Tuesday 28 February 2017

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


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


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


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


Verizon, Yahoo agree lowered $4.48 billion deal

Verizon Communications said on Tuesday it would buy Yahoo’s operating business for $4.48 billion, lowering its original offer by $350 million in a concession for two massive cyber attacks at the internet company. In addition, Verizon and Yahoo will share certain legal and r


Orange, Meeza to offer smart services at Msheireb

Orange Business Services has signed a multimillion dollar consulting deal with Meeza, a Qatari managed services provider, to deliver smart services and applications at Msheireb Downtown Doha, a flagship smart cities development in Qatar. Msheireb Downtown Doha is a regeneration p


New Trojan mimics user clicks to download malware

Android are being exposed to a new malicious app imitating Adobe Flash Player that serves as a potential entrance for many types of dangerous malware, said Eset, a leader in the antivirus industry. The application, detected by Eset security software as Android/TrojanDownloader.Ag


IBM, Visa team up for payments via IoT

IBM and Visa announced the industry’s first collaboration that brings the point of sale everywhere Visa is accepted, by allowing businesses to quickly introduce secure payments for any device connected to the Internet of Things (IoT). The collaboration brings together IBM&r


Ooredoo Kuwait net profit hits $153m, up 75pc

National Mobile Telecommunications Company (Ooredoo Kuwait) said its net profit for 2016 surged to KD46.7 million ($152.5 million) in 2016, up 75 per cent from KD26.7 million ($87.2 million) for the same period the previous year. Announcing the results for 2016, the Kuwaiti telec


Ericsson hits 5G milestone with expanded portfolio

Ericsson has introduced a 5G platform for the needs of the first movers in 5G, becoming the first to market solutions to enable today’s networks to evolve smoothly to the next generation of networks. Ericsson’s new 5G platform comprises the 5G core, radio and transpor

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