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Hub71 launches Microsoft Reactor start-up programme

Published 23 Jan 2020 13:38 CET | United Arab Emirates

Hub71 of Abu Dhabi has opened the region's first Microsoft Reactor programme as it expands its network of start-ups to 35 with the announcement of seventeen winners of the ...

Samsung Pay expands in UAE with 2 new bank partnerships

Published 23 Jan 2020 10:51 CET | United Arab Emirates

Samsung says it is collaborating with First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) to provide its Samsung Pay mobile digital payment and wallet function. All ...

Du supports China Media Group live 5G broadcast

Published 23 Jan 2020 10:47 CET | United Arab Emirates

UAE operator Du has powered a 5G live-stream in partnership with China Media Group (CMG, formerly China Central Television CCTV). Du enabled CMG to carry out the firstr 5G ...

Emaar Properties partners with Xiaomi for smart home services

Published 23 Jan 2020 10:40 CET | United Arab Emirates

Emaar Properties has signed a memorandum of understanding with Xiaomi for Emaar Smart Home, a new product that will launch in 2020. The MoU positions Emaar as the first ...

TRA starts national cybersecurity skills programme

Published 23 Jan 2020 10:34 CET | United Arab Emirates

The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has begun a national capacity building programme as part of its National Cybersecurity Strategy. It aims to develop ...

Oppo runs photography tour of 8 UAE universities

Published 23 Jan 2020 10:31 CET | United Arab Emirates

Oppo is demonstrating its smartphone photography expertise to students in the UAE during its Oppo Week university tour. It will visit eight universities and students have the ...

OSN acquires license to broadcast new Turkish drama series 'The Choice'

Published 22 Jan 2020 09:34 CET | Turkey, United Arab Emirates

UAE-based pay-TV network OSN has acquired a licence to broadcast Turkish drama series 'The Choice' in MENA. It will make its debut in Turkey on Star TV later this week. 'The ...

Oracle and UAE Higher Colleges of Technology to train students in AI and emerging technologies

Published 17 Jan 2020 12:35 CET | United Arab Emirates

The UAE's Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) said it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Oracle to educate and train students in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ...

XTouch offers new phones and smart watches at Dubai Shopping Festival

Published 15 Jan 2020 11:22 CET | United Arab Emirates

UAE-based XTouch has announced the expansion of its product portfolio in time for the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) running from 04 January until 01 February.  The XTouch ...

UAE's Falcon Eye 2 satellite to be launched in March by Soyuz

Published 15 Jan 2020 10:28 CET | United Arab Emirates

Arianespace will launch the United Arab Emirates' Falcon Eye 2 reconnaissance satellite by Soyuz in March, instead of waiting for the company's much smaller Vega rocket to ...

Deezer signs up Mondia for carrier billing in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and UAE

Published 14 Jan 2020 11:08 CET | Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

Music streaming service Deezer and mobile technology company Mondia have signed an agreement to roll out direct carrier billing in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE. Mondia Pay ...

Huawei starts taking reservations for Mate 30 Pro 5G in UAE on 15 January

Published 09 Jan 2020 10:59 CET | United Arab Emirates

Huawei has introduced the Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G to consumers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The smartphone does not pre-instal Google Mobile Services, and users will be ...

Du starts accepting Apple Pay for top-ups and bill payments

Published 08 Jan 2020 10:05 CET | United Arab Emirates

UAE-based operator Du says its customers can pay their bills or recharge their accounts via Apple Pay. Apple Pay is available for Du customers to pay their Du bills and top ...

IBM opens 2 data centres for cloud services in UAE

Published 08 Jan 2020 09:38 CET | United Arab Emirates

IBM Services, the services and consultancy arm of IBM, has launched two data centres in the UAE, one in Abu Dhabi and the other in Dubai. These will provide cloud-managed ...

Etisalat launches unified communications service in UAE

Published 06 Jan 2020 16:01 CET | United Arab Emirates

Etisalat  announced the launch of a cloud-based business unified communication and collaboration service for small and medium businesses and enterprise customers in the UAE. ...

Etisalat launches first Open vRAN in MENA region

Published 06 Jan 2020 08:59 CET | United Arab Emirates

UAE operator Etisalat announced the successful launch of an open virtual radio access network (Open vRAN), claiming a first in the MENA region. The company is working with ...

Etisalat offers USD 267 mln to settle PTCL privatisation dispute

Published 03 Jan 2020 11:22 CET | Pakistan, United Arab Emirates

UAE-based Etisalat, which owns a 26 percent stake in the Pakistan Telecommunication Company (PTCL), has offered USD 267 million to settle a decade-old dispute, The Express ...

UAE e-government portal crowdsourcing drive draws 34,000 contributors

Published 03 Jan 2020 09:43 CET | United Arab Emirates

The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) says the number of participants over two years in its crowdsourcing campaign to develop the UAE government portal (u.ae) ...

Etisalat launches multi-access edge computing architecture

Published 02 Jan 2020 14:03 CET | United Arab Emirates

The deployment of MEC architectures will be critical for 4G/5G service providers, as it allows them to significantly reduce latency, essential for delivering the new breed of ...

UAE TRA enforces 1-month fee cap for early contract termination from 01 January 2020

Published 31 Dec 2019 09:58 CET | United Arab Emirates

The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority has issued a reminder that from 01 January 2020, early cancellation of a telecoms contract will result in no more than one ...

Du consumer chief to serve as acting CEO from January

Published 30 Dec 2019 17:00 CET | United Arab Emirates

UAE operator Du announced that its deputy CEO-Consumer, Fahad Al Hassawi will serve as acting CEO from 01 January 2020. He will remain in office until Johan Dennelind joins ...

Giesecke+Devrient moves to new regional hub at Dubai Silicon Oasis

Published 23 Dec 2019 13:53 CET | United Arab Emirates

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) inaugurated its new regional headquarters and competence centre for services and training at Dubai Digital Park in Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), Dubai's ...

Yahsat makes new executive appointments

Published 19 Dec 2019 16:40 CET | United Arab Emirates

UAE-based satellite operator Yahsat has announced four new Emirati executive appointments across its government, commercial, operational and technical business units. From ...

New free video calling app ToTok appears in UAE

Published 19 Dec 2019 11:15 CET | United Arab Emirates | Update: 19 Dec 2019 11:16 CET

A free video calling application has come out in the UAE, reports The National. It is called ToTok and is being offered in tandem with Singaporean provider Botim, which is ...

TRA, government and private entities activate UAE Pass digital identification system

Published 18 Dec 2019 10:37 CET | United Arab Emirates

The UAE government and private entities have signed a number of MoUs to implement and activate the UAE Pass digital national identification system, at a forum held by the ...

 

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