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    Ericsson 5g Radio dot gives big boost to indoor coverage

    Ericsson unveils the 5G Radio Dot for enhanced mobile broadband, enabling operators to meet rising demand for superior indoor connectivity  The 5G Radio Dot is a natural evolution of the Ericsson Radio Dot System, an industry- leading small cell solution  The latest small cell solution will also support emerging 5G industrial applications such as connected factories, connected hospitals, and connected mining  Dubai, UAE, January 23, 2018:  With mobile data traffic surging by eight times and 1 billion 5G subscriptions expected by the end of 2023, mobile operators must meet consumer and enterprise demand for applications such as 4K/8K video streaming, virtual reality/augmented reality, and immersive media. This puts out a strong call for indoor coverage, which cannot be easily addressed by outdoor radio ......read more

    3.72 million UAE Consumers were Victims of Cybercrime in 2017, losing AED 3.86 billion

    2017 Norton Cyber Security Insights Report Reveals Common Traits of Cybercrime Victims in the Country  [DUBAI, UAE] – January 23, 2018 –  Consumers are confident they’re safe online, but hackers have proven otherwise, stealing AED 3.86 billion from 3.72 million consumers in the UAE in the past year, according to the 2017 Norton Cyber Security Insights Report, released today by Norton by Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC). Within the last year more than half (52 per cent) of the country’s adult online population experienced cybercrime, and each victim lost an average of AED 669 and 47.9 hours (about six working days) dealing with the aftermath of cybercrime.    In the UAE, cybercrime victims share a similar profile: they are everyday consumers who express confidence and use multiple devices ......read more

    du's Teleport Ranked among the Top Ten Teleports in the World

    The World Teleport Association ranked du’s teleport in the top ten in its latest Top Teleport Operators of 2017 rankings  Dubai, UAE, 23 January 2018:  du from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company  (EITC) has again proved its position as a leading global provider of broadcast services according to The World Teleport Association (WTA). The WTA ranked du’s teleport in the top ten in its most recent annual rankings, the Top Teleport Operators of 2017. According to this year’s rankings, du improved its position in two of the rankings’ listings: The Independent Top Twenty (9th) and The ‘Fast Twenty’ (9th).  Through its teleport, du servers regional and international broadcasting customers, and being located in Dubai, it is in the prime location for satellite visibility ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Launches Three IT Initiatives

    Tech developments will improve classroom experience and connectivity  Abu Dhabi- UAE: 23 January, 2018 –  Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an internationally recognized academic institution for quality education and applied research, has launched three IT initiatives that will improve lecture capabilities and connectivity across its campuses in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai and also increase communication efficiencies in different ways. The university has introduced a new concept of delivering collaborative architecture for inter-campus lectures to provide closer-to-real classroom experiences for students via a state-of-the-art unified video and audio communication platform. ASK ADU is an improved helpdesk system that offers students a one-stop shop online-experience for IT and student affairs services. EMAIL FOR ......read more

    HKA Consortium and Alcatel Submarine Networks to roll out new trans-Pacific optical communications system linking Hong Kong to America over 13,000 kilometers

    The HKA open cable system will deliver a massive boost to bandwidth between the two continents, while reinforcing Hong Kong as a key Asia-Pacific communication hub. Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2018:  The Hong Kong-Americas (HKA) consortium and Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) have signed a turnkey contract for the deployment of the Hong Kong-Americas (HKA) submarine cable network, which will span more than 13,000 kilometers. This new open cable system will increase connectivity between Hong Kong and the US and will reinforce Hong Kong’s role as a key communications hub in the Asia-Pacific region.   The HKA consortium includes China Telecom, China Unicom, Facebook, Tata Communications, and Telstra as the major parties.   The HKA system will feature six fiber pairs and will connect from Chung Hom Kok in Hong Kong to ......read more

    Zain Bahrain Optimises Business Operations Using Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS Software

    Major Middle East Service Provider Reduces TCO and Removes Licensing Fee with Nutanix AHV Hypervisor   Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2018:  Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced that Zain Bahrain, a leading telecommunications provider in the Kingdom of Bahrain, has successfully deployed a new cloud based enterprise software solution which resulted in higher operational efficiency. The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software, combined with the Nutanix AHV hypervisor, allows the operator to rapidly analyse data, leading to better decision making and freeing up resources so that their organizations can focus on their key strength – innovating new products and services for its customers.   The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software combines compute, storage, and virtualisation, as well ......read more

    ERICSSON discusses digital transformation at THE TM FORUM event IN THE REGION

    Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2018:  The 22nd and the 23rd of January 2018, marked the first TM Forum’s Digital Transformation Middle East conference at the Grosvenor House Hotel Dubai, after a successful event in Asia. As such, Ericsson was one of this year’s main sponsors, and held a speech at the conference where it took an in-depth look into strategy and business model changes, cultural and organizational challenges, and the upcoming technologies underpinning transformation in the coming 5-7 years.  “At Ericsson, our mission is collaborating with service providers for their successes with self operating and programmable networks, served with digital engagement . This event was a great opportunity for us to meet other like-minded technologists, who are also committed to making transformation come to life. As ......read more

    IoT Middle East 2018 is all about Business

    Event to feature 35 International speakers and over 400 participants Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2018:   The fifth edition of the ‘Internet of Things 2018’ be held on the 13th of March, 2018 at the Armani Hotel Dubai is a cross-industry conference aimed for the business community to discuss bottom-line impacts, business models and how to monetize data while getting insights on new technologies and opportunities that are brought by IoT. The C-level event focuses on making business out of Internet of Things and is designed to help business leaders and Executives enhance initiatives proposed by their organisations, local governments clients and enterprises for digital transformation projects. Focus will be on groundbreaking IoT technologies and solutions that companies can leverage now to optimize business. The ......read more

