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. Tue, 26 Mar 2019 06:45:32 +0400 Arabian Industry - Comms 144 16 en ITP Digital Ltd. 2019 (webmaster) Tue, 26 Mar 2019 06:45:32 +0400 20 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 Will half of all Middle East jobs really be replaced by robots in ten years? Flip a coin, because apparently those are the odds your job could be replaced by automation. News | Comms Tue, 03 Jul 2018 09:52:16 +0400 Saudi women get behind the wheel for ride-sharing app Careem Women can finally drive in Saudi Arabia - and ride-sharing app Careem is looking to hire more female drivers. As in, 20,000 of them. News | Comms Tue, 26 Jun 2018 04:14:44 +0400 Delivering sustainability through the ICT revolution Chen Lifang, corporate senior vice president and director of the board at Huawei, discusses how technology can help us build a more equitable, sustainable world. News | Comms Mon, 25 Jun 2018 12:17:00 +0400 Telecoms 'monopolistic mentality' hindering Dubai's smart city plans, says official Monopolistic mentalities by UAE telecom companies is getting in the way of Dubai's road to being a smart city by 2021, according to prominent Emirati lawyer Dr Habib Al Mulla. News | Comms Sun, 24 Jun 2018 02:27:35 +0400 'Connected' aircraft could save airlines $15 billion per year Aircraft connected to satellite communications have the potential to save airlines as much as US$15 billion per year, and cut 21.3 million tonnes of carbon emissions by 2035, according to new research from the London School of Economics. News | Comms Sun, 24 Jun 2018 01:53:13 +0400 R&M gets started on key Lebanon high-speed cabling contract Cabling expert is updating the cabling system for Lebanon's largest mall, ABC Verdun News | Comms Thu, 21 Jun 2018 04:42:47 +0400 Iran mobile penetration reaches 53.2mn mobile users in March 2018 Mobile penetration reaches over 110% in the country News | Comms Thu, 21 Jun 2018 04:35:40 +0400 Turkcell is expanding digital footprint with a partnership wth Russia's Group The companies will offer an expanded digital offfering to consumers News | Comms Thu, 21 Jun 2018 04:26:18 +0400 Court orders Algerie Telecom to reinstate low-cost fixed LTE package The telco pulled a low offer for 4G LTE wireless broadband with no warning, tripling the minimum top-up News | Comms Thu, 21 Jun 2018 04:18:44 +0400 Zimbabwe slashes mobile data charges The move reflects consumers' behavioural change from calls to data News | Comms Thu, 21 Jun 2018 04:14:06 +0400 Network infrastructure investment and digital transformation top priorities for African telecom operators Topics such as network infrastructure business models, B2B and B2C convergence, M&amp;A, digital transformation and partnerships, are among the key topics to be debated at TMT Finance Africa 2018 News | Comms Wed, 20 Jun 2018 04:04:13 +0400 Digital identity pivotal to growth of Asia Pacific economies Mobile operators and regulators have critical roles in delivering digital identity to advance Asia Pacific&rsquo;s digital societies News | Comms Wed, 20 Jun 2018 03:55:37 +0400 Tata Communications provides connectivity to BlaBla Connect OTT subscribers With Tata Communications, BlaBla&nbsp;Connect subscribers will be able to access their mobile wallet, voice and data services together with borderless and secure connectivity through one application News | Comms Wed, 20 Jun 2018 03:49:58 +0400 PCI-DSS compliance for telcos Talal Wazani, manager Strategic Security Consulting, Help AG looks at why telcos need to get compliance certificates. News | Comms Wed, 20 Jun 2018 03:46:48 +0400 Utilise cellular technology now to meet government targets and expand existing coverage Els Baert, director of Technology Strategy,&nbsp;explained how&nbsp;operators can&nbsp;leverage existing mobile assets&nbsp;and expand the &ldquo;trusted zone&rdquo;&nbsp;to&nbsp;offer&nbsp;high speed&nbsp;broadband to a wider audience News | Comms Wed, 20 Jun 2018 03:41:53 +0400 Cisco releases new developer capabilities across its intent-based networking platform The company is empowering 500,000 developers on its open-access platform News | Comms Tue, 19 Jun 2018 04:08:31 +0400 NGMN Alliance launches new projects to boost 5G success Updates on&nbsp;first 5G deployment experiences, further technology development and&nbsp;new&nbsp;business models&nbsp;to&nbsp;be shared at the NGMN Industry Conference in