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Sat, 18 Jan 2020 05:16:38 +0400 Arabian Industry - Comms 144 16 en ITP Digital Ltd. 2020 (webmaster) Sat, 18 Jan 2020 05:16:38 +0400 20 Huawei to splash $26 million on developing alternatives to Google apps The Chinese tech giant is currently unable to use Google’s suite of Android based apps and services in its newest model handsets News | Comms Fri, 17 Jan 2020 12:30:00 +0400 Global operators band together to create new 5G research alliance América Móvil, KT, Rogers, Telstra, Verizon and Vodafone will team up to fast track a range of 5G and MEC use cases News | Comms Fri, 17 Jan 2020 12:05:00 +0400 Telcos partner up with international vendors for India’s first 5G trials Huawei, Ericsson, Nokia and Samsung all landed 5G trial contracts with India’s mobile network operators News | Comms Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:26:35 +0400 China Unicom and Volvo to accelerate 5G connected cars initiative in China China is set to massively increase the reach of its 5G networks in 2020, with one of the most ambitious build out programme in the world News | Comms Thu, 16 Jan 2020 10:04:00 +0400 Huawei expands its Cloud and AI offering Cloud and AI services will underpin a whole range of Smart City and Smart Transport initiatives News | Comms Thu, 16 Jan 2020 09:55:00 +0400 President Trump frustrated as Apple stands firm on data privacy President Trump claims that Apple have been reluctant to hand over user data to US officials News | Comms Wed, 15 Jan 2020 02:55:52 +0400 AI to boost workforce efficiency in data centres across the Middle East 2020 will see a sharp upswing in the amount of traffic that passes through the regions data centres News | Comms Wed, 15 Jan 2020 12:07:52 +0400 LG and Cerence team up for AI and connected car initiative Under the terms of the MoU the pair will work together to bring heightened voice control functionality to LG’s in-car infotainment system News | Comms Wed, 15 Jan 2020 10:22:22 +0400 Vodafone Idea diverts funds from rights issue to pay off AGR dues Vodafone Idea must make payment of around $750m to India’s Department of Telecoms by the 23rd January News | Comms Tue, 14 Jan 2020 03:05:06 +0400 Vodacom set to acquire 1 million new subscribers from struggling rival in South Africa It is believed that Vodacom would be able to leverage its scale to deliver cost saving efficiencies, allowing it to service long term contract subscribers in a more cost effective and profitable than its rival operator, Cell C. News | Comms Tue, 14 Jan 2020 12:06:44 +0400 Zain becomes first Middle Eastern telco to gain ISO certification for drone projects Providing drone-as-a-service solutions to enterprise clients is set to be a real money spinner for telcos in the region, as GCC nations look to densify their 5G networks. News | Comms Tue, 14 Jan 2020 10:38:24 +0400 Infonas Telecom picks OmniClouds for SD WAN collaboration in Bahrain The partnership will see the pair work together to deliver cloud and SD Wan services to Infonas Telecom’s enterprise customers in Bahrain News | Comms Tue, 14 Jan 2020 09:25:39 +0400 5G connections to pass 1.5 billion by 2025 A new report suggests that the quickest growth areas for 5G uptake will be in the early markets of Korea and the US News | Comms Mon, 13 Jan 2020 02:50:05 +0400 MI5 boss plays down Huawei threat Huawei has a near 35 per cent stake in the UK’s mobile telecommunications networks but the US is ramping up pressure on its allies to sever ties with the Chinese tech giant. News | Comms Mon, 13 Jan 2020 12:43:35 +0400 Nigeria’s Attorney General drops $2bn tax claim against MTN Group Shares in MTN Group jumped by around 5 per cent to 8,367 rand per share, as Nigeria’s Attorney General dropped its immediate demands or payment of $2 billion in back taxes. News | Comms Mon, 13 Jan 2020 10:57:53 +0400 Saudi Arabia to grant new MVNO licences in 2020 The country will grant the new licences to increase competition for consumers and to provide the country’s existing mobile network operators with a potential