UAE telecom provider Etisalat announced the launch of the UAE's first home Wi-Fi designed to deliver super-fast, reliable, and non-stop connectivity when deployed in every room. Etisalat's new Wi-Fi service called 'HomeZone' creates a strong, reliable signal to help eliminate dead spots.
Etisalat Digital, the UAE telco's digital transformation business unit, announced its strategic agreement with the UAE's Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) to provide them with machine to machine (M2M) connectivity solutions to empower their smart metering project that will provide advanced services to all FEWA customers.
Lebanese mobile operator Alfa, managed by Egypt's Orascom Telecom, has partnered with Nokia for network evolution toward 5G. Nokia will deploy a 3G and LTE-Advanced Pro network using its 5G-ready AirScale equipment which will provide an enhanced voice and mobile broadband experience to Alfa's subscribers.
State-owned Egyptian telecommunications provider Telecom Egypt is expected to gain a 5 percent stake of the mobile market in 2018 with 5.2 million subscribers, a report by Egyptian financial investment firm Beltone Financial predicts. The report says Telecom Egypt's market share will increase by 12 percent by 2022 with 14.5 million subscribers.
du, part of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) has been awarded the Advertiser of the Year prize by Dubai Lynx 2018, the MENA region's premier festival of creativity and recognized globally as a benchmark for creative excellence. The award is presented annually to an advertiser in the MENA region who sets itself apart through the high caliber of its creativity, allied with innovative marketing and communications campaigns over the past four years.
Sparkle, the international service arm of TIM Group, has announced the launch of 'Conferencing Suite', a cloud-based multimedia communication platform that provides enterprises with an advanced global audio and video conferencing solution, characterized by ease of use and enhanced capabilities such as moderator assistance and simultaneous translation.
Etisalat has announced the launch of its new 'Play on Demand' service for postpaid and prepaid customers, offering unlimited video streaming for only 5 fils per minute. This unique service will be available for a limited period only.
In line with its objective to pioneer the digital transformation in the UAE and across the region, du, part of Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company (EITC) participated as Smart ICT Partner at Gartner Symposium 2018, a gathering of CIOs and senior IT executives in the GCC region. du showcased its smart ICT solutions at the influential event in Dubai.
For the first time in Europe, Chinese ICT solutions provider Huawei, Vodafone Germany, and automotive engineering firm Bosch have successfully tested the extended usage of Cellular vehicle to everything (C-V2X R14) in combination with Bosch's Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) driver assistance system using pre-standard 5G.
Bharti Airtel, India's largest telecommunications service provider, and Gulf Bridge International (GBI), a global cloud provider for the Middle-East and Europe, announced a strategic agreement to unlock the capacity on GBI's India-Middle East-Europe submarine cable system.