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STC and Nokia announce region-first LTE air-to-ground trial network

At GITEX Technology Week 2018, Nokia and STC Business signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the launch of the air-to-ground pilot network in Saudi Arabia. The two companies have already conducted a successful trial of Nokia’s LTE-based air-to-ground solution in a flight from Riyadh to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. This trial network […]


Avaya demonstrates UC diversity at GITEX Technology Week 2018

Avaya Holdings Corp. is demonstrating the diverse capabilities of its Avaya Vantage device to connect people in new ways at GITEX Technology Week. One application being shown is the ability for simultaneous live voice translation which can be used to empower the Expo’s 25 million international visitors, speaking more than 1,000 languages, to easily and […]


Using Digital Transformation to boost enterprise productivity with Nokia

With Digital Transformation full of promise for enterprises, Henrique Vale, Head of Nokia Software for MEA at Nokia, tells us how businesses can best use the process to make themselves more competitive. In what ways can Digital Transformation make enterprises more competitive? In the digital world, everything must be immediate, intelligent and intuitive. But advances […]


Zain launches zBot – the new face of smart customer service

Zain is the first telecom company to offer an interactive agent solution in Kuwait.   Zain, a leading telecommunications company in Kuwait, has announced the launch of zBot, an all-new interactive digital channel for smart customer service, making it the first telecom company to launch this innovative solution in Kuwait. The new channel utilises the […]


TRA and Cisco Work Together for the UAE’s digital future

Cisco has announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of the United Arab Emirates (TRA) to accelerate digital adoption and boost co-operation for the UAE’s digital future. The MoU is a key addition to Cisco’s Country Digital Acceleration (CDA)  programme in the UAE, which aims at building and […]


Cisco expert on building and securing the 5G networks of tomorrow

While 5G brings the promise of new revenue opportunities for service providers, new infrastructure and use cases will open up new risks. Ensuring the security of the SP network infrastructure, the business and its customers will require a holistic approach says Ali Amer, Managing Director, Global Service Provider Sales, Cisco Middle East and Africa. Every new generation […]


Zain Kuwait becomes partner of MOI traffic awareness campaign

Zain, the leading telecommunications company in Kuwait, has announced it is to partner with the country’s Ministry of Interior to support its latest traffic awareness campaign. This extends throughout the new school year and is organised by MOI’s General Department of Public Relations and Media Security. Zain participated in the opening ceremony of the campaign’s […]


Vodafone Qatar draws on international expertise to deploy 5G

Building on an established track-record of innovation, Vodafone Qatar is leveraging the expertise of its international peers to deploy 5G capabilities in the country. International Vodafone offices across the globe are currently working to completely revolutionise the way people work and live by transforming the Internet. From conducting trials to overseeing research groups, the converged […]


Mobily and Ericsson demonstrate 5G in Saudi Arabia

Saudi telecom operators Mobily and Ericsson have held a 5G demo at the Mall of Arabia in Jeddah,  showcasing the capabilities of the next-generation mobile technology. Ericsson supplied Mobily with a standalone end-to-end 5G system, including a prototype 3.5GHz radio, baseband and prototype UE device for the 5G demo, which showcased 5G throughput, targeting speeds […]


Two million Saudi pilgrims offered two million gigabytes of Internet access

Saudi Arabia’s Hadiyah Association has provided a total of two million gigabytes for two million pilgrims during this year’s Hajj season, the Islamic major pilgrimage. The Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the Communications and Information Technology Commission worked in partnership with mobile operators Saudi Telecom, Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), Mobile Telecommunication Company Saudi […]