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Ooredoo said to consider stake sale in StarHub owner (Gulf Times - 31/07/2016)

Ooredoo, the Qatar-owned phone carrier, is considering selling its indirect stake in Singapore’s StarHub Ltd, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The company is working with HSBC Holdings to gauge potential interest in its stake in Asia

Batelco signs network deal with Albilad for new project (Trade Arabia - 31/07/2016)

Batelco, Bahrain’s leading digital solutions provider, has signed an agreement with Albilad Real Estate Investment Company for the provision of the latest communications services at its development, Water Garden City. The agreement was signed by Batelco

Mobily offers triple data in new packages (Saudi Gazette - 31/07/2016)

ETIHAD Etisalat (Mobily) launched its newest offer of triple data to new subscribers of data cards packages of 500 MB and 2GB as well as when recharging data cards of 2GB and 10GB for the first time. Accordingly, the new subscribers will get extra 1.5GB

Zain KSA revenues up 5% to SR1.7b in Q2 2016 (Saudi Gazette - 31/07/2016)

Zain Saudi Arabia (Zain KSA) continued improving its revenues and gross profit for the second quarter of 2016 ending June 30, 2016, compared to the same period last year. Reporting revenues of SR1,727 million, reflecting a 5% growth compared with SR1,649

Ooredoo’s business desks see strong demand (The Peninsula - 28/07/2016)

Six months after their launch, Ooredoo’s business desks are receiving thousands of visitors per month at Ooredoo Shops, as business customers take advantage of the new service. The Ooredoo dedicated business desks, which opened in selected Ooredoo retail

Western Union, du to offer services benefits (Trade Arabia - 28/07/2016)

The Western Union Company, a leader in global payment services, has signed an agreement with du, a leading telecom provider in the UAE, aiming to pursue joint efforts to benefit subscribers. The agreement was signed by Osman Sultan, CEO, du, and

Etisalat Q2 profit up by 51% at Dhs2.3b (The Gulf Today - 28/07/2016)

Etisalat Group announced on Wednesday that its consolidated net profit after Federal Royalty increased year over year by 51 per cent to Dhs2.3 billion in the second quarter (Q2) of 2016 resulting in higher profit margin of 6 points to 17 per cent.

Ooredoo Group net profit jumps 46% to QR1.5bn in H1 (Gulf Times - 27/07/2016)

Driven by its successful digital strategy across various key markets and “positive” forex movements, Ooredoo Group has posted a half yearly (H1) net profit of nearly QR1.5bn, up 46% on the same period in 2015. The group earned revenue of QR16bn

Vodafone shows improvement signs in Q1 (The Peninsula - 27/07/2016)

Vodafone Qatar registered a 2.6 percent increase in the number of mobile customers to 1,458,000, during the first quarter ended on June 30, 2016, compared to the first quarter of 2015. Service revenue rose to QR485m, a 2.8 percent growth compared to last

Ooredoo mulls sale of stake in owner of StarHub (Gulfnews - 27/07/2016)

Ooredoo QSC, the Qatari-owned phone carrier, is considering selling its indirect stake in Singapore’s StarHub Ltd., according to people with knowledge of the matter. The company is working with HSBC Holdings Plc to gauge potential interest in its stake

Saudi Telecom net income drops 27.1% (Arab News - 27/07/2016)

Saudi Telecom Co. (STC) missed estimates as it reported a 27.1 percent fall in second-quarter profit on Tuesday, extending an earnings slump as operating expenses rose. STC had reported falling profits in six of the preceding seven quarters, stalling an

Mobily posts SR18.8m net profit (Arab News - 27/07/2016)

Saudi Arabia's Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) swung to a net profit in the second quarter, according to a statement on Tuesday, after not repeating a significant provision recorded in the corresponding quarter of last year. Mobily, which had slashed 27 months

Vodafone Qatar to set foreign investment threshold at 49% (The Peninsula - 26/07/2016)

