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    du Gives Customers a Chance to Travel the World with Up To 1 Million Free Miles from Etihad Guest

    Get a chance to become the Etihad Guest Millionaire or to become one of the many winners of 100,000 free travelling miles from Etihad Guest   Dubai, UAE, 23 May 2018:   Just in time for the peak travel season in the region, du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company, is raffling off free Etihad Guest Miles from Etihad Guest to eligible customers. New and existing customers who activate any post-paid rate plan, migrate from prepaid to post-paid plans, activate a weekly or monthly roaming bundle, activate a post-paid data SIM, or register for auto-payment will be automatically entered into the raffle to win up to one million Etihad Guest Miles.   “We are proud to launch this exciting draw with our longstanding partner, Etihad Guest, in efforts to offer du valued customers beyond what they ......read more

    Panasonic Continues to Raise the Bar for Excellent Customer Service

    Panasonic Customer Service Convention aimed at sharing best practices that guarantee delivery of true customer satisfaction May 23, 2018 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates  Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF), committed to deliver true satisfaction to its customers always, recently organized another strategy conference for FY2018 with its service partner management representatives. Held in Dubai, the Panasonic Customer Service Convention, was designed to share best practices on exceptional customer service, as well as enhance the quality of the company’s after-sales service. “Panasonic is truly engaged and invested in initiatives that not only improve the customer experience, but at the same time help our partners and dealers be more efficient in the delivery of their service.  This is also ......read more

    HP Showcases Growth in High-Volume 3D Printing Deployments and Breakthrough Applications for Manufacturing

    Protolabs, IAM 3D Hub, Materialise, and ZiggZagg embrace HP’s Multi Jet Fusion for digital manufacturing; new applications for the Pontifical Swiss Guard, PepsiCo, auto racing, orthotics, industrial machinery, and more    News highlights: Protolabs upgrades seven HP systems to the Jet Fusion 4210 3D printing platform in the U.S. and Germany offering customers truly global digital production services IAM 3D Hub in Spain deploys eight HP Jet Fusion 4200 3D printers; ZiggZagg in Belgium installs six HP Jet Fusion 4210 3D printing systems to meet growing demand for production-grade 3D printed parts Long-standing HP customer Materialise demonstrates the power of HP’s end-to-end 3D solutions with production of custom insoles New breakthrough applications across vertical industries demonstrate power of HP ......read more

    Qualcomm Introduces Industry's First 5G NR Solution for Small Cells and Remote Radio Heads

    The FSM100xx 10nm 5G Solution Supports both sub-6GHz and mmWave Spectrum Bands and is Optimized for Small Cell and Remote Radio Head Deployments   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 22, 2018:  At the Small Cells World Summit 2018, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), continues its leadership on the path to 5G by introducing the industry’s first 5G NR solution targeted for small cells and remote radio head deployments (FSM100xx). Building on the market-proven and broadly deployed Qualcomm® FSM™ Platform for 3G and 4G small cells, this new small cell product will support 5G NR in both mmWave and sub-6 GHz spectrum. This highly flexible solution is designed to enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to reuse both software and hardware designs across ......read more

    Word's Best Air Purifier Launched in Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, May 22, 2018:   EOLISAIR FZ-LLC  has  launched  its  activity  in  Dubai  Science  Park,   during Arab Health show early 2018. This subsidiary of the French specialist in indoor air quality will bring the EOLIS AIR MANAGER, a revolutionary professional air purifier, to the Middle East Market. Since 2009, NatéoSanté has a proven expertise in air quality and is recognized as a technological leader in Europe. The EOLIS AIR MANAGER is the result of joint R&D efforts of internal engineers and AIRBUS Group and has been rewarded several times for its innovation. Eco-Design – Integrated real-time PM 2,5, VOC and a unique filter saturation Monitoring –  connected to Internet, with Software and App for full interaction from all devises – ......read more

    du Helps You Stay Connected this Ramadan with Exclusive Offers Throughout the Holy Month

    In the spirit of giving, du launches generous offers on prepaid and post-paid plans, du Home packages, and other value-added services Customers have the chance to win their monthly bill back during the holy month Dubai, UAE, 21 May 2018: This Ramadan, du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company, is launching exclusive promotions for customers subscribed to prepaid, post-paid, and du Home as well as other services from du.   For the duration of the holy month, du customers can benefit from special offers that enhance and optimize their usual services.   “At du, we know that Ramadan is a truly special month during which families get together to encourage the spirit of giving and sharing. This is why we are seizing this month to make good on our promise of adding life to life in a transparent ......read more

    du is set to roll out 5G network in the UAE in 2018

    Ahead of anticipated commercial roll out of the 3GPP compliant 5G terminals in 2019 du successfully put on air the first 5G site achieving download throughput of 1.5 Gbps The ultra-high speed mobile broadband network will provide an unprecedented boost for Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Smart City applications  Dubai, U.A.E, May 21, 2018:   The availability of 5G services in the UAE is one step closer to reality as du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), today announced its full readiness and ongoing network evolution to offer 5G network during the course of 2018.  This is ahead of the anticipated commercial rollout of the 3GPP compliant 5G terminals in 2019.     As part of its 5G readiness, du recently put on air the first 5G site – ......read more

    Qualcomm and Facebook to Bring High-Speed Internet Connectivity Over 60GHz to Urban Areas

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 21, 2018:  Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and Facebook announced they are working together to deliver high-speed internet connectivity with Facebook’s Terragraph technology through the development of a multi-node wireless system based on 60GHz technology from Qualcomm Technologies. Working with leading operators and manufacturers, this terrestrial connectivity system aims to improve the speed, efficiency and quality of internet connectivity around the world at only a fraction of the cost of fiber deployments. Qualcomm Technologies will integrate its QCA6438 and QCA6428 family of pre-802.11ay chipsets with Facebook's Terragraph technology. This effort will help enable manufacturers to build 60GHz mmWave solutions using the ......read more

