UAE telecom provider Etisalat has partnered with firm Idemia to enable Embedded SIM (eSIM) technology into smartphones. Idemia, a company specializing in augmented reality, was recently acquired by Otono Networks and now can offer partners eSIM orchestration technology.
Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and Cisco announced at Mobile World Congress that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the development of 5G communication systems and networks. The joint effort aims to facilitate STC's transformation into a digital service provider and supports the pivotal role it plays in enabling Saudi Arabia's 2030 Vision and National Transformation Plan.
Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and Nokia announced that they are collaborating to launch the STC 5G network in 2018 in Saudi Arabia. The companies agreed to collectively work towards finding the most optimal network strategy and relevant use-cases for 5G deployment in the Saudi market.
Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) has announced the appointment of Mohammed Abdulla Al Hussaini as new chairman after approving the resignation of Ahmad Abdullah Bin Byat.
Etisalat has lined up workshops, lectures, educational activities, and competitions alongside the launch of its innovative products to instill a spirit of creativity and research to mark the UAE Innovation Month.
Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Huawei at Mobile World Congress 2018 to launch 5G tests for the first time in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The MoU was signed by Eng. Ahmed Aboudoma, Mobily CEO, and Mr. Zhang Dongliang Huawei CEO.
Etisalat received the prestigious TL9000 certification, an International Quality Standard for the telecom industry, a testament to its efforts in adapting the best industry practices to provide the best customer experience and apply the latest technologies on its network.
Saudi Telecom Company (STC) announced that, upon the Royal Decree appointing HE Dr. Khaled Bin Hussain Biyari as Assistant Minister of Defense for Executive Affairs, the Board of Directors approved on February 26, 2018, the resignation of HE Dr. Biyari from his position as Chief Executive Officer. Eng. Nasser Bin Sulaiman Al Nasser will be acting CEO.
Affirmed Networks, a company specializing in virtualized mobile networks, announced that du, part of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has selected its Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Narrow Band IoT (NB-IoT) mobile core to provide an industry-leading 3GPP core network for IoT use cases, enabling a wide range of smart city use cases.
Etisalat announced at Mobile World Congress 2018 its plans of working with a consortium of global technology leaders to introduce a new vendor agnostic platform that will aim to provide cloud telecom infrastructure to host emerging futuristic technologies and services.