Tuesday 5 December 2023

DFDF allocates up to 20pc of $270m fund for climate tech

The Dubai Future District Fund (DFDF) has earmarked a substantial 20%, equivalent to AED200 million, of its AED1 billion ($270 million) fund for supporting climate technology and innovation.    This announcement, made on COP28's Finance Day, underscores


Ericsson and AT&T in $14bn deal to pioneer networks of future

Ericsson and AT&T are collaborating in an industry-defining roughly $14 billion five-year network transformation and digitalisation strategic agreement to pioneer the path to programmable and intelligent networks of the future. The deal is the largest financially in Ericsson’s histo


TII unveils blockchain carbon emissions tracking, trading platform

The Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a leading global scientific research centre, has launched its blockchain-powered carbon tracking and trading platform, which will facilitate international trade in carbon tokens. Verifiable and trustworthy carbon trading can play a vital role in driv


GBI establishes a new Point of Presence (POP) in Oman

Gulf Bridge International (GBI), a trusted infrastructure provider that connects communities via the Middle East, has announced the launch of its new Point of Presence (POP) in Oman via the Equinix MC1 Data Centre. This interconnects all major data centres in the Gulf region to Asia and Europ


Ooredoo, Zain and TASC launch $2.2bn tower company

Leading regional telecom companies Ooredoo and Zain Group have signed definitive agreements with TASC Towers Holding to create the largest tower company in the Mena region in a cash and share deal.   According to the telcos, the enlarged tower compan


stc Bahrain conducts 5G-advanced RedCap use cases demo

stc Bahrain has announced the successful demonstration of its pioneering RedCap use cases demo  showcasing the commercial readiness of RedCap technology and marking a milestone in the company’s 5G and 5G-Advanced strategy.    RedCap, short for Re


etisalat by e& deploys net-zero 5G Massive MIMO Site at COP28

etisalat by e& has announced a strategic alliance with Huawei to unveil the first net zero 5G Massive MIMO site deployment in the Mena region.   This ground-breaking deployment will be showcased at Dubai Expo City, the landmark venue of the 28th Conference o


Samsung ropes in actress Emma Myers to open up ‘Epic Worlds’

Samsung Electronics Co has unveiled the complete final cut of “Epic Worlds,” a unique cinematic project filmed entirely with a Galaxy S23 Ultra, capturing the essence of several distinct film genres. It also redefines the possibilities of mobile content creation. 


Bahrain’s Forsati trains ‘hundreds of public sector employees’

Bahrain’s 'Forsati' for Government programme has so far trained and certified hundreds of public sector employees in Microsoft 365, Azure, and data analytics, resulting in the digital enablement of various ministries.    This was revealed at t


Impact of generative AI greater on white collar jobs: research

New workplace research from Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, finds that white-collar roles are under greater threat from generative AI than blue-collar roles, as the technology takes a greater foothold in the global economy. The latest instalment of Pearson’s

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