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Linksys commits support to Intel’s IoT Lab

Linksys, a provider of networking solutions for the home and SMBs, has committed its complete support to Intel’s IoT lab, which has been built in partnership with Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) in Dubai. As part of a CSR project, Linksys is a networking partner offering its innovative SMB portfolio of products in the development of the […]


Kaspersky ramps up investment in the Kingdom

Kaspersky Lab has announced it is expanding its presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to bring its technologies closer to customers and partners in the country. Together with local partner Miatech, the company has established a dedicated team of specialists at the office in Riyadh. The announcement comes as Saudi Arabia continues to witness a […]


UAE denies giving 100% foreign ownership to Apple

The UAE Ministry of Economy has denied giving 100 per cent foreign ownership to Apple for opening its stores in the UAE. Bloomberg News agency, quoting two people with knowledge of the matter, said Apple is likely to be exempted from foreign ownership laws in the UAE. The agency said the privilege was a condition […]


TP-LINK appoints new UAE Channel Manager

TP-LINK Technologies, a global provider of SOHO and SMB networking products and wireless solutions, has announced the appointment of Shabih Ul Hassnain as the new Channel Manager for UAE. In this new role, Hassnain will drive and manage TP-LINK’s entire UAE channel business and support the retail and wholesale markets. According to the company which […]


UAE must maximise potential of ICTs, says Cisco

With the UAE advancing in the World Economic Forum’s Network Readiness Index in the Global Information Technology Report 2015 (GITR), the country must take full advantage of the potential offered by information and communications technologies (ICTs) to drive social and economic transformation. Out of 143 countries, the UAE ranked 23rd, moving up one place and […]


IDC launches ‘IT Executive Programs’ for KSA CIO Summit

International Data Corporation (IDC) has formally announced the latest installment of its cutting-edge IDC Saudi Arabia CIO Summit, confirming that the event will take place on September 8–9 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Riyadh. This year’s edition will run under the theme ‘Where IT Meets Business’ and will drive home the importance of closely aligning […]


emt presents MarketMagnitude seminar for channel partners

emt Distribution, the IT security products distributor, has announced to host a MarketMagnitude technical seminar for channel partners to be held on the 17th August 2015. The seminar will take place 5.00 PM onwards at Hotel H, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE. The MarketMagnitude seminar is part of the company’s award winning partner program, ‘emt Magnitude […]


du trials Network Function Virtualization (NFV) in the UAE

du has announced that it has successfully completed customer premises equipment virtualisations trials in the UAE. When commercially rolled-out in future, CPE virtualisation is expected to provide an enhanced service whilst optimising OPEX and CAPEX costs for residential and enterprise customer in addition will equip du to offer these services within a much shorter time […]


Ooredoo leverages Infoblox DHCP Solution

Ooredoo has enhanced the stability and availability of the voice services being delivered to its fixed line customers in Qatar with an overhaul of its Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) infrastructure via an Infoblox solution. This is the first phase in the upgrade of the company’s Ooredoo Fibre service, and will be expanded next to […]


UAE MOH signs Etisalat as managed network services partner

Etisalat announced its partnership with the UAE’s Ministry of Health (MOH) to provide end-to-end Managed network service, which includes 36 clinics (main/backup) links with SLA. Powerful networks that can seamlessly connect hospitals, doctors and healthcare staff and enable better communications and access to information in a secure environment is critical in today’s healthcare. Therefore, healthcare […]


Muscat International Airport lays new network

In anticipation of its ambitious plans to quadruple its passenger capacity through systematic expansion, Muscat International Airport (MCT) has utilised a fibre-optic backbone network, based on R&M’s solutions, to ensure reliable, high-performance connectivity between its various facilities buildings and the telco networks of the country’s leading operators, Omantel and Ooredoo. The airport’s new network infrastructure […]


Strong growth for GCC’s mobile devices

The GCC’s mobile connected devices market expanded 16.7% year on year in Q1 2015 and saw record shipments of over 8.7 million units, according to the latest insights announced by global consulting services firm International Data Corporation (IDC). Comprising shipments of smartphones, tablets, and portable PCs to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and […]