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Nokia, Zain to offer improved broadband experience to KSA users
(ANI - 31/10/2017)

Nokia and Zain Saudi Arabia are deploying Nokia's FastMile technology to provide a superior customer experience to Zain's customers. The deployment, the first for Nokia FastMile in the Middle East and Africa region, follows a successful trial of the

Batelco Group Announces Third Quarter 2017 Profits of BD25.2 Mil
(Press Release - 30/10/2017)

Batelco Group (Ticker: BATELCO), the international telecommunications Group with operations across 14 countries, today announced its results for the nine-month period ended 30 September 2017 (“the Period”). The Group has maintained stable revenues with

Apple Pay Coming to du Customers
(Press Release - 30/10/2017)

du, the UAE telecommunications provider, today brings its customers Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay that’s fast and convenient. Security and privacy are at the core of Apple Pay. When you use a

du Partners with 360VUZ to Support Regional Expansion
(Press Release - 30/10/2017)

du, joined forces with the award winning 360VUZ, a UAE based virtual reality and 360 degree live video startup pioneer – backed by Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, to deliver breathtaking experiences to users with the help of the latest technologies

Ooredoo Group’s 9-month revenue at QR24bn
(The Peninsula - 30/10/2017)

The telecom giant Ooredoo’s nine-month revenue stood at QR 24.5bn, driven by strong contributions from Indonesia, Oman, Kuwait, Iraq, and the Maldives. Excluding Foreign Exchange translation impact, revenues would have increased by 2 percent compared to

Emirati Media Forum announces Etisalat as ‘Main Partner’
(Media Office Dubai - 30/10/2017)

The Organising Committee of the Emirati Media Forum today announced Emirates Telecommunications Corporation, Etisalat, as the ‘Main Partner’ of the 4th edition of the Emirati Media Forum (EMF), which will be held under the patronage of His Highness

Zain Group's third quarter net profit fall 6% on currency woes
(The National - 29/10/2017)

The Zain Group, Kuwait’s largest telecom provider, said on Sunday its third-quarter net profit plunged 6 per cent year-on-year to 40 million dinars (Dh485m) because of foreign currency fluctuations in countries including Sudan. Consolidated revenue fell

Ooredoo Group solidifies leadership position in innovation
(Gulf Times - 29/10/2017)

Ooredoo Group is committed to leading the way on data experience across its footprint, focusing on maintaining the agility to adapt ahead of changing market demands at a time when telecoms and digital are rapidly converging. Paying tribute to this, 19 of

Mobily to start delivering all new iPhone X
(Trade Arabia - 29/10/2017)

Saudi-based telecom services operator Mobily said it will start offering iPhone X, the future of the smartphone featuring a revolutionary new design and a stunning all-screen display, from next week. Customers will be able to pre-order iPhone X at the

Ooredoo completes 4G network upgrades in 500 locations
(Times of Oman - 29/10/2017)

Ooredoo has added 500 new 4G locations to its network in different governorates of the Sultanate, allowing even more customers to enjoy the Internet Ooredoo is committed to becoming the Sultanate’s data experience leaders by providing a high-speed

Omantel signs agreement to buy additional 12.1% stake in Kuwait's
(Times of Oman - 29/10/2017)

A share purchase agreement to acquire an additional 12.1 per cent stake in Kuwait's Mobile Telecommunications (Zain) Company was signed by Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel) with three stake holders of the Kuwait telecom firm. The majority

EITC prepares for upcoming VAT regime
(ITP - 27/10/2017)

The Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) has revealed its plans to work towards compliance with the UAE's VAT regime across its entire telecommunications portfolio. The EITC's plans are in accordance with the Federal Decree-Law No 8 of

Saudi Telecom Co third profit rises 18 percents
(Reuters - 27/10/2017)

Saudi Telecom Co. (STC) reported an 18.2 percent increase in third quarter profit on Thursday that it said was boosted by a reduction in costs. The former monopoly made a net profit of 2.62 billion riyal ($698.65 million) in the July-September period

Ooredoo posts RO23mn net profit for 9 months
(Muscat Daily - 26/10/2017)

Ooredoo Oman reported a net profit of RO23.1mn for the nine months period ended September 30, 2017. This was 38.6 per cent lower compared with a net profit of RO37.6mn reported for the same period of the previous year. ‘Net profit for 2017 is impacted by

Ooredoo revenue increases, customer base up 4 per cent
(Oman Daily Observer - 26/10/2017)

Telecom services provider Ooredoo Oman reported a 1.2 per cent increase in revenues for the first nine months of 2017, which grew to RO 204.3 million compared with RO 201.9 million in 2016. The growth is driven by increases in both mobile and fixed data

Etisalat Q3 net profit goes up 4% at Dhs2b
(The Gulf Today - 26/10/2017)

Etisalat Group on Wednesday announced its consolidated financial statement for the three months ending September 30, 2017. According to results, consolidated net profit after Federal Royalty amounted to Dhs2.4 billion resulting in a net profit margin of

Batelco and Huawei Collaborate to Host Technology Workshop
(Press Release - 25/10/2017)

Batelco, Bahrain’s leading digital solutions provider and Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, joined hands to deliver a technology workshop for invited business customers. The workshop, with the theme Leading New ICT, The Road to Digital

Batelco selects Ciena to build new Gulf network
(Trade Arabia - 25/10/2017)

Batelco, the leading digital services provider in Bahrain, has selected Ciena’s Converged Packet Optical Platform as the foundation for the new Batelco Gulf Network (BGN). The BGN runs over a state-of-the-art Optical Transfer Network (OTN) to meet the

Ooredoo Group officially launches Gaza operations
(The Peninsula - 25/10/2017)

As part of continuous efforts to improve and enhance its services in the markets where it operates, Ooredoo Group yesterday announced that its operating company in Palestine, Wataniya Mobile, has officially launched its operations in Gaza. Wataniya

Saudi's Mobily blames fingerprint policy as Q3 loss widens
(Reuters - 23/10/2017)

Saudi Arabia’s Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) reported a third-quarter loss on Monday, blaming a rule introduced last year requiring fingerprints be registered with SIM cards for shrinking the telecom market. Net losses at the country’s second-largest

Du holding company EITC creates 3 new divisions
(Telecompaper - 21/10/2017)

Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), the holding company behind operator Du, has overhauled its organisational structure, according to The National. It has created divisions for Digital Lifestyle and Innovation, and ICT products, and

Vodafone Qatar Changes its Financial Year to Start on January 1
(QNA - 20/10/2017)

Vodafone Qatar Company has announced that it has amended the company's financial year to start on January 1, instead of April 1, and end on December 31each year. The company announced in a press release that the amendment decision came during an

Batelco Board Appoints New CEO for Batelco Bahrain
(Press Release - 18/10/2017)

Batelco Group (Ticker: BATELCO), the international telecommunications Group with operations across 14 countries, has announced the appointment of Mohamed Bubshait as Batelco Bahrain’s new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Bubshait joins Batelco from the

Etisalat, Abu Dhabi Distribution Company enter alliance
(Gulfnews - 17/10/2017)

Etisalat and the Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC), part of the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see ADDC promote etisalat elife products and services. The MoU was signed by Saeed

Omantel eyes bridge loan for Zain deal
(Oman Tribune - 16/10/2017)

Telecom leader Omantel is to look at bridge loan facility to finance its additional 12 per cent stake acquisition in Kuwait-based Zain Group. In its filing to the Muscat Securities Market on Monday, the company said that its supplementary disclosure

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