VP of Cyber Security at STC Solutions, Fahad Aljutaily, declared that increase in attacks against internet of things around the world reached 600% in 2017. China topped the list as an attack location by 21%, followed by the USA by 11% and Brazil by 6%.

Read more: STC projects that IoT revenue to exceed $7bn in Saudi Arabia by 2030

Etisalat signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA) to boost their collaboration in the digital transformation of government services in Abu Dhabi.  

Read more: Etisalat and Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions collaborate on digitization of government services

du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced that the Smart Dubai has endorsed the telco’s Blockchain Platform as a Service (BPaaS). Adding to a growing list of use cases, du is providing the platform, to facilitate The Dubai Blockchain Strategy by giving all government entities the freedom to build on a framework of their choice (Ethereum or Hyperledger) based on their business needs on a fully managed, scalable and secure platform with low cost access through a pay as you go model.

Read more: EITC’s blockchain platform endorsed by Smart Dubai Office

Etisalat and Cisco have successfully deployed the first segment routing technology in the region over its international network with closed-loop automation, introducing automation and software-defined networking (SDN) to the service provider’s Emirates Internet Exchange (EMIX) network, deploying cutting-edge technologies that set the foundation for new opportunities and business models.

Read more: Etisalat and Cisco announce progressive self-driving project

Minister of Telecommunications Mohamed Choucair visited Alfa headquarters in Parallel Towers, Dekwaneh, where he was received by Alfa CEO and Chairman Marwan Hayek, the Board of Directors, and several members of the staff. This visit, the first of its kind, by the minister was aimed at getting acquainted with the company and its services in addition to relevant technological progress and future plans.

Read more: Alfa launches eSIM in the presence of Minister Choucair

STC Group CEO Nasser Al-Nasser has credited its Dare Strategy for the success of its investment in ride-hailing service Careem.  STC’s Dare Strategy was specifically designed to focus on digital transformation and new growth opportunities for the Saudi telecommunications behemoth.

Read more: STC investment in Careem now worth $274m following acquisition by Uber

The annual Zain Group Ordinary General Assembly was held today at the Zain Group’s headquarters in Kuwait, attended with a quorum of 73.91% that approved the recommended cash dividend of 30% (30 fils per share) to the shareholders already registered in the company's record date of Wednesday 3 April 2019. Cash dividends will be paid to shareholders commencing Wednesday 10 April 2019.

Read more: Zain Group CEO credits digital transformation strategy for exceptional performance

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