    Western Digital Showcases Surveillance System Designed Hard Drives at Intersec 2018

    Range of Purpose-Built Storage Technologies Enable Capture, Preservation and Access of Video and Data for Security  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21st January 2018:   Western Digital is showcasing its purpose-built products for surveillance applications at Intersec 2018, a leading trade platform for security and safety. At its booth S1-E42 in Sheikh Saeed Hall 3, the company will demonstrate its best in class technology and solutions from January 21 – 23 for surveillance integrators and systems vendors’ environments for capturing, preserving, transforming and accessing video as part of comprehensive surveillance solutions. According to BIS Research, increasing demand for security cameras will push the global Video Surveillance Market to reach $62.62 Billion by 2023. The increasing demand for Video Content ......read more

    LG to Launch UltraFine 5k Display Tailored for Mac Users

    Designed to meet Mac’s requirements, LG launches latest external displays with exceptional visual and audio quality Dubai, UAE, 21 January 2018:   LG Electronics (LG) has announced that its UltraFine 5K display catered to Apple users to solve issues of compatibility between the Mac and external displays will be available in the Gulf region in January 2018. Boasting exceptional features for the finest details, LG is striving for excellence whilst empowering Mac users who desire high definition quality with superior visual and audio capabilities of a MacBook or MacBook Pro.  27-Inch UltraFine 5K Monitor The UltraFine 5K features several ground-breaking components, and is namely the world’s first 5K display with a Thunderbolt 3 port that can transmit 5K video and data whilst simultaneously charging a ......read more

    Win a Chance to See the Legend AR Rahman in Concert with du Caller Tune Services

    du is giving AR Rahman fans the ultimate opportunity to see the musician live in Dubai Parks and Resorts Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 January 2018-   du launched an exciting draw to give two lucky du Caller Tune customers the ultimate opportunity to enjoy the world-renowned musician AR Rahman performing live in his upcoming Dubai concert, titled The Journey: Celebrating Music.    All du pre-paid and post-paid customers have to do for a chance to win this draw that will end on 22 January 2018, is to subscribe to AR Rahman’s song/shuffle pack caller tune through SMS for only AED 10 per month.    The show that will be held at Bollywood Parks on 26 January 2018,  coinciding with Indian Republic Day, promises to be one of its kind as it will also celebrate Oscar and Grammy ......read more

    Double award success for axs at Gulf Customer Experience Awards 2018

    TECOM’s SMART platform recognized in the Government Services and Contact Centre categories  Dubai, UAE, 20 January 2018:  Axs, TECOM Group’s smart gateway for integrated services, was awarded in the Government Services and Contact Centre categories at the Gulf Customer Experience Awards 2018. The awards, held in partnership with Dubai’s Department of Economic Development, recognise great customer employee experience across multiple categories. This is the first year that axs has entered the awards, as it adds these latest wins to a number of industry accolades achieved in the region in the last two years. With over 300 submissions from across the region, axs successfully reached the shortlist and presented its latest accomplishments before going on two secure a win in both categories. Key recent ......read more

    LG Electronics Earns CES 2018 Best TV Product Honors for LG AI OLED TV

    Global Leader and Technology Innovator Receives Over 90 CES Awards Across Home Appliance, Home Entertainment and Mobile Categories  Dubai-UAE, Jan. 18, 2018 —   LG Electronics (LG) was honored with more than 90 awards at CES® 2018, led by the Official CES Best TV Product Award for the fourth consecutive year, this time for the new LG AI OLED TV (model C8). LG also earned numerous best-of-show honors for the LG InstaView ThinQ™ Refrigerator and LG 4K UHD Projector. LG received top accolades from Engadget, The Verge, Digital Trends, Mashable, SlashGear, TechRadar, Pocket-lint, T3, Stuff Magazine and others in addition to 19 CES Innovation Awards from the Consumer Technology Association – including the Best of Innovation Award for the LG 4K UHD Projector – across home appliance, home ......read more

    Epson's mobile trucks bring wide screen HD entertainment across Dubai

    Dubai, UAE; 17 January 2018:  For two weeks, starting on January 17, 2018, Epson mobile trucks will stop at various locations in Dubai, giving residents an amazing opportunity to experience high-definition wide screen entertainment with Epson’s EH-TW5600 home cinema projector in three different scenarios- gaming, sports and movies- all within a typical home environment.  In a recent study by Epson on the home entertainment habits of UAE residents, it was highlighted that the experience of using a projector is rated better than with a TV, with 59% of all respondents stating that projectors are more enjoyable to watch than TV. Movies are the main form of entertainment for which projectors are used; and in the future, watching sports may be the main reason. The key reasons respondents gave for choosing a projector over a ......read more

    Ultracast uses Tata Communications' global network to bring live 360° video and virtual reality content to sports fans worldwide

    Tata Communications’ Ultra Live Video Delivery Network ensures fans are able to enjoy immersive entertainment experiences on smartphones, tablets and VR devices in sync with live TV broadcast  DUBAI, UAE – January 16th 2018 –  Tata Communications, a leading global provider of network, cloud and security services, announces that it has been chosen by Ultracast to power the international expansion of the company’s 360° video and virtual reality (VR) platform.  Ultracast creates live 360° video and VR content in motorsports series such as NASCAR, FIA World Endurance Championship, 24 Hours of Le Mans, as well as other sporting categories such as boxing, rugby and professional bull riding. The company will use Tata Communications’ Ultra Live Video Delivery Network (VDN) to bring ......read more

