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STC enters new deal with Intelsat to boost Broadband growth (Trade Arabia - 31/05/2016)

Saudi Telecommunication Company (STC) has expanded its relationship with Intelsat with the signing of a new contract for satellite services on Intelsat 15. The additional connectivity from Intelsat 15 will enable STC, the largest telecom operator in

Du to use blockchain for health records (The National - 31/05/2016)

Du has announced a pilot scheme using blockchain, the technology behind the digital currency Bitcoin, for a safer common system for the sharing and verification of electronic health records between hospitals and clinics. The pilot scheme, to be rolled

Ooredoo launches fastest 1Gbps fibre plan (The Peninsula - 30/05/2016)

Ooredoo yesterday launched its new 1Gbps Fibre plan, the fastest Internet service available in Qatar, as the company continues to upgrade its nationwide Ooredoo Supernet. With the launch of 1Gbps Fibre, Qatar has joined the champions’ league to become

Etisalat, Huawei collaborate to deliver 10Gbps broadband service (Gulfnews - 30/05/2016)

Telecom operator Etisalat UAE have partnered with Huawei to announce the successful launch of a new fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) solution to provide 10Gbps broadband service. Consumers today require high internet speeds for real-time 4K video streaming,

Mobily rewards Ranan customers with 10 Umrah trips in Ramadan (Saudi Gazette - 29/05/2016)

ETIHAD Etisalat (Mobily) has launched “Rewarding Ranan Customers in Ramadan” program, which aims to grant 10 subscribers in Ranan free Umrah trips for two persons with full inclusive transportation and hotel reservation free of charges in the last ten

Ooredoo’s Al Jahra drive-through branch a major success with customers (Arab Times - 26/05/2016)

Ooredoo Kuwait, a member of international Ooredoo Group, has hailed the great success achieved by its unique Al Jahra drive–through branch and the excellent feedback received from customers, since it was officially opened earlier this year. Ooredoo’s Al

Batelco quits Malta GO stake deal talks (Trade Arabia - 25/05/2016)

Bahrain Telecommunications Co (Batelco) is no longer in talks to buy Maltese telecoms company GO, the Bahraini firm said on Tuesday. Last week, Batelco announced it had submitted a bid for GO, which is 60 per cent owned by Emirates International

Etisalat opens kiosk at Abu Dhabi International Airport (Saudi Gazette - 25/05/2016)

Etisalat, one of the Middle East’s leading telecommunications operators, has opened a 24/7 kiosk in the Arrivals Hall at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH). Passengers landing in the UAE’s capital will be able to buy a local Etisalat SIM card from the

Zain KSA provides VoLTE, Wi-Fi calls for iPhone users (Saudi Gazette - 23/05/2016)

Zain Saudi Arabia launched the new VoLTE service on iPhone devices with the latest iOS 9.3.2 in corporation wit Apple, the company announced. Eng. Sultan Abdulaziz AlDeghaither, Chief Technology Officer at Zain KSA, said “VoLTE offers more options to our

Mobily offers new benefits for Monthly Hala customers (Saudi Gazette - 23/05/2016)

MOBILY has introduced Monthly Hala for prepaid customers with new benefits, since the new benefits of Monthly Hala allow the customers to use social media Apps for free for both 65 and 120 Monthly Hala, which includes YouTube, Snapchat, What’sApp,

Ooredoo gets Cisco cloud and managed services certification (Gulf Times - 22/05/2016)

Ooredoo has been awarded recently the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Programme (CMSP) certification after successfully completing a stringent audit, the telecommunications provider has announced. The programme is a comprehensive framework designed to

Etisalat rolls out special package for SMBs (Trade Arabia - 22/05/2016)

UAE's leading telecom services operator Etisalat has launched a new business devices program offering its small and medium business (SMB) customers a comprehensive range of latest office devices at zero upfront cost and easy instalment plans. Under this

Mobily launches new ‘Connect Infinity’ package (Saudi Gazette - 22/05/2016)

