Wednesday 24 August 2016

Pokemon Go spurs lifestyle changes

Asian fans of smartphone game Pokemon Go are hunting out the best telecom providers and network gear to overcome the hurdle posed by patchy network signals in their race to capture virtual cartoon characters. From Indonesia to Hong Kong and Cambodia, the wild popularity of Ninten


Ooredoo, Qatar Airways offer extra Nojoom rewards

Ooredoo, a leading international telecommunications company in Oman, has teamed up with Qatar Airways to add to the numerous benefits already enjoyed by members of its popular Nojoom loyalty programme. The innovative partnership allows Nojoom members to redeem their points for Qa


Mena virtual reality market set for rapid growth

Focus on product innovation and increased number of computer gamers and interest in virtual reality (VR) enabled gaming and enterprise applications will drive the VR market to grow at a rapid rate in the Mena region, a report said. Increased pressure to reduce operational costs d


Cisco to cut 5,500 jobs in move from switches

Cisco Systems said it would cut nearly 7 per cent of its workforce, posting charges of up to $400 million in its first quarter, as the world's largest networking gear maker shifts focus away from its legacy hardware towards higher-margin software. The gradual move to fast-gro


Egypt approves revised terms for 4G licences

Egypt's telecoms regulator has approved revised terms for 4G mobile broadband network licences, and said it will send them out to operators on Sunday. The government offered four 4G telecom licences in June, to Telecom Egypt and to the country's three mobile services prov


Microsoft Azure named top cloud service by Gartner

Gartner has identified Microsoft Azure as a leader in the analyst firm’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), for the third year in a row. Gartner has identified Microsoft Azure as a leader in the analyst firm’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrast


45 cyber security firms back eSecurityDen Dubai

More than 45 global leaders in cyber security services and solution will take part as exhibitors in the upcoming eSecurityDen 2017, a top e-security event set to debut in Dubai, UAE. The one-day event will take place at InterContinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City on February 28.


Ooredoo Oman to boost network spend by $155m

Ooredoo Oman, a leading telecom provider, plans to invest RO60 million ($155 million) this year in expanding its network, the company’s CEO said.  “A substantial amount will be invested in enhancing our 4G Internet quality and coverage, with the aim of providing


Cisco to lay off 14,000 employees: CRN

Cisco Systems is laying off about 14,000 employees, representing nearly 20 per cent of the network equipment maker's global workforce, technology news site CRN reported, citing sources close to the company. San Jose, California-based Cisco is expected to announce the cuts wit


Batelco offers free unlimited social media

Batelco, Bahrain’s leading digital communications provider, has announced a huge benefit for all its Postpaid customers with gift of free unlimited social media and YouTube, plus an extra 4GB of data. All Batelco Postpaid customers will benefit from this new enhancement by

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