du announced a collaboration with MediaTek, a pioneering fabless semiconductor company and a market leader in cutting-edge systems-on-chip (SoC), to bring Internet of Things (IoT) development kits to the Middle East for the first time. The joint effort offers hardware and software to design and build devices with cellular connectivity.

Read more: du and MediaTek collaborate to advance Internet of Things Development in UAE

The Smart Dubai Office is traveling to Barcelona, Spain with partners from 14 government entities and the private sector to participate in the Smart Cities Expo & World Congress, 15-17 November 2016, the premier annual gathering of smart city leaders, to showcase Dubai's smart transformation achievements of the past year.

Read more: Smart Dubai is participating in the 6th annual Smart City Expo & World Congress

The Government of Kuwait has successfully achieved the speed of 10Gbps upstream over a single fiber during lab tests of Nokia's XGS-PON fiber technology. This is the first time such a speed has been achieved in the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) region. The test paves the way for the government to offer enhanced speeds from the current 1Gbps to 10G symmetrical.

Read more: Kuwait Government reaffirms FTTH leadership with successful test of the region's first Nokia...

Ooredoo Group and Ericsson have agreed a five-year contract to implement an innovative revenue management system across the Group's footprint in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia.

Read more: Ooredoo Group implements new Ericsson Solution for next generation charging and billing

On Thursday, November 10 2016 the arbitration panel announced their judgment in relation to the disputed SAR 2.2 billion claim by Etihad Etisalat (""Mobily"") from Mobile Telecommunication Company Saudi Arabia (""Zain"") arising from the services agreement signed between the two parties on May 6, 2008.

Read more: Zain / Mobily arbitration panel judgment rejects 90% of Mobily's SAR2.2 billion claim

Etihad Etisalat Company (Mobily), and Huawei announced the successful completion of testing the region's first LTE M-MIMO (Long Term Evolution Massive-Multiple Input and Multiple Output) network in KSA and Middle East region.

Read more: Mobily and Huawei launch the Middle East's first LTE M-MIMO Technology

Mobily signed a cooperation agreement with Charity Committee For Orphans Care (Ensan), to increase the Organization income. The agreement was signed by His Royal Highness, Prince Ahmad Bin Fahad Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz, Vice Chairman Of The Board Of Directors, Head Of Executive Committee Of Charity Committee For Orphans Care (Ensan), and Mr. Ahmad Farroukh, Mobily Chief Executive Officer.

Read more: Prince Ahmad Bin Fahad Bin Salman complements Mobily's CSR support for "Ensan"

Gulf Bridge International (GBI) is a leading submarine network operator whose network spans multiple self healing cable systems across three continents.GBI would like to confirm that the planned preventive maintenance work, expected to take place on Nov 2nd to 6th in the Arabian Sea, will not disrupt our delivery of internet and other services to Kuwait or any other GCC country.All our partners and customers were notified beforehand about the planned work and were offered the option to utilize alternative capacity on the GBI network which would ensure no disruption and extra protection to their existing service.

Read more: GBI: The internet services in the Gulf will not be disrupted

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