Wednesday 23 April 2014

Kuwaiti Zain's profit up 8pc on gains in Iraq

Zain, Kuwait's top telecoms operator by subscribers, reported an 8 percent rise in first-quarter profit on Monday, beating analysts' estimates as earnings from Iraq and its domestic business rose and Sudan's currency stabilised. The former monopoly, which operates in


Seagate offers 6TB drive for cloud data centres

Seagate, a global leader in storage solutions, is now shipping the world’s fastest 6TB hard disk drive (HDD) delivering supersize storage and enterprise reliability to meet the growth of corporate and cloud-based data centers in the region. The Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3


Bahrain TRA chief wins leadership honour

General director of Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) Bahrain Mohammed Bubashait was honoured with the Leading CEO for Excellence award at the recent Leading CEO awards ceremony in Dubai. The 11th edition of the event was organised and presented by the Middle East Exc


Avaya closes data center, end devices gap

Avaya has announced that it is extending automation from the data center to the end device, completely removing manual provisioning from everyday service delivery. With new and enhanced networking products and solutions, Avaya becomes the only vendor in the industry to deliver a


Data analysis key for success says expert

Most organisations today are not suffering from lack of data but rather insights from the data - and how to turn insights into real business advantage, said an industry expert. Organisations today have gathered massive amounts of data, added Nael Nasr, KPMG Bahrain management con


Zain sued for $4.5bn over Iraq telco buy

Zain is being sued for $4.5 billion over its 2007 acquisition of an Iraqi telecom operator, the Kuwaiti firm said in a bourse statement on Sunday. Zain bought Iraqna for $1.2 billion from Orascom Telecom in December 2007 after the Egyptian firm dropped out of the running for a lo


Mobily inks new deal to offer IBM hardware

Mobily, a leading telecom operator in Saudi Arabia, recently signed a new agreement with IBM in addition to the current IBM-Mobily alliance, establishing Mobily as a tier 1 partner to provide certain IBM hardware products to the business sector. This agreement will support Mobily


Qitcom 2014 ‘80pc booked’

The Organizing Committee of Qatar’s largest ICT event, Qitcom 2014, revealed that more than 80 per cent of the space dedicated to the exhibition concurrent with the conference has been booked. Qitcom 2014 will be held on May 26 - 28 at the Qatar National Convention Centre,


Bahrain simplifies mobile number migration

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of Bahrain has significantly reduced the processing time for mobile number portability services that allow users to retain their numbers even after they migrate from one provider to another. According to revised regulations issued


Etisalat launches shared mobile data plans

Etisalat, the UAE’s leading telecom services provider, has launched new shared mobile data plans for multiple users, for the first time in the region. Business DataShare allows businesses to access mobile data over range of devices including smartphones, tablets and laptops

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