new revenue stream News | Comms Mon, 13 Jan 2020 09:38:02 +0400 Ericsson: The internet of Senses could herald the end of the smartphone by 2030 The latest edition of Ericsson’s ConsumerLab report predicts that the Internet of Senses could revolutionise the way consumers experience the web News | Comms Sun, 12 Jan 2020 03:20:36 +0400 US judge to allow public consultation on T-Mobile / Sprint merger The proposed merger would create the US’ third biggest telco but is currently facing opposition from the Attorney Generals of a number of key US states News | Comms Sun, 12 Jan 2020 12:05:20 +0400 US ups the ante in its campaign against Huawei with unveiling of controversial new bill The US claims that Huawei’s networks are more easily hacked than those of their competitors and could be used for nefarious acts of state sponsored espionage News | Comms Sun, 12 Jan 2020 10:46:06 +0400 Orange and Proximus forced to delay shared 5G network in Belgium The pair had been due to begin work on a shared 5G network but rival telco Telenet has objected on the grounds that it would reduce competition in the sector News | Comms Sun, 12 Jan 2020 09:54:38 +0400 Orange opens new Middle East and Africa HQ in Casablanca Orange is present in 18 markets across Africa and the Middle East and has over 125 million customers in the region News | Comms Sat, 11 Jan 2020 09:00:00 +0400 Qualcomm and ZTE team up to deliver world’s first Voice over NR call Voice over New Radio, Voice over 5G and Voice over Wi-Fi services are set to redefine the way that consumers place voice calls News | Comms Fri, 10 Jan 2020 02:00:00 +0400 Medical applications of IoT to hit $9bn by 2024 A new report suggests that the medical industry will see its exposure to IoT technology rise to $9 billion by the year 2024 News | Comms Fri, 10 Jan 2020 09:15:00 +0400 Nokia announces it has signed 63 5G launch deals with operators around the globe Nokia has already delivered 5G launches in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, with 2020 set to see further activity in the region News | Comms Thu, 09 Jan 2020 01:59:36 +0400 Reliance Jio launches voice over Wi-Fi services in India Jio’s voice over Wi-Fi services will be available across the whole of India by the 16th January 2020 News | Comms Thu, 09 Jan 2020 11:54:05 +0400 Huawei could raise $2bn in new finance, despite US pressure Huawei is currently the world’s most prolific producer of 5G network components News | Comms Thu, 09 Jan 2020 09:48:03 +0400 i3forum issues rallying call to tackle voice fraud, as RAG joins its ranks Risk & Assurance Group will join i3forum in its bid to tackle voice fraud in the telecommunications ecosystem News | Comms Wed, 08 Jan 2020 05:01:07 +0400 Indian telcos request open hearing as they attempt to overturn $13bn AGR ruling India’s Supreme Court recently ruled that telcos must recalculate their Adjusted Growth Revenues, creating $13 billion of outstanding dues in one fell swoop News | Comms Wed, 08 Jan 2020 12:38:23 +0400 Samsung claims global top spot for 5G handset sales in 2019 Samsung’s market leading position in 5G handset sales was cemented by South Korea’s launch of next generation networks in early 2019 News | Comms Wed, 08 Jan 2020 10:41:54 +0400 Operators face 45% revenue drop in traditional voice services by 2024 With the rise of VoIP, VoLTE and eventually Vo5G, operators must look at new strategies to monetise their voice based services News | Comms Tue, 07 Jan 2020 05:26:59 +0400 du continues its digital transformation with the addition of Apple Pay for customers in the UAE du customers will now be able to pay their bills and top up their credit using Apple Pay in the UAE News | Comms Tue, 07 Jan 2020 03:28:00 +0400 What happens in Vegas: What to expect at CES 2020 CES 2020 begins today and this year’s show is set to be bigger and better than ever before News | Comms Tue, 07 Jan 2020 12:39:50 +0400 Indian telcos call on government to urgently prioritise low cost borrowing India remains one of the world’s most competitive telecoms markets, with telcos struggling to balance