Thursday 19 October 2017

Eutelsat acquires Noorsat for $75m

Eutelsat Communications has acquired 100 per cent of Noorsat, one of the leading satellite service providers in the Middle East for a consideration of $75 million, debt free and cash free, from Bahrain’s Orbit Holding Group. Established in 2004, Noorsat is the premier distr


Microsoft expands partnership with Mashreq Bank

Microsoft has announced it will expand its partnership with Dubai-based Mashreq Bank to drive a bold digital transformation programme within the bank’s branches and digital services.    Through the programme, which builds on Mashreq’s market-lea


Zain Bahrain wins GCC Best Employer Brand Award

Zain Bahrain, a leading telecommunications provider in Bahrain, has been awarded the prestigious 2017 GCC Best Employer Brand in recognition of its outstanding Human Resources (HR) practices.    The award was received by Zain Bahrain Human Resources Directo


UAE launches strategy for Artificial Intelligence

UAE has launched the Strategy for Artificial Intelligence, which aims to speed up government’s performance, and create conducive creative environment with highly productivity. Launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dub


ME information security spending to reach $1.8bn

The Middle East and North Africa's (Mena) spending on information security technology and services is on pace to reach $1.8 billion in 2017, an increase of 11 per cent over 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner, Inc. is an American research and advisory firm providing info


Nesma Telecom plans digital telecom towers in UAE

Nesma Telecom & Technology, a subsidiary of Saudi Arabia-based multinational conglomerate Nesma Holding, has revealed its plans to foray into the UAE market with digital telecom towers that can carry the devices of more than one GSM operator. Nesma Telecom has partnered with


Etihad, IBS sign multi-year contract

Etihad Airways has signed a multi-year contract with IBS Software (IBS) for the implementation of its award-winning cargo management solution. The engagement will see iCargo system manage the airline’s air cargo sales and operations worldwide, automating its network-wide bo


Bright Box, Ooredoo partner for connected car service

Bright Box Middle East, a global provider of the “Remoto” connected car platform, has announced a collaboration with Ooredoo, Qatar’s leading communications company. Thanks to the partnership, Ooredoo and Bright Box will work together to provide the mobile netwo


Allied Telesis selects systems integrator for Kuwait

Allied Telesis, a leading provider of networking hardware and software products, has appointed Easa Husain Al-Yousifi & Sons Company as its value added accredited systems integrator exclusively for Kuwait. Easa Husain Al-Yousifi & Sons Company is one of the leading ICT co


Gulf CEOs optimistic over technological disruption

Majority of the company chief executives the Gulf region are more optimistic about technological disruption than their global counterparts with over 80 per cent seeing it as more of an opportunity than a threat, said a study conducted by leading audit, tax and advisory services company KPMG.

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