EastNets has announced its partnership with Kuwait’s Boubyan Bank to roll out SWIFT’s global payments innovation (gpi) service for its customers across the country.
Football fans heading to Russia for the World Cup 2018 have been warned to be on their guard when connecting to local Wi-Fi networks, researchers at Kaspersky Lab warned.
A plenary session of the Egyptian parliament, chaired by Speaker Ali Abdel Aal, has reportedly approved the cybercrimes law.
Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco), has announced the appointment of a new Chairman, Shaikh Abdulla bin Khalifa Al Khalifa.
Kuwait telco Zain has launched the first integrated 5G technology on its network, which will provide high-speed communications with high efficiency.
The Public Authority for Industry (PAI) has granted a local private company the initial approval to produce robot planes.
Dubai’s General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) has recently announced that 18 new smart gates are now fully operational at Terminal 2, which will complete the immigration process within seven to 10 seconds.
Sheikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (Mumtalakat), the sovereign wealth fund of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has recently announced the successful migration of the company’s IT infrastructure to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud and the closure of its onsite and offsite data centres.
Huawei has hosted a series of workshops gathering a lineup of industry leaders and experts in Bahrain. Held under the theme, “Empowered by Innovation, 5G is now,” the workshops were organised in partnership with local carriers and regulator.
Estonia’s Taxify has reportedly raised $175 million in funding from a group led by German automaker Daimler, which will enable the firm to step up its fight against global rival Uber across Europe and Africa, Reuters reported.
Saudi Crown Prince Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Chairman of the Council for Economic Affairs and Development Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz has recently chaired a meeting of the Council of Economic Affairs and Development focused on plans to enhance the traffic systems and integrating technology to boost government resources.
Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Passports has introduced eye-scan and facial recognition technology to keep track of visitors and residents.
Dell EMC has recently hosted its Digital Transformation Conference 2018 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beirut, Lebanon.
Al Khobar, a city in Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich Eastern Province, became the first city in the Middle East and North Africa to test 5G wireless connectivity after it launched a pilot project last week, according to a recent statement released by the Kingdom’s Ministry of Culture and Information.