Thursday 28 May 2015

Etisalat tests for 450Mbps mobile broadband

UAE-based telecom group Etisalat has completed the live testing of CAT-9 on its LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network opening up possibilities of up to 450Mbps mobile broadband speeds for customers in the Emirates. In 2014, Etisalat successfully tested and deployed CAT-6 on its LTE-A netw


Telecom Egypt to replace chairman, CEO

Egypt's prime minister has appointed new government representatives to the board of state-owned landline monopoly Telecom Egypt, his office said in a statement on Wednesday. The new board of the company will meet on Wednesday to choose a new chairman and chief executive offic


Batelco backs inaugural Routes MEA

Batelco, a top telecom provider in Bahrain, has announced its support for the upcoming inaugural Routes Middle East & Africa in the kingdom, which will focus on route development opportunities across the region. The event hosted by Bahrain Airport Company taking place at the


Asus’ motherboards pass Microsoft’s WHQL tests

Leading consumer notebook vendor and motherboard maker Asus said its Z97-A and Trooper B85 motherboards have passed Microsoft’s exacting Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) tests, receiving full certification for Windows 10 compatibility. The certification highlights the i


Etisalat, Ericsson extend tie-up in new areas

UAE-based telecom group Etisalat and networking leader Ericsson have extended a strategic partnership to extend collaboration in new areas and strengthen their market position as ICT partners of business. A delegation of Etisalat Executive Management including the Group CEO Ahmed


Cisco to showcase digital solutions at IoT expo

Cisco will showcase its solutions designed to leverage digital transformation in order to embrace the Internet of Everything (IoE) that will help transform business models at un upcoming expo in Dubai, UAE. The Internet of Things Expo 2015 (IoTX) will be held on June 8 and 9 at D


Global experts for Dubai smart data summit

A line-up of local and international speakers and panellists discussed the power of smart data and analytics on the inaugural day of the second Annual Smart Data Summit in Dubai, UAE today (May 25). Produced by global conference organizers, Expotrade, the two-day summit is being


Ooredoo appoints key administrative official

Ooredoo, a major Qatar-based telecom group, has announced the appointment of Majid Al Marzooqi as chief governance officer and company secretary. In this role, Al Marzooqi will lead Ooredoo’s strategic efforts to comply with all applicable corporate codes, identifying and a


Zain Jordan eyes 5pc jump in 2015 revenue

Zain Jordan, the kingdom's biggest mobile telecoms network operator, expects revenue to rise by five per cent this year despite tougher competition and heavy government taxes, the firm's chief executive said. "We are anticipating overall growth in revenues of around


Business continuity plans ‘vital to handle disasters’

A company’s Business Continuity Management (BCM) plan must be in place to ensure that there are no business disruptions in the event of a cyber-attacks and environmental disasters, an industry expert said. It is important for an organization to proactively plan ahead to ens

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