Vancouver,&nbsp;November&nbsp;6-8,&nbsp;2018 News | Comms Tue, 19 Jun 2018 04:01:54 +0400 Nokia, in collaboration with Orange, applies cloud benefits to radio access in large-scale trial, preparing for future 5G networks First Cloud RAN trial in operational LTE network using Orange's own cloud infrastructure platform, trial in live network in Poland with commercial traffic on largest configuration so far, a first of its kind in Europe on operator's own infrastructure News | Comms Tue, 19 Jun 2018 03:55:33 +0400 InfiNet Wireless to introduce a new spectral efficiency solution at MWC Shanghai The company will showcase its new SDR technology News | Comms Tue, 19 Jun 2018 03:47:45 +0400 SES showcases satellite and 5G integration as part of SaT5G consortium live demo Successful demonstration shows that satellite integration into 5G is key to accelerating deployment of next-generation networks and services across all geographies News | Comms Tue, 19 Jun 2018 03:32:05 +0400 Nigeria to hold public inquiry on MTN’s acquisition of Visafone spectrum The inquiry will be held on 25 June News | Comms Tue, 19 Jun 2018 03:25:59 +0400 Ethiopia plans to split Ethio Telecom in two The country will sell shares in both companies, as it strives to open the country up to investment and increase competition News | Comms Tue, 19 Jun 2018 03:17:57 +0400 Huawei launches new Internet of Vehicles platform The platform is designed to support hundreds of millions of connected vehicle applications at a time News | Comms Mon, 18 Jun 2018 04:11:25 +0400 Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala invests $400 million into European technology companies The investment powerhouse is designed to target high-growth tech companies News | Comms Mon, 18 Jun 2018 04:01:54 +0400 Nigeria Comunications Commission may set up regulatory framework for OTT services The will happen f a CTO report on the Nigerian ICT industry is validated News | Comms Mon, 18 Jun 2018 03:57:17 +0400 36 youth projects presented in 'Seeds for the Future' competition Seeds for the future for 2018 has reached 150 projects from 15 higher education institutes across the country of which 36 projects have qualified for the third phase News | Comms Mon, 18 Jun 2018 03:44:19 +0400 NEP and Tata Communications complete remote production of VIVO Indian Premier League 2018 for Star Sports The tournament ocnsisted of 60 matches over 50 days, in nine cities, covering six languages News | Comms Mon, 18 Jun 2018 03:22:10 +0400 Airtel goes cold on Telkom Kenya merger Merger is off after the two opertors could not agree on a number of issues News | Comms Wed, 13 Jun 2018 04:19:07 +0400 HUBER+SUHNER debuts network densification solutions for operator-friendly 5G installation at DAS & Small Cells Congress 2018 The SENCITY Occhio and Cubo Converter reset the bar for capacity, density and installation simplicity News | Comms Wed, 13 Jun 2018 04:09:14 +0400 Pixcom and Avaya accelerate the delivery of cloud-based communications to SMEs The partnership is designed to bring solutions such as unified communications, and contact centre solutions to SMEs News | Comms Wed, 13 Jun 2018 03:50:30 +0400 Orange CI stops Cote d’Ivoire fibre rollout due to vandalism Operator has been hit by a spate of attacks in Abidjan News | Comms Wed, 13 Jun 2018 03:29:35 +0400 ART&P issues 4G licences to Togo’s mobile operators The country is kick-starting the availability of financial services, and fast internet News | Comms Wed, 13 Jun 2018 03:24:37 +0400 Etisalat launches Apple Watch Series 3 with built-in cellular Etisalat launches Apple Watch Series 3 with built-in cellular News | Comms Wed, 13 Jun 2018 03:16:06 +0400 Etisalat offers in-flight roaming deal for business customers The telecoms operator's roaming network covers around 120 countries News | Comms Tue, 12 Jun 2018 04:18:12 +0400 Thuraya and IEC Telecom share preview of new VSAT service The service is designed for maritime services, such as crew retention, remote offices, and remote monitoring and maintenance News | Comms Tue, 12 Jun 2018 04:08:40 +0400 Hotstar and Akamai create internet history Companies set new world record for online streaming with 10.3 million concurrent viewers News | Comms Tue, 12 Jun 2018 03:59:30 +0400 VIVA’s datacentre is first in Bahrain to achieve International Tier III certification Viva's DataCenter is designed to be ready and available 24/7 News | Comms Tue, 12 Jun 2018 03:51:24 +0400