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Mobily launches new fund for IT startups

Saudi Arabia-based telecom operator Mobily has announced the launch of a new fund that will invest in emerging Internet and Information Technology startups. The company continues to foster its position of innovation and market leadership by the launch of “Mobily Ventures&rd

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KDDI to build new telehouse data centres

KDDI, a global telecommunications provider, has announced that it will invest $270 million (28 billion Yen) in building two new telehouse data centres: “Telehouse Osaka 2” and “Telehouse Tokyo Tama 3”. The telehouse centres are scheduled to open in August 2015 a

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Bombings shut down Zain Iraq's network in Kirkuk

A spate of deadly bombings that struck Kirkuk in northern Iraq at the weekend has damaged and temporarily shut down telecoms operator Zain Iraq's network in the province, a company source told Reuters on Monday. Three bombings that appeared to target Kurdish forces killed 18

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New graphics solution for Google chromebooks

VMware, Nvidia and Google have announced a collaborative effort to deliver high-performance virtual desktops and workstation-class graphics to Google Chromebooks. The joint effort was announced at the VMworld 2014 event. Showcased as a technology preview, the solution demo

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UAE wins ‘Summit Creative Award’ for govt website

The Emirates Identity Authority (Emirates ID) has won the ‘Summit Creative Award’ in the best government website category in a stiff contest that saw organizations from 24 countries from around the world putting up their best. The award

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Mobily set to move towards ICT leadership in region

Saudi Arabia-based telecom operator Mobily is set to transform from a telecommunication provider to a leading information, communication and technology (ICT) services provider by 2020. This plan has necessitated the building of data centres across Saudi Arabia, said a statement.

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Viva unveils data add-on offers

Viva Bahrain has launched a new set of 4G LTE data add-ons for both postpaid and pre-paid customers. The add-ons are compatible with both 'Unlimited Smart' plans and 'SIM-only' plans, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.

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Etisalat offers Lumia post-paid packages

Etisalat, a leading telecommunications operator in the Middle East and Africa, has introduced post-paid packages for the Lumia handset in the UAE. The new business deals are available in different options catering to various usage patterns and requirements of business customers, a stat

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Focus on establishing centralised systems in Mideast firms

Al Falak Electronic Equipment and Supplies, a softwares products division, conducted a session to educate companies on how to establish a centralised system within their organisations. The implementation of a centralised access system and comprehensive security solutions for main

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Du declares interim dividend; Q2 revenue up 13pc

Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du) has declared an interim dividend of Dh0.12 ($0.03) per share at its Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) held yesterday (August 25) in Dubai. Strong performance in revenues during the first six months of 2014 led to the Board proposin

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