Arabian Industry - Comms Guide to Middle East industry news and tenders. Includes Construction, Hospitality, Aviation, Technology, Oil, Gas, Travel, Supply Chain, Utilities, Comms, and Petrochemicals information as well as live market data. Gulf business events, information, photos and data for Saudi, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and more. Wed, 24 Apr 2019 04:12:08 +0400 Arabian Industry - Comms 144 16 en ITP Digital Ltd. 2019 (webmaster) Wed, 24 Apr 2019 04:12:08 +0400 20 Dubai's du ups UAE startup support Continuing partnership with TiE Dubai. News | Comms Sat, 20 Apr 2019 12:17:01 +0400 VIDEO: Oppo unveils ‘Reno 10x Zoom Edition’ and ‘Reno Edition’ Oppo has officially launched its newest smartphone series, Reno, in the Middle East News | Comms Wed, 17 Apr 2019 03:00:00 +0400 UAE's Etisalat investing $1 billion in digital transformation this year Telco's chief technology officer says 'pioneering efforts' in 5G will pave way for future of connectivity. News | Comms Mon, 15 Apr 2019 12:56:02 +0400 Virgin Mobile gets into UAE eSIM game Customers can switch from physical SIM to eSIM from comfort of their home or office. News | Comms Sun, 14 Apr 2019 12:17:34 +0400 China's Oppo using Dubai as international launchpad for new Reno smartphones Dubai is first market outside China for the new product range. News | Comms Sun, 14 Apr 2019 12:01:05 +0400 STC inks cybersecurity deal with Netscout Deal means greater DDoS protection for STC partners and clients. News | Comms Sat, 13 Apr 2019 12:48:41 +0400 The 5G era begins South Korean, U.S. telcos roll out 5G services, UAE to see June launch. News | Comms Fri, 12 Apr 2019 12:00:47 +0400 Dubai's du and one37 team up to create cities of the future Agreed at Future Blockchain Summit 2019 in Dubai. News | Comms Thu, 11 Apr 2019 12:36:05 +0400 Etisalat launches cloud gaming service in UAE Subscription service will be available to eLife subscribers. News | Comms Thu, 11 Apr 2019 12:06:45 +0400 Polynt signs five-year contract with Orange Business Services for WAN services Polynt, a leading provider of chemical composites used in the production of plastics, paints, inks and adhesives, has signed a five-year contract with Orange Business Services for a global wide area network (WAN) News | Comms Wed, 10 Apr 2019 12:00:00 +0400 Dubai's Workz set to conduct trials of first 5G SIM card Company says it has begun testing with mobile network operators in the region and will soon conduct trials in Europe and Asia. News | Comms Wed, 10 Apr 2019 12:19:20 +0400 How TRA Bahrain is increasing its support for women in telecoms New agreement with Bahrain's Royal University for Women. News | Comms Wed, 10 Apr 2019 12:00:18 +0400 BREAKING: Bahrain's Batelco selling stake in Kuwait's QualityNet Being sold to VIVA Kuwait. News | Comms Tue, 09 Apr 2019 04:09:40 +0400 Oppo and Etisalat teaming up for 5G smartphones Follows Oppo opening a regional hub in Dubai. News | Comms Tue, 09 Apr 2019 02:55:01 +0400 Batelco separation nearing end - TRA Bahrain In final consultation stage to create new wholesale entity. News | Comms Tue, 09 Apr 2019 01:25:22 +0400 du gets Smart Dubai blockchain endorsement Latest use case for the Dubai telco. News | Comms Tue, 09 Apr 2019 12:44:02 +0400 McAfee claims gender pay parity Claims it's the first major cybersecurity company to do so. News | Comms Tue, 09 Apr 2019 12:07:46 +0400 ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao to attend SAMESAMENA's Telecom Leaders Summit SAMENA Telecommunications Council has announced that the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Secretary-General, H E Houlin Zhao, will attend the Telecom Leaders' Summit 2019 News | Comms Mon, 08 Apr 2019 09:00:00 +0400 Why biometric EMV cards are the future Gihane Mourad, director of banking and payments for north and southMiddle East, UAE and Egypt at Gemalto, explains how the way we pay for things is being disrupted. News | Comms Mon, 08 Apr 2019 12:56:58 +0400 Almost half of consumers think AI means robots - VMware report There's still a long ways to go in educating people what AI is - and isn't. News | Comms