Egypt: An unnamed Orascom Telecom source has said that Shearman & Sterling, the law firm hired by the Algerian government, has valued the company's Algerian unit Djezzy at $7bn, Egyptian daily Al-Borsa newspaper has reported.
When it rains, it pours. The dying years of the last decade witnessed a recession that was almost without precedent in its severity, and certainly unequalled in its worldwide reach; at exactly the same time, the juggernaut of the information revolution ploughed relentlessly onwards, throwing new IT challenges at organisations across the globe.
Huawei Technologies, a global information and communications technology solutions provider will debut its enterprise business solutions at Gitex Technology Week 2011. The region's largest ICT exhibition takes place from October 9-13 at the Dubai International Convention Centre.
Nawras is delighted to announce the launch of an innovative Internet Performance Report to assist corporate customers to maximise their telecommunications usage through detailed control and monitoring of usage patterns.
Mobily said that it has enhanced its (Neqaty) program, which is considered to be the best loyalty program today in the Middle East, through launching the new (Neqatona) service. This unique service allows its subscribers to merge their earned points in one account and up to phone 10 lines, provided that all the lines are registered under the name of the same subscriber.
Etisalat, one of the leading telecommunications companies in the Middle East and Africa, has been awarded as one of the highest credit ratings companies in the telecom sector following a rigorous evaluations by the three international credit rating agencies, S&P, Fitch and Moody.
Etisalat and du, the country's two telecom operators, are finalising and fine tuning their systems for launch of the mobile number portability service, which will take place soon, according to Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).
UAE: Apple has launched its online product store in the UAE, allowing customers residing there to buy Apple's products online directly from the company, rather than from resellers, with 1-click ordering and free delivery on a number of products.
Iraq: Asiacell - the first and largest private Iraqi telecommunications company and the first mobile telecom company to provide coverage for all of Iraq - announces launching the BlackBerry solution service in Iraq on 15 September 2011 in collaboration with Emitac Mobile Solutions (EMS) and Research In Motion (RIM).
Nigeria: over 600 telecom leaders from across Nigeria will gather in Lagos at Nigeria Com conference ( www.comworldseries.com/nigeria ). Their agenda for the 2 days is to establish strategies, set best practice benchmarks and find innovative ways of evolving networks and services to capture growth potential in Africa's largest telecoms market.
It’s no secret that today’s unprecedented data growth, datacentre consolidation and server virtualisation is wreaking havoc with conventional approaches to backup and recovery. The rapidly intensifying demand for storage is putting a tight squeeze on enterprise resources as backup and recovery becomes increasingly complex; cutting into staff time and budgets whilst also slowing operations.
Batelco, recognised as Bahrain's leading communications services provider is now establishing a name for itself in the air, thanks to its provision of in-flight Voice & Data services for its customers who are on the move for business or leisure.
Egypt: Vodafone Egypt has ruled out any growth in revenues until year-end, even amidst strong subscriber acquisition, with the operator's subscriber base reaching 34 million by the end of June, Al Shorouk and Al Masry Al Youm newspapers reported. CEO Hatem Dweidar predicts usage will pick up in early 2012 amidst Egypt's first free elections in decades.
UAE: Eskadenia Software will exhibit at Gitex Technology Week, to be held in Dubai at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre between 9-13 October, 2011. Eskadenia Software announces its participation for the 8TH time, as exhibitors at Gitex Technology Week, one of the three largest ICT exhibitions in the world.
NAGRA brings the user experience to new levels with “Project Ultra,” its HTML5 model user interface (UI) for 4K television and connected devices
Project Ultra unleashes the power of HTML5 to deliver spectacular design and immersive navigation in the limitless 4K media environment
“Zoomable” user interface leverages the larger 4K screen to deliver an intelligent and intuitive way to search, discover and view content
(Deira, UAE: 15th September 2013): Local artist utilized Sharp’s versatile 20” Multi-Touch Display Monitor as platform to create new-age art at ‘Against the Tides’ art exhibition being held in Diera from the 11th – 14th of September.
Open source solutions provider Red Hat Inc today announced general availability of Red Hat Software Collections 1.0.
Available via select Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions, Red Hat Software Collections delivers the newest, most stable versions of open source runtime components to subscribers on a lifecycle that is separate from Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Thin client shipments in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) in the second quarter of this year increased marginally by 0.1%, year on year, to 407,417 units, according to results published by International Data Corporation (IDC) in its EMEA Quarterly Enterprise Client Device Tracker.
The prestigious “CEO of the Year Award – Telecom “ went this year to Ahmad Abdul karim Julfar, Group Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat Group.
This year’s winners were handpicked by a well-reputed specialist panel of 19 judges, who thoroughly evaluated some 982 entries, out of which they shortlisted 50 candidates. And following a closed voting, 16 winners were announced yesterday in the 16 categories.
Telekom Austria has entered into a partnership with Eutelsat to launch a new B2B DTH platform targeting principally Central and Eastern Europe, as well as wider regions of Western Europe, via 16 degrees East.
Speaking in a press conference at IBC, Reinhard Zuba, group chief marketing officer, Telekom Austria Group, said that satellite TV is the company’s next step to convergence, in a process that began its home market in 2007 and continued in Bulgaria and Croatia following acquisitions in the two countries.
Huawei joins ICT industry leaders and government stakeholder at Critical Communications Middle East 2013 conference
With public safety a key priority for government organizations across the Middle East, Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, is set to lead discussions at this year’s Critical Communications Middle East Conference and Exhibition highlighting how governments in the Middle East can better leverage investments in ICT infrastructure to ensure public safety on the national level.
The UAE retail channel for ICT and consumer electronics (CE) products is witnessing increasingly spiky sales patterns, experiencing major peaks and troughs from one month to the next, as the impact of specific sales events exacerbates market volatility. The UAE retail channel has already experienced Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) and Abu Dhabi Electronics Shopper in 2013, and the inaugural Gitex Shopper Spring – dubbed mini-Gitex by some vendors – is currently taking place in Dubai.
Jacky’s Electronics, the UAE’s leading multi-brand consumer electronics retailer, is expecting a surge of product sales, from the usual off-peak period during the month of April, brought in by the four-day event of the first Gitex Shopper Spring Edition.
Dubai, UAE, May 2, 2013 – ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards, mini-PCs and accessories, today supercharges the TITAN with the ZOTAC GeForce GTX TITAN AMP! Edition, the world’s fastest single GPU graphics card.
In 1987, the film RoboCop debuted and featured a half-man half-robot cop patrolling the streets of Detroit, but now some car companies are planning on replacing cop cars in Los Angeles with drone cars by 2025.
Indian telecoms group Bharti Airtel has appointed Christian de Faria as CEO of Airtel Africa, effective 1 January, 2014.
De Faria will join Airtel Africa on September 16, 2013. He will be based in Nairobi and will report to Manoj Kohli, who currently heads up the African unit as part of his role as CEO of international operations.
Networking vendor Brocade has named Bill Lipsin as its vice president of worldwide channel and global systems integrator sales.
The company characterised the appointment as indicative of its increasing focus on channel driven-sales as opposed to business through its OEM partners, which has traditionally accounted for a majority of the firm's revenues.
Sales leader to head up Newtec operation in multiple Middle Eastern countries Former Siemens Enterprise Communications and Gulfsat Communications executive Eric Van Hoecke has been appointed by satellite communications specialist Newtec to lead many of its sales activities in the Middle East.
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