Wednesday 27 July 2016

Sage integrates cloud solution with MS Office 365

Sage, a global market leader in cloud accounting software, has extended its existing partnership with Microsoft, which will see the integration of cloud solution Sage 50 with Microsoft Office 365. The announcement came during Sage Summit 2016, the world’s largest gathering


Ooredoo Kuwait continues earnings slump

Mobile operator Ooredoo Kuwait reported a 28 per cent fall in second-quarter net profit on Monday, continuing its earnings slump as revenue fell. The subsidiary of Qatar's Ooredoo competes domestically with Zain and Saudi Telecom Co (STC) affiliate Viva Kuwait.


Maroc Telecom H1 net profit rises 3.2pc

Maroc Telecom, Morocco's largest telecom operator, said on Monday its first-half net profit rose 3.2 per cent to MD2.92 billion ($296.59 million), boosted by growth in Sub Saharan Africa. The company, controlled by UAE's Etisalat Group, said consolidated revenue rose 6.1


Ericsson CEO steps down

Ericsson has announced that Hans Vestberg has stepped down as president and CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Ericsson with immediate effect. Jan Frykhammar, executive vice president and CFO, will assume the CEO position until a new CEO is in office. Chai


IT sector ‘not prepared for digital disruption’

While more than half of the IT and business decision-makers (ITDMs and BDMs) expect a new disruptive technology or service to be introduced within the next two years, IT departments aren’t feeling prepared for the changes, a report said. About 45 per cent of ITDMs and BDMs


TRA launches campaign on SIM card misuse

Bahrain's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has launched a campaign to raise awareness of consumers to risks of mobile SIM-card misuse and the importance of having people protect themselves. The “Your SIM Your Responsibility” was launched on July 10.


Mobily launches new submarine cable

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), a leading telecom service provider in Saudi Arabia, has announced the success of dropping a high-capacity submarine cable (Asia - Africa - Europe - I) in Jeddah. The 25,000 km cable will connect Far East countries to Europe through the Middle East and Af


Etisalat launches first virtual telecom function

Etisalat, UAE's leading telecom company,  has successfully on-boarded its first virtualised telecom function using Affirmed Networks' virtualised Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) solution. Representing the core technology components of a mobile system, an Evolved Packet Co


Intelsat to launch new satellite on Aug 24

Intelsat SA, operator of the world’s first globalised network, has announced that Intelsat 33e, the second of the Intelsat EpicNG series of high throughput satellites (HTS), will be launched on August 24. The satellite has arrived at the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, Frenc


Facebook's internet drone takes flight

Facebook said on Thursday it had completed a successful test flight of a solar-powered drone that it hopes will help it extend internet connectivity to every corner of the planet. Aquila, Facebook's lightweight, high-altitude aircraft, flew at a few thousand feet for 96 minut

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