The extraordinary general assembly meeting of Vodafone Qatar has given the nod to the board of directors’ decision to set the company’s foreign investment threshold at 49 percent, excluding the GCC nationals. The ordinary and extraordinary general

Ooredoo Kuwait posts KD 350.8 mln revenue in H1, 2016 (Arab Times - 26/07/2016)

National Mobile Telecommunications Company K.S.C.P – Ticker: NMTC (Ooredoo), a member of Ooredoo Group, announced today its financial results for the first half of 2016. Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani, Chairman of Ooredoo Kuwait -(NMTC) commented:

Omantel strengthens Dhofar mobile network (Oman Daily Observer - 25/07/2016)

As part of its efforts to enrich the experience of residents and visitors to Salalah, Omantel — the main sponsor of 2016 Salalah Tourism Festival, completed a major enhancement of its mobile network to meet the needs of visitors to the governorate during

VIVA announces revenue of KD 140 – Kuwait’s telecom achieves 4 pct (Arab Times - 24/07/2016)

VIVA, Kuwait’s fastestgrowing and most developed telecom operator, announced the financial results for the six-month period ended 30th June 2016, whereby VIVA’s revenue grew by 4% to reach KD 140 million compared to the same period in 2015. VIVA

Etisalat launches its first virtual telecom function (Saudi Gazette - 24/07/2016)

Following the successful launch of its first NFV telco cloud, Etisalat has successfully on-boarded its first virtualized telecom function using Affirmed Networks’ virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) solution. Representing the core technology

Ooredoo launches Algeria’s first 4G network (Trade Arabia - 21/07/2016)

Ooredoo, a leading international telecommunications company based in Qatar, has completed the pre-launch phase for 4G mobile in Algeria, becoming the first operator in the country to provide the superfast Internet service. With the launch in Algeria,

Saudi Arabia’s Mobily in talks for $2b refinancing (Gulfnews - 20/07/2016)

Saudi Arabian mobile-phone operator Etihad Etisalat Co. started talks with lenders about refinancing 8 billion riyals (Dh7.8 billion or $2.1 billion) of debt to get better terms, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Mobily, as the company is

Zain seeks Egyptian 4G telecom license (Arab News - 20/07/2016)

Officials from Kuwaiti mobile operator Zain will meet Egypt's telecommunications minister on Wednesday to discuss the terms for obtaining a fourth-generation (4G) license in Egypt, a senior telecom ministry official said on Tuesday. The official also

STC deploys Juniper Networks Contrail for more agile cloud (Saudi Gazette - 19/07/2016)

JUNIPER Networks, an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, announced Monday that Saudi Telecom Company (STC), the largest telecommunications company in the Arab world, has deployed Juniper Networks Contrail Networking to create

Mobily urges clients to register their fingerprint before deadline (Saudi Gazette - 19/07/2016)

ETIHAD Etisalat (Mobily) invites all current customers to register their fingerprint for Voice Postpaid, Prepaid and Data Sims Cards before the deadline specified by CITC on 15 Shawal, 1437 H. corresponding to July 20, 2016 to avoid service suspension as

Zain interested in Egypt 4G licence (Arab Times - 18/07/2016)

Kuwaiti mobile operator Zain has expressed interest in applying for a fourthgeneration licence in Egypt, a senior telecommunications ministry official said on Sunday. The sale of 4G licences is part of Egypt’s long-awaited plan to reform the telecoms

Now, share your etisalat data with others (Khaleej Times - 17/07/2016)

Etisalat subscribers in the UAE have been given the option to share their data with family and friends with a service fee of Dh3 per 100MB. The telecom operator's subscribers already have the option to transfer mobile balance for voice calls to family

Mobily ‘Wajid’ packages with free triple data valid until July 27 (Saudi Gazette - 17/07/2016)

ETIHAD Etisalat (Mobily) continues its strongest promotion on Wajed postpaid packages for both new and current customers, where the new customers will get the triple amount of data for three months for free, while the current customers will get the

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