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Omantel and Ericsson showcase 5G experience

Omantel and Ericsson have successfully conducted a live 5G showcase that displayed 5G capabilities in a real-world environment – including tests on speed, mobility and latency. The 5G showcase, which used advanced 5G features such as beam forming and beam tracking, gave a peek into the future of Omantel’s network and how the operator will […]


Batelco launches VoWiFi Service for the first time in Bahrain

Batelco, Bahrain’s leading digital solutions provider, has announced the launch of Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) across the Kingdom, the first service of its kind to enrich its voice experience for customers. In the latest evolution of its network advancement to support voice services, Batelco is delivering the technology to provide customers with the very best […]


Topaz Marine integrates its ships and onshore operations with Orange solution

The maritime industry is quietly undergoing its own digital transformation. Digitisation is an important investment for any modern fleet, benefiting customer, company and crew. With systems such as the Maritime Connect Solution from Orange Business Services now available the dream of a ship becoming a fully connected ‘office at sea’ can finally become a reality […]


Equinix executive stresses the importance of digital infrastructure

Digital infrastructure needs to be considered a basic business requirement for UAE companies, according to an Equinix executive. Brian Lillie, Chief Product Officer, Equinix, said during a visit to Dubai for a knowledge sharing session with telco du, that the rapid development of smart technology in the UAE has redefined the way companies do business. […]


Gitex 2017 – Blackwire, working with transportation and telecoms organisations

Theodore Polly, Business Development Director, Blackwire, explains that Blackwire are working closely with transportation and telecoms organisations.


Zain Iraq partners with Nokia International to develop Holy Karbala network

Zain Iraq has partnered with Nokia International to develop the Holy Karbala network bringing the latest technology solutions to the region. The partnership answers the needs of city subscribers and visitors to provide a world-class mobile service in Iraq. In line with its strategy of understanding of consumer needs, Zain Iraq has announced an agreement […]


Orange Business Services appoints country manager for Saudi Arabia

Mohammad Turki Al-Otaibi to lead business expansion ambitions Orange Business Services focuses on major infrastructure projects and smart cities opportunities in the Kingdom Orange Business Services has appointed Mohammad Turki Al-Otaibi as country manager, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He takes over the management role from Laurent Marini who has moved to another position in the […]


Gartner survey: The world has not gone completely mobile

End-user survey reveals even split of usage between PCs and smartphones Worldwide shipments of PCs, tablets and smartphones are predicted to exceed 2.35 billion units in 2018, an increase of 2% from 2017, according to Gartner. This would be the highest year-over-year growth since 2015. Gartner says the misconception persists that the world has gone […]


Bahrain based Batelco selects Ciena to build the new Batelco Gulf Network

Batelco Gulf Network cable system to connect all GCC countries and beyond Batelco, Bahrain Telecommunications Company, the leading digital services provider in the Kingdom of Bahrain, has selected Ciena’s Converged Packet Optical Platform as the foundation for the new Batelco Gulf Network (BGN). The BGN runs over a state-of-the-art Optical Transfer Network (OTN) to meet […]


du’s Osman Sultan and Faisal Al Bannai, DarkMatter discuss regional cybersecurity

During Gitex 2017, Osman Sultan, CEO of du and Faisal Al Bannai, Founder and CEO of DarkMatter, addressed a round table about the state of cyber security in the region and the initiatives taken by du and DarkMatter to broad base the awareness of cybersecurity in the country. Previously in May this year, DarkMatter, a […]


Mobily expands cloud computing footprint with Virtustream and Dell EMC

Gitex exhibitor Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), a leading mobile and data service provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia along with Virtustream, the enterprise-class cloud company and a Dell Technologies business, and Dell EMC, have today announced a new strategic agreement to support the development of Saudi Arabia’s cloud computing market. As part of the new […]


Condo Protego warning of security challenges at GITEX

Representatives of Condo Protego are available to discuss cybersecurity at GITEX. Some cybersecurity experts have described Malware attacks as an ‘arms race’ because hackers have developed increasingly complex approaches and security vendors have countered with stronger technology defences. “WannaCry and Petya malware attacks are not isolated incidents – every Middle East CIO needs to be […]


Huawei addresses digital transformation at GITEX

ICT provider Huawei hosts key government and business leaders to encourage conversations on tech exploration and the implications of the digital transformation on Middle East economies. Global ICT solution provider Huawei is hosting its second annual Innovation Day, with the theme ‘Exploration, Lights the Way Forward’. Scheduled to take place on the first day of […]


A10 Networks expert: How telcos can grab the keys to success

Mohammed Al-Moneer, Regional Director, MENA at A10 Networks who will exhibit at GITEX 2017, tells Intelligent CIO how telcos in the Middle East can achieve faster time-to-market and gain an advantage through competitive pricing You want to get to market faster. All service providers in the Middle East do. It’s one area where you can […]


New survey finds Insider Threats and Ransomware are most feared

Majority of organisations lack proper data exfiltration prevention and DNS security measures Infoblox Inc., the network control company that provides Actionable Network Intelligence, has released results of a new study that identifies the top threats, risks and fears related to securing data assets and keeping networks secure. The survey, conducted by SANS and co-sponsored by […]


Dubai summit InfoComm to focus on future of networked communications

The theme of InfoComm MEA 2017 will be ‘The Future of Networked Communications.’ The event, held in Dubai, will showcase the latest audiovisual solutions and knowledge across audio, digital signage and immersive technologies such as augmented reality and virtual reality. InfoComm has expanded its partnerships to drive audiovisual innovation, with the International Live Events Association […]


Ciena expert: Autonomous networks of the future are set to be ‘self driving’

Easier to run and more responsive to customer needs the network of the future is coming, Ravi Mali, of Ciena, tells us. Communications service providers (CSPs) share a near universal goal: to drive down network costs and increase profitability. This goal boils down to three basic elements: reducing capital and operating expenditures, while improving the […]


HTC launches e-commerce platform for technology consumers in Saudi Arabia

HTC has launched a new e-commerce store dedicated to bringing leading innovations in smart mobile devices to consumers across Saudi Arabia. Through the new store visitors will be able to browse and buy the entire range of HTC smartphones and accessories. The e-commerce portal will also be a platform to improve product and service experiences […]


Saudi Telecom Co increases net income as country makes digital transformation

Saudi Telecom Co’s net income for the second quarter of 2017 increased by 7.9% to reach SR 2.4 billion. For the first quarter of 2017 net income reached SR 4.9 billion, an increase of 6.6% compared to the same period last year. Dr. Khaled H. Biyari, STC Group CEO, said: “The whole region is moving […]


How enterprises should best approach privileged access password management

John Hathaway, Regional Sales Director, Middle East, BeyondTrust, tells us about the best ways to deal with Privileged Access Management Privileged password management, sometimes called enterprise password management, refers to the practice and technique of securely controlling credentials for privileged accounts, services, systems, applications and more. But unfortunately, with so much power inherent in privileged […]