the competing demands of ultra-fine margins with the huge capital investment demands associated with 5G News | Comms Tue, 07 Jan 2020 11:19:04 +0400 Mobily picks Ericsson to spearhead its digital transformation initiative in Saudi Arabia Mobily will use Ericsson's equipment on an end to end basis across its next generation networks News | Comms Mon, 06 Jan 2020 05:29:46 +0400 Etisalat launches ‘CloudTalk’ to revolutionise UC services for UAE enterprise customers The launch represents the first entirely cloud based unified communications service for business customers in the region News | Comms Mon, 06 Jan 2020 03:17:18 +0400 New Administrator to oversee resurrection of cash strapped Uganda Telecom Uganda’s oldest telco has been in receivership since April 2017, as it fell victim to alleged corruption and embezzlement News | Comms Mon, 06 Jan 2020 12:12:05 +0400 Etisalat launches MENA’s first Open vRAN network in the UAE Etisalat is among the first mobile network operators in the world to pioneer the new technology News | Comms Sun, 05 Jan 2020 05:40:26 +0400 Bharti Airtel shareholders approve $3bn finance package Airtel’s board proposed measures to raise up to $3 billion in new finance, with 99.99 per cent of shareholders voting to approve the motion News | Comms Sun, 05 Jan 2020 04:41:15 +0400 Huawei opens the doors on ICT legacy and future outlook Senior leadership recounts early challenges, expanding internationally, and transformation to a global tech leader News | Comms Mon, 30 Dec 2019 04:44:31 +0400 Vodafone partners with Nokia to deliver 5G 5G services to begin rolling out in the first half of 2020 News | Comms Mon, 30 Dec 2019 04:23:43 +0400 Verizon reaches 5G cities goal for 2019 Yahoo and Verizon Media deliver the future in Sunnyvale News | Comms Mon, 23 Dec 2019 05:01:11 +0400 First laparoscopy using 5G technology performed in Moscow Beeline, Huawei, GMS Hospital pioneer first 5G tumour surgery News | Comms Mon, 23 Dec 2019 04:46:48 +0400 RIPE NCC joins international conference on Arab e-infrastructure in Abu Dhabi Organisation supports e-AGE, a launching pad for research and education connectivity and cooperation News | Comms Mon, 23 Dec 2019 04:37:43 +0400 Ericsson and Microsoft team up for the next generation of connected cars Integration of Ericsson’s Connected Vehicle Cloud and Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform enables automakers to accelerate the delivery of new connected car services worldwide News | Comms Mon, 23 Dec 2019 04:30:53 +0400 Emerson expands analytics platform for industrial enterprise-level wireless infrastructure management Plantweb Insight platform adds two new Pervasive Sensing applications that manage wireless networks more efficiently with a singular interface to the enterprise News | Comms Sun, 22 Dec 2019 04:29:19 +0400 Digitalisation seen as a competitive advantage by Middle East private businesses Nearly 80 per cent of private business leaders acknowledge that digitalisation can impact business sustainability News | Comms Sun, 22 Dec 2019 04:24:11 +0400 Etisalat introduces Multi-Access Edge Computing architecture delivering best-in-class video streaming performance for 5G networks MEC architecture achieves performance gains of as much as 90% in video streaming, validating how ultra-low-latency applications will be delivered over 4G and 5G networks News | Comms Sun, 22 Dec 2019 04:17:48 +0400 SETAR and Nokia bring 5G to Aruba in end-to-end deal Network to allow the creation of new services for the island’s 110,000 News | Comms Thu, 19 Dec 2019 04:38:57 +0400 Internet Society Foundation announces $300,000 in grants for projects that promote the benefits of the internet Projects in Mali, Madgascar, South Africa among grant recipients News | Comms Wed, 18 Dec 2019 04:52:26 +0400 Ericsson report: Technology can impact all 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations Technology for Good Impact Report: Greater multi-stakeholder cooperation necessary to ensure that the benefits of digital technology reach all News | Comms Wed, 18 Dec 2019 