Mon, 08 Apr 2019 12:53:31 +0400 Etihad wants to help you beat jet lag with an app Etihad Airways and Panasonic Avionics Corporation announce partnership to jointly develop and trial wellness solutions. News | Comms Sun, 07 Apr 2019 12:36:32 +0400 Bahrain's Batelco approves dividend after record 2018 revenues Shareholders of Batelco Group approve full-year cash dividend of US$121 million. News | Comms Sun, 07 Apr 2019 12:30:27 +0400 Middle East consumers 'more technologically advanced' - PWC survey Middle East twice as likely to pay using their mobile phones, bigger tendency to shop through mobile. News | Comms Sat, 06 Apr 2019 12:26:13 +0400 du CEO wins big at Arabian Business Technology Awards du CEO Osman Sultan said his greatest professional achievement was empowering his employees to have stellar careers News | Comms Fri, 05 Apr 2019 12:02:26 +0400 Etisalat sees June arrival for 5G devices in UAE Senior telecoms exec tells Arab Media Forum Etisalat's 5G network is fully ready. News | Comms Thu, 04 Apr 2019 12:40:47 +0400 TRA Bahrain discusses Batelco separation and 5G launch Latest meeting with industry and public to ensure successful implementation of 4th National Telecommunications Plan. News | Comms Thu, 04 Apr 2019 12:27:23 +0400 Batelco and Ericsson bringing 5G to Bahrain Latest deal between the companies. News | Comms Thu, 04 Apr 2019 12:26:33 +0400 du's Idea Hub still going strong Ajman Digital Government latest in string of high-profile visitors. News | Comms Wed, 03 Apr 2019 12:47:03 +0400 From the mag: how Liquid Telecom is building Africa’s digital future A lot of organisations may talk about helping to deliver the digital future for Africa. But you’ll have a hard time finding one more fully dedicated to that mission than Africa’s own Liquid Telecom. Group Chief Operating Officer Ahmad Mokhles discusses how it’s achieving that, and what the implications for society – not only in Africa, but around the world – could be. News | Comms Wed, 03 Apr 2019 12:02:43 +0400 Liquid Telecom expands Africa offerings with Nokia partnership Part of mission to build Africa's digital future. News | Comms Tue, 02 Apr 2019 12:41:31 +0400 Zain inks US$680m Saudi Arabia cell tower deal Deal covers 8,100 towers to sell and lease back for 15 years. News | Comms Tue, 02 Apr 2019 12:41:29 +0400 STC achieves key 5G milestone First global Multi-Vendor Integration in its 5G network. News | Comms Mon, 01 Apr 2019 12:56:24 +0400 Dubai GDP continuing to climb GDP grows 1.9%, adds US$108 billion in 2018. News | Comms Mon, 01 Apr 2019 12:22:37 +0400 Meet Olivia, the AI-powered chatbot from Dubai digital bank Liv With the launch of Olivia, Liv customers can get account information and insights on their spending as naturally as texting a friend. News | Comms Sun, 31 Mar 2019 12:40:19 +0400 Saudi women driving bringing 'huge' economic, social changes - Princess Reem Princess Dr Reem Bint Mansour Al Saud says employers previously discriminated against women because they struggled to find transportation. News | Comms Sun, 31 Mar 2019 12:01:35 +0400 From the mag: Ericsson's Heather Johnson on transforming society through tech while supporting sustainability Can technology be a net positive for society? Can sustainability and business co-exist? Yes, says Heather Johnson, Ericsson vice president for sustainability and corporate responsibility. News | Comms Sat, 30 Mar 2019 12:45:02 +0400 Beyond technology: how Taqnia Space is connecting airlines with UON and training the leaders of tomorrow Taqnia Space is setting a new standard for connectivity globally, with the very latest in cutting-edge technology – like live TV on flights. CEO Eng. Abdullah M. Alosaimi discusses how this is happening – and what comes next. News | Comms Fri, 29 Mar 2019 12:15:04 +0400 UAE worker sacked, deported for praising New Zealand terror attacks online Transguard Group employee used a false name on social media when he supported the terrorist attacks in Christchurch. News | Comms Thu, 21 Mar 2019 04:42:07 +0400 Uber Lite to be launched in UAE and Saudi Arabia Ride-hailing app Uber has announced it is launching