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Huawei to unveils new 5G air interface technologies

Huawei is set to unveil a series of new 5G-oriented air interface technologies at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015. The GSMA event will run from March 2 to 5 in Barcelona, Spain. The innovations revolving around 5G are driven by exponentially increasin

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Mena Internet growth ‘in full throttle’

While traditional industries are taking a backseat due to low oil prices, potential slowdown in construction and eroding margins in telecom and banking- online businesses continue to thrive, thanks to high demand and adoption of transactional services, said an industry expert. Th

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Etisalat hails landmark year as profits hit $2.4bn

UAE-based Etisalat, a leading telecom group, has reported Dh8.9 billion ($2.4 billion) in profit for 2014 driven by strong performance of domestic operations, marking a 26 per cent rise over the previous year. Full year consolidated revenue increased by 26 per cent to Dh48.8 bill

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Ooredoo launches ‘Roam Like Home’ offer

Ooredoo’s popular ‘Roam Like Home’ offer is back from February 26 to April 26, following high customer demand. The service will allow prepaid and postpaid customers to enjoy local rates while roaming in UAE, with competitive rates on data and voice calls to Oman

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Wasl signs customer agreement with SAP in UAE

Wasl Asset Management Group has signed a ‘cloud for customer’ agreement with SAP, the largest of its kind in the enterprise software market company’s UAE history. The real estate development and management organisation will be deploying SAP’s latest cloud

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STME upgrades wasl properties’ data storage

STME, a leading IT solutions provider, has upgraded the infrastructure and software requirements of Dubai-based wasl properties, a UAE semi-government property development entity, by adopting an efficient storage reclamation approach. “We understand that organisations today

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Mobily swings to 2014 loss; trading in shares suspended

Saudi Arabia's Mobily on Wednesday said it swung to a full-year loss in 2014 after the telecommunications operator announced its audited results, also revealing it had breached loan covenants with various lenders. Mobily -- formally called Etihad Etisalat -- made a loss of SR

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Mobily sacks CEO after accounting probe

Saudi Arabia's Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has sacked its chief executive Khalid Al-Kaf, who had been suspended since November pending an investigation into accounting practices at the telecom operator, it said on Wednesday. Al-Kaf had been suspended on November 23 after the com

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Du launches all-in-one prepaid plan

Du, the UAE's No.2 telecom operator by subscriber numbers, said it has launched a first-of-its-kind new Prepaid Plan – ‘Extra Social’, an addition to the family of social plans. As per the scheme, prepaid customers get to enjoy flexi minutes, data, and socia

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Zain to repatriate $280m from Sudan

Kuwait and Sudan are in talks to help telecom operator Zain repatriate $280 million worth of Sudanese pounds, the company's chairman said on Tuesday. Zain, which operates in about eight countries in the Middle East and Africa including Sudan and Iraq, has long faced difficult

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