04:43:55 +0400 Data2cloud signs MoU at Dell Technologies Forum in Oman to enhance its digital infrastructure Dell Technologies to provide Data2cloud with infrastructure solutions as well as access to Dell Technologies suite of products and programs to help it offer customers more value News | Comms Wed, 18 Dec 2019 04:36:12 +0400 Comviva to drive Zain Jordan’s digital ecosystem Digital business aggregation model to lift operator’s revenues, provide utmost customer experience News | Comms Wed, 18 Dec 2019 04:26:46 +0400 Qualys partners with Google to natively embed the Qualys Cloud Agent into the Google Cloud Platform One-click integration automatically installs the Qualys Cloud Agent and reports vulnerabilities directly into the Google Security Command Centre News | Comms Tue, 17 Dec 2019 04:46:21 +0400 7th edition of Autodesk University Middle East reveals futuristic projects and the future of making This year, AU Middle East’s theme is centred around the ‘Future of Making’ News | Comms Tue, 17 Dec 2019 04:40:26 +0400 NNTC deployed environmental monitoring drones in UAE Solution by NNTC guards safety in Ajman, the first emirate of the UAE to use drones for environmental protection News | Comms Tue, 17 Dec 2019 04:35:07 +0400 Saudi Telecom Company selects IFS to improve customer experience IFS’s leading workforce scheduling solution to radically improve the efficiency of 5,000 field service engineers News | Comms Mon, 16 Dec 2019 04:25:53 +0400 Wego signs retailing deal with ATPCO to integrate all routehappy rich content types Integration enables users to make more informed decisions prior to booking their flights News | Comms Mon, 16 Dec 2019 04:19:17 +0400 In line with Oman Vision 2040, Dell Technologies commits to accelerate digital transformation in the country The forum serves as a platform to connect with colleagues, engage with thought leaders and showcase the IT transformation journey News | Comms Mon, 16 Dec 2019 04:15:53 +0400 $8.5 billion lost due to blockchain-related hacks Almost $8.5 billion have been lost in blockchain and crypto-related hacks in the last years. This shows that the crypto industry still needs to improve its security standards and offer better solutions to clients News | Comms Sun, 15 Dec 2019 04:48:31 +0400 Nokia signs contract with TIM Brazil to launch IoT offer TIM’s enterprise customers will be able to offer IoT services across various industries faster by using the fully virtualized WING infrastructure, offered as a managed service News | Comms Sun, 15 Dec 2019 04:41:34 +0400 African Development Bank’s digital skills training benefits women The goal is to expand the program to 130 centres of excellence across Africa over a 10-year period News | Comms Sun, 15 Dec 2019 04:35:27 +0400 Etisalat empowers Etisalat Metro station with 5G First 5G-enabled metro in MENA News | Comms Sun, 15 Dec 2019 04:30:36 +0400 Tech Mahindra recognised for Sustainability in 2019 Tech Mahindra recognised for Sustainability in 2019 News | Comms Sun, 15 Dec 2019 04:19:24 +0400 Etisalat highlights 5G and digital transformation initiatives at 13th Leaders’ Summit The Summit was held under the title 'It's all about smart networking' News | Comms Thu, 12 Dec 2019 04:52:38 +0400 RIPE NCC and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in UAE organise roundtable discussion on the role of Arab governments in internet development Roundtable was attended by representatives from countries including Saudi, Kuwait, Bahrain, Yemen, Egypt News | Comms Thu, 12 Dec 2019 04:48:19 +0400 Financial identities for the unbanked in Africa would add $43 billion to regional GDP, says new study Oxford Economics study points to Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and Madagascar as stand-out markets for growth in financial services for the unbanked News | Comms Thu, 12 Dec 2019 04:36:41 +0400 Panduit easy termination shielded FTP works with any architecture including Cat 6A Panduit now supplies both shielded and UTP field terminable plugs for easy, high performance termination News | Comms Thu, 12 Dec 2019 04:29:38 +0400 ‘Building a 5G world’: EITC Hosts 2nd Annual Global Certification Forum 5G MENA workshop With 5G now a reality in the region, the one-day event canvassed future opportunities that will arise from next generation connectivity News | Comms Wed, 11 Dec 2019 04:46:07 +0400 Industrial 5G growth strengthened with NGMN and 5G-ACIA agreement The agreement comes as both NGMN and 5G-ACIA look to enhance cooperation between operators and industries to realise 5G opportunities News | Comms Wed, 11 Dec 2019 04:38:39 +0400 Etisalat launches UAE’s ‘Unlimited Calling’ for businesses Make calls without limits to local as well as international destinations News | Comms Wed, 11 Dec 2019 04:35:04 +0400 Telkom forces customers to move to the cloud It's time to hang up on the traditional business phone News | Comms Wed, 11 Dec 2019 04:30:54 +0400 BICS certified as SIP Trunking provider for Unify’s OpenScape Cloud Unify’s partners can now benefit from end-to-end unified communications as a service (UCaaS) solution, enhancing their reach to over 140 countries News | Comms Tue, 10 Dec 2019 04:55:42 +0400 FTTH Council: UAE becomes digital hub for innovation with global leadership in fibre optic network for a third year in a row FTTH has reached 95.7 per cent of homes across the UAE, maintaining the country’s position as a global leader in FTTH News | Comms Tue, 10 Dec 2019 04:37:56 +0400 i3forum diversifies its membership with the addition of Clear, Digicel and Lanck Telecom Members headquartered in Asia, Europe and the Americas bring unique global perspectives to carrier transformation and the fight against fraud News | Comms Tue, 10 Dec 2019 04:34:39 +0400 Etisalat Digital, Omantel and Turkcell headline TM Forum’s Digital Transformation Middle East Two-day conference in Dubai from January 20-21 features full day of keynotes focused on monetizing 5G, digital transformation and building a smart, connected society News | Comms Tue, 10 Dec 2019 04:29:12 +0400 Honeywell brings together key decision-makers to advance the future of smart buildings and cities 70 per cent of medium-to-;large businesses in the UAE and Saudi expected to increase digitisation spending News | Comms Tue, 10 Dec 2019 04:22:06 +0400 Cybersecurity predictions for 2020 and beyond Morey Haber, CTO/CISO at BeyondTrust and Christopher Hills, Sr. Solutions Architect, Office of the CTO at BeyondTrust look at what cyberattack vectors will be the issue in 2020 News | Comms Mon, 09 Dec 2019 05:07:50 +0400 Schneider electric commits to a carbon neutral future In 2019, Schneider Sustainability Impact index reported more than 70 million tons of CO2 were saved on its clients’ end, CO2 efficiency in transportation was improved by 8.8 per cent, the Group confirmed a 45 per cent renewable electricity consumption worldwide News | Comms Mon, 09 Dec 2019 05:02:16 +0400 Juniper Networks helps CERN peer into the origins of the universe, ready for the next wave of scientific discovery CERN selects Juniper networks to increase network capacity for handling unprecedented volumes of data for its scientific projects and everyday tasks News | Comms Mon, 09 Dec 2019 04:44:30 +0400 Ookla recognises Etisalat as the fastest mobile and broadband network in the region First operator globally to be ranked by Ookla on a regional level News | Comms Mon, 09 Dec 2019 04:34:08 +0400 Huawei mobile services wins the world's first batch of ISO/IEC 27701: 2019 certification ISO and IEC officially released ISO/IEC 27701:2019 privacy information management system, an extension to ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27002 for privacy information management News | Comms Sun, 08 Dec 2019 05:23:38 +0400 Juniper Networks expands enterprise portfolio with cloud-managed SD-LAN and new CPE devices New enhancements bring cloud agility and scale to more parts of the enterprise network, while lowering the cost of deploying and operating SD-Branch environments News | Comms Sun, 08 Dec 2019 05:16:32 +0400 Airbus supports Grand Prix Abu Dhabi with latest radio technologies Airbus supplied their range of