Monday 8 February 2016

Ooredoo Myanmar secures $300m funding

Qatar-based Ooredoo Group’s fully owned subsidiary Ooredoo Myanmar has made funding arrangements with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector investment arm of the World Bank Group, to expand a nationwide modern mobile telecom n


Batelco to sponsor top IT summit in Dubai

Bahrain-based telecom group Batelco has announced it will be the upcoming Gold Sponsor for Capacity Middle East 2016, a major IT summit in Dubai, UAE. The event is scheduled to take place in Dubai, UAE at the Grand Hyatt, from March1 to 3.       &n


Bahrain to tighten SIM card registration rules

The Bahrain Telecommunications Regulatory Authority has issued strict guildelines on the SIM-card enabled telecommunications services registration in bid to safeguard consumers from fraud and identity theft related crimes. The TRA had issued the regulation on December 31, 2015 as


BlackBerry cuts 200 jobs to trim costs

BlackBerry is cutting 200 jobs at its hometown headquarters in Ontario and in Florida in order to trim costs, it said, as the smartphone maker moves to turn around its fortunes and put more emphasis on its enterprise software business. "As BlackBerry continues to execute its


Huawei partners with Dubai Internet City for new HQ

Huawei has partnered with Dubai Internet City (DIC), a member of Tecom Group, to set up its national headquarters within the region's largest ICT and technology community, in a bid to further expand and deploy its global technology expertise to support the strategic vision of the UAE.


Cyber Gear marks 2 decades of operations

Cyber Gear, an award-winning internet company based in Dubai, UAE is celebrating the completion of 20 years in the Internet business. Sharad Agarwal, CEO of Cyber Gear said: "We are delighted to have had the opportunity to work with several multinational clients’ like


Kanoo IT showcases Cisco security portfolio offerings

Kanoo Information Technology, a leading information technology services company, showcased the latest offerings from Cisco Security portfolio at a workshop, in partnership with Cisco and its distributor Comstor.   It includes Cisco FirePower and Cisco FireSight


Gulf Air-Google to expand partnership

Gulf Air and Google are looking to expand their partnership to develop and consider opportunities that will enhance the services offered by the airline. A statement said Gulf Air first partnered with Google to sponsor Google CSI: (Creative Skills for Innovation) Lab, during Gitex Technology W


Cisco to pay $1.4bn for IoT firm Jasper

Cisco Systems said on Wednesday it was buying Jasper Technologies Inc, a startup that connects devices like cars and medical devices to the Internet, for $1.4 billion in cash and equity awards, its largest acquisition since 2013. Legacy technology companies like Cisco have been t


Mobily assigns top leadership positions to Saudi nationals

Etihad Etisalat Mobily has assigned leadership positions to dynamic Saudi Arabian nationals as part of company's efforts to support the deployment of key national talent in leadership positions and for them to be effectively contributing to the development of the company's business st

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