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    du Joins Global CBSG Consortium to Collaborate on Future Blockchain Innovations

    du has joined the CCPS working group to explore blockchain’s untapped potential through advances in transparency, security, and real-time transactions Dubai, UAE, 20th January 2019:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is set to work alongside some of the world’s leading multinational telco firms as a member of the Carrier Blockchain Study Group (CBSG) – a global consortium of leading telcos constructing the next-generation of blockchain technology and innovations. In joining the CBSG, du will become a key part of the first worldwide telecom carriers’ blockchain consortium and will drive the creation of blockchain-enabled services, such as Cross-Carrier Payment Systems (CCPS) – a blockchain-based global payment system developed by TBCASoft, a U.S.-basedblockchain ......read more

    Mimecast Appoints Karen Anderson as Chief Human Resources Officer

    Dubai, UAE, January 20, 2019:   Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced Karen Anderson as its new Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). In this newly created position, Karen will lead the company’s people and culture strategy.  Karen joins Mimecast with more than 20 years of experience in various human resources roles. As the new CHRO, she will support the company’s global expansion, enhance career development opportunities and help ensure that Mimecast remains a ‘Top Place to Work’ for all employees. In her last role, Karen was the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals where she supported the strategic direction and business growth from a few hundred employees to more than 1,000 employees in 16 ......read more

    Airbus boosts Intersec 2019 with Progressive Comms Technology

    Under the motto ‘Intelligence Shared’, Airbus features secure Virtual Reality solutions and professional communication tools Dubai, UAE 20 January 2019:   Airbus is showcasing its latest secure communications solutions at this year’s Intersec exhibition in Dubai, the world‘s leading trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection. These solutions are being used by security authorities to safeguard cities, ensure protection for citizens and residents, and respond to emergency incidents.  As the leading provider of secure intelligence platforms, Airbus is demonstrating Virtual Reality applications that facilitate the work of paramedics or firefighters during their operations on the scene. These technologies enable field and control room officers to support fire fighters on ground when ......read more

    Esharah Etisalat Security Solutions to showcase Smart City Solutions at Intersec 2019

    Dubai, UAE, January 20, 2019:  Esharah Etisalat Security Solutions, experts in the field of wired and wireless Telecom Networks (TETRA & Public Safety LTE), and Security Solutions, will be showing their latest and innovative products designed for public safety at Intersec 2019; an annual exhibition taking place from the 20th to the 22nd of January at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. Esharah’s participation in the world’s leading trade, networking and business development platform for safety and security reflects the dynamism and growing size of the region's security and safety market. The company will be present at the event for all three days with its products and solutions which include a Biometric Checking via Secnet, an electronic verification of the ID document’s RFID chip ......read more

    Huawei to demonstrate groundbreaking AI-driven safe city solutions at Intersec 2019

    Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2019:   At Intersec 2019, Huawei will introduce its latest cutting-edge Safe City solutions & CCTV, which are aimed at enhancing public safety innovation in the region. As the headline sponsor and Exclusive Artificial Intelligence Partner of Intersec 2019, Huawei will use the event as a platform to demonstrate its AI-driven portfolio and announce new partnerships with leading ICT players at Stand S1-I26, Sheikh Saeed Hall 1, Dubai World Trade Center from January 20th to 22nd.  Huawei’s video cloud solutions include its AI-enabled Ultra HD 4K & Software Defined Cameras with matrix intelligence and video cloud platform for video and image management, analysis and search. They also include Huawei’s CCTV solution, which boasts a resilient and reliable Storage with Multiple Access ......read more

    Samsung Reveals MENA First with ‘Multi-Experience' Store

    Samsung is redefining the customer journey with a spectacle of seamless connectivity experiences built upon a cutting-edge retail strategy Dubai, United Arab Emirates – January 17th, 2019 –  In an innovative first for the MENA region, Samsung Gulf Electronics has celebrated the official opening of its latest Multi-Experience Store to give the region’s digitally-savvy customers a new destination to embrace the company’s technological ecosystem. Situated in The Dubai Mall’s premium downtown retail environment, the state-of-the-art showroom builds on Samsung’s ‘Connected Living’ tenet; transforming Samsung fans’ brand involvement by showcasing hands-on, immersive experiences with the company’s full suite of intelligent devices. “As a transformative brand with ......read more