Tetra radios, including the TH9, Th1n and the THR880i; as well as their RCS- Radio Communication Systems News | Comms Sun, 08 Dec 2019 05:11:06 +0400 Etisalat sets global milestone with fastest speed on 5G stand alone network 5G speeds achieved over 3.1Gbps download throughput News | Comms Sun, 08 Dec 2019 05:04:38 +0400 Nokia and Telia Finland fire up new innovation hub offering blistering 5G speeds to spark creativity Using Nokia’s 5G network, speeds of 2 Gbps, were experienced on smartphones connected on Telia’s live network News | Comms Thu, 05 Dec 2019 04:50:01 +0400 13 teams from 10 Middle East countries competed in Huawei Middle East ICT Competition 2019 final Lebanon team was awarded the first prize of $30,000 News | Comms Thu, 05 Dec 2019 04:44:46 +0400 Etisalat Misr tests 5G on commercial network with Ericsson Successful 5G trials help speed up next-generation wireless technology development. News | Comms Thu, 05 Dec 2019 04:41:08 +0400 Comviva partners with Inlogic Games to provide richer gaming content to telcos Strengthens its leadership position in digital gaming content with access to over 250 premium online and mobile games News | Comms Thu, 05 Dec 2019 04:33:58 +0400 Zain’s 5G launch bring digital life a step closer to reality in KSA Nokia and ZAin's partnership will see 5G launched at 4,000 sites News | Comms Thu, 05 Dec 2019 04:26:51 +0400 Orange Business Services selected by Mars for intelligent automated network project Digital network initiative drives speed for complex global operations News | Comms Wed, 04 Dec 2019 04:32:04 +0400 Nilesat-301 satellite to be built by Thales Alenia Space Positioned at 7° West, Nilesat-301 will work with Nilesat-201 to provide Ku-band services for the Middle East and North Africa News | Comms Wed, 04 Dec 2019 04:25:38 +0400 Emerson launches IIoT-enabled Connected Services to support multiphase flow meters in unconventional shale New service enables remote performance monitoring of multiphase flow meters for confidence and continuity in shale operations News | Comms Wed, 04 Dec 2019 04:20:04 +0400 SANS endpoint survey results released: Endpoint security processes and visibility remain challenges 77 per cent of respondents were either unable or found it difficult to identify what data had been breached News | Comms Wed, 04 Dec 2019 04:13:27 +0400 Your IoT-driven future Thomas Hanappi, head of IoT Business Development, Vodafone Business looks at how IoT is driving our future forward News | Comms Tue, 03 Dec 2019 04:27:18 +0400 Nokia to transform Finland’s nationwide smart grid for better support of renewable energy The new smart grid will be better able to seamlessly integrate variable renewables such as solar, wind and micro-generation from bioenergy News | Comms Tue, 03 Dec 2019 04:03:42 +0400 Top trends in telecom today The telecommunications sector is dynamic in nature and is experiencing rapid change, Professor Tadhg O'Donovan, Head of School of Engineering & Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University Dubai outlines some of the key trends in telecom today. News | Comms Mon, 02 Dec 2019 04:49:42 +0400 2020 application trends, opportunities and challenges Vincent Lavergne, RVP of System Engineering at F5 Networks News | Comms Mon, 02 Dec 2019 04:32:57 +0400 MainOne’s submarine cable, ready for service in Cote d’Ivoire MainOne’s entry into the Cote d’Ivoire market will facilitate world-class infrastructure availability and accessibility that meets market needs at any time News | Comms Mon, 02 Dec 2019 04:24:15 +0400 Huawei and Peng Cheng Laboratory build Cloud Brain II, embarking on a new chapter for AI Clusters at 1000 PFLOPS Scale PCL selects the Huawei Atlas 900 AI Cluster, gearing up for a boost to the Kunpeng Computing Industry News | Comms Sun, 01 Dec 2019 05:06:57 +0400 Ooredoo Kuwait chooses Fortinet to deliver secure SD-WAN managed service to enterprise customers Fortinet Secure SD-WAN will allow Ooredoo’s existing and new enterprise customers to achieve accelerated connectivity, and more News | Comms Sun, 01 Dec 2019 04:53:49 +0400