Sunday 1 March 2015

Mobily sacks CEO after accounting probe

Saudi Arabia's Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has sacked its chief executive Khalid Al-Kaf, who had been suspended since November pending an investigation into accounting practices at the telecom operator, it said on Wednesday. Al-Kaf had been suspended on November 23 after the com


Du launches all-in-one prepaid plan

Du, the UAE's No.2 telecom operator by subscriber numbers, said it has launched a first-of-its-kind new Prepaid Plan – ‘Extra Social’, an addition to the family of social plans. As per the scheme, prepaid customers get to enjoy flexi minutes, data, and socia


Zain to repatriate $280m from Sudan

Kuwait and Sudan are in talks to help telecom operator Zain repatriate $280 million worth of Sudanese pounds, the company's chairman said on Tuesday. Zain, which operates in about eight countries in the Middle East and Africa including Sudan and Iraq, has long faced difficult


Ooredoo to showcase next-gen smart solutions

Ooredoo is set to showcase a range of ‘smart’ technologies at this year’s GSMA Mobile World Congress, as the company continues to develop new life-enhancing services to serve customers across its footprint. The theme of this year’s congress, which will run


Mobily chairman quits; new head named

The chairman of Saudi Arabia's Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has resigned with immediate effect, the kingdom's No 2 telecommunications operator said on Tuesday. Abdulaziz Al-Saghyir quit due to health reasons, but will remain on Mobily's board, the company said in a statem


Software AG appoints new vice president for UAE division

Software AG, a leader in enterprise management software, has appointed Rami Kichli as its new vice-president for the firm’s UAE division. Kichli will expand the company’s Middle Eastern business and reinforce the company’s position as the leading provider of dig


Gulf Air renews enterprise agreement with Microsoft

Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air has renewed its enterprise agreement with Microsoft. Under the agreement, Gulf Air will benefit from a range of cloud-based solutions and services that will help it to improve operational productivity and workforce efficiency in a cost-ef


Bahrain’s TRA set to force telephone masts sharing

Bahrain’s telecom operators could be forced to share telephone masts as part of new government regulations, Transportation and Telecommunications Minister Kamal Ahmed told a press conference after the weekly Cabinet session yesterday (February 23). He also accused telecom c


Etisalat launches Samsung A7, E7 smartphones in UAE

Leading telecommunication operator Etisalat has launched the new 4G LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy A7 and E7 smartphones in the UAE. Samsung A and E series models - A3, A5 and E5 - will also be available for Etisalat’s mobile customers across its stores and key retail outlets,


Ericsson unveils 7 new network solutions

Ericsson has unveiled seven new additions to its hardware, software and services solutions that help advance the digital experience, all of which will be on show at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from March 2 to March 5. The solutions include: • &

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