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Siemens, SAP sign Saudi co-operation deals

Saudi Arabia has signed a co-operation deal with German companies Siemens and SAP to play an important role in furthering the kingdom's "digital transformation", said a report, citing senior company officials. Siemens signed a framework agreement with the Saudi Nati

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Zain Bahrain net profit down 45pc in Q1

Zain Bahrain, a leading telecom services operator in the kingdom, has registered a 45 per cent drop in its net profit for the first quarter which fell to BD503,000 ($1.3 million) from BD917,000 ($2.4 million) for the same period last year.    However, the t

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UAE, Qatar and Saudi lead Arab world in connectivity

UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia remain top ‘adopter’ economies in terms of connectivity within the Arab world, according to Huawei’s Global Connectivity Index (GCI) 2017. Global progress towards a digital economy is picking up pace, with the world's GCI score mo

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30 China investors to participate in Dubai tech summit

A delegation of 30 top investors from China will take part in the Arab-China Tech Summit, being held this week in Dubai. The conference, on from May 2, 3 and 5, will focus attention on cross border innovation and technology and will also be attended by a similar number of known U

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Du unveils special Samsung Galaxy S8 offer

UAE-based telecom services provider du has launched a special Samsung Galaxy S8 offer under which customers will get the smartphone model on zero upfront payments when they sign up for a du postpaid plan.   The offer is avalid for any of the du individua

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Saudi Arabia, Mobily unit plan new smart city in Yanbu

Saudi Arabia's Royal Commission of Yanbu, in collaboration with Bayanat Company, a subsidiary of telecom major, Mobily, has announced the launch of the kingdom’s first smart city in Yanbu. It was inaugurated by Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Thunayyan, chairman of Royal C

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Alstom, Airbus partner in cybersecurity

Alstom and Airbus have announced the signing of a strategic cooperation agreement in the field of cybersecurity. The agreement was signed by Marc Fontaine, digital transformation officer at Airbus and Pascal Cléré, senior vice president of Alstom's Digital Mobil

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Huawei’s OpenLab Dubai starts operation

Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, has launched its OpenLab Dubai, its first to serve customers and partners in the Middle East, and an important part of Huawei's Global OpenLab programme. Huawei plans to add seven new OpenLabs across the world in 2017, and in t

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Ooredoo Q1 revenue up 2pc to hit $2.2bn

Qatar-based telecom group Ooredoo has posted revenues of QR8 billion ($2.2 billion) during the first quarter (Q1) of the year, marking an improvement of 2 per cent over Q1 2016. In local currency terms, growth was driven by Ooredoo Qatar, Indosat Ooredoo, Ooredoo Oman, Ooredoo Tu

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Bahrain migrates 10 govt websites to cloud

Bahrain’s Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) will begin the migration of 10 government websites as a trial of Cloud Computing - developed by Amazon Web Services (AWS). The trial phase is intended to complete the process of full migration during one year. This cam

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