Etisalat has announced the launch of the first commercial 5G wireless network in the UAE becoming the first telecom operator in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to achieve this technological milestone and set a industry benchmark.
Virgin Mobile Middle East closes $30M pre-IPO sukuk
Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa has announced that it successfully closed a $30 million pre-IPO Exchangeable Sukuk.
UAE telco optimises blockchain to deliver more value to customers
Etisalat Digital, during its participation at the recently held Future Blockchain Summit, highlighted how the telco is using blockchain-enabled services to deliver value to customers in various industries and Etisalat’s own internal use cases around the technology.
Vodafone Qatar rolls out 1Gbps fibre network in new areas
Vodafone Qatar has recently announced that it will be supplying New Salata and the Industrial Area with full-fibre network to handle speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second (1Gbps).
Etisalat accelerates connectivity services at Expo 2020
Etisalat has announced the achievement of a milestone at Expo 2020 Dubai with the completion of the first phase of construction of two state-of-the-art Points of Presence (PoPs) that will play a critical role as the main interconnection point for the provision of services to the entire Expo 2020 site as well as serve as a communications gateway to the world at the global event.
UAE TRA in talks to lift Skype ban
The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) is in talks with Microsoft and Apple regarding potentially allowing VoIP services Skype and FaceTime in the UAE, according to a report by Al-Ittihad newspaper.
T-Mobile nears $24 billion Sprint deal
T-Mobile US and its German owners are advancing toward a long-awaited telecommunications deal that would value merger partner Sprint at …
Analytics to power telcos of the future: SAS
Telco business is becoming supersaturated. Since variety of offers is on the rise, customers become increasingly demanding. About two-thirds of …
Middle East telcos among region’s most valuable brands
UAE-based telco Etisalat has recently been named as the region’s most valuable brand in Brand Finance’s list of the Middle East’s top 50 brands for 2018.
STC accelerates Saudi Vision 2030 with blockchain deal
The new partnership is line with the telco’s efforts to boost the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, this collaboration will open new technology avenues by bringing Blockchain technology to empower various industry verticals across Saudi Arabia.
UAE’s Etisalat, global telcos form cybersecurity alliance
Etisalat have signed the agreement with Singtel, SoftBank and Telefónica have signed an agreement to offer enterprises a comprehensive portfolio of cybersecurity services.
“Today marks our turning point,” Tech Mahindra president says
Today marks a “leapfrog” moment for Tech Mahindra’s telecoms business in the Middle East, according to the global president of …
Digital transformation in telecom sector on spotlight in Dubai
SAMENA Telecommunications Council and Tech Mahindra will jointly hold the Beyond Connectivity (BYC 2018) – Tech Mahindra Annual Communications, Media and Entertainment (CME) Summit 2018, themed “In The Future”.
Bahrain mulls single broadband network roll out
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of Bahrain held a series of briefings with telecom operators this month to discuss the new economic regulatory framework, a key step towards achieving single network in the kingdom.