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    du announces availability of eSIM on iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13th December, 2018: UAE-based telecommunications service provider du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) has announced the availability of eSIM on iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. Users can now activate an additional cellular plan, making it easy to use two different phone numbers or separate voice and data plans on one device.  Existing du prepaid and postpaid customers can activate the eSIM functionality at no extra cost until December 31, 2018 by visiting du Shops. 

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    Data analytics and cyber security will be key to improving aviation safety

    Hosted by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, day two of World Aviation Safety Summit focuses on impact of data analysis and developments in cyber security on state of safety in the global aviation industry Huw Ross, Helios: cyber security within aviation is still at an early stage of development. 12 December 2018, Dubai, UAE:   The importance of utilizing data analytics and improving cyber security across aviation organizations were the central focus areas for day two of the 6th annual World Aviation Safety Summit. The  event is being hosted by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), at Roda Al Bustan, Dubai.  The summit welcomed more than 300 regional and international experts to discuss a range of topics that are top priorities for safety of the air transport sector. These ranged from ground ......read more

    Etisalat first telco to provide Home Insurance solution

    Partnered with Union Insurance to deliver ‘Home Protection Plan’ for all eLife customers Abu Dhabi, 12 December 2018:   Etisalat today announced a new insurance offering - ‘Home Protection Plan’ for all eLife home customers to provide a hassle-free option, making sure all household goods are insured for just AED 10 per month.  The new insurance plan provides coverage of up to AED 50,000 to eLife customers giving them complete protection of their home contents. The general market price for similar insurance plans may cost over AED 300 a year, offering subscribers savings of over 50 percent on their premiums. Subscribers of this plan have a unique benefit of having small monthly payments instead of high annual premium payment. Moreover, no surveys and no minimum commitment are required to ......read more

    Etisalat further doubles speeds on eLife plans for free

    Abu Dhabi 11 December 2018:   Etisalat’s ‘eLife Unlimited’ customers are in for a major upgrade as Etisalat doubles the broadband speed across the board of the recently launched ‘eLife Unlimited’ plans. The plans now deliver more than five times the broadband speed of the previous generation. ‘eLife Unlimited’ customers will immediately enjoy the new speeds at no extra charge automatically. The entry-level plan, ‘eLife Starter’, will now offer speeds up to 100 Mbps. The unlimited Sports and Entertainment plans offer speeds up to 250 Mbps. Premium plans offer speeds of up to 500 Mbps and up to 1 Gbps. This change represents the first time 100Mbps has been offered in a base level plan in the UAE. Emirati nationals on the new eLife Unlimited plans will receive a free ......read more

    Samsung Galaxy A9 – Designed to capture the world in its fullest

    Dubai, UAE, December 11, 2018:  In a fast-paced world driven by visual communication, there is a rising demand for meaningful innovation. Samsung’s answer to that is the latest addition to the Galaxy A series family, the Galaxy A9. The pioneering Galaxy A9 debuts the world’s first rear quad camera and 6.3-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display designed to help you live each day to the fullest. Featuring a premium glass design, a rear fingerprint sensor for greater convenience and smooth seamless curves, Galaxy A9 is both practical and comfortable in your hand, making it easier for you to widen your world. The image is an undeniably powerful medium - free from the constraints of language, and harnessing the unique qualities of a single moment frozen in time. Millennials are increasingly using images to express ......read more

    du & Sharjah University Piece Together Larger Than Life Guinness World Record Mosaic

    As the official Telecom partner for the event, du enabled Sharjah University to accomplish the record-breaking attempt Dubai, UAE, 10th December, 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has partnered with Sharjah University for a Guinness World Record attempt to create the world’s largest mosaic – a monumental Year of Zayed Logo made from 50,000 du-branded envelopes, with recharge cards inserted inside them to deliver AED 100,000 worth of recharge credit to labour camps to boost du’s commitment towards being an advocate for corporate sustainability. With support from du as the event’s official Telecom partner, and under the patronage of Sharjah University’s administration and members of the teaching and administrative bodies, the university’s students ......read more

    5G in mobile technologies will be a game changer opening doors to innovation & unique digital experiences

    Etisalat launched the first commercial 5G wireless network in MENA 5G technologies to provide a platform for futuristic solutions and applications Etisalat is ‘Driving the Digital Future to Empower Societies’  Dubai, 10 December 2018:   New age mobile technologies and the future of the 5G network will be a game changer for the industry opening doors to innovation and providing customers a unique digital experience, said Hatem Dowidar, CEO, Etisalat International at the Leaders Summit being held in Dubai.    The 11 th Edition of the ‘Leaders Summit’ focused on the theme ‘It’s all about Smart Networking’. The summit brings telecom experts and leaders together on one platform to debate and discuss about future developments in the regional and global telecom ......read more

    Etisalat launches ‘Freedom' postpaid plans

    New plans offering simplicity and great value  Customers can now enjoy great benefits with no contract plans  Up to 20% discount on monthly rental and 6 months free Apple music on contract plans  Abu Dhabi, 09 December 2018:   Etisalat today announced the launch of ‘Freedom’, its all-new postpaid plans. The new plans come with the freedom to choose from non-contract or a one-year contract plan offering customers the simplicity, flexibility and great benefits.  For the first time in UAE, with Etisalat’s ‘Freedom’ plans customers will no longer have to sign a contract to get more data and minute allowances. Customers on the non-contract plans can enjoy the same data and minutes allowances similar to customers on the contract plans. With “Freedom “ ......read more

    Global Knowledge Index 2018 and The Future of Knowledge: A Foresight Report shine at Knowledge Summit

