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Ooredoo Q1 profit jumps 75pc to $244m
(Trade Arabia - 28/04/2016)

Qatari telecom operator Ooredoo reported a 75 per cent rise in first-quarter net profit on Wednesday driven by foreign exchange gains from Indonesia and Myanmar. The earnings of the former monopoly, which operates in about a dozen territories across the

Vodafone deploys hybrid power systems to reduce carbon footprint
(The Peninsula - 27/04/2016)

Vodafone Qatar is rolling out a number of Hybrid Power Systems across its sites as part of the company’s energy efficiency measures and new Networks technologies that will help reduce its carbon footprint in the country. Vodafone’s hybrid power systems,

Etisalat records Dhs2 billion profit
(The Gulf Today - 27/04/2016)

Etisalat Group on Tuesday announced its consolidated financial statements for the three months ending 31st March 2016. Consolidated revenues for the first quarter amounted to Dhs 12.9 billion and increased year over year by 1 per cent. Consolidated net

Mobily supports Saudi Arabia’s ‘Vision 2030’ plan
(Saudi Gazette - 27/04/2016)

Ahmad Farroukh, CEO of Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) underscored the importance of economic transformation which the Council of Ministers headed by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz has approved, and announced by the Deputy

Du Q1 net profit slips 1.4pc as tax rate rises
(Reuters - 26/04/2016)

Du, the UAE's No 2 telecom operator, reported a 1.4 percent fall in first-quarter net profit on Tuesday after it paid a higher rate of tax than a year earlier. The firm, which ended rival Etisalat's domestic monopoly in 2007, had reported declining

Ooredoo Oman, ITA to build high-speed network
(Trade Arabia - 26/04/2016)

Ooredoo Oman has signed an agreement with the Information Technology Authority (ITA) to build and operate the Omani government’s Next Generation High Speed Network (NGN). The new world-class NGN gigabit speed and high capacity bandwidth will deliver

Ooredoo pioneers ‘big data’ analytics solution for Qatar businesses
(Gulf Times - 25/04/2016)

Ooredoo has successfully completed a pilot trial of a new “big data” analytics solution, which will enable companies in Qatar to analyse huge volumes of data to uncover hidden patterns, correlations, and other key business insights. The Ooredoo Big Data

Vodafone discusses business ethics and corporate purpose at CSR Majlis
(The Peninsula - 25/04/2016)

Vodafone Qatar, in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University- Qatar (CMU-Q), the company’s ‘Knowledge Partner’, brought together scores of peers and experts in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability to debate the critical role a

Etisalat announces big smartphone sale
(Trade Arabia - 25/04/2016)

UAE's leading telecom services company Etisalat has launched a special smartphone sale starting from today (April 24) offering up to 60 per cent discount on a wide range of models to both its post-paid and prepaid mobile customers for a limited period.

Omantel presents excellence award to Ibri businessman
(Times of Oman - 24/04/2016)

Omantel, the Sultanate’s telecom operator pioneered the concept of business excellence awards for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as a celebration of the nation’s top performing SMEs and to increase awareness on the importance of SME development

Ooredoo hosts Business and Human Rights Forum guests
(The Peninsula - 24/04/2016)

Qatar gives special care for the protection and promotion of human rights and freedoms, said a senior official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at an international forum here yesterday, which was supported by Ooredoo, Qatar’s leading telecom service

Etisalat partners with SMB business summit
(Trade Arabia - 24/04/2016)

UAE's leading telecom services operator Etisalat has joined hands with Wealth Dynamics Unlimited to host the Millionaire Summit 2016, a key event aimed at educating existing and aspiring entrepreneurs on cutting-edge strategies in today’s rapidly

STC selects Teradata to drive customer satisfaction
(Saudi Gazette - 24/04/2016)

Teradata, the big data analytics and marketing applications company announced that Saudi Telecom Company (STC), the largest telecommunication service provider in the Middle East and North Africa and the leading operator within the Kingdom of Saudi

Mobily offers prepaid customers unlimited calls for SR2 inside the net
(Saudi Gazette - 24/04/2016)

MOBILY has launched its new offer for prepaid customer, which offers unlimited voice calls inside network with competitive rates. This come in line with the company’s objectives to add more flexibility for both current and new customers. This offer

Zain Saudi Q1 net loss narrows from higher revenues
(Reuters - 21/04/2016)

Telecom operator Zain Saudi reported a narrowing first-quarter loss on Thursday, narrowly missing analysts' forecasts. The company has yet to make a quarterly profit since launching services in 2008 and has battled to compete against better-resourced

VIVA-Huawei’s triple-beam antenna technology a hit
(Gulf Daily News - 21/04/2016)

VIVA Bahrain has successfully implemented Huawei’s triple-beam antenna technology for the first time commercially. The innovative technology delivers 2.7 times the performance of a regular mobile tower and capacity to absorb traffic demand, offering

Omantel’s subsea cable network lands in France
(Times of Oman - 21/04/2016)

Oman Telecommunications (Omantel), the Sultanate’s leading telecommunications provider on Wednesday announced the successful landing of the Asia Africa Europe-1 (AAE-1) cable system in the French city of Marseille. Spanning approximately 25,000km, the

Mobily swings to Q1 net profit
(Reuters - 19/04/2016)

Saudi Arabia's Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), which had slashed 27 months of previously-reported earnings by nearly $1 billion, said on Tuesday it had swung to a profit in the first quarter. Mobily, an affiliate of the UAE's Etisalat, made a net profit of

Saudi Telecom Q1 profit falls 5.2pc
(Reuters - 19/04/2016)

Saudi Telecom Co (STC) missed estimates and extended an earnings slump as it reported a 5.2 percent fall in first-quarter profit on Tuesday. The former monopoly, which competes domestically with Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) and Zain Saudi, made a net profit

du wins best Satellite Services Innovation of the Year Award
(Press Release - 18/04/2016)

du has been awarded the best Satellite Services Innovation of the Year award at the 12th annual Digital Studio Awards held recently at Conrad Dubai. Last year, the UAE telecommunications company integrated its Broadcast and Telecom assets to create a

Ooredoo Oman offers new roaming bundle for business
(Trade Arabia - 18/04/2016)

Ooredoo Oman has introduced affordable and convenient voice and data roaming bundles for business travellers. Musafir Business offers a choice of roaming bundles covering the top 42 countries visited by Oman’s business population with added attention

Etisalat unveils new value-added package
(Trade Arabia - 17/04/2016)

UAE's leading telecom services operator Etisalat has announced the launch of its new Wasel Super50 Plan, offering its prepaid customers a value-packed combination of mobile data allowance, flexi calling minutes and flexi SMS. The plan caters to the

Mobily offers iPhone SE
(Saudi Gazette - 17/04/2016)

MOBILY announced it will offer iPhone SE, the most powerful phone with a four-inch display. iPhone SE packs the power of iPhone 6s in a beloved compact aluminum design that customers love, featuring a stunning four-inch Retina display and four gorgeous

Omantel revenue grows to OMR135m; net profit at OMR34.8m
(Times of Oman - 14/04/2016)

Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel), the Sultanate’s biggest telecom service provider, on Wednesday said that its group revenue for the first quarter of 2016 grew 4.7 per cent to OMR135.5 million from OMR129.4 million for the same period last year.

Ooredoo, Arabsat in deal on satellite communications
(Trade Arabia - 14/04/2016)

Ooredoo and Arab Satellite Communication Organisation (Arabsat) have signed a major strategic partnership deal that will see the two leading companies work together to develop new satellite services for customers. Under the terms of the agreement,