    HP and DiSTI Join Forces to Reinvent Enterprise Training Using Virtual Reality

    Global alliance combines HP’s powerful VR solutions with DiSTI’s advanced development platform  Dubai, UAE, May 21, 2018:  STUTTGART, Germany, International Training & Education Conference, May 21, 2018 – To address the growing demand for high-impact, cost-effective virtual reality (VR) training, HP Inc. announced an alliance with the DiSTI Corporation, a leading global provider of VR and advanced human machine interface development solutions. The companies will work together to develop unique VR training solutions for enterprise customers, with a specific focus on maintenance and operations training for complex systems such as vehicle, aircraft and industrial equipment. VR has become an effective training tool across many industries and is expected to grow to an $18 billion market by 20221. VR ......read more

    Lenovo Legion™ Teams Up with Ubisoft® as the Official PC and Monitor Sponsor of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Siege Pro League and Majors

    Lenovo™ furnishes Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Pro League esports LAN events with Lenovo Legion desktops, laptops and monitors in an exclusive global partnership with Ubisoft. The partnership supports Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege professional players and the game’s enthusiast esports community at these events with Lenovo Legion’s highly awarded performance. Fans are invited to watch the streams and follow Ubisoft and Lenovo Legion on social media for the latest news, sweepstakes and competition highlights. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2018:   Lenovo  and Ubisoft have announced Lenovo Legion as the official PC and monitor sponsor of Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Pro League and Majors in an exclusive global partnership. The partnership will extend ......read more

    Stay connected with your loved ones this Ramadan season with the Nokia smartphones

    Dubai, UAE, May 20, 2018:  Nokia 8 Sirocco - your life deserves an extraordinary phone Nokia 8 Sirocco’s premium level and elegant design is inspired by Nokia’s rich design heritage. Holding the phone in your hand feels just right and it is also aesthetically appealing thanks to the curved glass finish which envelops a precision-crafted stainless-steel frame to deliver a fusion of strength and beauty, for a durable and reliable phone. Make use of its 12MP wide angle primary camera and the 13 MP secondary camera with 2x optical zoom to capture every moment. Photography fans can use the Pro Camera mode to make detailed, yet simple adjustments. The Nokia 8 Sirocco joins the Android One family, offering a high quality software experience designed by Google. The Nokia 8 Sirocco is available now in the UAE for a ......read more

    Akamai Announces Akamai Connector, a New Integration with Salesforce Commerce Cloud

    Salesforce Commerce Cloud customers can leverage the new Akamai Connector to access Akamai’s Web Performance Solutions  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2018:  Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), one of the world’s largest and trusted cloud delivery platforms, today announced the release of the new Akamai Connector for Salesforce Commerce Cloud.  Commerce Cloud enables brands to provide personalized experiences for shoppers that span web, mobile, social and in-store.   And now, as part of the world’s #1 CRM platform – Salesforce – brands can deliver completely unified experiences for customers that extend beyond commerce to include marketing, customer service and more. The integration of the new Akamai Connector with Salesforce Commerce Cloud allows ......read more

    Global Rollout of LGG7 Thinq Gets Underway

    LG’s Newest Premium Smartphone Delivers Brighter Display, Superior Camera, Louder Audio and Useful AI Functions  DUBAI, May 17, 2018 —   The rollout of LG Electronics’ newest G7 smartphone kicks off this week in its home market of South Korea with key markets in Asia, the Ameri-cas, and Europe to follow shortly thereafter. Officially announced just two weeks ago, the LG G7 ThinQ is LG’s first G series flagship phone with AI capabilities built-in, as well as a host of other new features designed for consumers looking for an all-around premium smartphone that will remain relevant and current for years to come. Running Qualcomm’s fastest Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, the LG G7 features a Super Bright Display to deliver vivid colors and 1000nit brightness viewable even under the brightest ......read more

    Qualcomm, Nokia and Leading TV Broadcasting Ecosystem Companies in Europe Showcase the Future of TV, Paving the Way to 5G Broadcast

    MTV, Yle, Elisa, Nokia, ENENSYS, Bittium and Qualcomm set to demonstrate TV broadcasting over cellular networks at the Nokia Headquarters in Espoo Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 17, 2018:  Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), Nokia, MTV, Elisa, ENENSYS Technologies, Bittium and Yle, today announced that they will showcase the new opportunities that the evolution to 5G broadcast enables for next-generation terrestrial TV delivery. The demonstration will show that wireless networking technologies are now ready to deliver highly customizable, mass-market broadcast services more efficiently, such as live media content to consumers. The live demonstration is scheduled to take place at the Nokia Executive Experience Center in Espoo, Finland from 12 - 3 p.m. EEST on May 16, ......read more

    Special Ramadan offers from Etisalat make it easy to connect with family and friends

         Customers to enjoy 25GB data for Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter for AED100       100% bonus credit on Wasel prepaid recharge of AED30 and above Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 16 May 2018:  Etisalat today announced the launch of special offers to keep prepaid and postpaid customers stay connected with family and friends to celebrate Ramadan. The special Ramadan offers include the ‘Ramadan Social Pack’ and ‘100% bonus on recharge promotion.   Khaled Elkhouly, Chief Consumer Officer, Etisalat, said: “Ramadan is a time of spiritual awareness as well as a time to connect and strengthen family bonds. Reflecting the spirit and values of Ramadan, Etisalat is reaching out to its customers through a host of offers during the holy month. During this ......read more

    du Encourages People to Keep on Giving this Ramadan with its Mawaed al Rahman Initiative