    Futurists at Knowledge Summit 2018 Identify Knowledge and Information as Driver of Future Economies Dubai, UAE, December 6, 2018:   The fifth annual Knowledge Summit, organized by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF), began the proceedings of the second day with a session dedicated to the 2018 edition of the Global Knowledge Index (GKI), launched the previous day. The panel brought together representatives from the United Nations Development Programme and Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, namely: Khaled Abdel Shafi, Director, Regional Hub for Arab States, UNDP, Dr. Hany Torky, Chief Technical Advisor of the Arab Knowledge Project, and Jamal bin Huwaireb MBRF’s Chief Executive.  Abdel Shafi highlighted the increasingly important role played by knowledge in the ......read more

    Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and HHLA Form New Joint Venture to Solve Shipping Industry Challenges

    HyperloopTT forms a new company with Port of Hamburg terminal operator Hamburger Hafen und Logistik Aktiengesellschaft (HHLA) focused on using Hyperloop technology and innovation to solve the shipping industries most pressing issues.  Dubai, UAE - (December 5, 2018) -- Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT/HTT)  announced today the creation of a joint venture company with Hamburger Hafen und Logistik Aktiengesellschaft (HHLA)  the leading container terminal operator in the Port of Hamburg. The company will focus on integrating the latest container movement innovations with hyperloop technology into the largest rail port in Europe. Additionally, the new company will bring this new technology to ports, shipping, and logistics companies around the world. The joint venture will develop and bring to market a ......read more

    China Mobile International joins Etisalat's SmartHub to expand its ME services

    Abu Dhabi, 05 December 2018:   Etisalat and China Mobile International  Limited (CMI)  have come together to establish point of presence at Etisalat’s SmartHub Data Centre in UAE, improving CMI’s reach across partners in the region and meeting the increasing demand for content and connectivity.   As part of the Etisalat SmartHub,  CMI  will have presence in the Middle East to support its Global infrastructure, interconnections, capacity and expand its reach into the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. The data center colocation partnership agreement will enable the company to further support global telecom infrastructure requirement of its existing customers as well as tap new markets with its specialized telecom services and solutions.   Ali Amiri, Group Chief Carrier & ......read more

    HP Commits to Educate 100,000 Across Africa in the Next Three Years, Opens HP LIFE Center for Entrepreneurship in South Africa

    News Highlights: HP pledges to empower 100,000  learners across Africa in next three years through the HP Foundation’s HP LIFE (Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs) program HP opens a tech-enabled HP LIFE Center in South Africa, aimed at supporting local entrepreneurs  Commitment supports HP’s goals to enable better learning outcomes for 100 million people by 2025, and to enroll a million HP LIFE users between 2016 and 2025  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – December 5, 2018 –   At the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, HP (NYSE: HPQ) announced a new commitment to reach 100,000 learners across Africa over the next three years through the HP Foundation’s HP LIFE program, and kicked off the commitment by opening a new tech-enabled HP LIFE Center in South Africa.  ......read more

    Lenovo leaps forward with next-generation thinkagile Composable cloud platform

    Delivers a secure, end-to-end automated cloud platform tailored to applications Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 5, 2018 –   Lenovo Data Center Group, one of the fastest growing hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) vendors (according to IDC) is further expanding its ThinkAgile portfolio to provide an innovative solution for customers who desire the agility of the public cloud and the security of a private cloud. To address this growing customer trend, Lenovo – together with Cloudistics, the cloud software platform company – has developed the ThinkAgile CP Series composable cloud platform, a ‘cloud-in-a-box’ that offers all of the conveniences and ease-of-use of a public cloud environment, secured behind the customer’s own data center firewall. “ICP had been an early adopter of ......read more

    BharatMatrimony launches office in Dubai targeting 2 Million Indians

    December 4th, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   As part of its strategic expansion plans, Matrimony.com, the leader in online matrimony, has entered the UAE market through its flagship brand BharatMatrimony. It has inaugurated an office at Fortune Executive Tower, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai, to serve Indians in the Middle East region.  The publicly listed company Matrimony.com headquartered in Chennai, India, aims to offer matchmaking services and marriage services across the region through its office in the UAE. BharatMatrimony is the largest and most trusted matrimony brand which has also established a considerable retail presence with over 135 self-owned retail outlets across India. The Company delivers matchmaking and marriage related services to users in India and the Indian diaspora.   Customers who have queries about ......read more

    Growth and inclusivity drive Avaya's channel strategy for 2019

    Avaya launches a raft of new measures aimed at enabling channel partner growth at the Avaya Partner Summit 2019 in Dubai.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – December 4, 2018 –   Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE:AVYA) today announced new measures aimed at enabling channel partner growth. The announcements were made at the Avaya Partner Summit 2019 in Dubai, where the company is hosting the EMEA and APAC regions’ leading channel heavyweights, market movers and technical and sales leaders.   The new measures, which come as an update to the Avaya Edge partner program, will provide a path for channel partners to move from one value proposition to more advanced ones – moving to solution selling; and from solution selling to innovation building; and from innovation building to enabling true ......read more

    HP ProBook x360 11 G3 and G4 Education Edition

    December 04, 2018:  The HP ProBook x360 11 G3 EE and HP ProBook x360 11 G4 EE are the world’s thinnest rugged convertibles Since 2015, HP’s Education Edition PCs have consistently reset the bar for ruggedness and innovation for schools. With amazing new features designed to enhance instruction and minimize cost of management and downtime, the HP ProBook x360 11 Education Edition G3 and G4 allow users to: Learn in the classroom and on the go. Thinner than its predecessor, these devices are built to withstand the rigors of active students with shock-absorbing molded rubber trim, a reinforced power port, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, and a spill-resistant keyboard.  Stay on task in the classroom or in the cloud. Power through the school day with the latest Intel® processors and battery life up to 16 ......read more

    Are Southeast Asia's retailers and brands customer #Ready2018?

