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Saudi Arabia online travel sales reach $1.73bn

Saudi Arabian residents are showing record growth in online travel sales, reaching SR6.5 billion ($1.73 billion) in 2015, with the figure set to double to SR13 billion ($3.46 billion) by 2019. Saudi Arabia leads the Middle East in terms

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Menatelecom inks Wi-Fi deal with Bahrain’s CIO

Menatelcom, a leading telecom service provider in the region, will provide world class wireless Internet connectivity to Bahrain’s Central Informatics Organisation (CIO) in a major accord signed recently. CIO director genera

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South Sudan plans fibre-optic cables

South Sudan plans to lay a fibre-optic cable to bring broadband Internet to its citizens in the next two years, its minister for telecommunications and postal services said. Africa's newest nation, which gained independence fr

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Wearables seen as means to improve health

Consumers satisfied with their wellness say they are the early adopters of wireless technology, according to an industry expert. “This group has very specific requirements related to cloud, privacy, design and functionality

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Zain inks deal with Etisalat for Smarthub

Zain Group, a leading telecoms group in the Mena region, has signed an agreement with UAE-based Etisalat towards deploying the latter’s Smarthub for faster access to Internet content and capacity services. Smarthub IX and Sm

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Airlines race for Wi-Fi to win passengers, revenues

Europe's airlines are racing to add Wi-Fi to their planes, eager to attract Internet-hungry customers in a cut-throat short-haul market and potentially add millions of dollars of revenue through entertainment, services and advertising.

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Airlines race for Wi-Fi to win passengers, revenues

Europe's airlines are racing to add Wi-Fi to their planes, eager to attract Internet-hungry customers in a cut-throat short-haul market and potentially add millions of dollars of revenue through entertainment, services and advertising.

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Mobile Internet revenues hit $700bn in 13 major economies

Mobile Internet is generating about $700 billion in revenues annually in 13 countries that represent about 70 per cent of global gross domestic product (GDP), the equivalent of $780 per adult, and has created employment for about 3 million peopl

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Etihad sees surge in inflight connectivity usage

Etihad Airways, UAE’s national carrier, has witnessed a dramatic surge in internet and mobile phone usage while travelling in 2014, with usage rising by 80 per cent. Increased demand for on-board mobile services also contributed t

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Facebook Q4 earnings up 49pc on mobile ads

Facebook posted a fourth-quarter revenue of $3.85 billion up 49 per cent from $2.59 billion in the year-ago period, as mobile advertising growth helped the world's largest Internet social network beat Wall Street's targets for earnings a

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