    With help from du staff, customers, and community members, du will pack and distribute thousands of boxes of food to families in need across the UAE Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 May 2018:  In the spirit to #KeepOnGiving and of coming together as a community, du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is calling on people from all over the UAE to join in its flagship annual Mawaed al Rahman volunteer initiative. The initiative, in line with the Year of Zayed, brings volunteers together to distribute boxes of essential food items to thousands of underprivileged families across the UAE so they can enjoy hearty and home cooked iftars throughout the holy month. “Ramadan is all about compassion, reflection, and togetherness – and what better way to observe all of these values than by ......read more

    Qualcomm Integrates Newest Wi-Fi Security Standard Across Mobile and Networking Infrastructure Portfolios

    Chipsets for Access Points and Mobile Devices Support the Wi-Fi Alliance’s Third Generation of Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA3) Designed for Enhanced Security in Public and Private Networks Dubai, United arab Emirates, May 16, 2018:  Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), today announced that the industry’s newest Wi-Fi security protections will, moving forward, be applied across the Company’s portfolio of mobile and networking infrastructure products. Qualcomm Technologies will support the Wi-Fi Alliance’s third generation security suite, Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA3), their latest and most secure protocol that provides robust protection of user passwords and stronger privacy in both public and private Wi-Fi networks. Qualcomm Technologies is ......read more

    Airbus turns up with “Intelligence Shared” at the Critical Communications World exhibition in Berlin

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 May 2018:  Under the slogan “Intelligence Shared”, Airbus is showcasing next generation communication solutions for professional mobile networks at the Critical Communications World (CCW) 2018 in Berlin running until 17 May.    As a leading provider of secure intelligence platforms, Airbus demonstrates how the application “Tactilon Agnet” will integrate videos from a drone. Tactilon Agnet is an app that lets smartphone users contact professional talk groups at the touch of a button. With Tactilon Agnet, smartphone and tablet users become part of the professional world – voice, data, video and location services are all on hand and all with the reliability and security that professional users expect.   Airbus also simulates a scenario: a ......read more

    Make Ramadan Better With the Gift of Sharing

    Dubai, UAE, May 16, 2018:  Keeping in the spirit of the auspicious onset of Ramadan this month, Better Life have joined forces with the Ramadan Sharing Fridge.  The initiative encourages residents to share their compassion by stocking Better Life fridges with complimentary refreshments for workers and anyone in need during the Holy Month.  Find your nearest Better Life Fridge in the following locations: Mirdif (Ghoroob and Shorooq) • Layan Community, Business Bay (Dubai Properties’ Sales Centre) Motor City - GEMS Metropole School • Dubai Investment Park Community • Jumeirah Park Community Dubai Knowledge Village • Jumeirah Village Circle • Jumeirah Village Triangle • Al Barsha 1 Meydan – The Polo Residence • Deema 2 - The Lakes • Dubai British School

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    LG G7 Thinq Offers Deep AI Integration for Maximum User Convenience

    A Complete Premium Smartphone with the Most Advanced Processor, Brilliant Display, Booming Audio and Intelligent Camera    DUBAI, May 15, 2018 — LG Electronics (LG) today introduced its latest premium smartphone, the LG G7 ThinQ, focusing on bringing useful and convenient AI features to the fundamental consumer smartphone experience.    Powered by the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 Mobile Platform, the LG G7 ThinQ offers 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage to run even the most demanding tasks and apps with ease. Equipped with a stunning 6.1-inch bright display has is nearly half an inch larger than its predecessor but not a hair wider, the LG G7 ThinQ is sized perfectly to be used with one hand.    Sporting a new design aesthetic for the G series, the ......read more

    Etisalat Launches First Commercial 5G Network in the MENA

    Abu Dhabi, 15, May 2018:   Etisalat today announced the launch of the first commercial 5G wireless network in the UAE becoming the first telecom operator in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to achieve this technological milestone and set a industry benchmark.  Etisalat will be the first operator to have a fully developed commercial 5G network available to provide gigabit internet services to its customers. The network will fuel enterprises digital transformation, IoT, smart cities and the fourth industrial revolution.   The foundation of this commercial launch was laid in December last year, where Etisalat was one of the operators globally to launch a pre-commercial 5G network in certain areas of the country demonstrating high-speed use cases in addition to the low latency feature of the ......read more

    DU Becomes the First Telecommunications Service Provider in the MENA Region to Achieve PCI-DSS

    Compliance Across All its Payment Channels and Data Centre Hosting Services  du customers can feel even more safe and secure than before while transacting through  their credit or debit cards at du stores Opportunity for companies to host their solutions at PCI DSS compliant du data centres in the UAE Dubai, 13 May 2018: du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), continues to provide innovative digitalised services that create secure e-commerce environments for its customers. du’s payment channels – comprising of du stores, Payment Gateway, IVR, voice calls, du mobile app, myaccount.du.ae, WiFi UAE, du Dealer Sales Portal are now Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DDS) accredited – which is an endorsement of the security of transactions and customer data. The ......read more

    Google launches new feature on Search to mark Ramadan

    The feature, which will appear in the main Search results page, is the new reference for all Ramadan-related information such as prayer timings, for the first time, popular Ramadan content, and more The updates, which will be available starting May 16, are based on digital habits during Ramadan considering the spike in Search queries during the month Qalam, a new tool from Google, merges between virtual reality art and calligraphy to create 3D Ramadan e-greetings Dubai, UAE, May 13, 2018:  Google announced on Sunday a new feature in its Search experience during Ramadan which brings information related to the month-long occasion to the main results page once users search using Ramadan-related keywords. Google also unveiled a new product that merges between virtual reality and calligraphy, as people around the world ......read more