    ESC's INDIASOFT to Bring Over 400 ICT Foreign Buyers To Bengaluru

    Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2018:  Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC)   is holding the 18th edition of INDIASOFT in Bengalauru on 24-25 January 2018, informed Mr Kamal Vachani, Hon. Regional Director of ESC for the  Middle East.  The two day event will be attended by over 250 Indian ICT exporters and over 400 delegates from 60+ countries across the globe.  It is one of the largest and most sought out event focused mainly on small, medium and startups ICT units. Fast emerging as one of the most effective platform for brining ICT buyers and sellers together, this B2B show will witness a number of hand holdings, joint ventures, closing of business deals worth millions of dollars.  This premier ICT show, being held in different cities on a yearly basis, is supported by the ......read more

    Eutelsat announces rise of FTA HD channels in key 7/8° West video neighbourhood at CABSAT 2018

    Over 40% more FTA HD channels in a year time The HD dynamic trend goes beyond the Gulf countries to reach other regions, notably Levant and North Africa Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2018:  At CABSAT today, leading satellite operator Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) released new data about the TV channels it broadcasts from its 7/8° West video neighbourhood.    An expanding line-up of HD channels   The attraction of the region’s 7/8° West neighbourhood is driven by the growth of High Definition content now broadcast on 187 channels at this position. One visible shift can be noticed when it comes to FTA channels, which is now broadcasting more than 110 HD channels, a 44% increase from January 2017 to January 2018. This acceleration, which once mainly applied to Gulf countries, ......read more

    New technologies strengthen the airport security landscape

    Technology helping airports improve passenger experience Airports need capabilities to tackle threats and risks Gulf airports to handle 450 million passengers by 2020 Airport security market to be worth US$16 billion by 2024 Dubai, January 15, 2018:  New technologies are changing the airport security landscape across the world.  The constantly changing face of illegal migration trends, terrorism threats and transnational organised crime methodologies have made airports look at new methods and solutions to tackle these extraordinary security challenges and risks.  Security continues to play an increasingly important role as airports remain keen to accelerate their outputs, minimise disruption and ensure better customer experience. Airports in the Middle East, especially the UAE, have been at the forefront ......read more

    4MOD Technology at CABSAT in Dubai'

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 15, 2018:  Established in 2007, French company 4MOD (For Media On Demand) develops remote controls featuring embedded state-of-the-art technologies, for the mass market. Multitouch functionality, e-ink display technology and wireless charging are carefully combined to deliver a smooth user experience. The company creates product differentiation through design and functionality. For the first time, 4MOD will showcase its smart, disruptive and augmented remote controls at the Creative France Pavilion at CASBAT (Dubai). With expertise in a broad range of radio frequency technologies, 4MOD is now able to offer turnkey solutions to actors in the IoT, smartphone, home automation and data processing markets. The company has a factory in Tunisia, dedicated exclusively to IoT and to packaging. It aims ......read more

    Samsung launches Galaxy A8 and A8+ in UAE

    Capture the Essence of Who You Are with the Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+    Dubai, UAE, 15 January 2018 —   Samsung Gulf Electronics today announced its launch of the Galaxy A8 and A8+ in UAE, offering users a stylish design, practical everyday features, advanced camera capabilities, and much more. With the Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+, you can capture the essence of who you truly are on a smartphone made to suit your unique lifestyle.   “The Galaxy A8 and A8+ bring our flagship design features to a classic smartphone series; in addition to the cutting-edge hardware and advanced functionality, it provides consumers a seamless usability and convenient experience,” said Tarek Sabbagh, Head of IT & Mobile (IM) Division at Samsung Gulf Electronics, Samsung Gulf Electronics. “By ......read more

    EUROSTAR presents seven global tech majors at CABSAT 2018

    EUROSTAR sets a gateway for leading global technologies in satellite entertainment, IoT and Wi-Fi solutions for residential and commercial properties, and telco operators in the Middle East.    DUBAI - January 14, 2018:  EUROSTAR Group, the leading digital and consumer technology innovator in the Middle East, announced creation of a unified gateway of satellite, security and digital solutions in the region for the CABSAT 2018, the region’s largest platform for broadcast, production, content delivery, digital media and satellite sectors.   EUROSTAR partnered with some of the world’s leading providers of digital, satellite entertainment and Wi-Fi solutions -- Fagor, IKSUI, Babeleye, Inverto, PPC Belden, Zodiac Interactive, Airties and Ayla Networks -- showcasing their technologies at the 24th ......read more

    Etisalat's E-Vision geared up for CABSAT 2018

    E-Vision will highlight latest content aggregation and management solutions during the exhibition DUBAI, UAE, 13 January 2018:  E-Vision, a fully owned subsidiary of Etisalat, today confirmed its strong presence at CABSAT 2018 Middle East and Africa’s largest broadcast digital media and satellite expo being held during 14-16 January at Dubai World Trade Center.  With an extensive experience in the region in sourcing TV content for telcos, ISPs and pay TV operators in the MENA region, E-Vision is gearing up to meet business partners for potential collaboration in the field of TV channels licensing, video-on-demand acquisition, content strategy, video OTT solutions, 4K, and eHospitality at the event.  Humaid Rashid Sahoo, CEO E-Vision, has expressed renewed trust to provide business partners with content ......read more

    Samsung Electronics' 2018 Smart TVs Become First to be Industry-Certified for Enhanced Security

    Samsung Smart TV security features optimized Samsung Knox technology recognized with Common Criteria and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard certifications Dubai, UAE, January 11, 2018:   Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced that its Smart TV security solution, inclusive of its Samsung Knox technology, has been recognized by global certification institutes. Samsung’s Smart TV is the first in the industry to receive the Common Criteria (CC) certification for three consecutive years, and its Checkout payment service is also certified by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). “At Samsung, security is our top priority in developing Smart TV technology,” said Jonghee Han, President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “We are committed to providing ......read more

