According to recent data from the UAE Telecommunications Regulations Authority (TRA), the mobile phone usage in the country has increased to 228.3 phones per 100 people in 2017.
STC to launch $500m venture capital fund for tech start-ups
Saudi Arabia’s telecoms giant STC has announced that it will set up a $500 million venture capital fund to invest …
TRA inks MoU with Etisalat and du
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, TRA, has signed new strategic partnerships with Etisalat and du telecommunications at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
Subscriber & AI data to boost GCC operator revenues
Traditional revenue streams for communication service providers (CSPs) are on a decline, while stagnant regulations threaten market nimbleness.
OTT video service firm Viu hits 6 million users
Viu, a leading pan-regional OTT video service by PCCW Media, has hit 6 million monthly active users (MAU) across its markets in March this year.
Etisalat Group bids for Oman mobile license
Etisalat Group today announced it has submitted a bid for the mobile license in the Sultanate of Oman.
Ericsson: $6.5 billion 5G opportunities for UAE ICT
An Ericsson report has claimed that that ICT players in the UAE ”who leverage 5G to digitalise industries” can capture …
Etisalat trials 5G with outdoor mobility
Ericsson and Etisalat successfully conducted a 5G trial with outdoor mobility today at Etisalat’s Head Office in Abu Dhabi, UAE. …
Etisalat rewards partners
Etisalat recently awarded its best performing indirect sales channel partners across UAE at an annual award ceremony held at Ritz …
Huawei to help enable ME telcos’ success in video business
Huawei highlighted plans to help Middle East telco operators to achieve optimal integration of 5G, video, and home broadband, and meeting differential requirements for network performance.
Alan Gow joins Virgin Mobile MEA as Group CEO
Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa (VMMEA) has appointed Alan Gow as the Group CEO, to strengthen the existing management …
Etisalat launches ‘Business in a Box’ for SMBs
Etisalat has announced the launch of its “unique all-in-one ‘Business in a Box’” solution, which is aimed at enabling SMBs focus on their core business by helping them innovate, diversify, cut costs and create tools that are right for the business.
Etisalat slashes GCC roaming tariffs
Etisalat has further reduced its roaming rates for voice calls, SMS and data. Starting from 1 April 2017, Etisalat’s prepaid …
Africa’s smartphone market shows signs of a slowdown
The continent’s smartphone market totalled 95.37 million units in 2016. While this is up 3.4 percent year on year, it represents a considerable deceleration from the double-digit growth rates seen in the previous two years.