Batelco ensures its customer service platforms are protected against cyber-attacks thanks to its strong line of cyber defences, in collaboration with its world-leading partners. The much publicized recent Ransomware cyber-attacks that affected many of the world's major organisations have not impacted Batelco's services to its customers in spite of a number of attempts by Ransomware or similar malicious code such as WannaCry.

Read more: Batelco cyber defences hold firm against Ransomware attacks

Saudi Arabian telecoms giant Saudi Telecom Company (STC) announced the establishment of STV, a technology venture capital fund that aims to achieve its strategic growth aspirations and to help realize Vision 2030's technological ambitions by investing in new digital areas and by growing the digital innovation ecosystem in the region.

Read more: STC announces largest technology venture capital fund in the Middle East

Qatari telecom giant Ooredoo presented its new mobile network solution at Khalifa Stadium to 45,000 attendees to mark the final match of the Emir Cup football tournament. The operator achieved up to 40% higher speeds than current technologies with the latest 4G advanced centralized RAN. The same technology will reportedly be used for the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Read more: Ooredoo’s Smart Stadium Solution achieves 40% higher speeds

The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), represented by the Saudi Network Information Center (SaudiNIC), recently hosted a workshop on the Domain Name System Security Extension (DNSSEC). The workshop was held at CITC's headquarters on 9 May 2017 in Riyadh in coordination with the Middle East Network Operators Group (MENOG) and RIPE NCC. The event was aimed at raising awareness and promoting the adoption of DNSSEC within national networks in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This complements efforts to further develop the Saudi Internet Domain Name System, using DNSSEC technology.

Read more: Saudi Arabia’s CITC successfully concludes workshop on DNSSEC

Sparkle, the international service arm of TIM Group and among top 10 global operators, announces the expansion of its MPLS and Carrier Ethernet Backbone with the opening of a new MEF Carrier Ethernet certified Point of Presence (POP) in Moscow, Russia.

Read more: Sparkle opens a new Point of Presence in Moscow to support multinational customers

As the world embarks on a potential fourth Industrial Revolution, it is the 30 to 50 billion connected devices that will spur the unprecedented growth in bandwidth. The next few years are critical to building the networks that will meet the demand. In anticipation of this need, CommScope is introducing its High Speed Migration platform that assists data center managers with building faster, more agile, high-density migration plans.

Read more: The need for speed: New high speed migration platform prepares data center managers for decades of...

Under the patronage and in the presence of His Excellency the Minister of Telecommunications Jamal Al Jarrah, Alfa, managed by Orascom TMT, launched Ikebana Spirit exhibition, a new initiative under its Alfa 4-Life CSR program for the benefit of the students  of the Father Andeweg Institute for the Deaf. The exhibition was inaugurated in Exotica, Jal El Dib, featuring Japanese-style flower arrangements made by the association's students. The event was attended by Alfa's Chairman and CEO Marwan Hayek, Exotica General Manager Joe Younes, Ministry officials, Alfa administrative staff and team, and the media.

Read more: Ikebana Spirit exhibition launched by Alfa for the Father Andeweg Institute for the Deaf

Princess Reema Bint Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud honored Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) for its technical sponsorship of Saudi Women Exhibition in addition to designating a special wing for Mobily that meets the needs of Saudi women in terms of cosmetics and entertainment and others.

Read more: Princess Reema Bint Talal Bin Abdulaziz honors Mobily for technically sponsoring Saudi Women...

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