ETIHAD Etisalat (Mobily) has launched the latest promotion for Connect 4G packages with multiple options that meet the needs of customers for high-speed Internet with competitive prices. Mobily has announced the launch of Connect Infinity package for a

Ooredoo hires banks for dollar bond (Reuters - 19/05/2016)

Qatari telecoms company Ooredoo has mandated banks for a forthcoming US dollar bond, according to sources. The Doha-based firm has picked a number of banks including ANZ, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and HSBC, the sources said. Ooredoo is

Vodafone Qatar clarifies on asset write-off (The Peninsula - 19/05/2016)

In response to the media reports on Vodafone Qatar’s financial results , the telecom operator yesterday clarified that the write-off of assets in the company was referred primarily to network assets. Steve Walters, the Company’s CFO, said in a statement:

Batelco bids for Maltese telecom firm (Gulf Daily News - 18/05/2016)

Batelco, a Bahrain-based telecom group with operations across 14 countries, has submitted a bid for Maltese telecoms company GO, it said yesterday. Dubai-based Emirates International Telecommunication (EIT) owns 60 per cent of GO with the remainder

Vodafone Qatar to cut staff as losses widen; chairman quits (Gulfnews - 18/05/2016)

Vodafone Qatar plans to cut its workforce by a tenth, it said on Tuesday, as it reported a sixth straight widening quarterly loss citing competition and waning international call usage. The Vodafone Group affiliate has yet to make a quarterly net profit

Zain KSA launches the new iPhone SE (Saudi Gazette - 18/05/2016)

ZAIN KSA has launched the new iPhone SE, a smartphone launched by Apple in their last conference. The device is available along with Zain KSA postpaid and prepaid packages, with wide and diverse options including the best local calling rates on Khateer

Mobily guards against cyber-attacks with new security services portfol (Saudi Gazette - 17/05/2016)

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) introduces information security services that contribute significantly in preventing cyber-attacks such as those happened in the kingdom last weekend. These services protect the IT infrastructure for both government and private

Ooredoo launches Smart Office Suite for businesses (The Peninsula - 16/05/2016)

Ooredoo yesterday announced the launch of Smart Office Suite for businesses, a range of smart solutions for all the ICT (Information Communication Technology) needs of small office or home office (SoHo) and small medium enterprise (SME) businesses. With

Omantel inks deal for supply of subsea cable system (Trade Arabia - 16/05/2016)

Omantel, a leading telecom of Oman and Multinet Pakistan, a leading domestic and international carrier in Pakistan, and Xtera Communications, a leader in optical transport solutions, have signed a turnkey supply agreement for the new subsea cable system

Du introduces new prepaid bundles (Gulfnews - 16/05/2016)

Telecom operator du has introduced new bundles for prepaid customers. For Dh25 per month, customers receive non-stop chat data to use popular chat apps such as WhatsApp and Viber as well as 35 flexible minutes. For Dh50, customers get access to non-stop

Mobily unveils App for health and fitness (Saudi Gazette - 16/05/2016)

ETIHAD Etisalat (Mobily) has launched “TransforME” App for Fitness and Health which provides intelligent diet program with an integrated training and exercise program at the same time, which allows follow-up development in achieving food goal and sports

Ooredoo among Oman’s Top 20 performing firms (Oman Daily Observer - 15/05/2016)

For the sixth consecutive year, Ooredoo was recognised as one of the Sultanate’s Top 20 performing companies by Oman Economic Review, Oman’s leading economic and business publication. Accepting the accolade on behalf of the company was CEO, Greg Young,

Mobily prepaid customers get a chance to win SR1m (Saudi Gazette - 15/05/2016)

ETIHAD Etisalat (Mobily) announced the launch of a new competition allowing all prepaid packages subscribers, both new and existing, to enter the draw on valuable prizes upon sending SMS to enter the draw or when visiting Mobily’s branch to register

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