    Dubai, UAE, November 29, 2018:  Capillary Technologies, a leading cloud-based software solutions provider that enables retailers to intelligently engage with their customers, hosted #Ready2018 conference in Singapore recently. The #Ready2018 featured Prominent speakers including senior leaders from Google, Twitter, J&J, Nielsen, Valiram Group, Bain, Sequoia, Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic. Southeast Asia’s leading retailers, investors and retail technology leaders converged at the #Ready2018, where over 200 CXOs discussed the future of commerce in the digital era, and gauged SEA’s readiness for disruption.  The #Ready2018 aimed to empower business leaders with the latest business strategies to be consumer-ready and uncover how technology is fundamentally transforming the e-commerce, startup and retail ......read more

    Enjoy full data for free along with premium speeds on 47th UAE National Day for all

    Special offer for du Emirati customers Dubai, UAE, 29 November 2018:   The 47th UAE National Day is just around the corner and there is every reason to celebrate for du customers - there is something for everyone! du has announced premium-speed WiFi UAE for free to all residents during November 29th to 9th December. Not only that – all du Home Service customers will have full access to more than 200 TV channels during 30th Nov – 3rd December.  For du Emirati customers – there is something special – 47GB of free data for both prepaid and postpaid customers valid for two days when activated anytime during 1-3 December by dialing *055#, and double the internet speed for home customers for a full month.   Fahad AlHassawi, Deputy CEO – Telco Services, du, said: “Our ......read more

    Etisalat to offer Free WiFi during National Day

    Abu Dhabi, 29 November 2018: Etisalat is offering free access to its super-fast  ‘UAE WiFi by Etisalat’ network for 10 days to mark the 47th UAE National Day. All UAE residents and international tourists can benefit from the promotion across major locations in the country including malls, cafes, beaches and parks from 30  November to 9 December 2018.  Customers will experience high speeds and superb quality free of charge across Etisalat’s WiFi network to exchange greetings, share photos, access social networking websites and surf online.  To use the service, customers only need to connect to the ‘UAE WiFi by Etisalat’ WiFi SSID signal and follow the registration steps. 

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    Today HP is introducing a new lineup of HP ProBook 400 series PCs designed for growing businesses and mobile professionals

    Dubai, UAE, November 29, 2018:  SMBs have a passion for technology, so making technology that helps them save time, make money and make their business stronger, is paramount. They also seek value, not just the lowest price. When it comes to a great business notebook, they want one that includes everything required to successfully get the job done – from modern design, performance and long battery life, to commercial-grade security and connectivity.   Designed for the modern workforce, the HP ProBook 400 G6 series PCs help keep professionals productive in the office or on the go with the power, style and value they want to address their company needs.   The new ProBook 430 G6, ProBook 440 G6, and ProBook 450 G6 offer: Ultra-slim design with a precision-crafted look: Adopts design concept found across ......read more

    The Best of Design, Function and Performance: Samsung Galaxy Note9's Connected S Pen

    Dubai, UAE, November 28, 2018:  Samsung Galaxy Note9 has inducted extraordinary capabilities to its signature feature – the S Pen. What began as a tool for writing and drawing is now putting more power and control in its users’ hands, expanding the notion of what a smartphone can do.  The Galaxy Note9’s S Pen raises the bar with an array of convenient additions, including Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) connectivity, Samsung DeX compatibility, and integration with several fan-favorite Note features. Together, these enhancements offer much greater control over your mobile experience, making it easier to get the most out of everything you do. Now with Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) support, the new S Pen delivers an entirely new way to use the Note. The S Pen’s connectivity allows it to serve as an intuitive ......read more

    At LG, Customer-Centricity Revolves Around Sustainability

    LG Electronics (LG) pursues sustainability management that is balanced with society, the environment and the economy to provide ergonomic and functional homes DUBAI, UAE – November 28, 2018:   The term ‘sustainable company’ is thrown around quite loosely and frequently these days. It seems to be one of the bigger buzzwords of the decade. At the core of this trend, lies a joined consensus between consumers and the general public: they are not satisfied with businesses that focus only on short-term profit maximization. People tend to stay loyal to businesses that are far more considerate of human needs and the environment in general. LG Electronics (LG), is heavily invested in creating innovative industry-leading products focused on creating sustainable domestic home-living for its trend-setting ......read more

    Huawei shares insights on 5G Commercialization in MENA at GSMA Mobile360

    Dubai – November 27, 2018:   Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices shared key insights on commercialization of 5G in MENA and subsequently led IoT and 5G workshops during the GSMA mobile360 MENA Conference, gathering a number of leaders and experts from the mobile telecom industry. ¬ Markets in MENA – particularly some of the GCC States – will be among the first countries globally to launch 5G networks, with Huawei leading the commercial deployments planned in the UAE in 2019. In the early years following these launches, operators in 12 other countries across MENA are expected to deploy 5G services, covering around 30% of the region’s population by 2025. By this time, regional 5G connections are forecast to surpass ......read more

    Telcos are the backbone of the digital transformation dictating the evolution path of the ICT transformation journey

