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. http://www.arabianindustry.com/comms/?service=rss Wed, 24 Apr 2019 04:12:08 +0400 www.arabianindustry.com https://www.arabianindustry.com Arabian Industry - Comms http://www.arabianindustry.com/comms/?service=rss 144 16 en ITP Digital Ltd. 2019 webmaster@www.arabianindustry.com (webmaster) Wed, 24 Apr 2019 04:12:08 +0400 20 Dubai's du ups UAE startup support http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/19/dubais-du-ups-uae-startup-support-6071741/ Continuing partnership with TiE Dubai. News | Comms Sat, 20 Apr 2019 12:17:01 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/19/dubais-du-ups-uae-startup-support-6071741/ VIDEO: Oppo unveils ‘Reno 10x Zoom Edition’ and ‘Reno Edition’ http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/17/video-oppo-unveils-reno-10x-zoom-edition-and-reno-edition-6070792/ Oppo has officially launched its newest smartphone series, Reno, in the Middle East News | Comms Wed, 17 Apr 2019 03:00:00 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/17/video-oppo-unveils-reno-10x-zoom-edition-and-reno-edition-6070792/ UAE's Etisalat investing $1 billion in digital transformation this year http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/14/uaes-etisalat-investing-1-billion-in-digital-transformation-this-year-6068296/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/14/uaes-etisalat-investing-1-billion-in-digital-transformation-this-year-6068296/ Virgin Mobile gets into UAE eSIM game http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/13/virgin-mobile-gets-into-uae-esim-game-6067750/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/13/virgin-mobile-gets-into-uae-esim-game-6067750/ China's Oppo using Dubai as international launchpad for new Reno smartphones http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/13/chinas-oppo-using-dubai-as-international-launchpad-for-new-reno-smartphones-6067737/ Dubai is first market outside China for the new product range. News | Comms Sun, 14 Apr 2019 12:01:05 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/13/chinas-oppo-using-dubai-as-international-launchpad-for-new-reno-smartphones-6067737/ STC inks cybersecurity deal with Netscout http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/12/stc-inks-cybersecurity-deal-with-netscout-6067490/ Deal means greater DDoS protection for STC partners and clients. News | Comms Sat, 13 Apr 2019 12:48:41 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/12/stc-inks-cybersecurity-deal-with-netscout-6067490/ The 5G era begins http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/11/the-5g-era-begins-6067477/ South Korean, U.S. telcos roll out 5G services, UAE to see June launch. News | Comms Fri, 12 Apr 2019 12:00:47 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/11/the-5g-era-begins-6067477/ Dubai's du and one37 team up to create cities of the future http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/10/dubais-du-and-one37-team-up-to-create-cities-of-the-future-6066957/ Agreed at Future Blockchain Summit 2019 in Dubai. News | Comms Thu, 11 Apr 2019 12:36:05 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/10/dubais-du-and-one37-team-up-to-create-cities-of-the-future-6066957/ Etisalat launches cloud gaming service in UAE http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/10/etisalat-launches-cloud-gaming-service-in-uae-6066970/ Subscription service will be available to eLife subscribers. News | Comms Thu, 11 Apr 2019 12:06:45 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/10/etisalat-launches-cloud-gaming-service-in-uae-6066970/ Polynt signs five-year contract with Orange Business Services for WAN services http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/10/polynt-signs-five-year-contract-with-orange-business-services-for-wan-services-6066463/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/10/polynt-signs-five-year-contract-with-orange-business-services-for-wan-services-6066463/ Dubai's Workz set to conduct trials of first 5G SIM card http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/9/dubais-workz-set-to-conduct-trials-of-first-5g-sim-card-6066125/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/9/dubais-workz-set-to-conduct-trials-of-first-5g-sim-card-6066125/ How TRA Bahrain is increasing its support for women in telecoms http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/9/how-tra-bahrain-is-increasing-its-support-for-women-in-telecoms-6066138/ New agreement with Bahrain's Royal University for Women. News | Comms Wed, 10 Apr 2019 12:00:18 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/9/how-tra-bahrain-is-increasing-its-support-for-women-in-telecoms-6066138/ BREAKING: Bahrain's Batelco selling stake in Kuwait's QualityNet http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/9/breaking-bahrains-batelco-selling-stake-in-kuwaits-qualitynet-6065930/ Being sold to VIVA Kuwait. News | Comms Tue, 09 Apr 2019 04:09:40 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/9/breaking-bahrains-batelco-selling-stake-in-kuwaits-qualitynet-6065930/ Oppo and Etisalat teaming up for 5G smartphones