    Epson to highlight innovations in large format printing at SGI Middle East 2018

    Epson’s new versatile dye sublimation printer SURECOLOR SC-F9300 will be on display at the event Dubai, UAE; 11 January 2018:   Epson will highlight an array of innovations in printing for signage, graphics, dye sublimation, textile, and labels from 14th to 16th January 2018, at SGI Middle East show at the Dubai World Trade Center. At the show, Epson will launch its brand new SureColor SC-F9300 64-inch dye sublimation textile printer for fast, high-volume clothing, textiles, interiors, furnishings, merchandise, and soft signage production, with Precision Dot technology and UltraChrome DS inks.  The SureColor technology allows faster printing where users can print speeds of up to 108.6m/h. This new flagship model is an evolution of Epson dye-sublimation technology that allows you to produce colourful ......read more

    Panasonic Highlights 100th Anniversary, Future Vision at CES 2018

    Panasonic Corporation showcases its latest technologies at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 11, 2018:  2018 marks the 100th anniversary of Panasonic's founding. As well as expressing thanks for the company's success over the past 100 years, this year's booth at CES focuses on visual content to introduce the company's future vision that will pave the way to the next 100 years. The booth is divided into four zones - Immersive Entertainment, Connected World, Sustainable Energy, and Integrated Supply Chain - to highlight how Panasonic's proprietary technologies are helping make daily life a better experience and reflect solution categories within the repositioning of the Panasonic brand in the North American region.   In addition to the main booth in LVCC, ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Technology
     
    Ericsson named best cloud provider

    Dubai, UAE, December 7, 2017:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) Middle East and Africa was recognized as the Best Cloud Provider during the prestigious Telecom Review Excellence Awards. The award was received by Ericsson during the awards ceremony, which was held on December 6th in Dubai.  Ericsson powers digital industrialization through a unique combination of advanced technology, global scale and a proven ability to drive transformation.The Ericsson Cloud harnesses software-defined infrastructure, transformation services, platforms and applications that bridge both public and private ......read more

    Red Hat Releases Red Hat OpenShift Application Runtimes to Empower Simple, Flexible Cloud-Native Development

    DUBAI, UAE, 7th December, 2017 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat OpenShift Application Runtimes, enabling organizations to accelerate cloud-native app development with a curated set of frameworks and runtimes for prescriptively building and running microservices-based applications. At the heart of digital transformation is the opportunity for organizations to reinvent themselves to better compete in a market marked by new competitors, communities, technologies and business ......read more

    Sophos 2017 Malware trends and predictions

    1.Ransomware is on every platform – don’t assume your mobile and tablets are safe This year, WannaCry shook the world as the cyber hi-jack accounted for more than 45% of all ransomware tracked, closely followed by Cerber at 44.2%, according to Sophos’ most recent Malware Report. In September alone, 30.4 percent of malicious Android malware processed by SophosLabs was ransomware. Sophos expects this to jump to approximately 45 percent in October. The majority of these attacks have targeted Windows users, but the number of attacks on other platforms is increasing, ......read more

    Fortinet Extends Cloud Security Applications Portfolio to Amazon Web Services Customers

    Comprehensive cloud security offerings enable centralized management of security operations and automation of Amazon Web Services workloads  Dubai UAE – December 6, 2017 - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it has extended its virtualized Security Fabric applications to Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers with a broad set of solutions that can be managed through a centralized console.   Fortinet achieves AWS Security Competency status, which highlights AWS Partner Network (APN) partners who ......read more

    Cybercriminals Switching to Impersonation Attacks to Bypass Email Security Systems

    Mimecast ESRA Report Shows Sharp Rise in Impersonation Attacks  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 6, 2017 –  Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced the availability of its most recent Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA) test results. The ESRA testing program measures the effectiveness of existing email security systems in regular use by tens-of-thousands of organizations globally. The latest results highlight the continued challenge of securing organizations from malicious attachments and spam – but most ......read more

    Epson to showcases the future of large laser display technology at InfoComm MEA 2017

    Epson’s first Pro-AV Academy in the region will be launched at the show Dubai; UAE, 05 December 2017: Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, will introduce several new display solutions for the rental and staging, corporate, and installation market in the Middle East, at the region’s foremost Professional Audio-Visual ICT show- InfoComm MEA 2017, taking place from Dec 5-7 at Dubai World Trade Centre. Epson’s laser projectors enable creative professionals to present extraordinary content for the world to see. Three new models are being introduced at ......read more

    du is Leading the Way on How Corporate Enterprises can Support SMEs and Startups at this Year's Entrepreneur Enterprise Agility Forum

    The Enterprise Agility Forum 2017 presented by du tackles how corporates can better support the MENA startup ecosystem Dubai, UAE, 5 December 2017: du is continuing the conversation around how corporate entities in the Middle East and North Africa can encourage a more supportive ecosystem for SMEs and startups, via its participation and support, at the annual Entrepreneur Enterprise Agility Forum – presented by du – which is being held at the St. Regis in Dubai. Hany Aly, du’s Executive Vice President of Enterprise Business, delivered a key note presentation titled ......read more

    Etisalat Launches Secure Cloud Wifi powered by Cisco Meraki Network Management Solution for UAE Businesses

    Etisalat’s new Secure Cloud Wifi powered by Cisco Meraki delivers the power of visibility and automation, significantly reducing the burden of network management Feature-rich, easy-to-use cloud managed IT solution that offers competitive advantages to UAE businesses, enabling them to seize new opportunities while reducing costs Dubai, UAE – 4  December 2017:  Etisalat and Cisco today announced that they have teamed up to provide UAE businesses a new wireless cloud-based managed network solution that meets the growing business needs.   The new ......read more

