Egypt's Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser El Kady hailed Egyptian telecommunications provider Etisalat Misr for its contributions to the country's ICT sector in a meeting with Etisalat Misr CEO Hazem Metwally during a visit to the company's headquarters in April. The Minister paid a number of visits to ICT companies, aiming to underline the state's interest in sponsoring companies and investors in the Egyptian market.
South Sudan-based mobile operator Vivacell, owned by Lebanon's Fattouch Investment Group, has had its license suspended effective March 20, 2018, in the African country, for failing to comply with regulations, according to the head of South Sudan's National Communications Authority.
Vodafone Group announced it has completed the sale of its 51 percent stake in Vodafone Qatar to the Qatar Foundation, which already had a joint stake in Vodafone's Qatar unit. The two companies have entered into a five year agreement, ensuring Vodafone Qatar will continue to use the Vodafone brand and have close ties to Vodafone Group.
Digital resilience is key to enabling digital transformation as it empowers organizations, governments and defense authorities to manage security risks at acceptable levels, said senior Etisalat Digital executives at the recently concluded International Exhibition of National Security and Resilience (ISNR) in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
UAE telecom brand du, part of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has launched new data roaming bundles, available for both individual and business customers. du customers who purchase a weekly roaming plan for AED 200 will receive 2.5GB; while 500MB per day is available from AED 35. For extended travel, du offers 6GB allowance at AED 500 or 15GB for AED 1000.
UAE telecom brand du, part of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has continued the #PostWisely movement by kicking off recently an educational road show at one of the leading UAE academic centres, the American University of Sharjah.
The UAE's largest telecom provider, Etisalat, announced that it has further reduced its roaming rates for voice calls, SMS and data. Starting April 1st, 2018, Etisalat's prepaid and post-paid customers will get discounted roaming rates of up to 29% on data, outgoing voice calls to UAE, GCC and local destinations and outgoing SMS while traveling to any Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) country through any roaming partner.
Anam, the fastest growing independent SMS Firewall and A2P monetization service provider in the world, announced a substantial new three-year contract with mobile telecom provider Tele2 Russia, involving the overlay of Anam’s Managed A2P SMS Services portfolio on the currently deployed SMS Firewall.
Etisalat announced on March 28 that it is in the process of upgrading its mobile networks over the next three months as it prepares to meet future requirements for 5G networks, Internet of Things (IoT), and other modern technologies.
Etisalat Digital, the business unit of UAE telecom provider Etisalat driving digital transformation, announced the shortlisted scale-ups to foster digital innovation and entrepreneurship and to bring new solutions to the market as part of ‘Dubai Future Accelerators Program’.