Tuesday 31 March 2015

Bahrain’s TRA completes security risk study

Bahrain's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has completed a security risk assessment study on the kingdom's telecom infrastructure. The study was conducted to identify vital measures and mechanisms for improving the security and reliability of critical telecom


Batelco to support eCommerce forum

Batelco, the leading telecom service provider in Bahrain, has announced its gold sponsorship of a major eCommerce workshop. The one-day workshop, under the patronage of Industry and Commerce Minister Zayed Al Zayani, will be held at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Conven


Mobily launches special postpaid promotion

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has launched a major promotion on its Wajed postpaid packages which allows customers an exceptional discount of up to 60 per cent for three consecutive months.   This offer includes a special discount of 60 per cent on the monthly subscription fee of


Intel eyes chipmaker Altera for $10bn

Intel Corp is in talks to buy fellow chipmaker Altera Corporation in a deal likely to top $10 billion, according to a source familiar with the matter, making it Intel's biggest purchase ever and the latest merger in the quickly consolidating semiconductor sector. The acquisit


SkyTeam-Sabre launch key booking standard

Sabre Corporation, a global technology provider to the travel and tourism industry, has become the first marketplace to offer automated Round the World (RTW) and Circle Trip (CT) airfares – those that start and end in the same destination, but include more than one stopover.


Huawei 'is banking on 4.5G business blueprint'

Chinese technology major Huawei has a 4.5G ‘business blueprint’ supporting Bahraini telecom operators in extending high-speed connectivity to the public, the company's top official has said. Huawei Bahrain general manager Feng Nan told the Gulf Daily News (GDN


Card data threat increases as online payments grow

Leading experts in card data security have urged the regional payment industries to come together to tackle an increased threat to the integrity of card data as online and mobile payments grow in the Middle East and North Africa region. The PCI Security Standards Council has call


Axiom offers new HTC M9

Axiom, a leading multi-brand, multi-channel distributor and retailer of mobile telecommunications devices, accessories and telecom services in the Middle East, has made available for sale the HTC One M9, the latest model in HTC’s flagship One smartphone series. The HTC One


Digitalization stressed for business growth

The role of digitalization in enhancing business was highlighted at a recent summit organised by ValueLabs, a product development, IT services and consulting company, in Dubai, UAE. The CXO IT Summit 2015 was aimed at expanding its reach in the Middle East through its digital sol


Tawasul, Unicom sign co-operative partnership deal

Tawasul Telecom, a leading provider of MPLS networking services in the GCC and the Middle East, and China Unicom (United Network Communications Group Co), a leading communications and information service provider, have signed a co-operative partnership agreement. The agreement wa

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