    Hottest Smartphone ever! Go get a true luxury phone from HUAWEI

    Dubai, UAE, December 4, 2017:  Last month, Huawei launched its HUAWEI Mate 10 series, which includes HUAWEI Mate 10, HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro and Porsche Design HUAWEI Mate 10. Pricing from 2299 AED and 2,999AED, HUAWEI Mate 10 and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro are popular in UAE that more than 1000 pre-ordered phone sold out within the first week. It is very exciting that the breathtaking luxury Porsche Design HUAWEI Mate 10 is finally joining the family in this month!  Interestingly, if we move our eyes to China, HUAWEI Mate 10 series have already become a sensation among consumers. For HUAWEI ......read more

    Huawei Joins 5G-MoNArch Consortium to Lead Design of Architecture based on Network Slicing

    Dubai, UAE, December 4, 2017:  Huawei has joined forces with leading academic and industry partners to develop solutions for the next key phase of 5G mobile and wireless communications architecture. Within the 5G-MoNArch (5G Mobile Network Architecture) consortium, Huawei is leading the design of the envisioned flexible and adaptive architecture. The defining characteristics of 5G are based on support for a diverse set of use cases, services and applications coupled with a wide range of requirements.  5G should not only advance the mobile broadband, but also enable new businesses ......read more

    Fortinet Threat Landscape Report Reveals Cybercriminals Successfully Using Common Exploits and “Swarm” Technology to Attack at Speed and Scale

    High Rates of Botnet Reoccurrence and Automated Malware Demonstrate Importance of Intelligent and Automated Security Controls Combined with Incident-response Strategies Dubai, UAE.– December 4, 2017; Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced the findings of its latest Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals that high botnet reoccurrence rates and an increase of automated malware demonstrate that cybercriminals are leveraging common exploits combined with automated attack methods at unprecedented speed and ......read more

    RIPE NCC Joins Arab Internet & Telecom Union as Observing Member

    UAE, December 3, 2017– The Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC) recently accepted an invitation to join the Arab Internet & Telecom Union as an observing member, which will help the organisation to engage with the major players involved in developing the Internet sector in the Arab region. The invitation was extended by the Arab Regional ISPs and DSPs Association (ARISPA), which signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the RIPE NCC back in January 2017 that was focused on training and capacity building efforts to support the development of the Arab ......read more

    Energy Efficient Technology by LG Ushers in Conservation Benefits Aligning With Region's Sustainability Goals

    Environmentally-Conscious, User-Friendly and Futuristic Home Appliances are Uniquely Designed to Offer Superior Quality, Timeless Design and Better Technological Access   DUBAI, 03 Dec. 2017 -  Spotlighting the commitment to environmental sustainability and energy-efficient green building technologies, LG Electronics’ latest industry-leading innovations have focused on creating sustainable commercial and residential buildings. The success of LG’s air conditioners has allowed the company to become one of the major players in the highly competitive HVAC ......read more

    Dubai Land Department Launches its Smart Archiving System

    Dubai Land Department closes its Records Department and makes the transition to smart archiving  Converting five million files and 470,000 real estate ownership contracts into smart files  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 03 December 2017:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that in line with a regulatory decision issued by His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, it has closed its Records Department to make the transition to a fully smart archiving system. To achieve the transformation, DLD has collaborated with a company ......read more

    Technology Industry Leaders Join Forces to Increase Predictability in Open Source Licensing

    DUBAI, UAE, 3rd December, 2017 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB), Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced efforts to promote additional predictability in open source licensing, by committing to extend additional rights to cure open source license compliance errors and mistakes. The GNU General Public License (GPL) and GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) are among the most widely-used open source software licenses, covering, among other software, critical parts of the Linux ecosystem. When GPL version 3 (GPLv3) was released, it introduced ......read more

    Zoho launches the region's most comprehensive VAT-ready Financial Suite

    Designed for businesses in the UAE to automate accounting, invoicing, and other financial operations and be compliant  Dubai, November 29, 2017:  Zoho, the leading information technology and business management software conglomerate has launched Zoho Finance Plus, UAE’s first finance application compliant with the impending VAT roll out. Zoho Finance Plus is the UAE's first VAT-ready unified accounting and back office suite.  As business in the UAE prepare for the Value Added Tax (VAT) regime, Zoho’s financial suite will help them with it’s ......read more

    du Launches a Creative Production Entitled "UpForIt" to Honour Community Groups who Contribute Daily to the Creation of Miracles in the UAE

    On the occasion of the 46th National Day Celebration Dubai, UAE, 28  November 2017:  On the occasion of the 46th National Day, du is proud to launch a creative production entitled “UpForIt” as a tribute to all community segments who contribute to achieving and making the impossible possible in the UAE. The citizens and residents of the UAE turn challenges into opportunities on a daily basis to endorse the efforts of the UAE, to achieve glory in numerous international forums, and to raise the country’s name to become one of the top globally developed countries. ......read more

    WiFi UAE bringing happiness to all this National Day long weekend with free higher-speed WiFi

    Share your National Day weekend celebrations with those closest to you, through complimentary higher-speed WiFi for five days Dubai, UAE, 28 December 2017:  This National Day weekend, WiFi UAE is offering its hotspot users complimentary higher-speed WiFi for five days across the UAE at over 400 locations. To celebrate the 46th UAE National Day on December 2, WiFi UAE will be increasing the speed by up to 10 times, from November 29 through to December 3.  Speaking of the latest initiative from WiFi UAE, Jihad Tayara, Vice President Business Development and Partnerships, du ......read more

    The rise of seamless streaming on smart and intuitive televisions with LG

    Dubai-UAE: 28 November 2017:  With the recent rise in streaming services and the eruption of available content, it is no surprise that smart platforms are becoming a staple across the global TV market. In fact, a recent study by GFK reported that more than half the televisions sold in 2017 across the world were smart TVs. The percentage of televisions with smart TVs with smart functionality also rises the more high-end the TVs become and LG is a forerunner especially in developing diverse products in the television category offering the most immersive viewing experience. LG’s ......read more

