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Batelco, Ericsson enter major network deal

Batelco, Bahrain's leading digital communication provider, and Ericsson, a world leading telecoms technology provider, have partnered in a major network deal aimed at transforming Batelco’s Bahrain mobile network, to ensure the best customer experience in mobile internet services.

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Exclusive number raises $1.23m in du auction

A special telephone number - 058 888 8888 - has raised Dh4.5 million ($1.23 million) at the UAE telecom company du's special numbers auction. It was the first exclusive 058 number launched in the UAE. The auction, where 50 numbers were sold, raised a total of Dh7.4 million ($

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Zain picks Verscom solutions to manage wholesale business

Zain, a leading telecom operator across the Middle East and Africa region, has signed up Verscom Solutions, a key systems integrator and an innovative cloud PaaS/SaaS service provider, to efficiently manage the wholesale business. Under the agreement, Turkish group Verscom Soluti

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EITC royalty rates to stay unchanged for 5 years

Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) has confirmed that the UAE Ministry of Finance has announced the Federal Royalty scheme, which will be applied annually on EITC for the period 2017 to 2021. EITC has two telecommunications brands under its umbrella: du, which

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Ooredoo 2016 profit rises 4pc to $603m

Ooredoo Group, a major telecom group based in Doha, Qatar has announced a net profit of QR2.2 billion ($603 million) for 2016, marking a 4 per cent increase over net profits accrued during the prior year. The profits were driven by strong contributions from Ooredoo Qatar, Oman, I

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Internet of Things ‘can revolutionise aviation’

Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to revolutionise the operations of aircraft and passengers’ journey, as it would directly impact airports and airlines, a technology expert was quoted as saying by the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read furth

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UAE satellite transmits its first message in Arabic

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) announced that Nayif-1 has transmitted its first message in Arabic from space - a quote by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The quote read: ‘‘The renais

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Verizon set to deliver 5G in 11 US markets

Verizon Communications will deliver 5G pre-commercial services to select customers in 11 markets throughout the US on its newly built 5G network.  Verizon's 5G build is the largest proving ground in the world and encompasses several hundred cell sites that cover several

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Batelco 2016 net profit hits nearly $100m

Bahrain-based Batelco, a major telecom group, has reported net profit of BD37.6 million ($99.7 million) during 2016, compared to BD49.5 million ($131.3 million) reported in the prior year, marking a 24 per cent year over year decline. Net profit during the fourth quarter (Q4) dec

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Emerson Network Power Rebrands as Vertiv

Vertiv, the business formerly known as Emerson Network Power, has officially launched under its new branding in the UAE. Vertiv is a global provider of mission-critical infrastructure technologies for vital applications in data centers, communication networks, and commercial and

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