    Samsung Revolutionizes Television Experience by Launching Its New 2018 QLED TV in the UAE

    The New QLED TV was launched during an immersive and experiential event that demonstrated features such as the Ambient Mode and One Invisible Connection  DUBAI, UAE – May 13, 2018:   Samsung Gulf Electronics today launched its all-new 2018 QLED TV during an immersive launch event held at the JW Marriot Marquis in Dubai. The Q House experience highlighted the features of the 2018 QLED TV during an interactive session that detailed Samsung’s offering through an experiential demonstration with the Q Family in the Q Picture, Q Smart and Q Style Rooms. Samsung debuted many exciting new features that enable incredible picture quality, smart capabilities and unique design elements that allow the TV to effortlessly complement the home’s décor.  New to Samsung’s 2018 QLED TV lineup are ......read more

    HP EliteBook 705 Series PCs – Enterprise-Class Performance, Comprehensive Security and a Refined Collaboration Experience

    Today, HP is introducing the new HP EliteBook 705 series PCs and HP ProBook 645 G4.    Dubai, UAE, May 13, 2018:  Designed for the modern professional on the go, the new HP EliteBook 705 series PCs offer enterprise-grade security and manageability, along with powerful collaboration features to keep business users connected. Powered by Windows 10 Pro and AMD Ryzen PRO Mobile Processors, users can stay productive all-day with long battery life and HP Fast Charge to charge 50 percent of your battery in just 30 minutes.   The new EliteBook 735 G5, EliteBook 745 G5, and EliteBook 755 G5 also feature:  Precision design: An ultra slim design and narrow bezel displays with optional extra-bright viewable screen and integrated ambient light sensor make it comfortable to work in almost any light ......read more

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    Telecom26 launches global Wi-Fi roaming services using Emirates Data Clearing House Wi-Fi hub services

    Dubai, UAE, February 27, 2018:  Telecom26 has partnered with Emirates Data Clearing House (EDCH) - Middle East’s largest Data and Financial Clearing House to launch global Wi-Fi roaming services to support its connectivity platform enabling Global SIM and maritime solutions.   The inclusion of Wi-Fi services will further enhance the user roaming experience and lower costs for subscribers roaming globally.  A key advantage of the solution makes provision for seamless SIM-based authentication and further enhances Telecom26’s worldwide coverage and global ......read more

    du selects Fortinet to Offer Cloud Managed Security Services to its Enterprise Customers

    Leading Telco Provider Chooses FortiGate and FortiPortal Solutions as the Foundation of its Cloud-Based Clean Pipe Internet Service Dubai, UAE – Mobile World Congress 2018 – February 27, 2018 Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced that UAE-based telecommunications service provider du – from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has selected Fortinet Security Fabric solutions as the foundation of its Cloud Unified Threat Management (UTM) managed security services, designed for ......read more

    Western Digital Transforms the Mobile Experience with New High-Performance Solutions Designed to Address Today's and Tomorrow's Consumer Demand for High-Quality Content

    At MWC 2018, company releases world’s fastest UHS-I microSDTM card, and reveals future of flash memory cards with PCIe-enabled SD card demonstration Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2018:  As mobile content and applications grow increasingly sophisticated, Western Digital Corporation is transforming the mobile experience with new industry-leading mobile solutions designed to enable consumers to better capture, share and enjoy rich content on their devices. At Mobile World Congress, the company is releasing the world’s fastest UHS-I flash memory card, the 400GB1 SanDisk ......read more

    RAS AL KHAIMAH Chamber Receives ISO 27001 Certification

    Ras Al Khaimah, 26 February 2018:   RAS AL KHAIMAH Chamber has announced receiving the ISO 27001 Information Security Management Systems Certification. The award comes in recognition of the Chamber’s efficient information security management systems and operations. The certification provides the basis for an international standard for information security management best practices in several data driven sectors. The certification is yet another evidence for stakeholders and partners highlighting the Chamber’s successful track record in implementing effective information ......read more

    UAE Ministry of Finance throws spotlight on fintech at Finovate Middle East

    Global fintech innovation showcase opens in Dubai  Dubai, UAE; 26 February 2018:   More than 400 leaders in the industry of fintech have gathered in Dubai today to showcase innovation in their sector, highlighting the future of fintech for the global and regional markets. Held in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Finance, and showing off the latest products in action as well as boosting the UAE as an international hub for fintech, FinovateMiddleEast opened today (26 February) and runs for two days at the Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre. H.E. Obaid Humaid Al ......read more

    ESET launches ESET Smart TV Security to protect smart TV users from rising malware threats

    Today, IT security leader ESET launches ESET Smart TV Security – an advanced technology protection solution against targeted malware attacks on connected TVs and other devices with the Android TV operational system. According to statistics, there could be as many as 30 billion devices connected to the internet by 2020. While these gadgets bring numerous benefits to households, they also pose a threat to consumers’ everyday lives. Smart TVs in particular – with their microphones, cameras and USB ports – are increasingly becoming prime targets for malware attacks. By ......read more

    Be Among the First to Own the All-New Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ by Pre-Ordering It Between February 26th and March 10th

    Samsung’s latest flagship will be available for pre-order from major retailers and Samsung brand shops across the UAE while supplies last   Dubai, UAE, 26 February 2018:   Don’t miss your chance to be among the first in the UAE to own the all-new Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, the smartphones that reimagine the way we communicate, share and experience the world. Customers can pre-order the all new Samsung flagship from major retailers and Samsung brand shops, as well as online on Shop.Samsung.com/ae between 26 February and 10 March 2018 (subject to ......read more