Uber Lite, a redesigned, simplified version of the app in both the UAE and Saudi Arabia<br /> News | Comms Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:00:04 +0400 Saudi Telecom Company appoints first female executive Dr Moudhi Aljamea is the new GM of the ICT School at STC Academy News | Comms Thu, 07 Feb 2019 12:16:25 +0400 Apple wants to teach you to code The tech company wants to develop the next generation of programmers - and it's free to learn. News | Comms Sun, 03 Feb 2019 01:10:54 +0400 Meet Liquid Telecom's first female CEO for Zambia Susan M&rsquo;kandawire Mulikita began her role January 14. News | Comms Sat, 02 Feb 2019 03:25:17 +0400 Is digital intelligence the key to the Fourth Industrial Revolution? Bas Burger, CEO of BT&rsquo;s Global Services division, takes a look. News | Comms Fri, 01 Feb 2019 11:21:44 +0400 Facebook is planning to merge Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp Allegedly to create better interoperability. News | Comms Sun, 27 Jan 2019 08:02:31 +0400 UAE customers expect immediate help - new Avaya report Four out of five UAE consumers want an immediate response from the organisations they contact. News | Comms Wed, 16 Jan 2019 06:08:25 +0400 Etisalat ranked no. 2 on UAE public company list by Forbes Middle East Forbes Middle East ranking based on total assets, net profits, market cap and revenues . News | Comms Thu, 27 Dec 2018 11:48:21 +0400 Zain Drone takes off Implications for a number of industries. News | Comms Thu, 20 Dec 2018 06:35:44 +0400 Acronis announces cyber and data protection deals with Manchester City, Williams Racing and more in Abu Dhabi Deals also have implications for Middle East telcos. News | Comms Thu, 20 Dec 2018 04:39:17 +0400 STC shuts down stores for Digital Day in Saudi Arabia Physical stores to be closed for one day only; digital services still available. News | Comms Mon, 17 Dec 2018 06:50:17 +0400 Zain, STC and Mobily agree to change in Saudi Arabia royalty fees for infrastructure investment The telcos will invest more in expanding infrastructure over the next three years. News | Comms Mon, 17 Dec 2018 06:38:06 +0400 Zain launches Amazon Prime in Kuwait Postpaid and prepaid Zain customers can now subscribe to Prime Video without the need for a credit card or additional payment methods. News | Comms Mon, 17 Dec 2018 06:20:56 +0400 UAE and Saudi Arabia set to launch digital currency for cross-border transactions Collaboration between the UAE&rsquo;s Central Bank and Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority. News | Comms Sun, 16 Dec 2018 02:29:39 +0400 Batelco celebrates Bahraini Women’s Day Telco one of many organisations taking part throughout the nation. News | Comms Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:42:02 +0400 Etisalat doubles speeds on eLife plans - for free Double the speed at no extra cost. News | Comms Tue, 11 Dec 2018 03:57:11 +0400 Huawei CFO arrested on suspicion of violating US sanctions against Iran The Chinese company condemns the arrest in a statement, as well as decisions in the UK and New Zealand to block Huawei from upcoming 5G networks amid alleged espionage fears. News | Comms Thu, 06 Dec 2018 02:55:17 +0400 Is Virgin Mobile Middle East about to be sold? Company representatives are declining to comment about reports the company is assessing options. News | Comms Sun, 25 Nov 2018 01:01:32 +0400 Du is bringing Dave Chappelle to Dubai It's a celebration... enjoy yourself News | Comms Sun, 11 Nov 2018 03:50:17 +0400 Etisalat signs deal to bring AI to oil and gas sectors New deal is with Abu Dhabi-based National Petroleum Construction Company. News | Comms Sun, 04 Nov 2018 02:13:26 +0400 First ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in UAE kicks off with call to connect everyone to Internet UN body calls for world to "act as one" to connect everyone to the Internet. News | Comms Mon, 29 Oct 2018 07:01:39 +0400 GSMA’s Mobile 360 Series conference to take place from 26-27 November This year's event will place a particular focus on the region's investment in transformative technologies including artificial intelligence, blockchain