    Etisalat role as an operator is significant to increase competitiveness, productivity and innovation in the country Etisalat has led the digital journey by developing the telecom value chain leveraging on core strengths and strategic assets   Dubai, 26 November 2018:   The region is emerging rapidly on the global scene making a major impact on economic agendas aiming to position the region as a technology hub and a driving engine in the digital economy, highlighted Khalifa Al Shamsi, Chief Corporate Governance and Strategy Officer at the Mobile 360 series conference held in Dubai. The conference focused on key trends in the telecom sector and increasing impact of the industry on the digital ecosystem and the evolution path of the ICT transformation journey.  The event kicked off with a keynote ......read more

    MENA region plays a critical role as a technology hub and driving engine in the digital economy, says Khalifa Al Shamsi

    Telcos are the backbone of the digital transformation dictating the evolution path of the ICT transformation journey Etisalat role as an operator is significant to increase competitiveness, productivity and innovation in the country Etisalat has led the digital journey by developing the telecom value chain leveraging on core strengths and strategic assets  Dubai, 26 November 2018:   The MENA region is emerging rapidly on the global scene making a major impact on economic agendas aiming to position the region as a technology hub and a driving engine in the digital economy, highlighted Khalifa Al Shamsi, Chief Corporate Governance and Strategy Officer at the Mobile 360 series-MENA conference held in Dubai.   The conference focused on key trends in the telecom sector and increasing impact of the ......read more

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    Huawei and TPCAST collaborate to enhance VR capabilities over 5G broadband

    Dubai, UAE, 18 Oct 2018:   Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, and TPCAST, who introduced the world's first commercial wireless virtual reality (VR) solution, will cooperate on exploring a cloud-based VR project in the Middle East. The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at Huawei’s 5G Ecosystem Conference during Huawei Innovation day on 15 October 2018, at the region’s largest technology exhibition, GITEX, in Dubai. The collaboration will be enabled by the ......read more

    The Network Communication Group and BrandTribe partner to launch a new branding practice within the group

    Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2018:  The Network Communication Group, one of the leading communication agencies in the region, announced today a joint venture with BrandTribe, the branding and design agency known for creating iconic brands, to launch a new branding practice within the group, catering for both agencies’ clients across the Middle East Region and North Africa.  The joint venture practice, combines The Network Communication Group’s industry-leading media, advertising, public relations and social media expertise with BrandTribe’s extensive branding ......read more

    Smart Dubai, du and Community Development Authority sign agreement to deliver Dubai Pulse Solutions

    The new solutions will allow Community Development Authority to better serve the UAE community  Dubai, UAE, 17 October 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced it will partner with the Community Development Authority (CDA) to assist in the creation of Multi-tile dashboards to provide slick, quick and accurate insights for the CDA’s business activities. The CDA’s team needed to develop a Multi-tile dashboard to facilitate quick decision-making. One of the main concerns for the CDA was to have precise and relevant ......read more

    The All-New Kindle Paperwhite Launches on SOUQ.com

    Thinner, Lighter, 2x the Storage, and Waterproof for reading by the pool, in the bath or at the beach  New flush-front design with 300 ppi display and crisp, printed-quality text   Dubai, UAE October 17th, 2018—   SOUQ.com and Amazon announce the introduction of the all-new reimagined Kindle Paperwhite in the UAE, featuring a thinner and lighter design, a sleek flush-front display, and waterproofing so you can read comfortably anywhere.  The all-new Kindle Paperwhite will be available in the coming weeks on SOUQ.com starting 529 ......read more

    Zoho Bets Big on Middle East, Opens an Office in Dubai

    Adds AI and Analytics Functionalities to Its All-in-One Suite, Zoho One Dubai—October 17, 2018:   Strengthening its presence in the region, Zoho, provider of cloud-based business applications, has opened an office in Dubai to take care of its regional operations. It is working closely with local partners to reinforce its relationship with cus-tomers here and hiring more partners in the country to further expand its reach, while also participating in and organizing more events. “The opening of the Dubai office is part of our commitment to expand in the ......read more

    Etisalat signs MoU with Fujairah Department of Public Works & Agriculture

    Dubai, 17 October 2018:  Etisalat and Fujairah Department of Public Works and Agriculture signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further enhance smart e-government initiatives by providing the department with innovative digital, ICT and smart solutions.   Under the terms of the partnership, both parties will jointly develop and establish a long-term strategic collaboration, with Etisalat appointed as the department’s digital, ICT and smart solutions provider. Etisalat and Fujairah Department of Public Works and Agriculture will work together to develop business engagement ......read more

    Etisalat Digital offers glimpse into Future of Retail at GITEX Technology Week 2018

    Highlights of Future of Retail Experience Robomart: World’s first Self-Driving grocery store ‘Unattended store’ enabled by AI and RFID  New autonomous retail solution uses ‘Computer Vision’ technology Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2018:   Etisalat Digital is embracing the future of retail at this year’s GITEX Technology Week, offering a seamless shopping experience through face recognition, artificial intelligence, image recognition and computer vision technologies.     Some of the unprecedented retail ......read more

    LG innovations in display to revolutionize the retail experience

    Dubai-UAE: 16 October 2018 –   LG Electronics, a pioneer in developing innovative technology showcased its all-new Transparent OLED Signage at the 2018 GITEX Technology Week. The signage aims to revolutionize the retail experience by offering unique ways to captivate potential leads and covert them to paying customers. LG showcased the 55-inch Transparent OLED signage, a state-of-the-art product with razor thin bezels and the most exceptional form factor. With its seamless one-piece glass design and high picture quality, it is especially impressive in retail environments ......read more

    du and Olea collaborate to highlight innovative eHealth solutions at GITEX 2018

    Dubai, UAE, 16 October 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) and Olea, a specialized advisory and business incubation platform, are showcasing at GITEX Technology Week 2018, a unique eHealth solution delivered via ‘The Consult Station’. The Consult Station by H4D (Health for Development) is a medical connected booth that allows a patient to consult a physician remotely under the same conditions as a traditional face-to-face consultation. The diversity of measurement instruments on hand in the booth such as a blood pressure meter, ......read more