    Tecon launches new platform of Specialized Engineering Solutions

    November 28, 2017: Tecon, part of Albatha Holding - one of the UAE’s largest conglomerates with over 25 companies and 7,000 employees spread across seven industries, recently announced a major strategic rebranding exercise during the seminars held in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The sessions were organized to discuss the internal reforms that will provide customers a full spectrum of specialized engineering solutions.   Over 1000 customers, contractors, consultants and suppliers attended the seminars to take part in the discussions led by Naveed Ansari, CEO of Tecon, Adnan Bashir - ......read more

    Fortinet Expands Fabric-Ready Program with Amazon Web Services

    Fortinet and Amazon Web Services Extend Collaboration to Deliver Advanced Application Security to Joint Customers Dubai, UAE.– November 28, 2017: Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has joined the Fortinet Fabric-Ready Partner Program, and the companies are expanding their collaboration to deliver new cybersecurity solutions on AWS. This marks an extension of the existing relationship between Fortinet and AWS and further demonstrates an aligned commitment to application ......read more

    Crescent Enterprises Venture Capital Enters MedTech Sector, Leads Series A Funding in Revolutionary Medical Device Companies

    Funds two next-generation robotic technology companies developed at the University of Texas Medical School and incorporated in the US Sharjah-UAE: 28 November, 2017 -   UAE-based multinational company, Crescent Enterprises, has announced the successful closing of its investment in ColubrisMX and XCath, two next-generation micro-robotic medical device companies through its newly launched corporate venture arm, Crescent Enterprises Venture Capital (CE-VC).  Developed at the University of Texas Medical School’s Microsurgical Robotics Laboratory and incorporated in ......read more

    du Puts Competition Winner on the Track with an Incredible Formula 1 Family Trip

    Home customer draw winner enjoyed a fantastic three-day trip to Abu Dhabi’s best tourist attractions this November Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 26 November 2017:  Today, du announced the winner of its exciting Disney•Pixar Cars 3 movie draw. du gifted Samar Al Mashta and her 9-year-old son Ali, who rented the movie from the du Movie Store and were then automatically entered in the draw of an incredible full Formula 1 package for four. Samar and Ali, along with two of their family members, enjoyed a three-day Formula 1 General Admission pass, a three-night stay in the ......read more

    KDK Showcases Indoor Air Quality Products for a Healthy Life at Big 5 2017

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates: KDK Company a pioneer in fan technology from Japan, is known for its high-performance products, is showcasing some of the best Indoor Air Quality products in collaboration with Electra, an Abu Dhabi based company, in Big 5 this year. KDK is present at Stand #: Z5 A61 in Zabeel Hall 5 at Dubai World Trade Centre during the show which is taking place from November 26th-29th 2017. According to industry reports, the global market for industrial and commercial fans and blowers is forecast to reach US$8.9 billion by 2022. The factors contributing to this growth is rapid ......read more

    Etisalat exclusively launches Huawei's first AI smart phone Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro

    Abu Dhabi, 27 November 2017:  Etisalat today announced the exclusive launch of the new Huawei smartphone Mate 10 across key Etisalat business centres and retail outlets across the UAE for as low as AED 100 per month and a standalone price of AED 2299. Etisalat will also make available the Huawei Mate 10 Pro for all android fans in the country at AED 2999.  The Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 pro are the first devices powered by the new Kirin 970 processor and deliver Artificial Intelligence (AI) enhancements for a faster, more customized mobile experience. The Kirin 970 delivers ......read more

    Latest Version of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Joins Infrastructure and Services across Hybrid Cloud Environments

    DUBAI, UAE, 27th NOVEMBER, 2017 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today launched Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.7, the latest version of Red Hat’s enterprise-grade Kubernetes container application platform. As application complexity and cloud incompatibility loom, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.7 helps IT organizations to build and manage applications that use services from the datacenter to the public cloud. The newest iteration of the industry’s most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform includes ......read more

    du Launches Business Mobile Centre: First Stop - The Dubai Health Authority

    du brings its services and sales to business customer’s offices across the UAE Dubai, UAE, 26 November, 2017:  Today, UAE-based telecom service provider, du, launched its first ‘Business Mobile Centre’ at the Dubai Health Authority, inaugurated by Hany Fahmy Aly, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Business, du. The mobile air-conditioned bus will bring du closer to business customers and offer easier access to sales and services.  Customers will benefit from several services, including bill payments, Mobile Number Portability, contract renewals and other ......read more

    Etisalat drives the digital future for Small and Medium Businesses

    ‘SMB Digital Cloud Conference’ attracted industry leaders and executives across all sectors Aimed at shedding light on the importance of digital transformation of SMBs in UAE Abu Dhabi, 26 November 2017:  Etisalat and Intel jointly organised the ‘SMB Digital Cloud Conference’ exclusively for Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) in the UAE. The event aimed at increasing the awareness on Cloud services and highlighting the importance of digital transformation and its role in driving the businesses’ competitive edge.    UAE today is the ......read more

    Panasonic Homes & Living showcases Lighting & Electrical Solutions at Big 5

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Panasonic Homes & Living, in collaboration with its UAE channel partner ADVANCE EST. for Lighting & Electricals (a subsidiary of M/S Easa Hussain Al Yousifi [EHY] group of companies) is showcasing its latest range of products at Big 5 2017 taking place from November 26th-29th at Dubai World Trade Centre. According to industry reports, over $2 trillion of known active projects are in the pipeline across the GCC. The report indicates that GCC is strengthening its construction market year by year. Big 5 is the largest construction and building event in the ......read more

    Genetec to participate for the first time at Middle East and Africa region's leading technology platform Cairo ICT

