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Batelco Group AGM Approves BD41.6M Cash Dividend
(Press Release - 29/03/2018)

Batelco Group, the international Telecommunications Group with operations across 14 countries, today held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the twelve-months ended 31 December 2017 (“the year”) and additionally an Extra-Ordinary-General Meeting (EGM)

Viva Bahrain launches mobile wallet
(Trade Arabia - 28/03/2018)

Viva Bahrain has launched Viva Cash, a groundbreaking new application offering consumers the very latest secure and convenient digital mobile wallet for everyday payments.<br/><br/> The announcement, led by Viva Bahrain’s CEO Ulaiyan Al Wetaid was made

Mobily is a strategic partner for national awareness campaign
(Saudi Gazette - 26/03/2018)

PRINCE Abdullah Bin Bandar, acting Emir of Makkah Province, and Eng. Maziad Alharbi, chief technology officer of Mobily, signed a strategic partnership agreement at the headquarters of the governorate of Jeddah to sponsor the national media campaign

Vodafone Qatar showcases leading technology at ‘Innovation Day 2018’
(Gulf Times - 25/03/2018)

Large numbers of leading businesses and public sector organisations attended Vodafone Qatar’s ‘Innovation Day 2018’, marking one of the country’s key showcases of leading technology. <br/><br/> Now in its second year, the prestigious event invites

Omantel board approves 70% cash dividend
(Times of Oman - 25/03/2018)

The Extraordinary General Meeting of Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel), was held at the company’s headquarters on Thursday.<br/><br/> It was presided by the vice-chairman of Omantel Saud bin Ahmed Al Nahari, who approved granting of guarantees

Zain Group supports Kuwait Investment Forum 2018
(Arab Times - 23/03/2018)

Zain, the leading telecommunications network in Kuwait supported the Kuwait Investment Forum 2018 (KIF 2018), that was held under the patronage and in the presence of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah at Bayan Palace and Jaber

Etisalat clears full-year 2017 dividends of 80 fils per share
(The Gulf Today - 22/03/2018)

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 2017 dividends of 80 fils per share. The AGM also approved the board proposed Buy-back program of

Mobily is racing to a smarter future in partnership with Ericsson
(Saudi Gazette - 21/03/2018)

ETIHAD Etisalat ‘Mobily’ in cooperation with Ericsson are preparing an IoT world program to be the first of its kind in the Kingdom that aims to create an interactive platform between university students and staff in order to develop IoT locally and

Omantel Wal Awael’ strengthens intergenerational communication
(Oman Daily Observer - 21/03/2018)

Omantel has successfully completed its fourth edition of the “Omantel Wal Awael” programme by training 30 elderly people on the use of modern technology. The initiative, which has been found as a result of Omantel’s firm belief in the importance of

Vodafone Qatar to boost infrastructure investments
(The Peninsula - 20/03/2018)

Shareholders of Vodafone Qatar yesterday approved all items on the agenda of the company’s Ordinary and Extraordinary General Assembly Meeting, including the Board of Directors’ proposal to make huge investments in boosting the telecom company’s

Viva Bahrain unveils new connectivity technology
(Trade Arabia - 18/03/2018)

Viva Bahrain, a top telecom provider, has announced the launch of Viva Skyfi, the latest technology introduced in Bahrain, offering high speed data and connectivity services for enterprises.<br/><br/> The new technology offers wide area coverage across

Batelco launches Samsung Galaxy S9 phones
(Trade Arabia - 18/03/2018)

Batelco, a leading digital solutions provider in Bahrain, has announced the launch of the all new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ on its website and through selected Batelco Retail Shops throughout the kingdom.<br/><br/> The latest addition to Samsung’s Galaxy

Ooredoo underpins role of cloud tech in self-sufficiency, diversification drive of Qatar
(Gulf Times - 15/03/2018)

Best practices in digital transformation will play a significant role in Qatar’s drive towards self-sufficiency and diversified economic growth, according to a senior official at Ooredoo. <br/><br/> ‘SAP NOW,’ a forum hosted by enterprise application

