region, it has emerged. Known as the Gulf Technology Corporation, the fund will be managed by C5 Accelerate, the London- and Bahrain-based techn


Mobily unit inks deals to develop Yanbu as smart city

Bayanat, a data subsidiary of Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), has signed wholesale agreements with three different retail service providers to serve the community in Yanbu through Open Access Network. FTTH Mobily, Sahara Net and Shabakah Net will provide smart city services for the res


Du launches all-in-one business solution

UAE-based telecom provider du has launched a business plan brings all the features and benefits of a comprehensive telecommunications solution into one simple solution. Business Connect is a one-stop-shop solution including faster broadband across the UAE, devices including table

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