In 2015, UAE telecom operator du announced that it had successfully trialed a new connection technology that could offer download speeds of up to 1 gigabyte per second by means of a simple LED light bulb - a process called Light Fidelity (LiFi). The successful LiFi trial was only possible thanks to du's partnership with Zero.1, a Dubai-based company with ambitions to bring LiFi technology to the UAE. Due to the success of the LiFi trial with du, Zero.1 recently announced that it had officially launched Light Fidelity in Dubai.

Read more: du's joint venture with Zero.1 to bring LiFi to the UAE comes to life

Zain announced the successful conclusion of its Customer Engagement Forum 2016, a three-day event that was held in Kuwait from 4-6 April, which drew senior personnel from across the Group operations. Customer experience management remains one of Zain Group's keys strategic pillars, with the company investing heavily in the area in order to maintain the highest quality of service for its customers.

Read more: Zain Group hosts Customer Engagement Forum in Kuwait

Integrated Telecom Company (ITC) participated in the 9th edition of the Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market (STTIM 2016). The forum was entitled "Tourism for Sustainable Economic Development" was organized by Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage at Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center, from March 27 to April 1, 2016.

Read more: ITC Participates in the 9th Edition of STTIM

His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Prince of Riyadh awarded Integrated Telecom Company (ITC), the leading ICT Company for sponsoring the contest "The King's Ambition for a Nation's Future" which was held at King Saud University in Riyadh for the creative female students. The award was received by Mr. Raed Daod, VP of Human Resources & Support Services at ITC. Afterward, ITC team briefed HRH prince of Riyadh on ITC's latest products and services.

Read more: Prince of Riyadh honors ITC at "The King's Ambition for a Nation's Future" exhibition

Awasr stands as the first specialized broadband internet provider in the Sultanate of Oman. The company offers superior customer care and is dedicated to delivering high quality broadband services to the people of Oman, with a mission to "help customers unlock the power and enjoyment of the internet." Awasr recently launched its services in regions previously untouched by high speed internet, with plans to expand to the rest of Muscat and other areas throughout the Sultanate.

Read more: Awasr leads Oman to the Gigabit high speed internet society

du will reduce its roaming rates in the GCC in line with the announcement made by the Gulf Cooperation Council's Secretariat General to reduce the roaming rates. Amongst du's lower rates, roaming customers will only be charged AED 0.95 per minute for all local calls made within the visited GCC country, AED 0.29 for all sent SMSes while roaming, whilst data roaming will only cost customers AED 4.77 per MB for both prepaid and postpaid customers.

Read more: du reduces roaming rates for all its customers throughout the GCC

du has released its fifth Annual Sustainability Report in line with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 directives. 2015 has been a year of transformation and innovation, and du's efforts throughout the year have helped it pave the way towards a future that is not just smart, but also very sustainable.

Read more: du continues to make a positive contribution to sustainability in the UAE

The Saudi Telecommunication Company (STC) recently inaugurated the landing of the Fifth Marine Cable (Sea Me We 5) under the auspices of the Minister of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) Dr. Mohammed Al-Suwaiyel. Attending the ceremony was the Governor of Communication and Information Technology Commission Dr. Abdulaziz AlRuwais, President of the Royal Commission in Yanbu Dr. Alaa Nassif, Governor of Yanbu Mousaed Al-Salim, CEO of Alcatel Submarine Networks Mr. Frank Maccary, Chairman of STC Board of Directors Dr. Abdullah Alabdulqader, and STC CEO Dr. Khaled Biyari.

Read more: STC celebrates the inauguration of the Fifth Marine Cable (Sea Me We 5)

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has announced that it has successfully commercially launched VoLTE service. The new VoLTE service enables STC customers to make voice calls, solely using 4G-LTE network. VoLTE service will enable customers to make HD voice calls with faster call-setup times. It will also allow customers to simultaneously make voice calls while browsing the internet using the 4G-LTE network.

Read more: STC collaborates with Apple to accomplish successful launch of innovative Voice over LTE (VoLTE)...

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