du announced a collaboration with MediaTek, a pioneering fabless semiconductor company and a market leader in cutting-edge systems-on-chip (SoC), to bring Internet of Things (IoT) development kits to the Middle East for the first time. The joint effort offers hardware and software to design and build devices with cellular connectivity.

Read more: du and MediaTek collaborate to advance Internet of Things Development in UAE

The Smart Dubai Office is traveling to Barcelona, Spain with partners from 14 government entities and the private sector to participate in the Smart Cities Expo & World Congress, 15-17 November 2016, the premier annual gathering of smart city leaders, to showcase Dubai's smart transformation achievements of the past year.

Read more: Smart Dubai is participating in the 6th annual Smart City Expo & World Congress

Ooredoo Group and Ericsson have agreed a five-year contract to implement an innovative revenue management system across the Group's footprint in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia.

Read more: Ooredoo Group implements new Ericsson Solution for next generation charging and billing

R/GA London, the company for the Connected Age, and du announced a new strategic alliance to create a regional best-in-class connected design offering. Targeted at leading UAE businesses looking to engage in essential digital transformation programs, 'Connected Design by R/GA & du' will help to empower the evolution of enterprises via unique digital technologies using a design-led, customer-oriented model. With a specific focus in the areas of connected spaces, IoT and digital products and services, the scope of the partnership will range from strategy and consulting to design and technology services.

Read more: du and R/GA London announce new strategic alliance: 'Connected Design by R/GA & du'

Etihad Etisalat Company (Mobily), and Huawei announced the successful completion of testing the region's first LTE M-MIMO (Long Term Evolution Massive-Multiple Input and Multiple Output) network in KSA and Middle East region.

Read more: Mobily and Huawei launch the Middle East's first LTE M-MIMO Technology

His excellency, Dr. Mohammed Al-Suwaiyel, Minister of communications and information technology, accompanied by high-level delegation from the Ministry of communications and information technology, visited Mobily Data Center at Al Malaga, Riyadh. He was briefed on the advanced technologies adopted by Mobily to create data centers which spread in Kingdom cities and provinces, and what such centers provide in terms of advanced technologies that support ""2030 Vision"".

Read more: Minister of communications and information technology briefed on Mobily's capabilities which...

Gulf Bridge International (GBI) is a leading submarine network operator whose network spans multiple self healing cable systems across three continents.GBI would like to confirm that the planned preventive maintenance work, expected to take place on Nov 2nd to 6th in the Arabian Sea, will not disrupt our delivery of internet and other services to Kuwait or any other GCC country.All our partners and customers were notified beforehand about the planned work and were offered the option to utilize alternative capacity on the GBI network which would ensure no disruption and extra protection to their existing service.

Read more: GBI: The internet services in the Gulf will not be disrupted

Advantech Wireless, a global leader for Satellite broadband communications solutions, announced that it has delivered its most advanced Discovery hub and terminals for a military customer in the Middle East. This is the first of multiple planned deliveries to this customer.

Read more: Advantech Wireless delivers advanced discovery VSAT network to major military integrator in a...

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