Wednesday 16 August 2017

Ooredoo Oman offers double data for Hajj travellers

Ooredoo Oman has announced that the new Ooredoo Passport Hajj bundle will offer 2GB of data and 30 voice minutes for just RO10 ($25.90) for the duration of the pilgrims’ stay in Saudi Arabia. This year’s edition of Ooredoo’s annual Hajj promotion includes 100 pe


UAE student’s experiment picked for launch to ISS

The first UAE Genes in Space competition held in the UAE and made possible through a partnership of the UAE Space Agency, The National and Boeing has picked a UAE high school student’s experiment for launch to the International Space Station (ISS). The DNA-based research co


Top firms form consortium for automotive big data

A number of industry leaders have initiated the formation of the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium for network and computing infrastructure of automotive big data. The companies include: Denso Corporation, Ericsson, Intel Corporation, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation


Mobily signs $640m deal to develop network

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), a top telecom provider in Saudi Arabia, has signed an agreement worth SR2.4 billion ($640 million) to develop its mobile network with three international telecom and IT suppliers: Nokia, Huawei, Ericsson. Ahmed Aboudoma, Mobily chief executive officer, s


Unprotected devices in ICS networks 'pose major threat'

US-based SANS Institute’s annual survey of industrial control systems (ICS) has revealed that the introduction of unprotected devices into sensitive ICS networks and ransomware are now among the top threats that organisations face in securing critical infrastructure. SANS I


UAE telecom watchdog in tie-up to back e-commerce

UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with ‘Creative 971’ to support e-Commerce with a focus on small and medium businesses wishing to operate in the country.  The issues covered in this MoU inclu


CustomerXPs listed again as Enterprise Solution in key report

CustomerXPs, a leading provider of real-time financial crime, risk and compliance software for the global banking sector, has for the second consecutive year been positioned as an Enterprise Solution in the Chartis RiskTech Quadrant for Enterprise Fraud Technology in the 2017 Financial Crime Ri


UAE upgrades FEDNet security systems

UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has announced the completion the Federal Network (FEDNet) security systems upgrade in a step aimed at protecting more than 35 federal entities. This step to protect against 'advanced persistent threats' in their va


Bahrain mobile data speeds top 23Mbps in Q2

Average LTE mobile data performance in Bahrain rose to 23.4 megabytes per second (Mbps) during the second quarter (Q2) of the year, up from 16.6 Mbps averages recorded in Q1, said the kingdom’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA). “We noticed an overall perf


Du wins Gallup Great Workplace Award

UAE-based telecom services operator du was recently recognised for its continued commitment to its employees for the 4th consecutive year by the prestigious Gallup Great Workplace Award. Recognised for its extraordinary ability to create engaged workplace cultures that drive busi

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