VIVA Bahrain wins ‘Pioneer Marketers Award’ for Best Comedy Advert
(Biz Bahrain - 15/03/2018)

VIVA Bahrain has won the region’s prestigious ‘Pioneer Marketers Award’ for Best Comedy Advert, at the concluding awards ceremony of the fifth Saudi Marketing Conference held in Riyadh.<br/><br/> The award-winning campaign – creatively led by Memac

Zain Life, new portfolio of innovation and digital solutions
(Arab Times - 15/03/2018)

Zain, the leading telecommunications company in Kuwait, announced the launch of Zain Life, a new brand that offers customers a portfolio of innovative and flexible digital services and solutions in the areas of smart homes, digital entertainment, and

Omantel collaborates with EY to provide cybersecurity services
(Oman Daily Observer - 13/03/2018)

Omantel has teamed up with EY, a leading global professional services organisation, to provide advanced Cybersecurity as a Service (CaaS) originating from Oman to the region. The agreement was signed on the sidelines of Mobile World Congress (MWC) in

Zain signs MoU with Huawei Technologies–Group vows to focus on digital transformation,
(Arab Times - 08/03/2018)

Zain, a leading telecommunications provider in the Middle East and Africa, vowed to further expand focus on digital transformation and talent development, through signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Huawei Technologies. The signing took

Etisalat plans $2b buyback, shares climb
(Gulf News - 07/03/2018)

Etisalat, the biggest telecommunications company in the UAE, is seeking to buy back stock valued at as much as $2 billion. The shares climbed. The board of Emirates Telecommunications Group, also known as Etisalat, recommended purchasing up to five per

Omantel, Tuatara launch ‘TASIL’ Big Data platform
(Oman Daily Observer - 07/03/2018)

In another first, Omantel has announced the introduction of a highly capable IBM-powered Big Data platform in Oman, placing unprecedented real-time analytics in the hands of clients to better serve their respective customers by anticipating their needs

STC selects Ericsson for expansion of 4G network
(Trade Arabia - 07/03/2018)

Ericsson has been chosen by Saudi Telecom Company (STC) Group for a major nationwide expansion of its 4G network in Saudi Arabia, including the deployment of LTE Advanced and Narrow Band-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) in radio access network.<br/><br/> The

Ooredoo board approves 35% cash dividend
(Times of Oman - 06/03/2018)

A cash dividend of 35 per cent of the nominal share value (QR3.5 per share) was approved by the shareholders of Ooredoo at the annual general meeting (AGM) which took place on Monday.<br/><br/> The shareholders also discussed and approved the company’s

Ooredoo poised for next stage of growth
(The Peninsula - 05/03/2018)

Sheikh Abdulla bin Mohammed Al Thani, Chairman of Ooredoo Group, has stated that the group has delivered positive results across its markets in 2017. Addressing Ooredoo’s Annual General Meeting here yesterday, Sheikh Abdullah said Ooredoo has built

du collaborates with Cisco on IP core network mode
(Saudi Gazette - 04/03/2018)

UAE-based telco ‘du,’ from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), and Cisco announced a collaboration to build a future-proof network that is designed to support du’s rapid transformation into a digital service provider. The announcement

Mobily, Nokia in deal to launch strategic 5G tests
(Trade Arabia - 04/03/2018)

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), a leading telecom services operator in Saudi Arabia, has signed an agreement with Nokia Company to launch 5G tests for the first time in the kingdom.<br/><br/> The duo is collaborating in a strategic vision to develop 5G towards

Omantel, Huawei ink pact for smart city solutions for Al Mouj Muscat
(Oman Daily Observer - 03/03/2018)

Omantel has signed an agreement with Huawei, the leading multinational ICT and telecommunications equipment and services company, to provide ‘smart city’ solutions to Al Mouj Muscat, the first Integrated Tourism Complex (ITC) in the Sultanate. The