Saudi Telecom (STC) has agreed to purchase a 10% stake worth $100million in UAE-based ride-hailing service Careem. The acquisition comes just months after Saudia Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) invested a stake in Uber – which is the global rival to Careem.

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Through the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon “Hands of Hope program, touch provided the treatment cost of a chemotherapy course for Mehdi, a patient at the CCCL. The project was launched in November 2016 and extends for a duration of a year. Caring for our children’s health and their wellbeing is at the heart of “Positive touch”, the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program.

Read more: touch and the Children's Cancer Center of Lebanon join hands to save a life

Zain Group, a leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, announces that its brand has been identified as the ‘Best Brand for Telecom" in the Middle East for 2016 at the gala ceremony of the Telecom Review Summit Excellence Awards held in Dubai on 13 December, 2016. 
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In a short amount of time, Mitel has put itself on the map, posting tremendous growth and even going head to head with established technology heavy weights in some markets. Telecom Review sat with Mehmet Balos, VP International Sales at Mitel Mobility, to talk about the company’s role in the VoLTE market, its most demanded solutions and the secret to its success.

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Saudi Telecom Company (STC) Group is the incumbent telecommunications operator in Saudi Arabia with headquarters in Riyadh, and is a regional powerhouse with approximately US$13.5 billion annual revenues (2015), and listed on the Saudi Stock Exchange. STC has approximately 100,000,000 customers worldwide to whom it provides high technology knowledge-based innovative solutions with a fiber optic network spanning 137,000 kilometers across Asia, the Middle East and Europe. STC operates the largest mobile, fixed and international networks in the region covering more than 99% of the country's population and customers regionally and globally. STC Group has two regional subsidiaries and several international strategic investments. Combined with its strong financials and sound performance, STC is the most reliable partner in the region. STC is constantly investing in new technologies to provide the best in class service to customers.

Read more: STC: Providing best in class services

du has successfully tested Nokia's Time and Wavelength Division Multiplexing Passive Optical Network (TWDM-PON) innovative fiber technology in its lab, reaching aggregate speeds of 40 Gbps.

Read more: du prepares for fastest fiber broadband in the UAE with successful test of Nokia's next-generation...

The world is progressively changing with the emergence of innovative technologies that have a dramatic impact on our behavior. Today's end users are looking for a more personalized experience that caters to their needs. They have a louder voice as a result of their ability to share views and rate services. This confirms the well-known saying that the customer is king!

Read more: GBI CEO: Adopting innovation and changing mindsets to become more value-centric

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