UAE ranked as a global leader in fibre optic networks

The UAE has the highest Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) penetration globally, with a coverage of 94.3%. A significant amount of this coverage is provided by Etisalat and as part of its commitment the service provider is continuously enhancing this network connectivity. Etisalat is working closely with R&M currently to upgrade and extend its FTTH network with the […]

BICS and Fastweb partner to boost international cabling to Middle East

BICS, a leading international communications enabler, and Fastweb, a major Italian telecommunications operator, have announced a strategic partnership to offer a combined connectivity solution which will bridge Europe via Sicily, to the Middle East, Asia and Africa. The partnership enhances Fastweb’s access to major submarine cable systems in Sicily and enables both companies to fully […]

SAS expert says analytics can enable superior customer experience for telcos

In a smartphone driven world, telcos need to develop new business strategies and solutions that answer customer demand and support tech innovation. Alaa Youssef, Managing Director at SAS Middle East, says analytics are one of the key enablers for the future of the industry. The telco business is becoming supersaturated. Since the variety of offers […]

Nokia lands Ooredoo Qatar network expansion deal

Nokia has announced a three-year deal with Ooredoo Qatar to expand its mobile network across the whole country. The deal builds on an existing relationship through which Nokia has provided LTE-A carrier aggregation technology for the Qatar capital, Doha, claiming that has delivered a maximum of 375 Mbps mobile broadband download speeds. The expansion deal […]

Batelco chairman receives the American ambassador

The Chairman of Bahrain telecommunication Company (Batelco), Shaikh Mohamed Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, has received His Excellency Justin Siberell, the USA Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain. During his visit, the ambassador was briefed on the history of Batelco, the services it provides in the world of telecommunication and technology and the company’s future expansion […]

Thuraya unveils the world’s smartest satellite phone

Thuraya Telecommunications Company has unveiled the world’s first satellite smartphone during its partner conference in Dubai. The Thuraya X5-Touch runs on the Android Operating System and has a 5.2″ full HD touchscreen. It targets users who frequently move in and out of terrestrial coverage across a range of market sectors including government missions, energy projects, […]

Orange Business Services regional HQ in Dubai Silicon Oasis officially opened

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), has officially inaugurated Orange Business Services’ new Middle East innovation hub and regional business headquarters at the Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO). The official opening ceremony was attended by: Dr Mohammed Alzarooni, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Silicon […]

A10 Networks helps service providers secure mobile deployments

A10 Networks builds on its carrier-grade Gi/SGi firewall line-up to add broad-spectrum support for 3GPP standard protocols and application intelligence. A10 Networks, a Reliable Security Always company, has announced the enhancement of its Thunder Convergent Firewall (CFW) Gi/SGi firewall solution to help service providers support demands of existing mobile networks and the emergence of 5G […]

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 […]