    UAE ranked as global leader in Fiber Optic Network for a second year in a row

    Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2018:  UAE is ranked no. 1 for the highest Fiber to the Home (FTTH) penetration among all its global counterparts for a second year in a row, according to the leading industry body FTTH Council. The council published its annual report recently that highlighted UAE with a coverage of 94.3 percent compared to countries such as Singapore (90.3 percent), South Korea (81.6 percent), Hong Kong (75.6 percent) and Japan (69.1 percent). Saleh Al Abdooli, CEO, Etisalat Group, said: “Our network is a backbone to our long-term strategy as a company to enable and ......read more

    Capillary Technologies raises around $20 million from existing investors Warburg Pincus and Sequoia Capital

    This additional fund will help the company reinforce its penetration in the GCC and strengthen its product portfolio Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2018:   Capillary Technologies, a leading cloud-based software solutions company that enables retailers to intelligently engage with their customers, announced the raising of approximately $20 million over the past year from its existing investors including Warburg Pincus and Sequoia Capital.  With these funds, Capillary expects to strengthen its new product development, powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine ......read more

    du Bags Service Hero 2017 Award for Best Customer Service

    The telco is a second-time winner for the mobile operator category   Dubai, United Arab Emirates- 25 February 2018-   du – from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), recently won the Service Hero award under Mobile Operators category,  the region’s consumer powered customer satisfaction index, at the 2017 Customer Service Assessment Awards Ceremony, which was held in Kuwait.   During the ceremony, top performing companies across the UAE and Kuwait were honoured for their excellent performance in the area of Customer Service, also ......read more

    In 2018, the French Tech pavilion powered by Business France will be present in force at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

    Dubai, UAE, February 25, 2018:  For the 12th consecutive year, from 26 February to 1st March 2018, Business France, the agency responsible for supporting the international development of the French economy, will be organizing the French Tech pavilion at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the unmissable global mobile, services and content event. Over 100 innovative SMEs and start-ups will be exhibiting at this French Tech pavilion. The French Tech pavilion will enable a number of partner regions such as Brittany, Ile-de-France, Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Côte-D’azur as ......read more

    LG V30s Thinq With New Integrated AI Debuts at MWC2018

    Upgraded with AI Features, LG’s Newest Smartphone  Brings Ease and Convenience to the Mobile Experience   Dubai, UAE, February 25, 2018:  LG Electronics (LG) is debuting its first ThinQ mo-bile device this week at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. Building on the foundation of the LG V30 platform, the LG V30S ThinQ integrates new AI technologies into the most commonly used features that are closely aligned to the needs and usage behavior of consumers today.    ThinQ was introduced at CES 2018 to identify all of LG’s home ......read more

    Panasonic's LUMIX GX9 is the Ultimate Flat Compact Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera

    GX9 is designed to shoot vibrant true to life high quality images and videos Dubai, UAE, February 25, 2018:   Panasonic introduces a new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera, the LUMIX GX9, in a sleek, compact design. Boasting high image quality and creative freedom, the LUMIX GX9 lets users shoot vibrant, true-to-life, high-quality images with high resolution, high contrast, and impressive colour reproduction.  The 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor without low-pass filter attains the maximum performance of the lens and the Venus Engine renders high-precision yet ......read more

    Epson at GESS to showcase smart classroom solutions

    Dubai, UAE; 25 February 2018:   Epson, an industry leader with 40 plus years of experience in delivering smart, intuitive technology to engage students in a rapidly-changing learning environment, is participating for the first time at the Global Educational Supplies and Solutions (GESS), at Dubai World Trade Centre, from February 27th – March 1st, 2018.    When it comes to screen size, market research shows that 50% of students find it difficult to read content displayed on a standard 70-inch screen . And when it comes to effective approaches to teaching, 80% ......read more

    Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report Reveals Security Leaders Rely on and Invest in Automation, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to Defend Against Threats

    Findings show 39 percent of organizations are reliant on automation, 34 percent are reliant on machine learning, 32 percent are highly reliant on AI   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 25, 2018 –   Malware sophistication is increasing as adversaries begin to weaponize cloud services and evade detection through encryption, used as a tool to conceal command-and-control activity. To reduce adversaries’ time to operate, security professionals said they will increasingly leverage and spend more on tools that use AI and machine learning, reported in the 11th ......read more

    Q4 2017 Akamai State of The Internet / Security Report Shows Botnets Shift Focus to Credential Abuse

    DDoS Attacks Remain Steady, Though Increased Scanning From the Mirai Botnet Might Foreshadow Explosive Growth   UAE, Dubai – February 25, 2018 –   Newly released data that analyzed more than 7.3 trillion bot requests per month found a sharp increase in the threat of credential abuse, with more than 40 percent of login attempts being malicious, according to the Fourth Quarter, 2017 State of the Internet / Security Report released by Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM). According to the Ponemon Institute, credential stuffing attacks can cost businesses as ......read more

    Fortinet Threat Landscape Report Reveals Attacks Per Firm Increased by 82%

    Swarm Cyberattacks Target the Internet of Things (IoT) with Growing Intensity DUBAI, UAE. – February 25, 2018; Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced the findings of its latest Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals that attacks per firm increased over the previous quarter. In addition, automated and sophisticated swarm attacks are accelerating making it increasingly difficult for organizations to protect users, applications, and devices. “The volume, sophistication, and ......read more

    Cisco Annual Cybersecurity Report 2018 Finds Organizations Relying on Automated Cyber-Security