    Dubai CommerCity launches regional e-commerce landscape report

    Report provides a comprehensive overview of challenges and opportunities in e-commerce regionally  Report estimates that there was $51 billion of e-commerce sales across MENASA in 2017 Region’s e-commerce expected to grow at a rate of 24.6% CAGR through to 2020 UAE companies represent 11% of the top 100 B2C e-commerce companies in MENASA region Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2019:   Dubai CommerCity, the joint project between the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) and wasl Asset Management Group, announced the launch of the ‘MENASA e-commerce landscape report (B2C Products Edition). The report assists global companies and startups in evaluating the opportunities within the regional e-commerce market and highlights the high growth in the MENASA region.     The report, which ......read more

    Geometry reaches new heights in consumer influence with new Dubai experiential hub

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, January 16, 2019.   Geometry, the world’s most international brand activation and shopper marketing agency unveils ‘Loft 36’. The new Dubai creative hub to maneuver itself up the omni-channel world and elevate brand experiences, signaling another milestone in the growth and evolution of the agency since its February 2018 re-brand.  Under one roof, the new dynamic office space is powered by data-driven research and shopper journey mapping, alongside a Geometry-built collaborative and interactive operating system for planning and ideation. The office also includes a purpose-built retail space for testing and fine-tuning of the agency’s creations. The launch of ‘Loft 36’ marks the literal and figurative ascendancy to the ‘Next Level’ for ......read more

    Huawei partners with Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award to support local talent and encourage creativity through 'Huawei Moments‘ Instagram

    HIPA’s first collaboration with a smartphone brand brings into focus the outstanding photography capabilities of HUAWEI Mate 20 Series with AI-enabled Leica Triple Camera Dubai, UAE, January 15, 2019:  Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) takes a leap forward in supporting local talent and promoting creativity, by partnering with the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA), one of the world’s most renowned photography associations, to make high-class photography more accessible to consumers. The partnership is the first time HIPA has collaborated with a smartphone brand, further establishing HUAWEI’s Mate 20 Series as a benchmark in smartphone photography with its pioneering AI-enabled Leica Triple Camera and Leica Ultra-Wide Lens. The collaboration will materialize ......read more

    Cisco and ADSSSA embark on digital acceleration initiatives

    Dubai, UAE – 14 January 2019:  Cisco and Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA) are collaborating on a variety of initiatives to fast-track digitization across sectors including Business Innovation and Smart Cities in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.  The partnership aims to encourage diversification of technical skills and develop secure infrastructure to accelerate economic growth. One such initiative geared towards achieving this is the talent development program. Forming part of Cisco’s Country Digital Acceleration (CDA) program for the UAE, it will focus on three main areas to stimulate job creation: cybersecurity, IT networking and digital skills (IoT).  The talent development program will see a total of 600 people trained and upskilled in digital competency, including ADSSSA ......read more

    Always take the front row with this 7.2” supersized smartphone screen

    See more of what you love with the HUAWEI Mate 20 X, your ultimate entertainment companion this season - and every season! Dubai, United Arab Emirates —January 13th, 2019—   Initially intended for few select markets globally, the Mate 20 X finally makes an unexpected appearance in the Middle East, exclusively on e-commerce UAE. The phone packs in all the revolutionary features from the Mate 20 series into a premium smartphone that is equipped with a larger screen, bigger battery and greater performance for a smartphone user experience that will blow your mind, from shopping to video streaming, this smartphone will not disappoint. With internet usage in the UAE being smartphone-centric, consumers are constantly demanding bigger, better smartphones that integrate world-class features and can satisfy their ......read more

    Malabar Gold & Diamonds' new showroom in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

    Dubai, UAE, January 13, 2019:  South Indian film star Tamannaah inaugurating Malabar Gold & Diamonds new showroom at Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India in the presence of Ex. M.P. Mr. Mohammed Saghi, Malabar Gold & Diamonds, Managing Director-India Operations- Mr. Asher O, other management team members, media and well-wishers on 05.01.19.  

