Saturday 30 August 2014

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


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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


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


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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