STC announced that a successful call has been accomplished using a 5G smartphone for the first time in MENA region and among the first globally, in cooperation with its strategic partners. This launching is the initial phase for operating the service once 5G handsets are available in the global markets. 

Read more: STC successfully makes first call on a 5G smartphone

Virgin Mobile puts the customer experience at the core of its strategy and by introducing on demand eSIM switching through their app, without the need to visit a store, they continue to use digital innovation to drive simplicity, making their customer’s mobile life better.

Read more: Virgin Mobile achieves another industry-first in UAE with eSIM option

BT announced the appointment of Joris van Oers to lead a key industry vertical in its Global Services division. Joris re-joins BT after spending three years as executive vice president of the business division at KPN, the Dutch telecoms company. Before that, he was country manager for BT in the Benelux region.

Read more: BT welcomes new industry vertical leader

As a pioneer in 5G technology Chinese smartphone vendor OPPO has connected with regional telecom service providers, regulators, and global ICT solution providers to accelerate the commercialization of 5G enabled smartphones at the 5G MENA 2019 summit in Dubai.

Read more: Etisalat partners with OPPO on first 5G smartphone test in Middle East

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

STC the Saudi Telecom Company – has partnered with NETSCOUT to strengthen cyber defense capabilities to protect the infrastructure against service disrupting Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS).

Read more: STC signs agreement that will significantly bolster its cyber defense capabilities

Etisalat’s pioneering efforts in 5G will pave the way for the ‘Future of Connectivity’ with innovation and digital transformation taking centre stage and leading the company to play a greater role in the digital lives of consumers and enterprises, said Hatem Bamatraf, Chief Technology Officer, Etisalat International at 5G MENA 2019.‎

Read more: Etisalat CTO says 5G represents the future of connectivity

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

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