Huawei puts spotlight on 4.5G and 5G

During last week’s Mobile World Congress Huawei and other players from the mobile industry laid the foundation for wider commercial use of 4.5G & 5G broadband, which they considered the backbone of today’s digital economy.

Onto pastures new

As voice and SMS streams decline, telecom operators are increasingly looking for revenue through OTT and data services. What revenue sources will emerge in the near future, and which ones will be phased out altogether?

GBM, ITA Oman launch ICT training programme

Gulf Business Machines (GBM) has partnered with the Information Technology Authority (ITA) of Oman to launch a programme aimed at increasing interest and offering opportunities for Omani graduates within the ICT sector.

Cyber security market in MEA region to reach $13 billion by 2019

A recent report from Cybersecurity Ventures has forecasted that the cyber security market of the Middle East and African region (MEA) is expected to grow to $13.43 billion by 2019 – covering an expected compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.7 per cent in the next five years.

Etisalat introduces new postpaid plans

Etisalat announced today that it will offer its mobile customers the opportunity to book their upcoming travel for free upon subscription to its New Postpaid plans.

IoT: Invasive or invaluable?

The Internet of Things is forecast to be a pivotal and pervasive tech trend in the coming years. The power to connect almost any physical object to the Internet could bring huge benefits for the enterprise, but what are its pitfalls? How can Middle Eastern organisations overcome security and privacy concerns to realise the benefits of the IoT?


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