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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

Ooredoo ‘Internet of Things’ solutions enable global food security
(Gulf Times - 16/10/2017)

Ooredoo was the official telecommunications sponsor for the Global Dryland Alliance Founding Conference, exchanging Internet of Things best practices to enable global food security. The Global Dryland Alliance is an international organisation that shares

3pc growth in Omantel Group Q3 revenues
(Oman Daily Observer - 16/10/2017)

Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel) posted a three per cent increase in the Group’s revenue for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017. Announcing its preliminary unaudited financial results, the Sultanate’s biggest telecom operator said that

Mobily clarifies violations committed by company's former executive
(Tadawul - 15/10/2017)

As a clarification of the CMA announcement published on its website dated 12/10/2017 concerning the completion of all necessary investigations in these violations by the Public Prosecution, and its filing for a lawsuit which was registered on 22/10/1439

Lawsuit filed against Mobily scandal suspects -Saudi regulator
(Reuters - 12/10/2017)

Saudi Arabia’s market regulator said a lawsuit was filed on Thursday against individuals related to an accounting scandal at telecoms group Mobily. The public prosecution filed the suit in the Committee for the Resolution of Securities Disputes, which

Batelco Awarded for Best Growth Initiative of the Year 2017
(Press Release - 12/10/2017)

Batelco, Bahrain’s leading digital solutions provider has been awarded for The Best Growth Initiative of the Year 2017 – Palo Alto Networks, by Westcon Group, at GITEX 2017. GITEX, the biggest annual ICT event in the MENA region, took place at Dubai’s

du transforms IoT & Cloud services with Ericsson
(Press Release - 12/10/2017)

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and du, a telecommunications operator based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, have partnered to accelerate digitalization in the region by deploying innovative solutions that enable faster introduction of new Internet of Things

du Introduces M-Health Platform – CarePassport - to Empower Patients
(Press Release - 11/10/2017)

In line with its ‘10 Times More’ theme at GITEX Technology Week 2017, du has introduced a revolutionary M-Health platform, CarePassport, which empowers patients to have control over their medical records by allowing them to aggregate, store, share, and

Ooredoo boosts mobile money deposit limit
(Gulf Times - 11/10/2017)

Ooredoo announced yesterday that its Ooredoo Mobile Money service has been updated to standardise deposit limits and allows customers to deposit up to QR10,000 per day. The new deposit limits have been changed for both Ooredoo Mobile Money Full Wallet

Ooredoo expected to drive Q3 corporate earnings
(The Peninsula - 11/10/2017)

As the third quarter (Q3,17) earnings reports set to trickle in, Qatar’s listed companies are poised to deliver a set of strong numbers. A consensus estimate of Q3 earnings of 11 major Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) listed companies covered by the SICO

UAE doesn't need third telecom operator: du CEO
(WAM - 10/10/2017)

The UAE market doesn't need a third telecom operator, according to CEO of du, Osman Sultan. "The UAE market doesn't need a third telecom operator for the time being as competitiveness in the market is promising for greater prosperity in the telecom

Omantel seeks to acquire additional 12pc stake in Zain
(Oman Daily Observer - 10/10/2017)

Majority government owned telco Omantel has announced that it has signed a non-binding letter of intent with Al Khair, a company registered in State of Kuwait, to acquire all of its shares and the shares of its subsidiaries/affiliates in Kuwait-based

SEDD joins hands with Etisalat
(The Gulf Today - 10/10/2017)

The Sharjah Economic Development Department, (SEDD) and the Emirates Telecommunications Corporation, Etisalat, have stressed the importance of developing and enhancing mutual co-operation in all fields. The aim is to enable the two parties to manage and

du Announces it will Launch E-commerce Platform
(Press Release - 09/10/2017)

Today, the UAE telecom operator du, announced during its showcase at GITEX 2017, that it will deliver its first in-house e-commerce platform on du.ae. The platform is developed on SAP Hybris Commerce, and is based on an existing partnership with Atos.

du, Philips Lighting & Vision Valley show Location Based Service
(Press Release - 09/10/2017)

UAE telecommunications provider du, Philips Lighting, world leader in lighting, Vision Valley, leading system integrator and service provider in the region, announced today at GITEX the launch of their new innovative Visible Light Communication service

Omantel offers to acquire further 12% of Zain in $960M deal
(The National - 09/10/2017)

Omantel, the largest mobile operator in the sultanate, seeks to increase its stake in regional telco Zain, worth around $960 million, two months after purchasing a minority share in the Kuwait-based operator. The Muscat-based telco signed a non-binding

Ooredoo business broadband to boost competitiveness
(The Peninsula - 09/10/2017)

Qatar’s national digital transformation, led by connecting businesses to broadband, could add $8bn in GDP by 2020, Ooredoo, one of the region’s leading ICT providers, announced yesterday in re-launching its business broadband. Investment in broadband

Du showcases 4K TV experiences
(Gulfnews - 09/10/2017)

Dubai-based telecom operator du showcased 4K technology on TVs at its stand. When it comes to viewing experiences, duTV currently offers HD (high definition) channels. Du customers can view their content at home or on-demand across multiple screens due

Etisalat sets fastest 5G live trial record
(Trade Arabia - 09/10/2017)

UAE's leading telecom services operator Etisalat has announced its fastest 5G live trial reaching 71Gbps setting a global record in the industry and showcasing exclusive 5G demonstrations this year at Gitex Technology Week. In the lead up to the 5G

Etisalat to invest more than Dh3 billion in network upgrades in 2017
(Arab News - 09/10/2017)

Etisalat plans to invest more than Dh3 billion (SR3.06 billion) this year to modernize and develop its infrastructure and expand mobile and fiber optic networks, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and robotics across the Emirate, the group’s

Ooredoo business broadband to boost competitiveness
(The Peninsula - 08/10/2017)

Qatar’s national digital transformation, led by connecting businesses to broadband, could add $8bn in GDP by 2020, Ooredoo, one of the region’s leading ICT providers, announced yesterday in re-launching its business broadband. Investment in broadband

Etisalat Digital: From connectivity provider to digital player
(Gulfnews - 08/10/2017)

Etisalat Digital, etisalat’s new business unit, will help in the transformation from a connectivity provider to a digital player, Saleh Al Abdouli, CEO of etisalat Group, told Gulf News in an interview on Thursday. “This business unit is an agent of

du Keeps its Office and Shop Environments Healthy
(Press Release - 05/10/2017)

UAE telecommunications provider, du recently received a renewal of its prestigious UL certification program. The certification is a testament to its continuous efforts to ensure the highest standards of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) are maintained throughout