    November 26, 2017: Genetec Inc., the leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations and business intelligence solutions, has revealed its participation at this year's edition of Cairo ICT, the leading international telecommunication, information technology, networking, computing, satellite & broadcasting trade fair and forum for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, which will be held from December 3 to 6, 2017 at the New Cairo Exhibition Center Cairo. The event is being held under the high patronage of Egyptian President, His Excellency (H.E.) Abdel ......read more

    Epson's widest consumer projector launch of the year

    Discover big-screen features at an affordable price Dubai – UAE; 26 November 2017:  Epson continues to make world-renowned projector technology affordable for the domestic market with its new range: EH-TW610, EH-TW650, EH-TW5600, and EH-TW5650, EB-S05, EB-X 05, EB-U05, EB-S41, and EB-X 41. Jason Whiley, director of sales, Epson Middle East, says, “Our latest range of projectors has been carefully curated to ensure we deliver a great range of features at the right price for every type of consumer. The EH-TW610, EH-TW650, EH-TW5600 and EH-TW5650 are pitched at home cinema ......read more

    HP Showcases Full Gaming Portfolio at Games Con 2017

    Visiting gamers enjoy hands-on experience on latest lineup of OMEN by HP desktops and laptops   Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017:  HP is powering the local gaming community this week by showcasing its latest gaming portfolio at Games Con 2017 in ADNEC, Abu Dhabi. The event is regarded as the GCC’s largest dedicated gaming event, bringing together the region's vibrant and ever-growing community. Visitors to the OMEN by HP booth were treated to a hands-on experience with the complete lineup of OMEN by HP desktops and laptops, which are packed with features designed ......read more

    Recharge on du ‘My Account' and Win Big

    du Announces ‘My Account Use to Win Campaign’ worth AED 3,000 Dubai, UAE, 23 November 2017:  There has never been a better reason to pay your du bill on time and using ‘My Account’ on du.ae and the du App than now! du customers can now win big and be rewarded when using their du ‘My Account’ to pay bills, recharge, set up auto payments, renew their Emirates ID, manage their services or simply register, all through the ‘My Account Use to Win Competition’. Running until 31st December, customers can perform a transaction at their own ......read more

    Huawei Announces Three Cooperative Directions for TechCity 2018 to Accelerate Monetization of New Technologies

    Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017:  At the Global Mobile Broadband Forum, Huawei released three cooperative directions of TechCity for 2018. Huawei is excited and honored to work together with global operators towards building a leadership position from the aspects of technology, business, and social responsibility. Joint efforts into TechCity 2.0 will contribute to better connected cities and an enriched urban lifestyle.  In 2018, TechCity will focus on three cooperative directions to accelerate monetization. Digital Industry Applications: Mobile Empowers Operators to Enter ......read more

    It's Game On for Western Digital at Middle East Games Con 2017

    Western Digital Will Be Showcasing Their Premium Products at The First Ever Games Con in Abu Dhabi 2017 23rd November 2017, United Arab Emirates:  WESTERN Digital Corporation is showcasing their market leading range of storage technology at the first ever gaming convention: Games Con 2017 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. From 23-25 November, visitors will have access to state-of-the-art storage devices from WD and Sandisk that are ideal for every gamer. The select range of first class products includeWD My Passport SSD, WD Blue SSD, SanDisk External SSDs, and SanDisk Extreme ......read more

    A call for research from Dubai Electronic Security Center promises researchers 700,000 AED for ground breaking cyber security innovations

    A Call for Research from Dubai Electronic Security Center promises 700,000 AED in grants for innovative cyber security research  700,000 AED total rewards by Dubai Electronic Security Center for a groundbreaking research in cyber security  Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017:  Dubai Electronic Security Center is pleased to announce a challenging yet rewarding competition calling upon all researchers in accredited higher institutes within U.A.E to submit a groundbreaking research proposal with a particular focus on cyber security. The best two research projects will be granted a ......read more

    WiFi UAE Continues to Extend its Complimentary WiFi service to Connect with More People Across the UAE

    Seven new WiFi UAE sites have been activated across different Emirates Dubai, UAE, 22 November 2017:  People in the UAE will now be able to enjoy more innovation and connectivity through complimentary Internet access from new WiFi UAE sites throughout the UAE. These seven newly activated sites, include Remal Mall and Jimi Mall in Al Ain, Al Shaab Village Mall in Sharjah, Times Square Center and Dubai Marina Walk in Dubai, Al Hamra Mall in Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah Hospital. The service offers users two types of Internet connection; WiFi UAE, a free WiFi service, and WiFi UAE ......read more

    Panasonic showcases latest Cameras at Xposure 2017

    Japanese Manufacturer’s Extensive Portfolio of Cameras to Impress Exhibition Visitors Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Panasonic’s pioneering LUMIX cameras and camcorders - specifically designed to capture pristine images and high quality videos, are on display at Xposure, the International Photography Festival 2017. The event is taking place from 22 to 25 November at The Expo Centre, Sharjah. Panasonic’s LUMIX cameras provide an excellent compromise between image quality, features, and price. One of the flagship products on display is the impressive DC-GH5 camera, the ......read more

    ERICSSON named Top 5G innovator

    Ericsson MEA was recognized for exceptional work in 5G innovation and expanding 5G capabilities across the region In partnership with “Wot-If? Trust”, Ericsson MEA also won the Connecting the Unconnected Award for its eHub in South Africa The CommsMEA Awards acknowledge operators and individuals who have played a vital role in leading the development of the region’s fast growing and rapidly changing telecommunications sector Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2017:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) received two prestigious awards – the Editor’s Choice Award for its ......read more

    Cloudera helps Middle East's biggest brands unlock new frontiers with machine learning and analytics

