du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), announced the launching of the UAE’s first 5G-ready WiFi router which aims at provide ultra-fast browsing speeds. The innovative wireless 5G terminal device from ZTE is available to customers with zero upfront, starting from AED 210 per month. Combined with one of du’s data SIM plans, consumers can take full advantage of blazing fast speeds for numerous devices.
Telecom Egypt announced a new shift in its fixed broadband offering in line with its large project to develop its network capabilities and improve the quality of internet services in Egypt. As a result of the completion of the first phase of the project in June 2019, the company raised the maximum speed of its internet bundles to start at 30Mbps instead of 5Mbps, allowing customers to enjoy the maximum internet speed allowed by the network for their lines for two months without any price increase. Telecom Egypt has also increased the packages’ quota to cater to the increased usage resulting from the higher speeds, offering its customers a lower price per GB.
For the purpose of offering the best services that address their customers’ needs and serve their interest, Telecom Egypt and Etisalat Misr signed four agreements to provide virtual fixed voice and bitstream services to the Egyptian market.
Under the auspices and in the presence of His Excellency the Minister of Telecommunications, Mohammed Choucair, the launch of the “For Sustainable Cities” project in Dekwaneh was launched with the support of Alfa and in collaboration with the Municipal Council. The project entailed the launch of the unified addressing system in the town. An Alfa initiative to beautify the region and raise awareness on the importance of green spaces was also announced with the inauguration of a mural by the iron-willed artist Ali Tlais from the Lebanese Autism Society, as part of the “Alfa 4-Life CSR” program.
Etisalat Digital, in partnership with First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) and Avanza Innovations, have developed UAE Trade Connect (UTC), a new nationwide platform that will use the latest disruptive technologies to digitise trade in the UAE. The initial phase will focus on addressing the risks of double financing and invoice fraud before turning to other key areas of trade finance.
Etisalat has launched a smartphone self-service vending machine that is a ‘first-of-its-kind’ for the UAE by partnering with ADNOC Distribution, the leading fuel distributor and convenience store operator in the UAE. The machine will allow customers 24/7 access and a five-minute turnaround time to buy a smart phone automatically.
Etihad Etisalat “Mobily” has announced the appointment of a new chief financial officer, Khaled Abanami, who will succeed Kais Ben Hamida.
Etisalat and Noor Bank announced the launch of eWallet, a new digital payment service aimed at empowering UAE customers with safe, convenient, and flexible payment solutions using a mobile device. The eWallet service is offered by a fintech company ‘Digital Financial Services’ — a joint venture establishment between Etisalat and Noor Bank, regulated and licensed as a Retail Payment Service Provider by the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates.
Etisalat Digital is collaborating with Microsoft as its strategic partner in the UAE, to provide government entities, large enterprises, and small and medium enterprises with state-of-the-art digital solutions and enable transformation based on Microsoft Cloud services.
du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), announced a joint venture with Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco) with the aim of establishing a regional infrastructure platform.