stc’s technical arm in cybersecurity, the ‘Advanced Technology and Cyber Security Company’ (sirar) revealed that the number of cyber-attacks prevented since the start of 2020 reached over 71,000 attacks and 14 million malicious ‘phishing’ emails.

Read more: stc's sirar prevented 71K attacks, 14 million ‘phishing’ emails in 2020

In its continuous commitment to support and develop young national talents in the digital entertainment sector in the Kingdom, Zain Saudi Arabia sponsored the second edition of the “Make and Play it for Juniors” competition, in the category of digital strategic sponsor, as part of its partnership with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) within the ThinkTech initiative. This was in partnership with the Saudi Electronic Sports Federation, within the 2021 "Players Without Borders" season.

Read more: Zain KSA is digital partner for MCIT's ThinkTech initiative

Ooredoo Qatar’s new whitepaper entitled ‘Device and Operational Support: The Overlooked Components for Successful IoT Deployment’ highlights how businesses can increase operational efficiency and enhance products, solutions, and customer engagement.

Read more: Ooredoo advocates shift to a managed end-to-end IoT service

Etisalat Group recently signed a $505 million agreement to acquire the 8.7% stake of the Abu Dhabi Fund For Development in Etisalat Investment North Africa LLC (EINA). This eventually increases Etisalat’s ownership of EINA to 100% as well as its ownership of Maroc Telecom Group from 48.4% to 53.0%.

Read more: Etisalat increases Maroc Telecom ownership stake to 53%

In line with the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority’s (TDRA) announcement on 2G network gradually being switched off by the end of 2022, Etisalat assures all customers that it will continue to support this transition and modernisation of the network.

Read more: Etisalat assures customers of smooth 2G switch-off

stc’s 2nd sustainability report revealed that spending on local content has increased to more than 18 billion Riyals (US$4.8 billion). This is in line with the group’s aim to achieve sustainability and create a positive environmental impact by supporting community development through the digital transformation process in the Kingdom. stc sponsors 292 projects that address environmental and social issues.

Read more: stc’s sustainability report shows 18 bn riyals spent on local content, 40% drop in water use

Telecom Egypt posted net profit of 3.9 billion Egyptian pounds ($249.20 million) for the first half of 2021, up 88% from the same period last year, as a result of a strong operational performance, growth in investment income from Vodafone, and FX gains, according to a company statement.

Read more: Telecom Egypt records 88% hike in H1 net profit, revenue up 16%

Etisalat announced that the latest Samsung Galaxy Z Series is now available for pre-order across the UAE until September 9, 2021. In addition, consumers who pre-order can avail of valuable offers as part of the pre-launch promotion. Comprising the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, the brand’s next-generation flagships fuse world-class design and engineering with cutting-edge technology and features to welcome consumers to a brand new chapter in mobile innovation.

Read more: Etisalat now accepts pre-order for Samsung Galaxy Z series

Digital DEWA, the digital arm of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), and du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), made a strategic partnership to implement the region’s first industrial and private 5G slicing through a 5G standalone (SA) technology.

Read more: du, Digital DEWA initiate region’s first industrial 5G slicing using 5G SA technology

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