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 25, 2018 – Malware sophistication is increasing as adversaries begin to weaponize cloud services and evade detection through encryption, used as a tool to conceal command-and-control activity. To reduce adversaries’ time to operate, security professionals said they will increasingly leverage and spend more on tools that use AI and machine learning, reported in the 11th Cisco® 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report (ACR).   While encryption is meant to enhance security, the expanded volume of encrypted web traffic (50 percent as of ......read more

    du Launches Its Next-Generation Cloud Unified Threat Management Service

    du’s Cloud UTM provides organisations with a comprehensive solution for combating cybercrime and securing their ICT environments Dubai, UAE, 24 February 2018:   du - from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has launched its Cloud Unified Threat Management (UTM) service, a next-generation cybersecurity solution that extends organisations perimeters to all sites, securely. It provides an all-in-one security solution that removes the need for procuring, hosting, maintaining and managing on-premises Firewalls.  The full-service cybersecurity solution ......read more

    Etisalat chooses Nokia's Nuage Networks SD-WAN solution as part of its 'Sahaab Program' to cloudify network services

    Nokia today announced that Etisalat has chosen the Nuage Networks Virtualized Network Services (VNS) SD-WAN solution as a key element in its cloud transformation program. Nuage Networks VNS enables Etisalat to provide automated, dynamic, programmable and more efficient services to its enterprise customers. It will enable self-service ordering and configuration of services, as well as the ability to manage and control them based on the individual requirements of the enterprise. As enterprises embrace cloud services, Etisalat is transforming its digital services infrastructure to support ......read more

    du Recognised for CSR Initiative at 2018 Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards

    du received ‘People of Determination’ award for their innovative BabNoor project  Dubai, UAE, 22 February 2018:   du from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) is pleased to announce it has been awarded the ‘People of Determination’ award at this year’s Gulf Sustainability & CSR Awards, held on the 20th February in Dubai.  The award recognises du’s BabNoor Project, an initiative to assist the ongoing development of communication skills and learning in children with a range of disabilities. This was achieved by ......read more

    Samsung Electronics and Qualcomm Expand Foundry Cooperation on EUV Process Technology

    Qualcomm Anticipates that its Future Snapdragon 5G Mobile Chipsets Will Use Samsung’s 7nm LPP EUV Process Technology    DUBAI, UAE – Feb 22, 2018 –   Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), today announced their intention to expand their decade-long foundry relationship into EUV (extreme ultra violet) lithography process technology, including the manufacture of future Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 5G mobile chipsets ......read more

    WiFi UAE Launches New Packages for Users to Enjoy High-Speed Premium WiFi

    WiFi UAE launches new price plans for users giving more choice and better value to high-speed WiFi  Dubai, UAE, 22 February 2018:   UAE residents can now reap the benefits of more flexible WiFi options across more locations than ever before with WiFi UAE. du is revamping its WiFi UAE pricing options to suit the needs of different profile users in a wide variety of locations, continuing to support the goal of making Dubai a smart city as part of the UAE Vision 2021.  With Premium high-speed internet access on-the-go at over 400 hotspots around the UAE, WiFi UAE ......read more

    Get Down to Business With the Blackberry Keyone and Blackberry Motion - Officially Verified as Android Enterprise Recommended

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 22, 2018 –   Security. Privacy. Reliability. Productivity. These are critical features that enterprise smartphone users demand and can be found in the Android Enterprise Recommended BlackBerry KEYone and BlackBerry Motion from TCL Communication. The need for greater mobile security is now more important than ever, and more enterprises are choosing the flexibility of Android for their organizations. With the all-new Google-led Android Enterprise Recommended program, businesses large and small now have the confidence in selecting, ......read more

    No More Boundaries, Enjoy du Home Plans Everywhere in the UAE

    The new home packages offer premium TV entertainment and faster internet speeds  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 22 February 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company, announced the launch of its new flexible home plans, du Home, offering premium TV entertainment and faster internet speeds all over the UAE.  This launch highlights the first time UAE residents will be able to choose du home plan that allows the customization of premium TV content and own their entertainment experience regardless of where they live, in addition to Live TV ......read more

    Equinix Showcases Solutions for Digital Transformation at IDC Middle East CIO Summit 2018

    DUBAI, UAE. - February 21, 2018 -   Equinix, Inc., the global interconnection and data center company is participating in IDC's Middle East CIO Summit that started today, Wednesday. The summit gathers the region's most influential ICT leaders to discuss the region's rapidly evolving digital transformation landscape. At the summit, Equinix engaged with CIOs and other C-level executives from various Middle East companies guiding them on how they can rearchitect their IT infrastructure in the era of digital transformation.  Business survival in the digital ......read more

    ManageEngine to Highlight the Evolving Role of IT Management and Cybersecurity at its Middle East User Conference

    ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced that it will be hosting its 7th Middle East User Conference in Dubai from February 27 to 28, 2017 at the Address Dubai Marina. Raj Sabhlok, President, ManageEngine, will deliver the keynote, highlighting the evolving role of IT management and cybersecurity in addressing the latest developments in global cloud, networking, and security management with the advent of new technologies such as Bot, AI, Machine Learning, and Blockchain. According to IDC, despite crossing the $2.4 billion mark in 2018, security spending in Middle ......read more

    Capillary's digital growth initiative ‘Accelerate' partners with Google

    DUBAI – February 21, 2018:  Capillary Technologies, Asia’s leading provider of Intelligent Customer Engagement software and services with strong presence in the MENA, announced that its digital growth initiative Accelerate has partnered with Google. This is to empower businesses with solutions to get ahead of the digital evolution and stay consumer ready. Capillary Technologies, a SaaS (Software as a Service) major, offers a robust partner and customer service channel to support consumer facing businesses. The company has over 700 Capillary associates across 11 global ......read more

    Etisalat Group Reports Consolidated Net Profit before federal royalty of AED 17.45 billion a 3% increase year over year

