Tuesday 21 April 2015

Batelco-Avis in key WiFi service partnership

Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco) and Avis have signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate WiFi solutions for the car rental company's customers in Bahrain. The agreement will see Batelco provide WiFi service via its 4G network, in all of Avis' chauffeu


Du offers chance to win special mobile number

Du, a UAE-based telecom service provider, will offer one lucky participant the chance to be the only person in the UAE with an exclusive mobile phone number (0522222222) at an upcoming special numbers auction. The Special Numbers with Exclusive Packages Auction will be held on Ap


Wacom regroups operations into global business units

Wacom has regrouped its operations, which have been managed on regional basis, into global business units according to user categories, with a view of addressing market needs more quickly and flexibly, and to accelerate further business growth. To execute each organisation’


Bahrain ranks high in network readiness

The world's developing and emerging economies are failing to fully exploit the potential of information and communications technology (ICT) to drive social and economic transformation and catch up with more advanced nations. This is according to the Global Information Technol


New bid to curb SIM cards fraud in Bahrain

Fingerprint scans could soon be used to register mobile phone SIM cards in Bahrain as part of efforts to curb fraud and misuse. Such so-called ‘biometric scans’, which can also include iris recognition, palm print scans and DNA analysis, have been proposed by the Tele


Batelco, Huawei sign MoU for R&D Lab

Batelco, a Bahrain-based telecom company, and global IT solutions provider Huawei signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will see Huawei utilise Batelco’s infrastructure and facilities to set up a Research and Development (R&D) Lab within Batelco’s ideas Innovation Cen


UAE among ‘most at risk’ regions in mobile security

UAE has ranked fifth among the ‘most at risk’ regions in Aruba Networks’s Global Mobile Security Threat Study. The ‘Securing #GenMobile: Is Your Business Running the Risk?’ study showed that highly regulated and tech savvy industries, higher earning


Omantel to appeal $13m regulator fine

Oman Telecommunications said it would appeal against a $13 million fine imposed on the company by the industry regulator for a nine-hour service interruption last year. The group, also known as Omantel, will take the matter to arbitration, it said in statement to the stock exchan


UAE among global top 30 for ICT growth

The UAE is among the top 30 countries in the world for network readiness, having improved markedly in 2015, according to the Global Information Technology Report launched by the World Economic Forum. Among the GCC countries, the UAE (23rd place) is followed by Qatar (27), Bahrain


Nokia to buy Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion

Nokia will buy Alcatel-Lucent in an all-share deal that values its smaller French rival at 15.6 billion euros ($16.6 billion), building up its telecom equipment business to compete with market leader Ericsson. Nokia's takeover of Alcatel-Lucent will redefine a telecom equipme

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