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    HP Launches Innovative Retail Solutions for Small Businesses

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 13, 2019 –   HP Inc. announced innovative new solutions designed to meet the unique needs of small and medium-sized retailers and hospitality operators.    The new HP Engage One Prime expands HP’s portfolio of point-of-sale systems with an all-in-one solution optimized for SMB retail and hospitality businesses.    small retailers want affordable, highly reliable and easy to manage systems with the same elegant design of those used by their larger enterprise counterparts. Additionally, counterspace is at a premium so they need point-of-sale systems that are compact and include essential peripherals that leave their counters clutter free.   “To effectively compete in today’s market, small and medium-sized retailers and ......read more

    Smart City Services at Silicon Park Reach Advanced Level of Completion

    Smart Services to be delivered by du in Partnership with Orange Business Services   Dubai, UAE: 10th January 2019:  Smart living is set to become a reality soon as du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), announced that it is well on schedule to deliver smart city services at Silicon Park, Dubai’s first integrated smart city project taking shape at Dubai Silicon Oasis.    For the first time, du has partnered with Orange Business Services, the business services arm of the Orange Group, to deliver a complete range of smart city services for Silicon Park that is set for completion by Q1 2019.   Operationally, the main data centre infrastructure is already up and running, and over a third of all services are now in various stages of implementation. It is estimated that ......read more

    Epson to participate at SGI 2019 for the 10th year highlighting high value solutions for professional printing industry

    Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2019:   With the theme ‘Value Added Signage Solutions’, Epson will participate for the tenth year at SGI Dubai 2019, the region’s largest event for Signage, Digital Signage, Retail Signage Solutions, Outdoor media, Screen and Digital printing industry. Epson will showcase their new digital signage solutions, latest video projectors line and software solutions for signage. On display at Epson’s stand will be latest innovations in printing for signage, graphics, dye sublimation, textile, and labels. These include Epson’s SureColor SC-S80610, SureColor SC-F9300 and SureColor SC-F2100 inkjet printers that produce outstanding output with superb colours and clarity. Visitors can also experience Epson’s LightScene EV-100, the dynamic laser projector for digital art and ......read more

    Nokia 8 Sirocco blends premium craftsmanship and latest innovation with Android™ 9 Pie upgrade in the UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 January 2019:   HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has today announced that the Nokia 8 Sirocco will now begin receiving the latest Android operating system, Android 9 Pie.    With the Android 9 Pie upgrade arriving on the Nokia 8 Sirocco, a total of eight Nokia smartphones are now running the latest Android OS, giving users access to the latest features from Google.  The Android 9 Pie update ensures that Nokia smartphones improve with time, thanks to intuitive AI which learns user habits to ensure the most effective and efficient experience.   The Nokia 8 Sirocco is an ultra-compact, beautifully designed powerhouse, blending Nokia’s premium craftsmanship with effortless performance. It takes creative storytelling to a new level, with its ZEISS optics and ......read more

    Innovation by Huawei consolidates its position as iconic global tech brand

    Record investments in R&D lead to game-changing secure and intelligent products gaining popularity around the world Dubai, United Arab Emirates —January 9th, 2019:   Huawei, the iconic global tech brand, consolidated its position as an international leader in tech innovation by retaining its position as the world’s second largest smartphone vendor in Q3, according to data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. Leading the innovation space in the smartphone industry, Huawei is ranked the 5th biggest spender in R&D globally according to “2018 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard” report by JRC EU Science Hub.  Consumers in the MEA region have embraced Huawei’s devices that embed innovation into their DNA and are designed ......read more

    Axis Communications to showcase secure, intelligent solutions across retail, critical infrastructure and smart cities at Intersec 2019

    Dubai, UAE, January 09, 2019:  Axis Communications is returning for the 21st edition of Intersec from 20 – 22 January 2019. Axis will showcase the many dimensions of products, solutions and services across Retail, Critical Infrastructure and Smart Cities.  Philippe Kubbinga, Regional Director - Middle East & Africa, Axis Communications, “At Axis, we have stayed at the forefront by constantly challenging the status quo and investing in our people and our partners. As we move into another year, we have an ever-increasing demand for smart products, solutions and services. In the last year, network audio, edge analytics, multi-sensors and privacy of data dominated in demand, conversations and actual applications – trends we deem very positive for our industry. We have continued to add new dimensions in our ......read more