    Proposed dividend payout of 40 fils per share for the second half of 2017, representing a total dividend payout of 80 fils for the full year and a dividend payout ratio of 82%.   Abu Dhabi, February 21 2018:  Etisalat Group announced today its consolidated financial statements for the 12 months ending December 31 2017. Financial Highlights and Key Developments for 2017 Etisalat UAE subscriber base reached 12.6 million, representing a year on year growth of 3%.   Etisalat UAE revenues amounted to AED 31.2 billion and increased year over year by ......read more

    Red Hat Receives Overall “Positive” Rating in Gartner's 2018 Vendor Rating

    DUBAI, UAE, 20th FEBRUARY, 2018– Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced Gartner, Inc., a leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, has given the company an overall “Positive” rating in its 2018 Vendor Rating report for the fourth consecutive time. From Red Hat’s perspective, the overall “Positive” rating reflects on the strength of Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud portfolio, container-based technologies and datacenter automation, as well as our ......read more

    Samsung Electronics Unveils a Simple, Seamless and Intelligent IoT Experience at MENA Forum 2018

    Samsung is propelling Internet of Things (IoT) forward by incorporating SmartThings & AI across product categories Samsung has taken a step further in enhancing the ultimate home entertainment experience with the introduction of the all-new 8K QLED TV and the integration of SmartThings across its Smart TV line-up  Samsung is redefining connectivity in the home with the IoT-ready QuickDrive™ washing machine and Wi-Fi connected Wind-Free™ air conditioner, while bringing the hub of the kitchen to life with voice ID recognition on its Family Hub refrigerator Samsung ......read more

    NDIGITEC Shares Expertise in Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality at InfoComm MEA Summit

    Innovative VR Mall showcased at the iconic forum in Dubai Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2018:  NDigitec, the leading UAE-based innovative creative media production company, was in the epicenter of discussions at InfoComm MEA 2017 Summit in Dubai, showcasing its expertise in the Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality.At the Summit, NDigitec was in the list of participants of the Immersive World organized by VR/AR Association [VRARA].  NDigitec Head of Development Department Victor Danielyan and Head of Content Creation Eyad Arabi presented the company’s VR/AR technologies as ......read more

    “World Record” created by the LG OLED Video Wall recognized as “Best use of Projection/Display Solutions”

    First ever AV Technology Europe Awards 2018 dedicated to recognizing innovation and achievements in the audio video industry rewarded the unique OLED video wall Dubai-UAE: 19 February 2018 –   The LG OLED video wall signage continues to garner interna-tional attention and has been awarded under the category of ‘Best use of Projection/Display Solutions’ award at the first ever AV Technology Europe Awards 2018. The AV Technology Europe Awards held in Amsterdam were dedicated to recognising innovation and achievements in AV throughout end-user ......read more

    Augmented Intelligence and the Future of Selling

    By: Souphien Akhrif, Managing Director, Cloudworks The sales world embarks on a new journey as Augmented Intelligence steps into the gameplay. People working in sales teams have now begun incorporating AI into their everyday work activities. What is it about Augmented Intelligence that makes it a major shifter in the way sales are conducted and won? Could this new technology positively influence the sales world, yet move human minds out of the sales picture? Understanding Augmented Intelligence Let us first define Augmented Intelligence to better understand how it works in the ......read more

    Chinese TV Brand TCL Challenges Top Global Players

    TCL surges ahead in sales volume globally threatening established players of the TV market United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 18th Feb 2018:   The leading innovator in developing QLED technology and products, TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited, has edged its way forward to take the 3rd leadership position right behind Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics.   TCL sold 4.53 million TVs and posted a market share of 8.3% in the global TV market last year making it the first Chinese TV manufacturer recording a global market share of at least 8% on a quarterly ......read more

    NetApp Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Results

    Third Quarter Fiscal 2018 Highlights Product revenue increased 17% year-over-year All-flash array annualized net revenue run rate of $2.0 billion increased almost 50% year-over-year Expanded Cloud Data Services with introduction of NetApp Cloud Volumes for AWS Free cash flow was 25% of revenue and increased 104% year-over-year February 15, 2018—NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today reported financial results for the third quarter fiscal year 2018, ended January 26, 2018. “NetApp again delivered strong results in the third quarter with accelerating revenue and strong cash ......read more

    Sophos Home Premium Brings Business-Class Ransomware Protection to Consumers

      Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint cybersecurity, today announced Sophos Home Premium with ransomware protection. Sophos Home Premium features advanced anti-ransomware capabilities that can quickly detect previously unknown ransomware going beyond just traditional antivirus features it delivers proactive, real-time protection for consumers from the latest malicious software and hacking attempts, and includes privacy protection features. Sophos Home Premium is designed for ease of use, protecting both PCs and Macs, and enables the management of up to ten ......read more

    Fortinet Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Results

    Fortinet Reports Full Year Revenue Up 17% and Billings Up 19% over 2016 Fourth Quarter 2017 Highlights • Revenue of $416.7 million, up 15% year over year • Billings of $534.0 million, up 15% year over year1 • Deferred revenue of $1.34 billion, up 29% year over year • GAAP diluted net loss per share of $0.17, including the impact of a one-time tax expense of $63.0 million, or $0.36 per share, related to new tax legislation • Non-GAAP diluted net income per share of $0.321 • Cash flow from operations of $157.5 million • Free cash flow ......read more

    Telecommunications Regulatory Authority organises Law Enforcement Agency training in cooperation with RIPE NCC on cyber security

    UAE, 14 February 2018 - The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) recently organised a training course in cooperation with the RIPE NCC on cybercrime and cyber threats. The two-day course, entitled “Training Course on the Local Internet Registry”, aimed to support national trends in adopting the latest technologies to improve Internet security and fight against cybercrime, while strengthening the national capabilities and skills to address Internet risks and providing a secure environment to use Internet resources. The event is part of the cooperative relationship ......read more

