Dubai's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has hosted the world's first ever forum on Data Management. The event was a joint collaboration with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) who hosted the inaugural forum under the slogan of 'Transforming data into value, expanding the IoT potential with a special focus on Smart Cities'. The forum welcomed participation from a wide group of experts and decision-makers from around the world, as well as many UAE government entities and private sector companies.
Verizon has chosen datamena, the carrier-neutral data center and connectivity platform, as a new regional transit hub to serve Verizon customers across the Middle East.
Etisalat Group announced its consolidated financial statements for the 12 months ending December 31 2016.
2016 was definitely a challenging year for MTN Group after the announcement of a $1 billion regulatory fine in Nigeria and other struggles in the market, as well as at home in South Africa that contributed to an overall loss for the whole year.
Telecom Operator Zain Group announced the restructuring of the top management by removing Scott Gegenheimer from the position of CEO and by appointing him in new role of CEO of operations.
Flytxt, a fast growing customer data analytics software company, announced that it has entered into an agreement to deploy its Customer Value Management (CVM) solutions for Zain Group, a leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa. Flytxt, through its CVM solutions, will deliver deeper customer insights to enhance customer experience and revenue for Zain Group operations.
VIVA has joined forces with Intel Security to establish Bahrain's first world-class Cyber Defence Centre (CDC) as a step to enhance the nation's cyber defence capabilities. The partnership signed on the sidelines of MEET ICT and BITEX 2017, will see Managed Security Services (MSS) added to VIVA's extensive cloud services portfolio, providing enterprises of Bahrain a one-stop-shop for all communication and data security requirements based on Intel Security technology.
GENBAND, a leading provider of real time communications solutions, announced that UAE-based telecommunications service provider du has selected GENBAND's Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Session Border Controller (SBC) to provide industry-leading interconnect applications, enabling seamless connectivity between disparate communications networks, a first in the Middle East. The geo-distributed Virtual Network Function (VNF) SBC running in du's cloud will combine with GENBAND's Advanced Media Software (AMS) on the Q50 platform in a hybrid deployment environment, offering the service provider high network resiliency and the opportunity to future-proof its network via a seamless evolution path to a fully virtualized cloud environment.
Mobile Telecommunication Company Zain Saudi Arabia announced its financial results for the full financial year ending December 31, 2016.
Etisalat Group and Ericsson have signed an agreement to deploy the first-of-its-kind Unified Delivery Network (UDN) platform across the Middle East.