    LG Partners With Microsoft to Accelerate Automotive Revolution

    Employing Microsoft Azure Technology to Advance LG’s AI-Driven Vehicle Strategy Dubai, UAE, January 09, 2019:  LG Electronics (LG) and Microsoft entered into a memorandum of understanding to enhance and further grow LG’s autonomous vehicle and infotainment system business. Under the terms of the partnership, LG will accelerate the transformation of its existing digital platform for the vehicle industry, seen as key growth engines for the company, by leveraging Microsoft’s Azure cloud and artificial intelligence technologies along with LG’s future self-driving software. LG will apply Microsoft’s AI knowhow to its Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Driver-Status Monitoring Camera (DSM) and Multi-Purpose Front Camera products and incorporate Microsoft’s Virtual Assistant Solution ......read more

    Sony Unveils Newest Products and Introduces Latest Efforts from Entertainment Businesses at CES 2019

    UAE, January 08, 2019:  Sony Corporation (“Sony”) will exhibit at the CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, held from Tuesday, January 8.  Sony Corporation President & CEO Kenichiro Yoshida spoke at the Sony press conference held on Monday, January 7(local time), stating that “Sony is a Creative Entertainment Company. We at Sony partner with content creators who make the music, the movies, the television shows and the games that engage billions of eyes and ears and minds around the world. We’d like to showcase how Sony’s professional grade technologies support creators across the entertainment industries to produce compelling content. You will also see how our consumer products connect creators and users by enabling people to enjoy content at the highest possible quality.”   He ......read more

    Samsung Smart TVs to Launch iTunes Movies & TV Shows and Support AirPlay 2 Beginning Spring 2019

    Dubai, UAE, January 08, 2019:  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced today it will offer iTunes Movies and TV Shows and Apple AirPlay 2 support on 2019 Samsung Smart TV models beginning this spring. Support on 2018 Samsung Smart TVs will be made available via firmware update. In an industry first, a new iTunes Movies and TV Shows app will debut only on Samsung Smart TVs in more than 100 countries. AirPlay 2 support will be available on Samsung Smart TVs in 190 countries worldwide. With the new iTunes Movies and TV Shows app on Samsung Smart TVs, Samsung customers can access their existing iTunes library and browse the iTunes Store to buy or rent from a selection of hundreds of thousands of movies and TV episodes — including the largest selection of 4K HDR movies. iTunes Movies and TV Shows will work seamlessly with ......read more

    LG Electronics' Promise of AI for an even Better Life Delivered at CES 2019 Keynote

    LG CTO Envisions Life Enhanced by Next Generation of  Consumer-Focused Artificial Intelligence Innovations Jan. 8, 2019 — LG Electronics (LG) President and CTO Dr. I.P. Park outlined the company’s vision for the future in his CES 2019 keynote, titled AI for an Even Better Life, on January 7 at the MGM Park Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. At CES, the world’s premier consumer electronics show, LG’s CTO outlined how the three key pillars of artificial intelligence – Evolve, Connect and Open – could deliver a robust AI ecosystem with diverse solutions for the real world. A leading proponent of consumer-focused AI technology, LG has continued to take a leadership role in advocating the beneficial role of AI in consumers’ lives. The keynote featured LG’s AI technologies ......read more

    HP Opens CES 2019 with Stunning Displays, PCs and Security Innovations

    Showcases amazing new experiences for changing workplaces, modern lifestyles, and immersive gaming   News Highlights Unveils displays across consumer portfolio, including the world’s first Quantum Dot on glass display . Extends workplace and security leadership with new Elite innovations, including the world’s brightest business convertible , the world’s first 23.8-inch display with an integrated privacy screen , and the world’s first AiO with an integrated privacy screen . Takes gaming to new heights with the OMEN X Emperium 65 with Soundbar.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 8, 2019, —   At CES 2019, HP introduced a series of bold new product innovations thoughtfully designed for the changing ways people live, work, and play.   HP’s latest ......read more

    Etisalat Digital accelerates adoption of Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain in the region

    Etisalat Digital selects four disruptive companies to join Future Now scaleup programme after Dubai Future Accelerators collaboration Signing ceremony also marks opening of Future Now scaleup area DUBAI, 07 January 2019:    Future Now, the innovation programme of Etisalat, has signed agreements with four scaleups to develop Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain solutions following the successful Dubai Future Accelerators programme.    The signing ceremony also marked the opening of the Future Now scale-up collaborative space for Etisalat Digital’s partners, namely Yitu Technology (China), Com IoT Technologies (UAE), 300cubits (Hong Kong), and Tradefin (USA). They were chosen based on their capability to build and launch their core technology and be able to demonstrate traction and ......read more