http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/9/oppo-and-etisalat-teaming-up-for-5g-smartphones-6065852/ Follows Oppo opening a regional hub in Dubai. News | Comms Tue, 09 Apr 2019 02:55:01 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/9/oppo-and-etisalat-teaming-up-for-5g-smartphones-6065852/ Batelco separation nearing end - TRA Bahrain http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/9/batelco-separation-nearing-end-tra-bahrain-6065826/ In final consultation stage to create new wholesale entity. News | Comms Tue, 09 Apr 2019 01:25:22 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/9/batelco-separation-nearing-end-tra-bahrain-6065826/ du gets Smart Dubai blockchain endorsement http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/8/du-gets-smart-dubai-blockchain-endorsement-6065501/ Latest use case for the Dubai telco. News | Comms Tue, 09 Apr 2019 12:44:02 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/8/du-gets-smart-dubai-blockchain-endorsement-6065501/ McAfee claims gender pay parity http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/8/mcafee-claims-gender-pay-parity-6065514/ Claims it's the first major cybersecurity company to do so. News | Comms Tue, 09 Apr 2019 12:07:46 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/8/mcafee-claims-gender-pay-parity-6065514/ ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao to attend SAMESAMENA's Telecom Leaders Summit http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/8/itu-secretary-general-houlin-zhao-to-attend-samesamenas-telecom-leaders-summit-6064708/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/8/itu-secretary-general-houlin-zhao-to-attend-samesamenas-telecom-leaders-summit-6064708/ Why biometric EMV cards are the future http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/7/why-biometric-emv-cards-are-the-future-6064799/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/7/why-biometric-emv-cards-are-the-future-6064799/ Almost half of consumers think AI means robots - VMware report http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/7/almost-half-of-consumers-think-ai-means-robots-vmware-report-6064786/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/7/almost-half-of-consumers-think-ai-means-robots-vmware-report-6064786/ Etihad wants to help you beat jet lag with an app http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/6/etihad-wants-to-help-you-beat-jet-lag-with-an-app-6064045/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/6/etihad-wants-to-help-you-beat-jet-lag-with-an-app-6064045/ Bahrain's Batelco approves dividend after record 2018 revenues http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/6/bahrains-batelco-approves-dividend-after-record-2018-revenues-6064058/ Shareholders of Batelco Group approve full-year cash dividend of US$121 million. News | Comms Sun, 07 Apr 2019 12:30:27 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/6/bahrains-batelco-approves-dividend-after-record-2018-revenues-6064058/ Middle East consumers 'more technologically advanced' - PWC survey http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/5/middle-east-consumers-more-technologically-advanced-pwc-survey-6063941/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/5/middle-east-consumers-more-technologically-advanced-pwc-survey-6063941/ du CEO wins big at Arabian Business Technology Awards http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/4/du-ceo-wins-big-at-arabian-business-technology-awards-6063863/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/4/du-ceo-wins-big-at-arabian-business-technology-awards-6063863/ Etisalat sees June arrival for 5G devices in UAE http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/3/etisalat-sees-june-arrival-for-5g-devices-in-uae-6063174/ Senior telecoms exec tells Arab Media Forum Etisalat's 5G network is fully ready. News | Comms Thu, 04 Apr 2019 12:40:47 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/3/etisalat-sees-june-arrival-for-5g-devices-in-uae-6063174/ TRA Bahrain discusses Batelco separation and 5G launch http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/3/tra-bahrain-discusses-batelco-separation-and-5g-launch-6063148/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/3/tra-bahrain-discusses-batelco-separation-and-5g-launch-6063148/ Batelco and Ericsson bringing 5G to Bahrain http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/3/batelco-and-ericsson-bringing-5g-to-bahrain-6063161/ Latest deal between the companies. News | Comms Thu, 04 Apr 2019 12:26:33 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/3/batelco-and-ericsson-bringing-5g-to-bahrain-6063161/ du's Idea Hub still going strong http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/2/dus-idea-hub-still-going-strong-6062641/ Ajman Digital Government latest in string of high-profile visitors. News | Comms Wed, 03 Apr 2019 12:47:03 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/2/dus-idea-hub-still-going-strong-6062641/ From the mag: how Liquid Telecom is building Africa’s digital future