Monday 24 November 2014

Isat installs pilot VSAT terminals at Qatar’s Es’hailSat

UK-based Integrated Satellite Applications Technologies (iSat) has delivered and installed two pilot VSAT terminals at Qatar satellite company Es'hailSat's headquarters in Doha, Qatar, to enable the commercialisation of the Ka-band payloads on Es'hail 1. Es'hailSa


Smart Cities to be worth over $400 billion

The Smart Cities industry, driven by dynamic digital and internet connected devices, along with strong integration between sub-systems, is projected to be worth over $400 billion by 2020, according to experts. While this implies better living for the rapidly-growing urban populat


Red Hat encouraged by Saudi IT drive

Red Hat is seeing strong prospects for growth in Saudi Arabia in the wake of fervour demonstrated by the government and large enterprises for technology adoption. Faycal Saile, Red Hat’s general manager for the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, commented that these institutio


Interactive Intelligence to focus on new areas

Interactive Intelligence’s focus in Saudi Arabia will be contact centre solutions, unified communications and business process automation as it proceeds to build its business in the kingdom, the company’s Saudi territory manager Safwat Alshawaf said. “We are noticing


Bahrain’s TRA revokes licence of Al Zubara

Bahrain’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has revoked Al Zubara International Trading's telecommunication licence. This is further to the TRA's notice published on May 1 in the Official Gazette and on its website, whereby it informed all stakeholders o


80pc customers satisfied with Bahraini telecom services

More than 80 per cent of customers are satisfied with their telecommunications services in Bahrain, according to the latest Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) survey. The results also indicated an increased number of people are choosing mobiles over traditional landline


Al-Falak to offer Oracle products in Saudi

Al-Falak Electronic Equipment and Supplies Company, a leading IT and communications solutions provider, is set to provide Oracle hardware and technology solutions to the public and private sectors in Riyadh and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The firm’s Enterprise Resource Planning (


Lufthansa, IBM in $1.25bn outsourcing deal

IBM has won an outsourcing contract from Germany's Lufthansa worth 1 billion euros ($1.25 billion) that will see the US company take over the airline's IT infrastructure services division and staff. The move is part of plans by Lufthansa to restructure and cut costs as it


MEA to set world’s highest cloud traffic growth

The Middle East and Africa will post the world’s highest cloud traffic growth rate, growing more than eight-fold from 2013-2018, a report said. Cloud workloads, cloud traffic, and cloud storage will also see worldwide growth, with private cloud significantly larger than pub


Bahrain’s TRA to host ‘Child Online Protection Challenge’

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) Bahrain in collaboration with International Telecommunications Union (ITU), and General Organization for Youth & Sports (GOYS) is set to host the ‘Child Online Protection Challenge’ event. The ‘COP Challenge&rsqu

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