    du Presents ‘Coach Career Award' to Fabio Capello On One of Football's Most Prestigious Awards Stages

    du presented the ‘Coach Career Award’ and rewarded 10 lucky customers with a special chance to meet their favourite players and coaches at the Globe Soccer Awards Dubai, UAE, 6 January 2019:   As part of its continuous efforts to support the national sporting agenda of the UAE, du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has reiterated its commitment to bolstering the UAE’s sporting agenda and recognition as a leading regional sporting hub by participating as one of the official sponsors of the 10th Globe Soccer Awards. The telco presented the ‘Coach Career Award’ to Fabio Capello at the distinguished awards celebration and also gave 10 lucky customers an exclusive meet and greet opportunity with the sport’s star players and coaches.   ‘An advocate ......read more

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    Ericsson and Qualcomm add 28 GHz to menu of bands ready for 5G early movers

    This latest milestone means that the main spectrum bands – including 3.5, 28 and 39 GHz – are now in place for the first pioneering 5G launches. October 25, 2018 - Dubai, UAE:   After their recent completion of a 5G data call on 39 GHz, Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies are now announcing a standard-based, over-the-air, non-standalone (NSA) 5G NR lab data call on 28 GHz band using commercial radio and a smartphone form factor device.   The 3GPP-compliant, multi-vendor interoperability 5G NR downlink lab data call on 28 GHz was achieved at Ericsson ......read more

    Huawei brings the king of smartphones Huawei Mate 20 Series to the Middle East and Africa

    HUAWEI Mate 20 Series packs extraordinary features including the world’s first Leica triple camera with ultra-wide-angle lens, reverse charging and more exciting features in collaboration with DTCM.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates —October 25th, 2018—    Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) unveiled the much-anticipated HUAWEI Mate 20 Series to users in the Middle East and Africa region during a launch event that took place at Burj Park where the audience was treated to a Huawei lightshow projected on the city’s most prominent landmark, the Burj ......read more

    Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Announces Partners and Construction Start for Commercial System in Abu Dhabi

    HyperloopTT and leading design consultant Dar Al-Handasah will begin construction of the first commercial Hyperloop system in Abu Dhabi in Q3 2019. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  (October 24, 2018)  --   Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT, HTT) announced today the appointment of leading design and engineering firm, Dar Al-Handasah (founding member of the Dar Group), to assist in bringing the Abu Dhabi commercial system to reality. Dar Al-Handasah joins the project as design lead and as the latest investor in HyperloopTT. Dar Al-Handasah’s team ......read more

    Fractal Analytics to host inaugural ai.dxb workshop in Dubai to help organizations realize the value of artificial intelligence

    ai.dxb workshop in Dubai is a platform to show how organizations can solve problems at scale by bringing Artificial Intelligence (AI), Engineering and Design together.  Attendees from a wide-range of industries will learn how to unlock and accelerate business opportunities through AI  Dubai, United Arab Emirates October 24, 2018 —   Fractal Analytics, (www.fractalanalytics.com), a global leader in AI solutions that power human decision-making in Fortune 500 companies, today announced the launch of ai.dxb workshop  in Dubai, a brand-new workshop ......read more

    HP Extends Premium PC Leadership with Amazing Innovations

    Lineup includes newest EliteBook – the world’s smallest and lightest 14-inch business convertible; the most powerful Spectre convertible; and robust new security features HP Spectre x360 lineup features stunning new design – including a bold new poseidon blue color – and includes HP’s first notebooks with privacy camera kill switch.  HP Spectre x360 13 delivers the world’s longest battery life in a quad-core convertible  and gigabit-class 4G LTE. HP Spectre x360 15 is world’s most powerful Spectre convertible laptop. HP EliteBook ......read more

    Student built CubeSat “MYSAT-1” successfully completes integration phase

    Dubai, UAE, October 24, 2018:  Khalifa University students and faculty have participated in the successful integration of the “MYSAT-1” CubeSat to NanoRacks' external Cygnus Cubesat deployer, an automated cargo resupply spacecraft destined for the International Space Station (ISS). MYSAT-1 is the first CubeSat (a miniature satellite used for space research) developed by students of the Khalifa University’s Space Systems and Technology Masters Programme. MYSAT-1 was completed at the Yahsat Space Lab, an innovative platform for future research in UAE’s space ......read more

