IN THE SPOTLIGHT
American Hospital, part of Mohamed & Obaid Al Mulla Group and one of the leading pioneers of private healthcare in the Middle East, today announced that it has partnered with Etisalat Digital to launch the first-of-its-kind telehealth service in the private sector as a continuation of its mission to provide clinical excellence to patients in need.
Despite opposition from the United States, Britain is to yet to decide on a potential role for China's Huawei in developing its 5G telecoms network. However, reports say this will be in a limited capacity after heavy US obstruction on security grounds.
Ericsson published its Q4 financial results which highlighted that the Swedish telecom vendor did not experience much growth.
Taking payments to a whole new level, Ooredoo, together with the National Bank of Oman (NBO), has introduced pay+, a new mobile wallet. Fast, simple and secure, pay+ enables customers to make a wide range of transactions from a single app on their smartphone. Whether it be payments, deposits, transfers, or withdrawals, daily financial tasks just got a lot easier. The state-of-the-art service is part of Ooredoo’s commitment to enriching customers’ digital lives.
Batelco, the leading digital solutions provider in the Kingdom of Bahrain, announced the launch of its ‘SmartConnect’ service on SD-WAN 2.0 technology, with the aim of supporting cloud connectivity, automation and digital transformation services for Batelco’s Bahrain based and international enterprise customers. Batelco will complement its existing business services by providing customers with simplified management of, and dynamic support for, traditional connectivity, cloud and IoT applications. This development follows the signing of an agreement between Batelco and Nokia during GITEX last year.
STC is one of the key players in the region and in Saudi Arabia, in particular. The operator has made great strides last year under the leadership of CEO Eng. Nasser Al Nasser who explained in an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, how STC adapted its strategy to be in line with digitalization.
Egypt has been spearheading digital transformation in Africa for the past couple of years through innovative projects and initiatives. Fiber Misr, a subsidiary of Benya Holding, has been contributing to the country’s digital transformation leadership since its establishment three years ago. Telecom Review spoke to Ahmed Mekky, chairman, Benya Holding, who highlighted the role played by the company and its subsidiaries, namely Fiber Misr, in Egypt and the region.
Etisalat is on a mission to drive the digital future in the Middle East and this has been apparent through a variety of initiatives, which the service provider launched over the years, along with its readiness and eagerness to deploy the latest and greatest in tech.