The search for the 30,000 ‘faces’ of Expo 2020 Dubai is building momentum with Etisalat announced as the Official Premier Partner of Expo 2020 Volunteers. Etisalat will launch an awareness campaign to encourage millions of its customers to volunteer in the lead-up to and during the largest event ever held in the Arab world.

Read more: Etisalat encourages customers to join Expo 2020 Dubai volunteers

touch, managed by Zain, announces that Zain Group, a leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, has entered a strategic partnership and supports Mentor Arabia Foundation, the regional branch of Mentor International, founded in 1994. The mission of Mentor Arabia is to empower Arab children and youth to prevent them from risky behaviors through policies, capacity development, advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.

Read more: Inspirational initiative launched to empower the region’s youth

Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Johan Dennelind as its new Chief Executive Officer. Johan will be replacing the outgoing CEO, Osman Sultan, who recently announced his decision to step down after almost fourteen successful years at the helm. We thank him for his tireless contributions, vison and unmistakable passion, all of which have contributed to the establishment of EITC as a dynamic force in the UAE’s telecommunications market. Johan will take up his appointment in early 2020.

Read more: EITC welcomes appointment of Mr Johan Dennelind as new Chief Executive Officer

du, from Emirates Integrated Company (EITC), has recently concluded the 2019 Summer Training Programme, as part of its commitment towards developing and nurturing current and future generations of the UAE, and supporting the vision of the country’s wise leadership in equipping and empowering the future leaders of the private sector. 2019 is the first year which has witnessed successful participation by people of determination in the training programme.

Read more: du proves once again commitment to UAE’s youth empowerment

Omantel, a wholesale world-leader in ultra-low latency networking, has launched a dedicated International Network Operation Centre (INOC) in Oman. INOC enables Omantel to meet customer experience key performance indicators (KPIs) while troubleshooting network issues before they can impact service quality. The INOC has been deployed in response to accelerating growth in Omantel’s wholesale international customer base and expanding global network footprint.   

Read more: Omantel to enhance wholesale customer experience with international network operation centre

Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten global operators, announces the establishment of a 5G data roaming interconnection between TIM and Etisalat, paving the way for 5G roaming between Europe and the Middle East.

Read more: Sparkle, Etisalat pave way for 5G roaming across Europe and Middle East

STC Solutions retained its position as the #1 IT service provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the fourth consecutive year according to the latest report published by International Data Corporation (IDC); a global firm specializing in market research. This is the fourth consecutive year for STC Solutions to be named the market leader with a market share reaching 16.8% in 2018; 7.8% higher than its closest competitor.

Read more: STC Solutions ranked once again the #1 IT service provider in KSA

Following the current talk in regard to the rapid data consumption on mobile phones recently, touch, the leading mobile telecommunications and data operator in Lebanon, managed by Zain Group, explained that several factors stand behind the high data usage. The operator highlighted the most important ones which are the use of social media channels and cloud services, video consumption, and the smart phones that include applications and processes running in the background which in return cause large consumption of data without the customer even noticing, in the form of software and applications upgrade and backups. All these factors led to the increase of data consumption on mobile phones, taking into consideration that the summer season is the most active period when it comes to consumption.

Read more: touch highlights data consumption control measures

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