Alfa and Nokia have launched the country's first 4G LTE-Advanced network as part of an agreement signed between the two companies. The network enables Alfa to offer its subscribers significantly higher download speeds of up to 262.5 Mbits/sec for accessing high-definition video and other data-intensive applications.

Read more: Alfa and Nokia launch first 4G LTE-A network in Lebanon

Zain Group announced its consolidated financial results for the six months to 30 June, 2016. The company ended the period serving 45.2 million customers.

Read more: Zain Group generated revenues of KD 552 million (USD 1.83 billion) and recorded net income of KD...

MEF is pleased to announce the results of the 2016 - 2017 board of directors elections and subsequent appointments by the Board at the MEF Annual Members Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The leadership team will guide MEF's efforts to accelerate the industry transition from static to agile, assured and orchestrated Third Network services. These productivity-enhancing services are delivered over automated, virtualized and interconnected networks powered by LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), SDN, NFV and CE 2.0 (Carrier Ethernet 2.0).

Read more: MEF appoints new board of directors for 2016-2017 fiscal year

Etisalat Group posted its Q2 consolidated financial statements on July 27 for the three months ending June 30, 2016. The company posted an impressive 51% increase in net profit compared to the same period last year, amounting to AED 2.3 billion, resulting in higher margin of 6 points to 17%.

Read more: Etisalat's impressive Q2 results reflect its record of solid performance

MTN continued to operate in a challenging environment for the six months ended 30 June 2016. The financial performance for the period reflects the confluence of a number of material issues, which created the ""perfect storm"". The Group has made strides towards resolving these challenges although many of these factors fall outside of its control.

Read more: MTN financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2016

Due to the economic and political factors, that made Zain KSA not reach the continuous increase, the company made a net loss of 329 million riyals ($87.8 million) in the three months to June 30 compared with a loss of 201 million riyals in the prior-year period. These losses were mainly driven by spending on its network infrastructure, the cost of new biometric fingerprint identification regulations and an increase in the cost of financing.

Read more: Zain Saudi Arabia Q2 2016 net loss continues

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has completed successfully the coverage of the highest tower in the Eastern Province, (Suwaiket Tower in Khobar) by FTTH technology including the installation of 344 ports to provide High speed internet service and coverage for more than 300 housing units.

Read more: Mobily covers the highest commercial / residential tower on the Eastern Coast of Saudi Arabia by...

The UAE has moved up four places in its position in the e-smart services index of the E-Government Development Index, EGDI, issued by the United Nations Department of Economics and Social Affairs, UNDESA, ranking in joint 8th place globally with the Republic of Estonia. The EGDI is an important component in the overall index used to determine growth in e-government development.

Read more: UAE ranks 8th globally and 1st regionally in UN's 2016 e-Smart Services Index

As businesses today are shifting the way they operate in the digital economy, differentiation is increasingly defined by their ability to enable their workforce to quickly, easily and securely access information and business tools from anywhere, using any device. du's Enterprise Mobility Management Solutions help enterprises meet the needs of the modern workforce and become truly mobile.

Read more: du helps businesses embrace digital transformation with Enterprise Mobility Management solutions

Ooredoo recently became the first operator to launch 4G services in Algeria, completing the pre-launch phase, as part of its network leadership strategy. With the launch in Algeria, Ooredoo now providers 4G services in eight markets across the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia, positioning the operator as one of the leading 4G providers worldwide.

Read more: Ooredoo completes pre-launch phase for 4G in Algeria

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