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Virgin Mobile MEA mulls sale - report

Published 20 Nov 2018 09:11 CET | Middle East

Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa is exploring options including selling all or part of itself, Bloomberg reported citing people with knowledge of the matter. The closely ...

EMEA smartphone sales down 5% in Q3, market value rises - IDC

Published 16 Nov 2018 11:30 CET | Africa, Europe, Middle East

Smartphone volumes in EMEA dropped by 4.8 year on year in the third quarter of 2018, with total unit sales coming to 89.0 million compared to 93.5 million in Q3 2017, ...

Arabsat partners RigNet for satellite data protection

Published 14 Nov 2018 11:04 CET | Middle East

RigNet announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Arabsat to provide data protection across the Arabsat satellite network. RigNet and Arabsat will target the ...

Spotify launches in the Middle East and North Africa

Published 14 Nov 2018 10:41 CET | Africa, Middle East

Spotify has launched its service in thirteen new markets in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), taking the music streaming service's global footprint to 78 markets in ...

Friendly Technologies launches Wi-Fi optimisation package

Published 13 Nov 2018 13:05 CET | Middle East

Friendly Technologies, a TR-069 and IoT company, announced has the launch of its new Wi-Fi Optimisation package for the prevention, detection and resolution of Wi-Fi ...

Thuraya to launch X5-Touch satellite smartphone commercially within a month

Published 13 Nov 2018 11:29 CET | Middle East

Thuraya said that the world's first satellite smartphone, the Thuraya X5-Touch, will be available for commercial distribution in less than a month. It runs on the Android ...

Ankabut launches Microsoft's Azure Stack in tie up with Huawei in Mideast

Published 12 Nov 2018 14:30 CET | Middle East

Ankabut, the UAE National Research and Education Network (NREN), has teamed up with Huawei to launch the first implementation of Microsoft's Azure Stack in the GCC and the ...

Zain Group revenues up 55% in Q3 on Saudi consolidation

Published 07 Nov 2018 15:04 CET | Middle East

Middle East mobile operator Zain Group said its revenues increased by 55 percent to KWD 403 million in the third quarter, and EBITDA reached KWD 155 million, an increase of ...

Iflix adds linear channels to MENA service

Published 02 Nov 2018 10:22 CET | Middle East

SVoD platform Iflix has announced an expansion of its linear channel offering, bringing the tally of licensed channels on Iflix to 50 and on track to reach 80 by year-end, ...

Batelco Group net profit soars 179% to BHD 17.3 mln in Q3

Published 02 Nov 2018 09:22 CET | Middle East

Batelco Group, with operations in fourteen countries, posted a net profit of BHD 17.3 million for the third quarter ended 30 September, a 179 per cent increase from BHD 6.2 ...

Ooredoo Group 9-mths profit falls 30% on Indonesia weakness, Myanmar charge

Published 30 Oct 2018 08:38 CET | Middle East

Ooredoo Group's revenue decreased by 7 percent to QAR 22.8 billion in the first nine months of 2018 compared to QAR 24.48 billion in the same period in 2017, as strong ...

Zain Group to provide Huawei cloud services in MENA

Published 29 Oct 2018 11:20 CET | Middle East

Zain Group will provide Huawei cloud services in Kuwait and across the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) after the two companies signed a Memorandum of ...

Ooredoo Kuwait group revenue falls 4%, net profit halves in 9 mths

Published 29 Oct 2018 08:09 CET | Middle East

Revenues at Ooredoo Kuwait, formerly Wataniya Telecom, decreased by 4 percent to KWD 502.4 million in the first nine months of 2018, compared to KWD 522.6 million for the ...

MENA enterprise application software market to rise 6.3% to USD 775 mln in 2018

Published 24 Oct 2018 16:52 CET | Africa, Middle East

Spending on enterprise application software (EAS) in the Middle East and North Africa is set to reach USD 774.62 million this year, up by 6.3 percent year on year, according ...

Deezer launches streaming service in MENA

Published 22 Oct 2018 17:47 CET | Middle East

Global music streaming service Deezer is now available in across the Middle East and North Africa, giving users access to a wide selection of Arabic hits from media and ...

ST Engineering showcases smart city capabilities for Middle East market at WETEX 2018

Published 22 Oct 2018 12:50 CET | Middle East

ST Engineering's Electronics division has showcased its smart city capabilities at the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition 2018 (WETEX 2018) in Dubai. It ...

Commvault launches service advantage programme for partners in ME

Published 18 Oct 2018 16:44 CET | Middle East

Commvault announced that it is launching its Service Advantage Programme for the first time in the Middle East, South Africa and Turkey. Commvault's programme offers ...

Huawei, TPCast to collaborate on cloud VR project in Middle East

Published 18 Oct 2018 16:05 CET | Middle East

Huawei and TPCast will cooperate on a cloud-based VR project in the Middle East. The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding during Huawei Innovation day. The ...

Unifonic raises USD 21 mln to develop cloud communications tools

Published 17 Oct 2018 16:56 CET | Middle East

Unifonic announced it closed a USD 21 million Series A round led by STV with participation from RTF, Endeavor Catalyst, ELM and Raed Ventures. The transaction represents the ...

Kaloom inks distribution deal with MBuzz

Published 17 Oct 2018 16:35 CET | Middle East

Kaloom, a provider of automated data centre systems, announced a strategic partnership with MBuzz at Gitex in Dubai. Kaloom's software defined fabric (SDF) product family is ...

Zain Kuwait launches Zain Drone services

Published 15 Oct 2018 16:11 CET | Middle East

Zain Group has announced the launch of the Zain Drone service in Kuwait, with the plan to expand to other Zain markets in due course. The launch was announced at Gitex in ...

Ingram Micro inks distribution deal with Nvidia for META region

Published 09 Oct 2018 10:05 CET | Middle East

Ingram Micro announced the start of a distribution relationship with Nvidia, to sell and promote its GPU virtualization and high-performance computing products in Qatar, ...

Sophos signs up Ingram Micro as distributor in the Middle East

Published 08 Oct 2018 13:54 CET | Middle East

Cyber security company Sophos said it has signed up Ingram Micro as a new distributor for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Iraq and Yemen. ...

Bahrain takes over chair of AREGNET

Published 08 Oct 2018 11:21 CET | Middle East

Bahrain has taken over the chairpersonship of the Arab Regulators Network of Telecommunications and Information Technologies (AREGNET) from the UAE, reports the Daily ...

Zain Bahrain joins Middle East - Europe Terrestrial System cable venture

Published 08 Oct 2018 10:33 CET | Bahrain, Middle East, United Arab Emirates

Zain Bahrain has announced the introduction of the Middle East – Europe Terrestrial System (Meets), an international cable system. Meets is a partnership between a GCC-wide ...

 

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