    Zain Kuwait, Samsung and Al Babtain Turnkey Solutions Sign MOU to Fast-Track Enterprise Digital Transformation with IoT

    October 16, 2018 –   Zain Kuwait, the leading digital service provider in the country, announces a strategic partnership with Samsung and Al Babtain Turnkey Solutions to employ Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to accelerate the nation’s digital transformation. This collaboration will facilitate the development of smart education, smart health, smart security and smart mobility solutions in line with Kuwait National Development Plan's smart government goals. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed during GITEX Technology Week 2018, in which Zain Kuwait ......read more

    Emirates Post partners with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to kickstart digital transformation journey with regional debut of the ‘Hyper-converged Platform'

    Dubai, 16th October, 2018: Emirates Post partners with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to kickstart its digital transformation journey with the regional debut of the Hyper-converged Platform. Announcing details of the Emirates Post’s data center transformation at GITEX 2018, the technology includes a state-of-the-art memory driven system that will enable Emirates Post digitization drive and establish it as an innovation-led organization.  The AI powered, cloud-enabled and highly secure data center, will be the cornerstone for Emirates Post’s new services and will support ......read more

    Dubai Civil Defense Enhances Fire Response Capabilities with Avaya

    Project is in line with DCD’s efforts to support Dubai's Smart City initiative Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 October 2018:    The General Directorate of Civil Defense in Dubai (DCD) has teamed up with Avaya and ConnectIt on a new digital transformation project to enhance fire response times. In particular, the project will allow DCD to upgrade its response and fire prevention capabilities to avoid allocating time and resources unnecessarily to false alarms. The project highlights the importance of collaboration between government and the private sector to ......read more

    Huawei hosts the Middle East 5G Ecosystem Conference

    Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2018:   Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, hosted the 5G Ecosystem Conference on the sidelines of the 3rd annual Middle East Innovation Day. Under the theme “5G is Now, Sailing to New eMBB Horizons,” the conference promoted a 5G Ecosystem in the Middle East by bringing together operators, regulatory agencies, industry leaders and other stakeholders to discuss 5G from a business, policy, and industry perspective.    Opening the conference, Mr. ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority to get digital boost via du's Dubai Pulse platform

    Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2018:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and du signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during GITEX Technology Week to provide DHA with virtual solutions on Dubai Pulse. As part of the five-year partnership agreement du will be providing the authority with virtual solutions to cater to web, application, database and shared services on Smart Dubai Offices’ Dubai Pulse. Du will also host the DHA’s disease surveillance and management programme HASANA. The MoU was signed during Gitex Technology Week 2018 by H.E Humaid Al Qutami, Director General ......read more

    Fujitsu to showcase technologies to drive the region's digital transformation at GITEX Technology Week 2018

    Expert workshops to be organised at GITEX Technology Week showcasing the transformational outcomes that customers are achieving by connecting the right technology partnerships and expertise Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2018:   Fujitsu is showcasing advanced technologies that help drive the digital transformation of the region through its participation at the GITEX Technology Week 2018. A highlight of Fujitsu’s participation are the industry workshops that it will host to highlight the latest trends that can help customers transform their business scape and achieve higher ......read more

    DP World UAE Region Leads Electronics Trade

    Innovative tech solutions are the way forward in this age of the Technological Revolution Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 October 2018:   Regional trade enabler DP World, UAE Region, continues to be the preferred destination for electronic goods entering or exiting the Middle East.  DP World UAE Region plays a central role in the growth of the sector across the country with consumer electronics one of five sectors that account for 76 per cent of the trade value generated by Jafza which amounted to USD 83.1 billion AED in 2017.  The regional trade enabler is also ......read more

    Lenovo drives Intelligent Transformation of the future at GITEX Technology Week 2018

    Lenovo offers visitors immersive experiences with four different experiential zones dedicated to AI & HPC, IOT and Telco NFV, Data Analytics and The Cloud. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – October 15, 2018 –   Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG), a global technology leader in driving Intelligent Transformation today announced its participation in the 38th edition of GITEX Technology Week 2018 at Dubai World Trade Centre. Lenovo DCG’s third participation in the region’s premier technology event comes with a larger presence this year with a showcase of its ......read more

    Epson Introduces the New A3 and A4 business inkjet aimed at busy workgroups during GITEX Technology Week

    Mono series delivers 40,000 pages, the highest ink yield in its segment Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2018:   Visitors to Gitex technology Week can experience two new series of WorkForce Pro, single function and multi-function printers for busy offices at Epson stand hall 4, E4-10. The new printers will have Epson’s signature inkjet technology, low environmental impact, low intervention and high productivity for small workgroups wanting both A3 and A4 capability. The WF-C8690, delivers improved performance for A3 printing in this segment, while the WF-M5799DWF, deliver fast, ......read more

    Introducing the Nokia 7.1 to the UAE

    The first smartphone to launch PureDisplay screen technology for a superior viewing experience, and advanced imaging with ZEISS Optics  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 October 2018 -   HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced the Nokia 7.1 -  the first smartphone to come with PureDisplay screen technology, which will take your viewing experience to the next level due to its high contrast ratio, greater clarity and enhanced colours across all of your content.  The Nokia 7.1’s stunning HDR display lies within a masterfully crafted, gorgeous ......read more

