Monday 2 March 2015

Du’s new LTE-A network offers 225Mbps speeds

Du, a leading telecom provider in the Middle East, has launched the first LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) live network in the UAE, which would offer mobile broadband speeds up to 225Mbps. The launch makes du the first telco with CAT-6 ready LTE network in the UAE, marking an important step


Etisalat provides network solution to DFM

Etisalat recently provided high quality end-to-end unified network connectivity solution to Dubai Financial Market (DFM), the region’s leading financial market. The project reflects DFM’s commitment to adopt technological advancements for providing seamless connectivi


Cybersecurity remains a top concern in Mideast

Cybercrime has been identified as the second most common form of economic crime in the Middle East, with the region’s cybersecurity market set to grow 84 per cent to hit $9.56 billion in 2019, according to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) survey. The global cybersecuri


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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