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Ooredoo and Cisco expanding cloud solutions
(The Peninsula - 31/03/2016)

Ooredoo and Cisco recently hosted a business event to demonstrate the enhanced range of cloud solutions and services available for companies in Qatar. The event, which highlighted the ways that companies can deploy cloud solutions across their

Vodafone in deal to release $381m in deferred dividends
(Trade Arabia - 31/03/2016)

Telecom Egypt, the state-owned landline monopoly, said it had struck a deal with Vodafone Egypt under which the mobile operator would release at least E£3.34 billion ($381 million) in withheld dividends. Telecom Egypt owns 45 per cent of Vodafone Egypt,

Omantel’s special packages support small businesses
(Times of Oman - 30/03/2016)

In line with its efforts to nurture development of the small and medium enterprises (SME) sector, Oman Telecommunications (Omantel), the Sultanate’s leading provider of integrated telecommunication services, has reaffirmed their commitment to growing

Zain KSA introduces latest Samsung devices
(Saudi Gazette - 30/03/2016)

ZAIN KSA launched the new Samsung Galaxy devices S7 and S7 edge, enabling the customers to enjoy the new devices on its state-of-the-art 4G/LTE network. The devices are available along with Zain KSA postpaid and prepaid packages, along with wide and

Mobily’s towers sale hinges on profitability
(Saudi Gazette - 30/03/2016)

AHMAD Farroukh, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), said in an interview with Bloomberg newswire that Mobily will not proceed with the towers sale unless the deal is good for our shareholders. Farroukh clarified that this case inflicted

Ooredoo unit sells wi-tribe Pakistan to HB Offshore Investment
(The Peninsula - 29/03/2016)

Ooredoo announced yesterday that its subsidiary wi-tribe limited concluded the sale of wi-tribe Pakistan to HB Offshore Investment Ltd for a cash amount of approximately QR32.7m, in line with the carrying value of the asset. HB Group is well established

Batelco to provide telecom services for Bahrain F1
(Trade Arabia - 29/03/2016)

Batelco, the official telecommunications partner of Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), is providing a range of comprehensive communications services for the 2016 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. Its communication network at the BIC facilitates world-class

Etisalat AGM clears 2015 dividends
(The Gulf Today - 29/03/2016)

At Etisalat’s annual general meeting, held at the company’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi, shareholders have backed the board’s recommendation to pay full-year 2015 dividends of 80 fils per share. After the release of the Group’s 2015 annual results, the

Mobily offers all eLife subscribers 50% discount
(Saudi Gazette - 29/03/2016)

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has provided the strongest promotion on “eLife” service which offers Internet services to subscribers through FTTH technology where the company allowed both new and existing subscribers 50% discount on the three-month package at

Ooredoo to launch 5G network in Qatar by 2018
(The Peninsula - 28/03/2016)

The first stage of Ooredoo’s 5G network, the next generation telecom services, will be launched by 2018, which will be commercially available by 2020, a top official of the Qatar-based telecom giant said yesterday. Once the 5G network is rolled out in

Mobily offers ‘World’ bundle service for only SR19.99
(Saudi Gazette - 28/03/2016)

ETIHAD Etisalat (Mobily) has launched “World” service for the first time in the Kingdom, a new distinctive service with special flavors, international calls — calls on Mobily network and international SMS for only SR19.99 for all prepaid customers.

Mobily adds Kuwait to Raqi package
(Saudi Gazette - 27/03/2016)

ETIHAD Etisalat (Mobily) added Kuwait Ooredoo company to Raqi package list where subscribers can use free data roaming service, accordingly Kuwait has been added to the countries list accessed to Raqi package subscribers. Raqi offers its subscribers free

Batelco issues fradulent calls warning
(Trade Arabia - 24/03/2016)

Leading telecommunications company Batelco has issued a warning to its customers to be on the alert regarding a spate of fraudulent calls informing customers that they have won a large sum of money. The calls are being generated from a variety of Bahrain

Zain Saudi Arabia Studying Several Options for Towers, CEO Says
(Bloomberg - 23/03/2016)

Zain Saudi Arabia is considering several options for its thousands of telecommunications towers, Chief Executive Officer Hassan Kabbani said. All scenarios are possible, including selling them for cash and leasing them back, or working with competitors

Omantel’s fibre-optic cable set to revolutionise telecom in East Afric
(Times of Oman - 23/03/2016)

Omantel, the Sultanate’s leading provider of integrated telecommunication services, has joined in a consortium with several East African telecommunications providers to lay the Gulf to Africa (G2A) undersea fibre-optic cable, which is set to

Ooredoo hosts networking event for SME managers
(Gulf Times - 23/03/2016)

Ooredoo recently hosted a special networking event for the top management of small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) businesses in Qatar at the new Shangri-La Hotel Doha. The event, which welcomed around 40 executives, provided an educational run-through

Zain KSA offers Wi-Fi Calling feature on iPhone devices
(Saudi Gazette - 23/03/2016)

Zain KSA announced the launch of its WiFi Calling service, making Zain the only operator in the Middle East and North Africa and one of the only 12 carriers in the world to launch this unprecedented initiative. This comes as a valuable addition to the

Ooredoo and QBIC announce ‘Digital & Beyond’ winners
(The Peninsula - 22/03/2016)

Ooredoo and Qatar Business Incubation Center (QBIC) yesterday announced winners of first round of ‘Digital & Beyond’ LeanStartup Programme. During Demo Day, held yesterday at QBIC headquarter, entrepreneurs with the best-developed prototypes pitched

Batelco to pay $110 million in dividends
(Press Release - 21/03/2016)

Bahrain-based Batelco, a global telecom group, recently held its 36th Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2015, where shareholders approved a full year cash dividend of BD41.58 million ($110.29 million). The dividend works out to a value of 25 fils per

Ooredoo launches new Musafir bundles for travellers to UAE
(Trade Arabia - 21/03/2016)

Ooredoo has launched its all-new value-added plans, designed to help travellers to the UAE stay connected and keep in touch. The new bundles, named Musafir UAE, from the leading telecom operator, have double the data than the current Musafir bundles and

Vodafone introduces new voice technology to improve call quality
(The Peninsula - 21/03/2016)

Vodafone announced that it has launched a new voice technology that improves the quality of calls made within their whole 3G network. This new technology makes it easier to hear or be heard on your mobile, offering crystal clear conversations. The

No developments in tower sale plan: Zain
(Trade Arabia - 21/03/2016)

Telecommunications operator Zain said on Sunday there were no fresh developments in its plans to sell mobile transmitter towers in Saudi Arabia and its domestic market Kuwait. Citing sources familiar with the matter, Reuters reported on March 16 that

Mobily opens new retail branch in Riyadh airport
(Arab News - 21/03/2016)

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has inaugurated its new main retail branch in King Khalid International Airport (KKA) in Riyadh. This move comes as part of the new expansion strategy for the year 2016. The branch is located in the international arrivals hall.

Mobily introduces data charging stub for SR120
(Saudi Gazette - 20/03/2016)

ETIHAD Etisalat (Mobily) has launched new offer for charging voucher of 4G data SIM cards, which provides the customers 10 GB with 3 months validity for a fee of SR120 only. This voucher comes to promote diversity and multiple choices for the customer

Mobily announces the resignation and appointment of board member
(Tadawul - 17/03/2016)

Etihad Etisalat Company (Mobily) announces that it has received a letter from Etisalat UAE on 16/3/2016 , its major shareholder to replace its representative in Mobily Board of Directors, Ahmad Julfar (Non-Executive Member) by Mr.Saleh Al Abdooli

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