Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications could open up a new world of technological opportunity, both for consumers and for businesses. So why, despite the big buzz, hasn’t M2M taken off, and what interest should the Middle East take?
MVNO can do
With Saudia Arabia’s telecoms regulator, the CITC, set to award the country’s first three mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) licences in the coming quarter, Ben Rossi examines why — contrary to other regions — they are yet to play a major part in the Middle East’s telecoms industry.
The Middle East is a strong growth market with a knack to leap-frogging technology and delivering impressive implementations. CIOs have been deploying solutions and applications which are keeping the region relevant, and though most global brands have a presence here, the landscape owes much to locality.
There’s an expanding need for data over voice, and network traffic is feeling the strain. Optimising your network is a …
Whose job is it, anyway?
A growing number of Middle East CIOs are hiring specialised service providers to manage their organisation’s infrastructure. Is this the …