    Danfoss at Chillventa: Your Partner – Today and Tomorrow

    Danfoss presents latest innovations and applications for refrigeration and air conditioning at Chillventa Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2018:  At this year's Chillventa, Danfoss is presenting advanced and future-oriented package solutions for refrigeration, air conditioning, and heat pump applications to an international audience of cooling professionals. Danfoss is exhibiting efficient and energy-saving applications based on advanced refrigeration and control technology in four main sectors: Food Retail, Commercial Refrigeration, Industrial Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning & ......read more

    Synology Unveils New Innovations in Storage, Surveillance, and Networking Technologies at GITEX Technology Week 2018

    Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2018 –   Synology is participating in the 38th edition of GITEX Technology Week in Hall 7, B7-45, where it unveiled its latest innovations in storage, surveillance and networking technologies. Synology is looking to empower enterprises and home consumers in the Middle East market with a range of new and exciting solutions. “Synology keeps creating an all-inclusive solution centering on storage, backup, network communication, and cloud services. We are also committed to simplifying complexities in IT operations and be able to deliver an ......read more

    Interoperability, Not Technology Will Drive Smart Communities Development say UAE Consumers

    Research from Juniper Networks launched at GITEX Technology Week 2018 reveals that consumers look to service providers and governments working together to lead, educate and assure communities Hall 6, C6-01, GITEX Technology Week, October 14-18, 2018   Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2018 –   Juniper Networks, an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today announced at GITEX Technology Week 2018 new market research* that it conducted with YouGov which suggests that consumers place capabilities like interoperability over technological advances like ......read more

    SolarWinds to Showcase Unified Monitoring and Management Portfolio at GITEX Technology Week 2018

    SolarWinds Orion Platform helps provide full visibility into overall performance of complex environments for technology professionals   Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2018:  SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced its participation at GITEX Technology Week, October 14-18, 2018, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The company, who is ranked #1 in network management software*, will exhibit the latest updates to its SolarWinds® Orion® Platform and its end-to-end hybrid IT management portfolio, which help today’s ......read more

    Next wave of eSIM to be a reality soon in the UAE as du announces agreement with G+D Mobile Security for consumer and M2M devices

    Dubai (UAE), October 14, 2018 –   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, today announced an agreement with Munich-based Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security, to offer its AirOn eSIM Management Solution to du. As a result of the agreement, eSIM will soon be commercially available for consumers (watches and smartphones) and M2M devices. With this technology, du is now able to embrace the next wave of eSIM evolution for consumer and M2M devices and provides eSIM services to its customer base. This was announced and demonstrated on the sidelines of the ongoing GITEX ......read more

    du Promotes Inclusive, Happier Society in Partnership With Amal Glasses at GITEX Technology Week 2018

    du is championing artificially intelligent technology for good with an interactive stand for the visually impaired Dubai, UAE, 14 October, 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is partnering with Amal Glasses at GITEX Technology Week 2018 to showcase technology-driven outcomes and smart solutions for the blind and visually impaired. Launched in the UAE, Amal Glasses is a revolutionary technology which, through the aid of a virtual assistant, enables blind people to know more about their surrounding environment. The glasses rely on artificial ......read more

    Oracle and LinkedIn Collaborate to Improve Candidate and Employee Experience

    Expanded relationship helps organizations address the challenges of today’s rapidly changing global talent marketplace     Dubai, UAE, October 14, 2018:  Oracle and LinkedIn today announced that they are working together to help HR professionals meet the shifting demands of the talent economy. A series of new integrations between Oracle’s Human Capital Management Cloud (Oracle HCM Cloud) and Taleo Enterprise Edition, and LinkedIn, will help HR teams attract, engage and retain employees by growing their talent pool, improving the candidate experience, ......read more

    du presents GOV2071 Guidebook Experience in partnership with the World Government Summit Organization at GITEX Technology Week 2018

    du’s interactive ‘Government in 2071’ experience reveals a roadmap for the future of global societal and technological megatrends   Dubai, UAE, 14 October, 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), today announces an extension of its deep strategic relationship with the World Government Summit through unveiling the much-anticipated ‘Government in 2071’ Guidebook Experience at GITEX Technology Week 2018. His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence and Managing Director of the ......read more

    Western Digital powers AI-enabled storage for futuristic surveillance and security

    WD ‘Beyond Surveillance’ campaign GITEX 2018 launches edge to core lineup with industry’s highest-capacity surveillance storage Dubai, UAE – October 14, 2018 –   Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC), a global leader in data storage, showcased its expanded range of AI-enabled edge to core surveillance solutions through its ‘Beyond Surveillance’ campaign at GITEX Technology Week in Dubai. Located at Sheikh Rashid Hall, booth SR-E6, the two-storey booth presented a full range of the latest WD Purple surveillance range as well as hero ......read more

    Middle East and Africa Feeds Appetite for Unlimited Data

    CommScope Showcases Technology for Future Networks at GITEX 2018   Dubai, UAE, October 14, 2018:  As the region embraces economic diversity, governments are investing in non-oil industries to diversify their sources of income .  The Middle East is prioritizing innovation and investing in transformative technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and cloud computing.     In support of the Middle East’s network operators, CommScope is developing innovative fibre optic solutions to transport large amounts of data very quickly and ......read more