and 5G News | Comms Thu, 25 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0400 VIDEO: Interview with Sophia the robot Ben Mack, the editor of CommsMEA, speaks with Sophia, the social humanoid robot, at Etisalat's stand at GITEX 2018. News | Comms Thu, 25 Oct 2018 09:54:08 +0400 Orange opens new Women’s Digital Centre in Jordan to promote equality and empowerment Partnership with the Orange Foundation and the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development. News | Comms Thu, 11 Oct 2018 02:15:56 +0400 STC, Mobily and Zain fined by Saudi regulators Fines come a day after Mobily services were briefly suspended. News | Comms Tue, 09 Oct 2018 01:09:46 +0400 du and Virgin customers to get Netflix Deal will mean du and Virgin customers can pay for Netflix through their mobile bills. News | Comms Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:26:44 +0400 Mobily services briefly suspended Telco suspended from offering new prepaid and postpaid packages in Saudi Arabia after failing to meet Saudisation targets, then reinstated the same day. News | Comms Mon, 08 Oct 2018 07:00:40 +0400 Women leading Saudi Arabia's tech revolution Saudi women are particularly interested in four tech areas, including android development, claims online education platform Udacity News | Comms Mon, 08 Oct 2018 02:51:47 +0400 Netflix accounts for 15% of global downloads Sandvine report shows video is now 58% of download traffic, with Netflix topping the charts. News | Comms Sun, 07 Oct 2018 07:31:45 +0400 New app set to cut out brokers in UAE Hi Sandy allows sellers and landlords to list their properties and directly connects them with buyers and tenants News | Comms Sun, 07 Oct 2018 05:44:47 +0400 STC seeks to rapidly increase number of women employees Saudi Arabia's largest telecom company is tapping into a growing reservoir of female talent to propel it to growth. News | Comms Wed, 03 Oct 2018 12:03:25 +0400 Dubai's biggest bank set to launch services via WhatsApp Emirates NBD has announced that it will be the first to launch customised banking services via WhatsApp in the UAE. News | Comms Tue, 02 Oct 2018 03:07:46 +0400 What do GITEX Shopper visitors want to buy? Smartphones Survey reveals GITEX Shopper consumers are most interested in purchasing electronic items of personal use, such as laptops, tablets and smartwatches. News | Comms Tue, 02 Oct 2018 02:52:42 +0400 Fastest cable between Africa and the Americas comes on-line The South Atlantic Cable System will greatly improve Internet speeds in the Southern Hemisphere - and promote digital inclusion. News | Comms Tue, 02 Oct 2018 01:37:31 +0400 Dubai's Workz launches e-SIM for iPhones Allows iPhone users to connect without a physical SIM card. News | Comms Thu, 27 Sep 2018 11:13:34 +0400 Etisalat Misr, Ericsson unite to launch Egypt’s first VoLTE services Means faster call connections and less background noise for customers. News | Comms Wed, 26 Sep 2018 07:31:21 +0400 Yahsat launches satellite broadband service in Côte d'Ivoire The introduction of YahClick could help increase Internet access in a nation where only 27% of the population is thought to be online News | Comms Wed, 26 Sep 2018 06:52:22 +0400 Kuwait government and Zain joining up for smart utility meter project Kuwait Ministry of Electricity &amp; Water announces smart meter project to connect thousands of buildings News | Comms Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:12:22 +0400 Etisalat nets facilities management deal Part of moves in smart cities space. News | Comms Tue, 25 Sep 2018 07:16:04 +0400 Etisalat unveils third VoIP provider HiU Messenger is the latest app to be launched for use on Etisalat&rsquo;s networks to make voice and video calls to anyone in the world who has the app installed News | Comms Mon, 24 Sep 2018 01:21:14 +0400 DEADLINE EXTENDED: Enter the 2018 CommsMEA Awards Due to the high number of submissions, the deadline for entries has been extended until September 27. News | Comms Thu, 20 Sep 2018 05:04:32 +0400 DU, Etisalat work with Apple on dual SIM capabilities on iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR New Apple iPhone XS and XR feature dual SIM mode that is not available in UAE at present News | Comms Tue, 18 Sep 2018 06:40:15 +0400 Etisalat's Global Business Roaming subscribers now get free flight data and voice roaming The UAE telco says it's the mobile operator in the world to provide data and voice in-flight roaming at no extra cost. News | Comms Sun, 02 Sep 2018 12:05:03 +0400 TRA celebrates Emirati Women's Day Multiple events highlight achievements and empowerment News | Comms Tue, 28 Aug 2018 04:11:13 +0400 Can blockchain digitally empower Africa? New report from Liquid Telecom highlights potential and pitfalls. Also: a new digital service to allow unbanked people to pay for all their utilities at once. News | Comms Tue, 28 Aug 2018 10:18:57 +0400 Saudi authorities launch initiative for hajj pilgrims Saudi authorities announce initiative to provide a total of two million gigabytes for the two million pilgrims performing Hajj this week News | Comms Tue, 21 Aug 2018 01:54:46 +0400 Etisalat, du users can help victims of Kerala floods through SMS Etisalat and du allowing the public to send an SMS to donate News | Comms Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:12:36 +0400 Former Zain Saudi Arabia chair facing UK jail time Prince Hussam Bin Saud Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, a former Zain Saudi Arabia chair, faces a year in prison for violating UK contempt laws. News | Comms Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:29:00 +0400 Du profits up by 4% The company reports revenue is up 4 percent in the first half of 2018. News | Comms Tue, 14 Aug 2018 07:36:50 +0400 Zain has the fastest network in Bahrain: Report Telecommunication Regulatory Authority report says it's Zain Bahrain. News | Comms Tue, 14 Aug 2018 07:21:13 +0400 Huawei launches AI-enabled smartphones in Kuwait Nova 3 and nova 3i hitting shelves August 16 News | Comms Tue, 07 Aug 2018 12:28:53 +0400 Yahsat acquires controlling stake in satellite services operator Thuraya Deal expands Yahsat's satellite fleet to five; new CEO also appointed. News | Comms Sun, 05 Aug 2018 01:37:53 +0400 'Race to 5G overwhelmed by hype' The report claims excessive promotion makes it uncertain if 5G will live up to promises. News | Comms Sun, 05 Aug 2018 12:02:43 +0400 Etisalat completes sale of stake in Thuraya Telecommunications Company Etisalat announces sale of stake in Thuraya Telecommunications Company to Star Satellite Communications. News | Comms Sun, 05 Aug 2018 11:48:07 +0400 Smart Dubai and DIFC Courts to launch world's first Court of the Blockchain Research will eventually focus on how to handle disputes from public and private blockchains and "smart" contracts. News | Comms Tue, 31 Jul 2018 12:51:42 +0400 Etisalat will use AI to cut crime in the UAE Etisalat Digital says it is working with Dubai Future Accelerators on a challenge focused on reducing crime and road congestion. News | Comms Tue, 31 Jul 2018 11:37:42 +0400 Blockchain platform-as-a-service launched for Islamic finance Wethaq platform will allow financial institutions to offer Islamic finance products managed on blockchain News | Comms Wed, 11 Jul 2018 04:29:06 +0400 Now you can pay for an entire year of Virgin Mobile with just one payment It'll save you 50 percent compared to monthly payments. News | Comms Wed, 11 Jul 2018 12:47:04 +0400 Du ties up with Cisco to plan digital transformation A new white paper sets the framework for du's digital transformation in terms of technology adoption, transition to digital services, as well as customer centricity and uniformity of experience News | Comms Tue, 10 Jul 2018 05:35:52 +0400 Talent shortage could cost UAE and Saudi Arabia US$40 billion Ouch. News | Comms Sun, 08 Jul 2018 05:33:02 +0400 Why citizens must drive smart city transformation Governments are starting to realise that decisions on the future of cities needs to be a collaborative effort. So what can ordinary people do? News | Comms Wed, 04 Jul 2018 12:26:23 +0400 Blockchain City: Bitfury comes to Dubai Blockchain. Blockchain. Blockchain. News | Comms Tue, 03 Jul 2018 01:04:09 +0400