http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/2/from-the-mag-how-liquid-telecom-is-building-africas-digital-future-6062628/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/2/from-the-mag-how-liquid-telecom-is-building-africas-digital-future-6062628/ Liquid Telecom expands Africa offerings with Nokia partnership http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/1/liquid-telecom-expands-africa-offerings-with-nokia-partnership-6061900/ Part of mission to build Africa's digital future. News | Comms Tue, 02 Apr 2019 12:41:31 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/1/liquid-telecom-expands-africa-offerings-with-nokia-partnership-6061900/ Zain inks US$680m Saudi Arabia cell tower deal http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/1/zain-inks-us680m-saudi-arabia-cell-tower-deal-6061913/ Deal covers 8,100 towers to sell and lease back for 15 years. News | Comms Tue, 02 Apr 2019 12:41:29 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/apr/1/zain-inks-us680m-saudi-arabia-cell-tower-deal-6061913/ STC achieves key 5G milestone http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/mar/31/stc-achieves-key-5g-milestone-6061367/ First global Multi-Vendor Integration in its 5G network. News | Comms Mon, 01 Apr 2019 12:56:24 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/mar/31/stc-achieves-key-5g-milestone-6061367/ Dubai GDP continuing to climb http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/mar/31/dubai-gdp-continuing-to-climb-6061380/ GDP grows 1.9%, adds US$108 billion in 2018. News | Comms Mon, 01 Apr 2019 12:22:37 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/mar/31/dubai-gdp-continuing-to-climb-6061380/ Meet Olivia, the AI-powered chatbot from Dubai digital bank Liv http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/mar/30/meet-olivia-the-ai-powered-chatbot-from-dubai-digital-bank-liv-6060769/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/mar/30/meet-olivia-the-ai-powered-chatbot-from-dubai-digital-bank-liv-6060769/ Saudi women driving bringing 'huge' economic, social changes - Princess Reem http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/mar/30/saudi-women-driving-bringing-huge-economic-social-changes-princess-reem-6060756/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/mar/30/saudi-women-driving-bringing-huge-economic-social-changes-princess-reem-6060756/ From the mag: Ericsson's Heather Johnson on transforming society through tech while supporting sustainability http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/mar/29/from-the-mag-ericssons-heather-johnson-on-transforming-society-through-tech-while-supporting-sustainability-6060652/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/mar/29/from-the-mag-ericssons-heather-johnson-on-transforming-society-through-tech-while-supporting-sustainability-6060652/ Beyond technology: how Taqnia Space is connecting airlines with UON and training the leaders of tomorrow http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/mar/28/beyond-technology-how-taqnia-space-is-connecting-airlines-with-uon-and-training-the-leaders-of-tomorrow-6060626/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/mar/28/beyond-technology-how-taqnia-space-is-connecting-airlines-with-uon-and-training-the-leaders-of-tomorrow-6060626/ UAE worker sacked, deported for praising New Zealand terror attacks online http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/mar/21/uae-worker-sacked-deported-for-praising-new-zealand-terror-attacks-online-6057155/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/mar/21/uae-worker-sacked-deported-for-praising-new-zealand-terror-attacks-online-6057155/ Uber Lite to be launched in UAE and Saudi Arabia http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/mar/20/uber-lite-to-be-launched-in-uae-and-saudi-arabia-6056011/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/mar/20/uber-lite-to-be-launched-in-uae-and-saudi-arabia-6056011/ Saudi Telecom Company appoints first female executive http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/feb/7/saudi-telecom-company-appoints-first-female-executive-6036537/ Dr Moudhi Aljamea is the new GM of the ICT School at STC Academy News | Comms Thu, 07 Feb 2019 12:16:25 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/feb/7/saudi-telecom-company-appoints-first-female-executive-6036537/ Apple wants to teach you to code http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/feb/3/apple-wants-to-teach-you-to-code-6034301/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/feb/3/apple-wants-to-teach-you-to-code-6034301/ Meet Liquid Telecom's first female CEO for Zambia http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/feb/2/meet-liquid-telecoms-first-female-ceo-for-zambia-6033664/ Susan M&rsquo;kandawire Mulikita began her role January 14. News | Comms Sat, 02 Feb 2019 03:25:17 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/feb/2/meet-liquid-telecoms-first-female-ceo-for-zambia-6033664/ Is digital intelligence the key to the Fourth Industrial Revolution? http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/feb/1/is-digital-intelligence-the-key-to-the-fourth-industrial-revolution-6033625/ Bas Burger, CEO of BT&rsquo;s Global Services division, takes a