Intelligent Mobile Technology

SAP enables Middle East’s smart cities with connected vehicles, IoT and Tesco launches

At Mobile World Congress, SAP redefines intelligent and connected driving experience with MasterCard, HERE and Postmates Partnerships.  SAP will enable the Middle East’s Smart Cities and smart future of connected vehicles, Internet of Things IoT), cloud, and telecommunications, thanks to innovative digital marketplaces, partnerships, and solutions announced at Mobile World Congress 2018. “The Middle East […]

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 […]

Abu Dhabi hotel deploys Aruba’s wireless technology to improve guest experience

Efficient Wi-Fi is more important than ever before to guests staying in hotels. That’s why one Abu Dhabi hotel called upon the expertise of Aruba – with the result of an effective high-density, wireless network and increased guest satisfaction.   Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, which is part of the Shangri-la Group, has deployed […]

The Winter Olympics just launched 5G. What should ME venues do?

With the Winter Olympics in full swing Manish Bhardwaj, Senior Marketing Manager, Middle East, Africa and Turkey at Aruba (a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company), looks at the potential of 5G in the Middle East. The use of the world’s first 5G network at the 2018 Winter Olympics is generating excitement among those in the industry […]

Ripple and SAMA offer pilot programme for Saudi Banks

Ripple has signed an agreement with the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) to support banks in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to explore Ripple’s cross-border payments technology. Together, SAMA and Ripple have created a pilot programme to provide support to KSA banks to use xCurrent, Ripple’s enterprise software solution that enables banks to instantly […]

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 […]

Modernising Egyptian broadcaster utilises Microsoft Azure

When one of the oldest broadcasters in Egypt feared it was being left behind because of the change in viewing habits caused by the rise of mobile devices, its management sought to find a way to get up to speed with the digital revolution. The Egyptian Radio and Television Union was determined to use the […]