    World-first technology test by the European Tour and Tata Communications shows how virtual reality could transform golf

    Dubai, UAE - October 23rd 2018 -   The European Tour and Tata Communications have completed the world’s first test of live 360° video in 8K Ultra High Definition – the highest resolution in digital television today. The ground-breaking technology test at Sky Sports British Masters shows how the most immersive 360° video and virtual reality (VR) applications could enable fans at home and at the course to engage with the action in new ways.   “This proof-of-concept is part of our strategy to attract new fans to the sport by harnessing the latest ......read more

    Rental Disputes Center inaugurates the ‘Court Probe' in line with ‘A Week Without Service Centres' initiative

    RDC to support Smart Dubai’s vision by recording a global trend in Dubai’s real estate litigation technology  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23rd October 2018:   The Rental Disputes Center (RDC) received the registration cases through ‘Court Probe’ – CP1, the first innovative concept of its kind in the world, and recorded a global trend in Dubai for presenting the latest technology to provide unprecedented services in the field of real estate litigation.   This step is in line with the ‘A Week Without Service Centres’ ......read more

    Say Hello to the Next Generation of HP Sprocket

    Everyone’s favorite handheld photo printer just got savvier and more social.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 22, 2018 –   HP Sprocket New Edition, a portable, pocket-sized photo printer, just got savvier and more social. It’s ready for any event – in a new collection of colours – so everyone can snap pictures, instantly print from a mobile device and share in the fun.   What’s New: Social Printing: Multiple friends can use Sprocket New Edition simultaneously    . Everybody can print to the same device ......read more

    Lenovo Announces Strategic Partnership With Emitac Enterprise Solutions (Ees) to Drive Intelligent Transformation in the UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 22, 2018 –   Lenovo, a Fortune Global 500 company and global technology leader in driving Intelligent Transformation, and EMITAC Enterprise Solutions (EES), a regional leader in delivering IT infrastructure services and solutions, today announced a strategic partnership for the UAE market.  As a part of this partnership, EES has been officially been appointed as a tier-one partner and will leverage Lenovo’s industry-leading data centre portfolio to drive intelligent transformation through software defined solutions for ......read more

    Ericsson and Intel score another feat with multivendor data call on 39GHz

    Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2018:  Riding on their recent success with the 3.5GHz band, Ericsson and Intel have announced another milestone – the first 3GPP-based end-to-end, multivendor NR 5G live data call on 39GHz. The 39GHz band is an important spectrum for 5G commercial rollouts in North America – expected to begin in 2019 – with all major service providers planning to use this spectrum band.  This latest accomplishment by Ericsson and Intel builds on earlier 3GPP NR compliant calls carried out on 3.5GHz band. The first one was conducted at the Kista Lab in ......read more

    Huawei and Dragon INFO partner to deliver AI-driven Video Cloud Policing Big Data Solution

    Dubai, 21 Oct 2018:   Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dragon INFO to develop a Video Cloud Policing Big Data Solution. The two companies signed the MoU at the region’s largest technology exhibition, GITEX, in Dubai. An integrated artificial intelligence (AI) analysis tool for public security customers, the Video Cloud Policing Big Data Solution will enable intelligent crime investigation and prevention. It can analyze huge volumes of data to ......read more

    Pre-ordering for new iPhone XR now open on SOUQ.com

    Pre-ordering available now and shipping expected from 26th October in tandem with global release Dubai, 21th October 2018:   SOUQ.com is accepting pre-orders for the Apple iPhone XR on their website and app.  Customers in the Middle East can now pre order on SOUQ.com with the shipping estimated to begin on October 26th. Customers are increasingly looking online to buy their latest gadgets and SOUQ.com strives to provide them with the latest devices at the same time that they are available globally. The pre-booking of the iPhone XR is another example of the continually ......read more

    Etisalat surprises visitors with revolutionary technologies and innovations at GITEX Technology Week 2018

    Etisalat enriches visitors experience with live 5G and showcases for the first time 5G download speeds highlighting speed comparison between 4G & 5G networks  Etisalat supports innovation in UAE and launches the Future Now initiative to enhance collaboration in various technologies with emerging companies and IoT developers worldwide Etisalat is making its 5G capabilities through the world’s first robotics system to contribute to the advancement of healthcare in UAE Etisalat brings the world’s pioneers of automotive industry to support the transport sector ......read more

    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

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