    Affirmed Networks Opens NFV Center of Excellence in UAE to Support Growing Number of Middle Eastern Operators Moving to Virtualized Networks

    Site Offers Regional Support and Best Practices for Accelerating NFV Deployments Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, today announced the opening of its new network function virtualization (NFV) Center of Excellence in Dubai to support the growing demand for NFV networks among operators in the Middle East. The Center will allow Affirmed to share its deep domain expertise ensuring successful deployments of virtualized networks in the region. NFV has become one of the most important technologies shaping the future of public networks.  Operators continue to ......read more

    WGS 2018: The Future of Superintelligence Is Far from Clear, Says Futurist

    Nick Bostrom: “It is too early for governments to attempt to regulate superintelligence, even though it could pose an existential threat to humanity”  Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 –   Superintelligence is coming and it could extinguish the human race, but there is little governments can do now to control it, philosopher and futurist Nick Bostrom said on the closing day of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai. Bostrom is a leading thinker on “superintelligence”, which he defined as any intelligent system radically smarter than ......read more

    Can the AI that makes ‘fake news' viral also help filter it?

    In the viral world of media – including images, animations, and video served up to us via Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Instagram, and a hundred other bot-driven platforms – artificial intelligence has been deployed successfully to create pixel-perfect narratives that tell a compelling story. Except: in a number of cases, the story never actually happened. Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018:  Digital specialists across the world are making rapid advances in using machine learning to manipulate video, images, and sound ‘imagined’ by software, based on hundreds of ......read more

    Top 5 Considerations in Transitioning to Software-Defined Networking (SDN) for the Digital Workplace

    By: Ahmad El Soufi, SE Manager, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company Today’s workplace is changing dramatically. People are using mobile devices to connect to one another and to the applications and information they need to access. Cloud computing models now enable new levels of business agility. Social networking and unified communications allow workers to be innovative in how, when and where they collaborate. In addition, organizations are increasingly leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) to drive big data analytics that address the real-time needs of employees and ......read more

    WGS 2018: Opening Session Highlights Importance of Embracing Smart Living to Enhance Quality of Life

    Heads of du and the Foundation for Futuristic Cities outline opportunities and challenges of living in an increasingly digital age  Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 –   At one of the opening sessions of the second day of World Government Summit 2018 (WGS 2018), experts outlined how technology in the digital era can enhance quality of life, if effectively managed. Chief Executive Officer of du, a leading UAE telecoms company, Osman Sultan took to the stage with Karuna Gopal, founder and President of Indian think tank the Foundation for Futuristic Cities, debating the ......read more

    Reality Modeling Comes of Age Helping to Streamline Brownfield Projects for the Process Industry

    February 12, 2018 - Over 95 percent of projects in the process industry are retrofits or expansions of existing plants that seek to increase capacity, comply with regulations, or introduce new technology to improve performance. Moreover, often the building of a new plant is done on the brownfield site of an existing facility. For all these projects, capturing and modeling the existing context is critical to decision making and both conceptual and detailed engineering design. Bentley’s reality modeling technology is increasingly being leveraged to support these critical workflows. In ......read more

    WGS 2018: Governments of the Future Must Work Smartly with Innovation and Technology

    UNDP official emphasizes need for focus on equality, sustainability and opportunity to ensure wellbeing of people   Dubai-UAE: 12 February 2018 –   Government and governance are of critical importance when it comes to enabling innovation through smart policy-making. This was the main message from Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in his talk on ‘Government of the Future – Innovation & Technology’ on day two of the ongoing World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.  The Brazilian, who is ......read more

    The Robots Are Coming: Ministry of Finance Brings Artificial Intelligence to Dubai in a Bid to Innovate

    Open-to-all event held during ‘Rise’ at Dubai Creek Harbour set to inspire community to be more innovative Initiative set to boost STEM education in the UAE Dubai, UAE, 12 February, 2018 –   In an effort to boost innovation throughout the UAE, the Ministry of Finance, in collaboration with Cartoon Network, has announced its latest initiative – as part of UAE Innovation Month 2018 – to encourage innovative thinking throughout the community. The activation will see children from across Dubai invited to build their own robot and artificially ......read more

    New Report from Accenture and the World Government Summit Finds That Regulators Must Embrace RegTech to Keep Pace with Digital Disruption

    DUBAI; February 12, 2018 -   Accenture (NYSE: ACN), in collaboration with The World Government Summit, has released a new report that finds that regulators must embrace the innovative application of emerging technologies, known as RegTech, to enable a more effective regulatory environment, mitigate risks and drive competitive advantage. According to the report, RegTech allows regulatory processes to be redesigned, enabling real-time, data-driven decisions that drive innovation. As digital disruption increases, innovative products and services, such as ride sharing and lodging ......read more

    Fortinet Introduces Industry's Fastest 100 Gbps+ Next-Generation Firewall Appliance

    New FortiGate 6000F series delivers the performance and interface options to scale the enterprise edge Dubai, UAE., February 11, 2018: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today introduced its FortiGate 6000F Series of Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFW). The first in the series, the FortiGate 6000F incorporates a new hardware processing architecture that delivers the validated performance of a Fortinet chassis in a compact appliance form-factor to deliver advanced security for exponentially increasing enterprise ......read more

    Sophos Positioned as a Leader in Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

    Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced that Gartner, Inc., has positioned Sophos as a Leader in its 2018 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms1 . Sophos has been positioned as a Leader in all 10 of these reports since they were first published in 2007. In the report, Gartner states that the definition of an Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) has been updated:  “In September 2017, in response to changing market dynamics and client requirements, we adjusted our definition of an EPP. An EPP is a solution deployed on endpoint ......read more

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