Tuesday 30 September 2014

EDB set to promote ICT sector at Gitex

The Economic Development Board (EDB) will take part in the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (Gitex) for the fifth year, it was announced yesterday (September 24). The annual technology trade show will be taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre from October 12 to 16, said a


TeraSquare to unveil new reverse gearbox IC at ECOC

Korea-based TeraSquare, a leader in fabless semiconductor development, is set to reveal its MLG2.0 single chip solution for 100G networks, at this year’s ECOC exhibition, a leading European optical communications event. The new IC is the first for the market and will revolu


Kuwait ranks top 3 in MEA mobile subscriptions

Kuwait is set to lead the Middle East in unlocking new mobile broadband business opportunities with its 156.9 per cent mobile subscription penetration placing it among the top three Middle East and Africa (MEA) rankings, a report said. The country also has 100 per cent nationwide


Batelco starts key services in Amwaj Islands

Batelco has launched its fixed broadband for businesses on Amwaj Islands in Bahrain. This follows the launch of broadband services for home users earlier this month, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication. Batelco said it aims t


M2M connections to account for 10pc of mobile market

Cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communications will account for at least 10 per cent of the global mobile market by 2020, according to a new study by GSMA Intelligence, the research arm of the GSMA. The study, entitled ‘Cellular M2M forecasts and assumptions: 2010-2020,&r


Security, rivals delay mobile newcomers' entry in Saudi Arabia

State security requirements and a lack of cooperation from Saudi Arabia's existing telecom operators have delayed the launch of two new mobile companies until later this year, their chief executives said. The national telecom regulator, trying to increase competition, instruc


OSN vows online payment gateway for customers

Dubai-based pay-TV network OSN has partnered with financial institution Mashreq and a Visa company, Cybersource, to launch the CyberSource payment management solution for its subscribers. The agreement ensures secure online payment services for Mashreq Bank’s merchant clients.


Siemon shares data centre knowledge in Saudi

Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, shared its data centre and convergence knowledge with Saudi Arabia. At its seminar ‘Data Centres and ConvergeIT: Future Proofing Ur Infrastructure Investment,’ which recently took place in Riyadh, was co-host

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