His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved an initiative called 'A Day without Service Centers'. Launched by Dubai Department of Finance (DOF), the initiative aims to encourage customers to turn to smart channels to obtain and complete government services and transactions.

Read more: Dubai to close service centers on Oct. 26 to encourage digital channels

InfiNet Wireless, the global leader in fixed broadband wireless connectivity, showcases its cutting-edge Smart City solution portfolio at GITEX Technology Week 2017 in Dubai, 8-12 October.

Read more: InfiNet Wireless showcases its latest Smart City solutions at GITEX Technology Week 2017

Smart Dubai is gearing up to take part in the 37th annual GITEX Technology Week, the organization announced at a press conference on Sunday, October 1, 2017 in the Dubai Government Media Office.

Read more: Smart Dubai to offer best-in-class services to residents and visitors at GITEX Technology Week 2017

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has revealed the market shares of its accredited registrars, and as well as those responsible for managing registration processes in the national UAE domain (.ae), for the first half of 2017.

Read more: TRA reveals the market shares of the national domain (.ae) registrars

ADVA Optical Networking announced that it has successfully completed a joint field trial of its FSP 3000 CloudConnect and OpenFabric technology in Telefónica Germany's live network. The innovative transport solution achieved disaggregated 100, 150 and 200Gbit/s connectivity over the mobile communication provider's existing 10Gbit/s line system. The high-density 1RU modular DCI technology successfully carried alien wavelengths across the national backbone infrastructure with no impact on live traffic, including error-free 200Gbit/s transmission over a 290km data path. The test demonstrated how the ADVA FSP 3000 OpenFabric creates an agile, flexible and highly scalable network, accelerating service availability and improving operational efficiency. It was conducted with the support of ADVA Optical Networking's Elite partner Axians.

Read more: ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect platform offers ‘unrivalled efficiency’

According to Kuwait's Criminal Investigation Department (CID), three men have been arrested in the country after successful raids in a residential area of Salmiya, where they had been operating a sophisticated illegal cable network. TV network OSN welcomed the news of a major blow to criminals stealing its content.

Read more: Kuwait authorities crack down on illegal cable network

The Smart Dubai Government Establishment (SDG), in collaboration with the Department of Finance and ENOC Group, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to launch a new service via its flagship Dubai Now smartphone application. The new service will be available soon and will allow customers to pay for petrol using the Dubai Now app across ENOC's retail network in the UAE, eliminating the need for cash or card payments. This reflects the key objective of offering a single platform for all government services in the UAE. The portal now offers 55 service provided by 24 government entities. This, in turn, resonates with SDG's mission to transform Dubai into the smartest and happiest city in the world.

Read more: Smart Dubai launches new service through ‘Dubai Now’ App

Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, have launched the Mars Science City project.

Read more: UAE to build city simulating life on Mars

Saudi Arabia, the only country in the world that forbids women from driving vehicles, will soon lift the controversial ban - a move that has been welcomed by human rights groups around the world. A decree was issued by Saudi Arabia's King Salman. The announcement comes shortly after the kingdom allowed access to internet video calling services.

Read more: Saudi Arabia to allow women drivers

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