    Avaya Demonstrates UC Diversity at GITEX

    Avaya Demonstrates Simultaneous Live Voice Translation Dubai, United Arab Emirates – October 14, 2018 –   Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE:AVYA) is demonstrating the diverse capabilities of its Avaya Vantage™ device to connect people in new ways at GITEX Technology Week 2018. One application being shown is the ability for simultaneous live voice translation which can be used to empower the Expo’s 25 million international visitors, speaking more than 1,000 languages, to easily and effectively communication and share ideas. “Every year at GITEX, our ......read more

    Daikin eyes significant expansion of business in the UAE

    Opens the first showroom in Ras Al Khaimah in collaboration with “AlDaman Electrical Equipments”  Dubai, UAE - 13 October 2018:  Daikin, the world’s leading Japanese heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R) solutions manufacturer, is looking to expand its sales network in the UAE. In collaboration with AlDaman Electrical Equipments, Daikin’s authorized dealer in RAK, the brand opened its first exclusive showroom in Ras Al Khaimah, with multiple showrooms planned for launch in the coming months in other ......read more

    Sharjah Government pavilion highlights digital transformation of Sharjah at GITEX 2018

    Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Qasimi: The Sharjah pavilion will shed light on the cutting-edge technology trends adopted across government entities in Sharjah. Al Shamsi: Our participation is part of our commitment to advancing smart services Al Suwaidi: We will showcase SEDD’s latest technological strides to visitors at GITEX 2018. Bin Khadem: We will highlight our key achievements and digital projects. Kjerfve: The American University of Sharjah is striving towards becoming a leading research centre. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 13 October 2018:   As part of ......read more

    Bosch IoT Suite Services Launch on Huawei Cloud

    Dubai, UAE, October 11, 2018:  Today at HUAWEI CONNECT 2018, Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, and Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, announced a partnership to accelerate the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) in China. The collaborative agreement will see the two partners make Bosch’s IoT Suite software services available in China on Huawei Cloud.   Dr. Stefan Ferber, CEO, Bosch Software Innovations, and Zheng Yelai, Vice President of Huawei, ......read more

    Huawei Updates the Industry-Oriented Intent-Driven Network Solution

    Enabling Industry’s Digital Transformation Based on the Digital World and Physical Networks Dubai, UAE, October 11, 2018:  During HUAWEI CONNECT 2018 in Shanghai, Huawei updated the industry-oriented Intent-Driven Network (IDN) solution, which builds a complete network system based on the digital world and physical networks; helps industry customers flexibly construct user experience-centric intelligent networks for different business scenarios; enables digital transformation in the industry; and maximizes business value. The pace of digital transformation in the global ......read more

    Avaya to Demonstrate AI and Biometrics Enabled Communications Solutions for Enhanced Customer & Employee Experiences

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 10 October, 2018-   At GITEX, Avaya Holding Corp. (NYSE: AVYA) is demonstrating integration of AI-Enhanced technologies, including biometrics and real-time sentiment analysis to its communication platforms, enabling organizations to elevate voice as a key user interface for richer, more seamless, secure customer and employee experiences. Driven by the growing consumer demand for more intuitive experiences and positive outcomes, businesses are being pressured to reimagine their approach to customer and employee engagement. A recent Avaya survey of ......read more

    Fortinet Again Named a Leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls

    Fortinet Believes the Recognition Validates its Visibility and Protection Across the Entire Network and Distinguishes the Company’s Automated and Integrated Security Fabric Solution Dubai, UAE. – October 10, 2018:  Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced it has once again been recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Enterprise Firewalls. The report for 2018 recognized Fortinet for the completeness of the vision and ability to execute that vision. “Fortinet is ......read more

    A10 Network's Thunder Threat Protection System (TPS) Awarded DDoS Defense Effectiveness Certification by NimbusDDOS

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 10th October, 2018:  A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN), a provider of intelligent and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced that the A10 Thunder® Threat Protection System (TPS) has been awarded the DDoS defense effectiveness certification by NimbusDDOS. A10 Thunder TPS now becomes the only DDoS solution in the market to be awarded this certification from NimbusDDOS. NimbusDDOS is a recognized Industry leader in DDoS attack testing, certification, and preparedness. The organization distinguishes itself from traditional testing companies by using ......read more

    Avaya to Demonstrate World's First Social Platform for Chatbots at GITEX 2018

    Building a network for regulated information collaboration across automated service-agents Dubai, United Arab Emirates – October 10, 2018 –    Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE:AVYA), today announced it will demonstrate the first social platform for chatbots at GITEX Technology Week 2018, ushering in a giant leap forward in customer self-service. Drawing parallels from traditional social media, Avaya's latest innovation provides a structured platform for bots to engage each other in a secure and controlled manner with the intent of extending the expertise and ......read more

    Innovating or Upgrading? The truth behind the latest hype in the smartphone industry

    Dubai, UAE, October 09, 2018:  The past decade of smartphone development has seen an interesting trajectory - from gigantic leaps in the early days to mere upgrades in recent times. The new phones launched recently tout slightly larger screens and Bluetooth pens that can hardly be considered innovation considering how technology is developing especially in the field of Artificial Intelligence.  On the journey from smart phones to intelligent phones, Huawei has been able to stand out from the competition by delivering technological innovation that is driven by Artificial ......read more

    Winsoft International Announces Its Participation in the GITEX - Technology Week 2018

    OCT 14-18, 2018 DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE Dubai, UAE, October 09, 2018:   WinSoft International is an innovative International software publisher. Its know-how is to localize software for the MENA market that supports the special characteristics of Arabic and right to left languages.  Winsoft partners with FileMaker, an Apple subsidiary, to make breakthrough technologies accessible to Middle Eastern countries.  FileMaker is the world’s leading workplace innovation platform. It provides everything you need to streamline workflows and solve faster your ......read more