    Research by the Harvard Business Review shows that organisations are only using 50% of their structured data and only 1% of unstructured data Cloudera Sessions Dubai 2017 shows how machine learning is helping the region’s biggest brands forecast trends, predict customer behaviour and grow their customer base DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – November 21st , 2017:  Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR), the modern platform for machine learning and analytics, optimized for the cloud, is helping the Middle East’s biggest brands learn about big data, analytics and artificial ......read more

    LG defines the pace of achieving an immersive viewing experience for the impending golden age of TV technology

    Dubai-UAE: 21 November 2017:  Technology is evolving at an exponential rate and it is more evident in the television sector seeing how it has radically improved from standard definition to HD, Full HD, UHD, 4K and more. Furthermore, producers and directors are investing even more in the latest camera equipment to ensure their audience receives the best viewing experience, which is why at present it is OLED technology that it is setting the standard of excellence by which televisions will be measured. LG continues to establish its presence in design leadership developing the most ......read more

    HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro arrives in the UAE to begin new era of Intelligent Smartphones

    For the first time, consumers in the region can get a device that will work for them with a faster, intelligent mobile experience powered by HUAWEI’s groundbreaking Kirin AI processor Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 21, 2017:  HUAWEI Consumer Business Group (CBG) has unveiled the world’s most powerful Artificial Intelligence (AI) flagship smartphone - the HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro - across the Middle East and Africa region. The Mate 10 Pro marks the beginning of a new era of smartphone development that brings the future to life with the first ever truly intelligent ......read more

    Huawei at Arab Fashion Week

    Dubai, UAE, November 20, 2017:  MUA MUA showcases her latest fashion collection at the 5th edition of Arab Fashion Week, where all official photographs of the event were captured by the new Huawei Mate 10 Pro, the ultimate intelligent camera powered by artificial intelligence. Huawei is the official technology partner of this year’s event. ...read more

    LG highlights the role of OLED technology in achieving an immersive viewing experience

    Dubai-UAE: 20 November 2017:  OLED technology is redefining the television industry and how people will consume content as we know it. Whether it is the rich colors, the deep blacks, or the ultra-thin picture-on-glass displays such as the LG SIGNATURE TV W, the journey with OLED technology has just begun and will continue to evolve in the years to come. OLED technology is not new. It has been around for over 30 years, however it has only recently risen to prominence particularly with LG, as it constantly strives to enhance the overall experience when people watch their favorite movie ......read more

    Fake news ‘as a service' on the rise according to new research from Digital Shadows

    Dubai, UAE, November 20, 2017: New research indicates that criminals are increasingly exploiting the growth of ‘fake news’ for commercial gain. The growth of so-called fake news has traditionally been associated with the political sphere and executed for ideological purposes. However, research conducted by analysts at Digital Shadows reveals the growth of toolkits and services – available for just $7 – that are aimed specifically at causing financial and reputational damage for companies. In particular, Digital Shadows has noticed a recent trend towards the growth ......read more

    The significant role of Rich Communication Suite in the move to mold the future of the mobile industry

    A recent industry report from the GSM Association (GSMA), a trade body that represents the interests of mobile network operators worldwide, has stated that the use of mobile devices has grown three times over in the last five years. The report further shows that amidst this ever-increasing number of mobile device users, text messaging still stands out as the most preferred channel to use in exchanging messages, which solidifies the emergence of Rich Communication Suite (RCS), a GSMA initiative aiming to develop specifications for Rich Communication Services, as a platform designed to give an ......read more

    du and Viafone Join Forces to develop Innovative Loyalty Solution as Part of the Dubai Future Accelerators

    In line with the UAE Artificial Intelligence Strategy, du and Viafone collaborate on innovative engagement platform  Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2017:  In line with its long standing association with the Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA), and as part of du’s third cycle challenge to develop an innovative loyalty platform that can improve customer service and retention by ten times, du announced a new partnership with leading technology provider in loyalty solutions – Viafone Technologies. The partnership announcement follows Viafone’s successful participation in the ......read more

    Arab Fashion Week Captures Most Stylish Moments with new Intelligent Camera

    Mate 10 Pro smartphone emerges as showstopper for the fashion-focused Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 19, 2017:  All official photos taken at Arab Fashion Week this year were shot with the Mate 10 Pro, as fashionistas pouted and posed with the season's latest looks at the fifth edition of the style, which took place in Dubai from 15th to 19th November.  In true showstopper style, Huawei's Mate 10 Pro smartphone stole the show at Arab Fashion Week strutting its intelligent speed, intelligent power and intelligent camera on the catwalk. Models walked the ramp to ......read more

    Huawei Wireless X Labs Announces Digital Sky Initiative to Enable the Low Airspace Digitized Economy

    Huawei Rotating CEO Ken Hu: Building Intelligent Networks and Reshaping the World with Mobile Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2017:  The 8th Global Mobile Broadband Forum, which kicked off in London last week, gathered over 1,400 leaders from mobile telecom operators, vertical industries, standards organizations, and industrial alliances around the world. During the event, Huawei Wireless X Labs announced the "Digital Sky Initiative" that aims to spur the development of drone applications and enable the low airspace digitized economy via enhanced low airspace network ......read more

    Alpha Assured Assistance (AAA) Loyalty Program to ramp up loyalty landscape in the UAE

    AAA Loyalty Program features over 50 partners and offers 98 per cent free benefits to its members. AAA Loyalty Program aims to have 10,000 members registered before the end of 2017 while 2018 will oversee over 100,000 members and beyond. United Arab Emirates, Dubai, November 16th 2017:  With customers looking for more flexibility and value for money, there’s been a stark rise in the loyalty landscape in the UAE, according to Mr. John Jacob, Director – Alpha Assured Assistance (AAA) Loyalty Program.   Speaking at the launch of AAA Loyalty Program, Mr. John ......read more

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