Intraconsult Telecom and Avaya to improve communications in Egypt

Avaya, a leading global business communications company, has announced it is working with Intraconsult Telecom to help organisations in Egypt achieve their digital transformation objectives. The two companies will focus on driving adoption of Avaya’s innovative solutions to key industry verticals in Egypt, enabling them to provide richer communications experiences to their customers and employees. […]

Zain Saudi Arabia and Nokia collaborate to unlock potential of local talent

Nokia and Zain Saudi Arabia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work with the country’s young talent to enable them to innovate and develop applications and services to serve local needs. The collaboration is in line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 which aims to develop the country’s talent to diversify economic capabilities as […]

Sophos Mobile 8 launched in bid to tackle malware

Sophos has unveiled the latest version of its Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) and mobile security solution. The Sophos Mobile 8 lets administrators manage and secure corporate-owned and personal Mac, Windows and mobile endpoints in the cloud-based Sophos Central management platform to deliver a simpler management strategy for businesses of any size. This unified approach to […]

du collaborates with Cisco on IP core network modernisation and expansion

 New agile network will provide a foundation for du’s rapid transformation into a digital ICT service provider and support plans for next-generation applications and services for the 5G era. UAE-based telco ‘du,’ from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), and Cisco have announced a collaboration to build a future-proof network that is designed to support du’s […]

Saudi Telecom Company and Cisco sign MoU to bring the benefits of 5G to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and Cisco have announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and intend to collaborate on the development of 5G communication systems and networks. The joint effort aims to facilitate STC’s transformation into a digital service provider and supports the pivotal role it plays in enabling Saudi Arabia’s 2030 Vision […]

du selects virtualised networks system from Affirmed Networks

Affirmed Networks, a leader in virtualised mobile networks, has announced that UAE-based telecommunications service provider du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has selected Affirmed’s Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) Narrow Band IoT (NB-IoT) mobile core to provide an industry-leading 3GPP core network for IoT use cases. This will enable a wide range of smart city use cases. Affirmed […]

du selects Fortinet to offer cloud managed security services for its enterprise customers

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced that UAE-based telecommunications service provider du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has selected Fortinet Security Fabric solutions as the foundation of its Cloud Unified Threat Management (UTM) managed security services. Designed for Enterprise broadband premium and professional customers, as well as […]

HID Global supports facial recognition with mobile authentication platform

HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, has announced that its HID Approve two-factor mobile authentication and verification platform now supports Apple’s iPhone X Face ID facial recognition system. The company expects facial recognition to play an increasingly important role in its authentication offering, combined with threat and fraud detection. “With the growing […]

BT appoints Eyad Shihabi to lead operations in Middle East and North Africa

BT has announced the appointment of Eyad Shihabi as its vice president for the Middle East and North Africa region. An accomplished technology-sector leader, Shihabi will help BT drive the digital transformation agenda in business and public sectors across the region. Speaking at a media roundtable in Dubai to introduce the new regional manager, Kevin […]

Ciena expert: 5G will be the hottest topic of 2018

Ravi Mali, a director at Ciena, makes his predictions for 2018. If 2017 was exciting for our industry, we expect 2018 will be unlike any other. Service providers continue to face rapid innovation, as the network moves towards automation and becomes intelligent enough to make decisions on its own – a key requirement to handle […]