    Horological Machine N°9 ‘Flow'

    Aerodynamic horology Dubai, UAE – 9th October 2018:   In the post-war years of the late 1940s and 1950s, aerodynamic principles were just beginning to take root in the field of automotive design. The boxy, carriage-like shapes of previous decades were melting into something more streamlined. At the same time, curvilinear forms became more prominent, carrying the immediate promise of power and speed. The sophisticated computer modelling and wind-tunnel technology we have today were far-off dreams at that time – designers were guided more by their aesthetic sense than ......read more

    Polaroid OneStep+ available exclusively on SOUQ.com

    Dubai, UAE, October 09, 2018:  Photography enthusiasts rejoice! The much-awaited Polaroid Onestep + is now available exclusively on SOUQ.com. The Polaroid Onestep + is an analog instant camera that connects directly to the smartphone using Bluetooth Technology and is equipped with many features such as portrait lens, double exposure, light painting, self-timer, remote trigger and more. Unlock a world of creative photography with the classic retro black Polaroid Onestep + priced at AED 799.  The Polaroid OnePlus+ is available here on SOUQ.com.  ...read more

    Sophos Signs Ingram Micro as Distributor in the Middle East

      Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced it has signed Ingram Micro Inc., one of the largest distributors in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region, as its newest distributor for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Iraq and Yemen. The agreement will see Ingram Micro distribute and promote next-generation cyber threat protection from Sophos for networks and endpoints, including web, email, server and mobile security through its wide network of resellers across the region. “Cybersecurity has ......read more

    IT Security and Analytics top priority for ManageEngine at GITEX 2018

      ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, announced its participation in GITEX Technology Week 2018, which will be held from October 14-18, 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Booth B7-01 | Hall 7. Emphasizing its continued focus on IT security and analytics, the company plans to announce a new feature around user-behavior analytics for one of their IT security products, and also plans to launch AI Chat Bot capability along with geo-fence support to its unified endpoint management offering, Desktop Central. ManageEngine will also be showcasing its recently launched ......read more

    CDN Solutions Group Marks Its 10th Year At GITEX Technology Week 2018

    Top software development company CDN Software Solutions confirms its presence for the tenth consecutive year at Gitex Technology Week. The biggest and boldest week-long tech show will commence on October 14, 2018. The start-up show expects 850+ startups from over 75 countries and across 19 sectors this year. Attendees from over 120 countries will become part of trending technology discussions. Gitex Technology Week 2018 promises innovative solutions around AI, Blockchain, Robotics, Cloud, and other influential technologies. At the event, key stakeholders from CDN Software Solutions will ......read more

    LG showcases the future of Digital Signage by unveiling its all-new Transparent OLED display at GITEX 2018

    Dubai-UAE: 08 October 2018:   LG Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital signage solutions will showcase its range of OLED signage that will include the revolutionary and futuristic Transparent OLED, Open Frame OLED, OLED Video Wall and a variety of other exceptional products to captivate attendees at the 2018 edition of GITEX Technology Week.  Experience LG’s comprehensive product line-up and optimal vertical solutions which is adaptable to any business environment. Recent reports have stated that the digital signage market is expected to reach USD 31.62 ......read more

    Nokia smartphones serves first slice of Android™ 9 Pie on the award-winning Nokia 7 plus in the UAE

    The EISA Consumer Smartphone of the Year 2018 dishes up Android 9 Pie; first smartphone globally to roll out Android 9 Pie on Qualcomm 660 mobile platform Android 9 Pie puts AI at the core of the operating system with added focus on intelligence simplicity and digital wellbeing*  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 October-   HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced the  roll out of Android 9 Pie on EISA’s Consumer Smartphone of the Year, the Nokia 7 plus. Fans will start receiving Android 9 Pie on their Nokia 7 plus today*.   Packed with ......read more

    UAE Top Destination for India's Electronics Export Followed by Saudi Arabia

    Over 70 Indian Companies at GITEX 2018   Dubai, UAE, October 07, 2018:  Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) is once again ensuring Indian participation in a big way at GITEX, Dubai 2018 scheduled in Dubai on 14-18 October 2018.   ESC has been facilitating Indian participation on a regular basis at GITEX to take advantage of the booming IT market in the Gulf and leveraging that association for getting businesses for Indian IT companies from multitude of large global corporations, which are executing projects in the region,” says Mr ......read more

    RAPP wins over the Middle East's most pioneering tele-health business: Health at Hand.

    Dubai, UAE, October 07, 2018:  Following a creative pitch process, RAPP has won the strategic and creative leadership for the disruptive health care brand’s marketing campaigns going forward. Spanning a full omni channel media plan, including social media, radio, web, digital media, print and activation, RAPP’s new campaign, ‘Handy, Right?’ launched two weeks ago on radio and social channels and has already captured interest in market. “This win was a highlight of the year for us” stated Managing Director, Mimi Nicklin “as we relaunch in the ......read more

    Reinforcing Smartphone's Weakest Link: Huawei Could Launch Ultra-Fast Charging Batteries

    Dubai, UAE, October 07, 2018:  Battery life is the Sword of Damocles hanging atop of smartphones. It is the weakest link in the long line of features that smartphones have for delivering a quality user experience. The industry has largely been addressing the issue via one of two ways: either by adding a fast-charging feature, or increasing battery charge density.  Fast charging technology is composed of fast charging circuit and fast charging battery. To explain this technology in the simplest of terms: A battery is a container of energy and charging is the act of filling the ......read more

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