Monday 24 November 2014

Mobily suspends CEO after earnings debacle

Saudi Arabia's Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has suspended its chief executive Khalid Al-Kaf, the kingdom's No 2 telecom operator by subscribers said on Sunday. The company's decision, effective from November 21, follows errors in Mobily's accounting that led the compa


Etisalat launches Huawei Ascend Mate 7

UAE's top telecom services operator Etisalat has announced an exclusive offer for customers with the launch of Huawei’s new Ascend Mate 7 smartphone bundled with B1 TalkBand fitness tracker in the UAE. The new devices are available to customers for free on smartphone pa


Ericsson boosts Turkcell app coverage

Ericsson, a world leader in communications technology, said it has joined hands with leading mobile phone operator Turkcell to improve the App Coverage with Wi-Fi/Cellular real time traffic steering. The company successfully tested its award-winning Real Time Traffic Steering sol


ICT Fund invests $435m in projects in the UAE

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Fund, which works under UAE’s Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRA), has invested more than Dh1.6 billion ($435.5 million) in the last six years in the ICT sector, according to a report. The rate of investment has increased ex


Mobile broadband's impact in Mideast in focus

Regional telecommunication leaders outlined how upcoming innovations in mobile broadband technology are likely to impact the Middle East in the coming year as the digital era brings people, ideas and businesses closer together. The three-day annual Zain Technology Conference 2014


IBM Verse ‘to transform the way we work’

IBM is reinventing enterprise email with a new freemium social collaboration offering that uses built-in analytics to give employees a new way to converse, find the right people and information fast, and get work done.   IBM Verse stems from the company’s $100 million


Interactive Intelligence signs NCBS as partner in Saudi

Interactive Intelligence Group, a provider of software and services designed to improve customer experience, has signed a deal with Riyadh-based National Company for Business Solutions (NCBS) as an ‘Elite’ partner. Under the agreement, NCBS will sell, implement and se


Isat installs pilot VSAT terminals at Qatar’s Es’hailSat

UK-based Integrated Satellite Applications Technologies (iSat) has delivered and installed two pilot VSAT terminals at Qatar satellite company Es'hailSat's headquarters in Doha, Qatar, to enable the commercialisation of the Ka-band payloads on Es'hail 1. Es'hailSa


Smart Cities to be worth over $400 billion

The Smart Cities industry, driven by dynamic digital and internet connected devices, along with strong integration between sub-systems, is projected to be worth over $400 billion by 2020, according to experts. While this implies better living for the rapidly-growing urban populat


Red Hat encouraged by Saudi IT drive

Red Hat is seeing strong prospects for growth in Saudi Arabia in the wake of fervour demonstrated by the government and large enterprises for technology adoption. Faycal Saile, Red Hat’s general manager for the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, commented that these institutio

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