Etisalat, the leading national telecommunications and IT company in the Middle East, has announced new plans to recruit 100 Emirati graduates by the end of the year, with 25 Emirati graduates to be appointed this month, within the framework of the UAE government's directions for the ‘50 projects’.

Read more: 100 Emirati graduates to join Etisalat by end of 2021

Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa (VMMEA) announced that it has achieved net zero carbon emissions across all of its own operations. Through its partnership with Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence, VMMEA gathered and assessed available data under Scope 1 (direct), Scope 2 (indirect energy), and Scope 3 (indirect value chain) to calculate its group-wide total emissions. The emissions calculations were used to create and implement sustainable processes for the year-on-year reduction of VMMEA's overall emissions.

Read more: Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa achieves net zero carbon emissions in 2021

Etisalat has announced that the brand new Samsung Galaxy Z 5G Series is now available for purchase across all its branches in the UAE. Comprising two next-generation premium devices – Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G – the latest generation of the Galaxy Z Series represents the beginning of a brand new chapter in mobile innovation. With world-class design, expert engineering, empowering features, and cutting-edge technology, both foldable smartphones are the most durable of their kind to date and promise to optimise consumer experiences – serving as gateways to enjoy new and unique ways to work, watch, and play. The Galaxy Z Fold3 5G (256GB) is available for AED6,799 through Etisalat stores and online channels, while the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G (128GB) can be acquired for AED3,799.

Read more: Etisalat announces availability of Samsung Galaxy Z 5G Series across UAE

Etisalat’s SmartHub community of customers is witnessing massive growth, mainly due to its diverse and complete ecosystem offering an ideal environment for interconnecting and its proximity to regional end-users, according to Ali Amiri, Group chief carrier and wholesale officer, Etisalat.

Read more: Etisalat’s SmartHub data centres poised as trusted digital enablers

Ooredoo Telecom has partnered with New Market owned Falcon company, one of Kuwait’s leading drones technology and service provider to launch the latest drone products and accessories in the Kuwaiti market, with the best packages offered exclusively to Ooredoo customers, including an opportunity to purchase the DJI Mini SE drone starting from KWD 6 per month, through the MyOoredoo app, Ooredoo Kuwait website, or by visiting any of the company's branches throughout Kuwait.

Read more: Ooredoo Kuwait ties up with drone company for innovative offerings

Vodafone Group and ITU, the United Nations’ specialized agency for information and communication technologies, launched an initiative to address the global digital divide. In line with the Broadband Commission Global Targets 2025 on affordability and connectivity, the new Working Group’s aim is to provide an additional 3.4 billion people the ability to access and use the internet through a smartphone by 2030.

Read more: Vodafone, ITU to address global mobile internet access gap

du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), finalized a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) to officially commence a new project that supports the business startup community. The MoU was signed by Fahad Al Hassawi, CEO, EITC, and Abdulla Hasan, CEO of Support Services sector in DED.

Read more: ‘Start @ du’ initiative launched to assist businesses

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