The country’s Minister of Telecommunications and IT, Amer Al-Sawahah made the announcement on Twitter.
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Etisalat targets millennials with latest SIM offering ‘Swyp’
To be eligible for the service the customer must be aged 15-29 years old at the time of subscribing for the service and must be able to present a valid Emirates ID Card.
Facebook seeks China opportunity with secretly launched app
The photo-sharing app, called Colorful Balloons, was released in May to reportedly help Facebook enter a market that it’s been blocked since 2009.
WhatsApp hits 1 billion daily users
The Facebook-owned app revealed that 55 billion messages are sent via the platform every day, alongside 4.5 billion photos and 1 billion videos.
Emirates ranked UAE’s ‘healthiest brand’ ahead of global tech giants
The home-grown airline placed ahead of WhatsApp, which came second, and Google, which came third. Tech favourites Facebook (5), YouTube (6), Apple (7), Apple iPhone (8) and Samsung (9) all ranked in the top 10.
UAE blocks Skype voice and video services again
Microsoft-owned internet calling service Skype has reportedly been blocked again in the UAE amid confusion regarding the status of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communications in the country.
Your Voice: The rise of e-commerce
The second outing of the Your Voice series gathered e-commerce and retail specialists to look into the rapidly expanding and promising e-commerce industry in the region.
Bricks and clicks: The rise of e-commerce
Reseller Middle East recently hosted Your Voice with Tahawul Tech’s second edition. Held at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers, the second outing of the series gathered e-commerce and retail specialists to look into the rapidly expanding and promising e-commerce industry in the region.
EU fines Facebook for ‘misleading’ data on WhatsApp deal
Facebook has received a $122 million fine from the European Union antitrust regulators for reportedly giving misleading information during a vetting of its deal to acquire messaging service WhatsApp in 2014.
Facebook’s WhatsApp plans digital payment service for India
Facebook is planning a digital payments service for WhatsApp in India, its first such offering globally.