Friday 4 September 2015

Gemalto, Samsung to launch Samsung Pay in Europe

Gemalto, a leader in digital security, has joined forces with Samsung to accelerate the deployment of Samsung Pay through Gemalto’s Allynis Trusted Service Hub (TSH).   Samsung Pay is a simple and secure mobile payment service that will provide wider accep


Kanoo picks Fujitsu for client computing devices

Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo, a leading diversified business house in the region, has selected Fujitsu to replace all its PCs and laptops and supply Fujitsu’s client computing devices (CCDs) across its business units in the GCC. The business divisions include Kanoo Shipping, Kanoo


Mobily develops plan to serve Haj pilgrims

Mobily has developed a comprehensive and operational plan based on its accumulative experience of past years, to serve pilgrims for the 1436 season through 100 sales points.   The operator is keen to be present in all places frequented by pilgrims, whether throu


Ooredoo opens new franchise store in Jalan Bani Bu Ali

Ooredoo has opened its latest franchise store in Jalan Bani Bu Ali, as part of its expansion plans this year.   Operated by the company’s long-term partner Enhance, a WJ Towell Group company, the store has been designed to offer customers in Sharqiyah a fu


Intel foresees threats to hardware, firmware components

Intel Security has foreseen threats targeting hardware and firmware components and threatening runtime integrity, according to a report.   It's McAfee Labs Threats Report: August 2015, also found that the increasingly evasive malware and long-running attacks


Mena mobile data traffic to grow 14 times

Mobile data traffic in the Middle East and North East Africa (Mena) region is expected to grow 14 times between 2014 and 2020, while globally data will expand nine times, according to the Ericsson Mobility Report. The proliferation of mobile technologies continues at a rapid pace


Saudi Telecom to spend $1bn to cope with data traffic

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) expects to spend another $1 billion in the second half of 2015 on enhancing its networks as it tries to meet surging demand for web-based services, its chief executive said on Tuesday. The SR3.9 billion outlay repeats STC's capital expenditure in t


Viva, Azadea partner to expand benefits for Elite members

Viva Bahrain, a leading telecom provider in the kingdom, has signed a deal with Azadea Group, a fashion and lifestyle retail companu in the region, to further expand the range of benefits and privileges offered to Viva Elite members.   With this introduction, Vi


Gulf Future launches new company

The Gulf Future Business group (GFB) has launched Tech Smart, a company that is specialised in providing consulting services and solutions for information systems. The new firm will be responsible for the services that were offered through GFB. It will also devolve to global partnerships and


Bahrain’s TRA in move to ensure regulations

Bahrain will be taking significant steps towards ensuring that regulation is in-sync with the recent market and technological developments, said the general director of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA). “TRA continues to be a highly progressive market regul

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