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Oppo appoints Xue as president in the Middle East and Africa

Published 17 Sep 2019 10:36 CET | Africa, Middle East

Oppo has announced the appointment of Ethan Xue as its new president in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). He succeeds Andy Shi, who will assume a new role as senior director ...

Talia extends partnership with Arabsat

Published 16 Sep 2019 11:30 CET | Middle East

Global communications service provider Talia said it has strengthened its collaboration with satellite operator Arabsat by adding more C-band capacity for the Middle East and ...

US raises Huawei 5G network security concerns with Gulf allies

Published 13 Sep 2019 11:29 CET | Middle East

The US government has raised its concerns with Gulf allies over a possible security risk in using Huawei equipment for their 5G networks, Reuters reported, citing US ...

Apple consolidates EMEA tablet lead in Q2, detachables up 12%

Published 12 Sep 2019 11:15 CET | Africa, Europe, Middle East

Overall tablet shipments in EMEA declined another 11.7 percent year on year to 9.59 million units in the second quarter of 2019, following a 10.9 percent contraction in Q1, ...

YouTube Music and YouTube Premium launch in the Middle East

Published 11 Sep 2019 08:48 CET | Middle East

YouTube has announced that YouTube Music, a new music streaming application, and YouTube Premium, a paid subscription which provides an ad-free experience on YouTube, are now ...

Es'hailSat deploys Skyline's Dataminer for system management

Published 05 Sep 2019 14:52 CET | Middle East

Skyline Communications has announced that its AI-powered DataMiner NMS and orchestration system has been selected by Middle East satellite operator Es'hailSat. The DataMiner ...

Zain group expands cloud offerings with Oracle FastConnect

Published 05 Sep 2019 14:35 CET | Middle East

Zain Group, a Gold level member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), said it will offer dedicated and private access to Oracle Cloud through the Oracle FastConnect ...

MEA personal computing devices market falls in Q2

Published 05 Sep 2019 09:29 CET | Africa, Middle East

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) personal computing devices (PCD) market, for desktop computers, notebooks, workstation and tablets, declined 9.1 percent year on year in Q2 ...

Zain partners Mentor Arabia to empower region's youth

Published 03 Sep 2019 16:30 CET | Middle East

Zain Group has agreed to support the Mentor Arabia Foundation, the regional branch of Mentor International. The mission of Mentor Arabia is to empower Arab children and youth ...

GCC mobile phone shipments grow 11.5% year on year in Q2, up 8.0% from Q1

Published 03 Sep 2019 11:32 CET | Middle East

The mobile phone market of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) had unit sales growth of 11.5 percent in Q2 2019, with shipments totaling 6.5 million devices worth USD 1.7 ...

Aruba appoints new regional head for Middle East

Published 02 Sep 2019 12:00 CET | Middle East

Aruba has announced the appointment of Jacob Chacko as its regional lead for Middle East (UAE, Qatar, Saudi, Egypt, Gulf & Levant). Based in Dubai, Chacko will report ...

NEC Enterprise appoints new MD for the Middle East

Published 02 Sep 2019 11:54 CET | Middle East

NEC said it has appointed Baher Ezzat as its new managing director for the Middle East. Based in Dubai, UAE, the appointment will take effect from 21 July and reflects NEC ...

Ericsson names Pharaon as SVP, head of Market Area Middle East & Africa

Published 22 Aug 2019 11:41 CET | Africa, Middle East

Ericsson appointed Fadi Pharaon as SVP and head of Market Area Middle East & Africa and member of Ericsson's executive team, reporting to the CEO, effective 1 September. At ...

ZEE5 Global ties up with Eurostar Group in the Middle East

Published 21 Aug 2019 14:12 CET | Middle East

OTT platform ZEE5 has announced a partnership with UAE-based digital retail group The Eurostar. Under the deal, people across the GCC countries will be able to access ZEE5's ...

Dell names channel director for Middle East, Russia, Africa and Turkey

Published 08 Aug 2019 16:37 CET | Africa, Middle East, Russian Federation, Turkey

Dell Technologies announced that Vangelis Lagousakos has been appointed as the senior director, Channel for the Middle East, Russia, Africa and Turkey region. In his new ...

MENA smartphone sales set to rise in 2019, 2020

Published 06 Aug 2019 12:27 CET | Africa, Middle East

Sales of smartphones in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will marginally increase in 2019, according to consulting firm Gartner. The market researcher estimates growth ...

BeIN Media offers free upgrade to premium plan with sports subscription

Published 05 Aug 2019 12:42 CET | Middle East

BeIN Media has launched the 'Return of the Giants' campaign. The promotion, which is valid until the 31 August, allows new subscribers to the sports package a free upgrade to ...

IoT spending in MEA to top USD 8.47 bln in 2019

Published 02 Aug 2019 09:28 CET | Africa, Middle East

Spending on Internet of Things (IoT) equipment in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) is set to top USD 8.47 billion in 2019, according to the latest forecast from International ...

Zain Group revenue up 66% in H1

Published 31 Jul 2019 15:32 CET | Africa, Middle East

Zain Group's revenue reached KWD 407 million (USD 1.34 billion) in the second quarter, up 66 percent compared to the same period in the previous year. EBITDA more than ...

Amazon Web Services launches Middle East region in Bahrain

Published 30 Jul 2019 12:09 CET | Middle East

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the opening of the AWS Middle East (Bahrain) region. AWS now has 69 Availability Zones within 22 geographic regions around the world, ...

Ooredoo Group H1 net profit rises 22%, revenue down 4%, customer base shrinks 12%

Published 30 Jul 2019 09:22 CET | Middle East

Ooredoo group net profit increased by 22 percent to QAR 841 million in the first six months of 2019 from QAR 689 million in the same period of 2018, partially aided by a ...

Vivo to expand into MEA starting with UAE and Morocco

Published 29 Jul 2019 14:27 CET | Middle East, Morocco, United Arab Emirates

Vivo has announced its expansion into the Middle East and Africa and will soon launch its latest Y series smartphones there. Vivo's products are now available in UAE and ...

SonyLIV Indian VoD expands to Middle East

Published 29 Jul 2019 12:05 CET | Middle East

Indian video on demand (VoD) service SonyLIV has expanded its global footprint with a foray into the Middle East. It was launched in 2013 as the first mover in the Indian OTT ...

Cisco and Du launch digital visual IVR for customer services

Published 29 Jul 2019 10:44 CET | Middle East, United Arab Emirates

UAE operator Du and Cisco have announced the launch of visual IVR for self-service. This is a visual interface as an alternative to IVR. Customers can see and touch their way ...

Honor seeks to double smartphone sales in MEA markets in 2019, improve market ranking

Published 26 Jul 2019 09:47 CET | Middle East

Huawei's sub-brand Honor seeks to double its smartphone sales to more than 4.5 million units in the Middle East and Africa region in 2019 compared with 2018, TechRadar ...

 

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