look. News | Comms Fri, 01 Feb 2019 11:21:44 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/feb/1/is-digital-intelligence-the-key-to-the-fourth-industrial-revolution-6033625/ Facebook is planning to merge Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/jan/27/facebook-is-planning-to-merge-messenger-instagram-and-whatsapp-6031623/ Allegedly to create better interoperability. News | Comms Sun, 27 Jan 2019 08:02:31 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/jan/27/facebook-is-planning-to-merge-messenger-instagram-and-whatsapp-6031623/ UAE customers expect immediate help - new Avaya report http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/jan/16/uae-customers-expect-immediate-help-new-avaya-report-6027203/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2019/jan/16/uae-customers-expect-immediate-help-new-avaya-report-6027203/ Etisalat ranked no. 2 on UAE public company list by Forbes Middle East http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/dec/27/etisalat-no-2-public-company-in-the-uae-forbes-middle-east-6017856/ Forbes Middle East ranking based on total assets, net profits, market cap and revenues . News | Comms Thu, 27 Dec 2018 11:48:21 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/dec/27/etisalat-no-2-public-company-in-the-uae-forbes-middle-east-6017856/ Zain Drone takes off http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/dec/20/zain-drone-takes-off-6017531/ Implications for a number of industries. News | Comms Thu, 20 Dec 2018 06:35:44 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/dec/20/zain-drone-takes-off-6017531/ Acronis announces cyber and data protection deals with Manchester City, Williams Racing and more in Abu Dhabi http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/dec/20/acronis-announces-cyber-and-data-protection-deals-with-manchester-city-williams-racing-and-more-in-abu-dhabi-6016842/ Deals also have implications for Middle East telcos. News | Comms Thu, 20 Dec 2018 04:39:17 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/dec/20/acronis-announces-cyber-and-data-protection-deals-with-manchester-city-williams-racing-and-more-in-abu-dhabi-6016842/ STC shuts down stores for Digital Day in Saudi Arabia http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/dec/17/stc-shuts-down-stores-for-digital-day-in-saudi-arabia-6015347/ Physical stores to be closed for one day only; digital services still available. News | Comms Mon, 17 Dec 2018 06:50:17 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/dec/17/stc-shuts-down-stores-for-digital-day-in-saudi-arabia-6015347/ Zain, STC and Mobily agree to change in Saudi Arabia royalty fees for infrastructure investment http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/dec/17/zain-stc-and-mobily-agree-to-change-in-saudi-arabia-royalty-fees-for-infrastructure-investment-6017245/ The telcos will invest more in expanding infrastructure over the next three years. News | Comms Mon, 17 Dec 2018 06:38:06 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/dec/17/zain-stc-and-mobily-agree-to-change-in-saudi-arabia-royalty-fees-for-infrastructure-investment-6017245/ Zain launches Amazon Prime in Kuwait http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/dec/17/zain-launches-amazon-prime-in-kuwait-6016855/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/dec/17/zain-launches-amazon-prime-in-kuwait-6016855/ UAE and Saudi Arabia set to launch digital currency for cross-border transactions http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/dec/16/uae-and-saudi-arabia-set-to-launch-digital-currency-for-cross-border-transactions-6016660/ Collaboration between the UAE&rsquo;s Central Bank and Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority. News | Comms Sun, 16 Dec 2018 02:29:39 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/dec/16/uae-and-saudi-arabia-set-to-launch-digital-currency-for-cross-border-transactions-6016660/ Batelco celebrates Bahraini Women’s Day http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/dec/13/batelco-celebrates-bahraini-womens-day-6014086/ Telco one of many organisations taking part throughout the nation. News | Comms Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:42:02 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/dec/13/batelco-celebrates-bahraini-womens-day-6014086/ Etisalat doubles speeds on eLife plans - for free http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/dec/11/etisalat-doubles-speeds-on-elife-plans-for-free-6014775/ Double the speed at no extra cost. News | Comms Tue, 11 Dec 2018 03:57:11 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/dec/11/etisalat-doubles-speeds-on-elife-plans-for-free-6014775/ Huawei CFO arrested on suspicion of violating US sanctions against Iran http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/dec/6/huawei-cfo-arrested-on-suspicion-of-violating-us-sanctions-against-iran-6010875/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/dec/6/huawei-cfo-arrested-on-suspicion-of-violating-us-sanctions-against-iran-6010875/ Is Virgin Mobile Middle East about to be sold? http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/nov/25/is-virgin-mobile-middle-east-about-to-be-sold-6006429/ Company representatives are declining to comment about reports the company is assessing options. News | Comms Sun, 25 Nov 2018 01:01:32 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/nov/25/is-virgin-mobile-middle-east-about-to-be-sold-6006429/ Du is bringing Dave Chappelle to Dubai http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/nov/11/du-is-bringing-dave-chappelle-to-dubai-6000930/ It's a celebration... enjoy yourself News | Comms Sun, 11 Nov 2018 03:50:17 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/nov/11/du-is-bringing-dave-chappelle-to-dubai-6000930/ Etisalat signs deal to bring AI to oil and gas sectors http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/nov/4/etisalat-signs-deal-to-bring-ai-to-oil-and-gas-sectors-5999292/ New deal is with Abu Dhabi-based National Petroleum Construction Company. News | Comms Sun, 04 Nov 2018 02:13:26 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/nov/4/etisalat-signs-deal-to-bring-ai-to-oil-and-gas-sectors-5999292/ First ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in UAE kicks off with call to connect everyone to Internet http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/oct/29/first-itu-plenipotentiary-conference-in-uae-kicks-off-with-call-to-connect-everyone-to-internet-5996419/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/oct/29/first-itu-plenipotentiary-conference-in-uae-kicks-off-with-call-to-connect-everyone-to-internet-5996419/ GSMA’s Mobile 360 Series conference to take place from 26-27 November http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/oct/25/gsmas-mobile-360-series-conference-to-take-place-from-26-27-november-5994781/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/oct/25/gsmas-mobile-360-series-conference-to-take-place-from-26-27-november-5994781/ VIDEO: Interview with Sophia the robot http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/oct/25/video-interview-with-sophia-the-robot-5994586/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/oct/25/video-interview-with-sophia-the-robot-5994586/ Orange opens new Women’s Digital Centre in Jordan to promote equality and empowerment http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/oct/11/orange-opens-new-womens-digital-centre-in-jordan-to-promote-equality-and-empowerment-5989594/ Partnership with the Orange Foundation and the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development. News | Comms Thu, 11 Oct 2018 02:15:56 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/oct/11/orange-opens-new-womens-digital-centre-in-jordan-to-promote-equality-and-empowerment-5989594/ STC, Mobily and Zain fined by Saudi regulators http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/oct/9/stc-mobily-and-zain-fined-by-saudi-regulators-5988268/ Fines come a day after Mobily services were briefly suspended. News | Comms Tue, 09 Oct 2018 01:09:46 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/oct/9/stc-mobily-and-zain-fined-by-saudi-regulators-5988268/ du and Virgin customers to get Netflix http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/oct/9/du-and-virgin-customers-to-get-netflix-5989724/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/oct/9/du-and-virgin-customers-to-get-netflix-5989724/ Mobily services briefly suspended http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/oct/8/mobily-services-briefly-suspended-5987917/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/oct/8/mobily-services-briefly-suspended-5987917/ Women leading Saudi Arabia's tech revolution http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/oct/8/women-leading-saudi-arabias-tech-revolution-5988723/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/oct/8/women-leading-saudi-arabias-tech-revolution-5988723/ Netflix accounts for 15% of global downloads http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/oct/7/netflix-accounts-for-15-of-global-downloads-5988736/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/oct/7/netflix-accounts-for-15-of-global-downloads-5988736/ New app set to cut out brokers in UAE http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/oct/7/new-app-set-to-cut-out-brokers-in-uae-5988008/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/oct/7/new-app-set-to-cut-out-brokers-in-uae-5988008/ STC seeks to rapidly increase number of women employees http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/oct/3/stc-seeks-to-rapidly-increase-number-of-women-employees-5986968/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/oct/3/stc-seeks-to-rapidly-increase-number-of-women-employees-5986968/ Dubai's biggest bank set to launch services via WhatsApp http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/oct/2/dubais-biggest-bank-set-to-launch-services-via-whatsapp-5986877/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/oct/2/dubais-biggest-bank-set-to-launch-services-via-whatsapp-5986877/ What do GITEX Shopper visitors want to buy? Smartphones http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/oct/2/what-do-gitex-shopper-visitors-want-to-buy-smartphones-5985356/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/oct/2/what-do-gitex-shopper-visitors-want-to-buy-smartphones-5985356/ Fastest cable between Africa and the Americas comes on-line http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/oct/2/fastest-cable-between-africa-and-the-americas-comes-on-line-5986552/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/oct/2/fastest-cable-between-africa-and-the-americas-comes-on-line-5986552/ Dubai's Workz launches e-SIM for iPhones http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/sep/27/dubais-workz-launches-e-sim-for-iphones-5983835/ Allows iPhone users to connect without a physical SIM card. News | Comms Thu, 27 Sep 2018 11:13:34 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/sep/27/dubais-workz-launches-e-sim-for-iphones-5983835/ Etisalat Misr, Ericsson unite to launch Egypt’s first VoLTE services http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/sep/26/etisalat-misr-and-ericsson-launch-egypts-first-volte-services-5983549/ Means faster call connections and less background noise for customers. News | Comms Wed, 26 Sep 2018 07:31:21 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/sep/26/etisalat-misr-and-ericsson-launch-egypts-first-volte-services-5983549/ Yahsat launches satellite broadband service in Côte d'Ivoire http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/sep/26/yahsat-launches-satellite-broadband-service-in-cote-divoire-5983042/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/sep/26/yahsat-launches-satellite-broadband-service-in-cote-divoire-5983042/ Kuwait government and Zain joining up for smart utility meter project http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/sep/25/kuwait-government-and-zain-joining-up-for-smart-utility-meter-project-5982561/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/sep/25/kuwait-government-and-zain-joining-up-for-smart-utility-meter-project-5982561/ Etisalat nets facilities management deal http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/sep/25/etisalat-nets-facilities-management-deal-5982574/ Part of moves in smart cities space. News | Comms Tue, 25 Sep 2018 07:16:04 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/sep/25/etisalat-nets-facilities-management-deal-5982574/ Etisalat unveils third VoIP provider http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/sep/24/etisalat-unveils-third-voip-provider-5979922/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/sep/24/etisalat-unveils-third-voip-provider-5979922/ DEADLINE EXTENDED: Enter the 2018 CommsMEA Awards http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/sep/20/deadline-extended-enter-the-2018-commsmea-awards-5978011/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/sep/20/deadline-extended-enter-the-2018-commsmea-awards-5978011/ DU, Etisalat work with Apple on dual SIM capabilities on iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/sep/18/du-etisalat-work-with-apple-on-dual-sim-capabilities-on-iphone-xs-iphone-xs-max-and-iphone-xr-5977140/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/sep/18/du-etisalat-work-with-apple-on-dual-sim-capabilities-on-iphone-xs-iphone-xs-max-and-iphone-xr-5977140/ Etisalat's Global Business Roaming subscribers now get free flight data and voice roaming http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/sep/2/etisalat-offers-first-in-world-free-in-flight-data-and-voice-roaming-5969171/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/sep/2/etisalat-offers-first-in-world-free-in-flight-data-and-voice-roaming-5969171/ TRA celebrates Emirati Women's Day http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/aug/28/tra-celebrates-emirati-womens-day-5967832/ Multiple events highlight achievements and empowerment News | Comms Tue, 28 Aug 2018 04:11:13 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/aug/28/tra-celebrates-emirati-womens-day-5967832/ Can blockchain digitally empower Africa? http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/aug/28/can-blockchain-digitally-empower-africa-5967559/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/aug/28/can-blockchain-digitally-empower-africa-5967559/ Saudi authorities launch initiative for hajj pilgrims http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/aug/20/saudi-authorities-launch-initiative-for-hajj-pilgrims-5966389/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/aug/20/saudi-authorities-launch-initiative-for-hajj-pilgrims-5966389/ Etisalat, du users can help victims of Kerala floods through SMS http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/aug/20/etisalat-du-users-can-help-victims-of-kerala-floods-through-sms-5966168/ Etisalat and du allowing the public to send an SMS to donate News | Comms Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:12:36 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/aug/20/etisalat-du-users-can-help-victims-of-kerala-floods-through-sms-5966168/ Former Zain Saudi Arabia chair facing UK jail time http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/aug/15/former-zain-saudi-arabia-chair-facing-uk-jail-time-5965024/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/aug/15/former-zain-saudi-arabia-chair-facing-uk-jail-time-5965024/ Du profits up by 4% http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/aug/14/du-profits-up-5964907/ The company reports revenue is up 4 percent in the first half of 2018. News | Comms Tue, 14 Aug 2018 07:36:50 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/aug/14/du-profits-up-5964907/ Zain has the fastest network in Bahrain: Report http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/aug/14/zain-has-the-fastest-network-in-bahrain-report-5964920/ Telecommunication Regulatory Authority report says it's Zain Bahrain. News | Comms Tue, 14 Aug 2018 07:21:13 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/aug/14/zain-has-the-fastest-network-in-bahrain-report-5964920/ Huawei launches AI-enabled smartphones in Kuwait http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/aug/7/huawei-launches-ai-enabled-smartphones-in-kuwait-5962606/ Nova 3 and nova 3i hitting shelves August 16 News | Comms Tue, 07 Aug 2018 12:28:53 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/aug/7/huawei-launches-ai-enabled-smartphones-in-kuwait-5962606/ Yahsat acquires controlling stake in satellite services operator Thuraya http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/aug/5/yahsat-acquires-controlling-stake-in-satellite-services-operator-thuraya-5961748/ Deal expands Yahsat's satellite fleet to five; new CEO also appointed. News | Comms Sun, 05 Aug 2018 01:37:53 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/aug/5/yahsat-acquires-controlling-stake-in-satellite-services-operator-thuraya-5961748/ 'Race to 5G overwhelmed by hype' http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/aug/5/race-to-5g-overwhelmed-by-hype-5961761/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/aug/5/race-to-5g-overwhelmed-by-hype-5961761/ Etisalat completes sale of stake in Thuraya Telecommunications Company http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/aug/5/etisalat-completes-sale-of-thuraya-stake-5961436/ Etisalat announces sale of stake in Thuraya Telecommunications Company to Star Satellite Communications. News | Comms Sun, 05 Aug 2018 11:48:07 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/aug/5/etisalat-completes-sale-of-thuraya-stake-5961436/ Smart Dubai and DIFC Courts to launch world's first Court of the Blockchain http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/jul/31/smart-dubai-and-difc-courts-to-launch-worlds-first-court-of-the-blockchain-5960747/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/jul/31/smart-dubai-and-difc-courts-to-launch-worlds-first-court-of-the-blockchain-5960747/ Etisalat will use AI to cut crime in the UAE http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/jul/31/etisalat-will-use-ai-to-cut-crime-in-the-uae-5960071/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/jul/31/etisalat-will-use-ai-to-cut-crime-in-the-uae-5960071/ Blockchain platform-as-a-service launched for Islamic finance http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/jul/11/blockchain-platform-as-a-service-launched-for-islamic-finance-5952726/ Wethaq platform will allow financial institutions to offer Islamic finance products managed on blockchain News | Comms Wed, 11 Jul 2018 04:29:06 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/jul/11/blockchain-platform-as-a-service-launched-for-islamic-finance-5952726/ Now you can pay for an entire year of Virgin Mobile with just one payment http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/jul/11/now-you-can-pay-for-an-entire-year-of-virgin-mobile-with-just-one-payment-5952453/ It'll save you 50 percent compared to monthly payments. News | Comms Wed, 11 Jul 2018 12:47:04 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/jul/11/now-you-can-pay-for-an-entire-year-of-virgin-mobile-with-just-one-payment-5952453/ Du ties up with Cisco to plan digital transformation http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/jul/10/du-ties-up-with-cisco-to-plan-digital-transformation-5952206/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/jul/10/du-ties-up-with-cisco-to-plan-digital-transformation-5952206/ Talent shortage could cost UAE and Saudi Arabia US$40 billion http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/jul/8/talent-shortage-could-cost-uae-and-saudi-arabia-us40-billion-5951140/ Ouch. News | Comms Sun, 08 Jul 2018 05:33:02 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/jul/8/talent-shortage-could-cost-uae-and-saudi-arabia-us40-billion-5951140/ Why citizens must drive smart city transformation http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/jul/4/why-citizens-must-drive-smart-city-transformation-5950074/ 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 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/jul/4/why-citizens-must-drive-smart-city-transformation-5950074/ Blockchain City: Bitfury comes to Dubai http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/jul/3/blockchain-city-bitfury-comes-to-dubai-5949567/ Blockchain. Blockchain. Blockchain. News | Comms Tue, 03 Jul 2018 01:04:09 +0400 http://www.arabianindustry.com//comms/news/2018/jul/3/blockchain-city-bitfury-comes-to-dubai-5949567/