Batelco has entered into a partnership agreement with the ENTERTAINER, a leading provider of loyalty and reward solutions, to deliver fantastic benefits for Batelco's customers. As part of the partnership, Batelco and the ENTERTAINER have launched a co-branded mobile app giving Batelco's customers easy access to a wide range of 'Buy 1 Get 1 Free' vouchers from merchants across the Kingdom of Bahrain and travel vouchers for hotels around the globe.
Batelco and Tata Communications have signed an agreement further strengthening their partnership to extend the reach of their global data centre, cloud and connectivity solutions to their customers. Batelco has chosen Tata Communications as a cloud partner to ensure high levels of flexibility and reliability for its customers through Tata Communications' IZO Cloud Enablement Platform.
Bharti Airtel has engaged in discussions with search engine colossus Google about the possibility of collaborating together in order to deploy Wi-Fi hotspots in strategic locations across the country in an effort to improve its broadband coverage.
As part of du's ongoing commitment towards corporate volunteering, and in line with the Year of Giving directive, 46 du employees participated in Give and Gain Day activities in May 2017 for a total of 167.5 hours. This annual volunteering event, under the Dubai Chamber Centre for Responsible Business' Engage Dubai program, saw du employees participate in a number of activities in Dubai, Sharjah, and Fujairah to further the company's sustainability goals.
NXN has joined forces with McAfee to launch a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) practice in the Middle East. The MSSP practice will enable NXN to build on their already impressive Smart City Managed Service offering by providing governments & enterprises in the GCC, particularly in the critical infrastructure sector, security monitoring, threat detection and analysis services.
DarkMatter and du announced a commercial partnership to offer enhanced cyber security products and services to enterprises across the country.
Sparkle, the international service arm of TIM Group and among top 10 global operators, has signed a Framework Agreement with GÉANT, Europe’s leading collaboration on e-infrastructure and services for research and education, to provide cloud services powered by Sparkle, TIM Nuvola Italiana and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to the pan-European research and education community.
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.
The European Commission has approved the acquisition of de facto control over Telecom Italia by Vivendi. The decision is conditional on the divestment of Telecom Italia's stake in Persidera.
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.