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    Etisalat empowers ‘Etisalat Metro station' with 5G

    First 5G-enabled metro in MENA   Dubai 14 December 2019:   Etisalat today announced that it is enabling 5G connectivity at the Etisalat Metro Station, becoming the first 5G-enabled metro in the Middle East and North Africa.    Etisalat Metro Station is the eastern terminus of Dubai Metro’s Green Line, which opened to the public in September 2011. Etisalat aims to provide metro users with a unique 5G experience riding on blazing speeds of more than 1Gbps and faster response time with latency less than 1 millisecond. At 20 times faster than 4G and with ultra-low latency, 5G technology allows users to stream live 4k resolution videos, with virtually no lag, and they will enjoy AR/VR services, cloud gaming from anywhere in UAE, robotics, and instant wearable technologies connectivity.    The ......read more

    New LG Gram Lineup Proves That Portability, Performance and Battery Life Can Coexist

    2020 Portable Computing Solutions from LG Designed with Every User in Mind   Dubai, December 11, 2019:    LG Electronics’ newest gram laptop computer series – the LG gram 17 (model 17Z90N), LG gram 15 (model 15Z90N), LG gram 14 (model 14Z90N) and 14-inch LG gram 2-in-1 (model 14T90N) – is designed to set a new standard for portable computing and will satisfy the needs of the most demanding users. The 2020 lineup of LG gram laptops stick to the company’s winning formula – lightweight, compact, long battery life – while adding even more performance. At the heart of the new series is the 10th Generation Intel® Core™ processor with Iris® Plus graphics and up to 24GB of dual-channel DDR4 memory. With double the graphics processing power of last year’s models, ......read more

    Samsung Galaxy Note10+ Star Wars™ Special Edition is now available for pre-order in the UAE

    Galaxy Note10+ Star Wars Special Edition packs exclusive design elements and collector’s items. Dubai, UAE, 9 December 2019:   Don’t miss your chance to be among the first in the UAE to own the special edition Galaxy Note 10+ featuring Star Wars-inspired design elements and digital content in advance of the December 19 release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The device is available for pre-order online at www.samsung.com from December 10 – December 15 or until stocks last; and customers who pre-order it will get a complimentary Samsung Care+ for two years.  This special edition device will be bundled with a designed leather case, a metal badge as a collector’s item, an S Pen, and Galaxy Buds. The bundle also comes with exclusive Star Wars-themed content including wallpapers, ......read more

    Gifting Ideas by Nikai Electronics for This Festive Season

    Dubai; December 08, 2019:   The countdown for the festival season is officially on and now is the best time to begin buying gifts for your loved ones. And there's no more important time for us than during the festive season to answer that question 'what's the best gift?' Surprise your loved ones with the choice of their home appliances from Nikai electronics and this season memorable for them.  Juicer: The next gifting ideas will be the Nikai’s juicer that can produce 1.5 litre of juice at a time. You may already own a juicer but here's why an upgrade to this one can be a wise choice: it extracts the maximum amount of juice possible, and all in a minute. That coupled with the compact design means it will take up less of your counter space, and it's fitted with a tap which allows you to ......read more

    Next generation Nokia 2.3 brings powerful AI to everyone

    Dubai, UAE – 7 December, 2019:   HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces the Nokia 2.3. Delivering a feature-packed camera fuelled by AI, helping you get the best shot, the Nokia 2.3 also features a large 6.2” HD+ screen and two-day battery[i] life for long-lasting and immersive entertainment. Plus, being Android™ 10 ready, the new Nokia 2.3 will receive guaranteed monthly security updates for three years and OS updates for two years, ensuring this smartphone gets better over time. Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global: “Consumers across the world have really appreciated the Nokia 2 family of products. The Nokia 2.3 is a step forward in our promise of offering you an experience that stays fresh longer – giving consumers access to two years of OS upgrades and ......read more

    Etisalat Misr tests 5G on commercial network with Ericsson

    • The 5G test reached speeds of up to 1.4 Gbps • Successful 5G trials help speed up next generation wireless technology development.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 05, 2019:    Etisalat Misr managed to test 5G during Cairo ICT 2019, reaching remarkable speeds of 1.4 Gbps. This proof of concept is a step in 5G readiness. The successful trial represents an important milestone for Etisalat as technology leaders. It also exemplifies Etisalat and Ericsson’s commitment to develop and test new use cases and applications, which can benefit both consumer and enterprise.   Khalid Murshed, Etisalat CTO says: “Our 5G trial with Ericsson is a continuation of our successful partnership and our journey together to offer the latest and most innovative technologies to our subscribers ......read more

    Truesteam™ Technology by Lg is Setting A New Standard for Hygiene

    Reduces the presence of allergens and germs without the use of chemicals   Dubai, December 5, 2019 – Steaming your clothes is not only useful in getting wrinkles out, but also in killing odor-causing bacteria and getting rid of household allergens like dust mites. In fact, hot water extraction, more commonly known as steam cleaning, has proven to be the most effective way of removing pollutants and allergens.  Household allergens like dust mites are often embedded in clothes, especially in winter gear like hats, jackets and sweaters. The way laundry is handled in addition to the frequency of washing an article of clothing can help control the presence of these mites which causes asthma and allergic reactions. Outdoor allergens like pollen, chemicals and dust also tend to come into the house with our ......read more

    1247 Media joins du to offer free unlimited WiFi UAE data to RTA taxi users

    Dubai – December 4, 2019:   1247 Media, a leading media technology solutions provider in the UAE, partnered with du to provide free, unlimited WiFi to users of the taxi fleet of the Road and Transport Authority (RTA) during the 48th UAE National Day. The complimentary service was provided to all UAE residents on December 2 and 3, 2019.  As part of the initiative, 1247 Media installed the WiFi UAE service in 5,000 RTA taxi cars. A total of 10,000 cars of the RTA taxi fleet will have the WiFi system installed very soon. This is part of the WiFi UAE initiative; so that customers of taxi service in Dubai are able to enjoy WiFi data usage of up to 10 times faster browsing speed compared to the normal free WiFi speed.  Commenting on the initiative, Mr. Esam Al Mazroei, Group Vice Chairman of 1247 Media, ......read more

    LG Electronics Announces Leadership and Operational Changes Ahead of 2020

    New CEO, CFO, CSO, Heads of Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications Tapped to Lead Company   Dubai, November 28, 2019 — LG Electronics (LG) today announced that Brian Kwon, currently head of LG’s Mobile Communications and Home Entertainment companies, has been named to take the helm as Chief Executive Officer effective December 1. Other changes announced for 2020 include: Park Hyoung-sei as president of the Home Entertainment Company, new Mobile Communications Company president Morris Lee, William Cho in the newly created position of Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Financial Officer Bae Doo-yong. Brian Kwon has played an important role at LG in his more than three decades at the company. Mr. Kwon (56), joined Goldstar in 1987 and has held a variety of positions including business planning at LG Wales and head ......read more

    du & National Archives offer nostalgic journey into UAE's past on 48th National Day

    Dubai, UAE, 28 November 2019:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is uniting with the National Archive to unveil a treasure trove of rare historic footage and images in time for 48th National Day celebrations. By unlocking and sharing nostalgic memories of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), du and the National Archive are calling on citizens and residents to join in recollecting and sharing their invaluable UAE stories and remembrances as the country celebrates the significant occasion.    The exclusive glimpse into the past aims to unite the UAE’s people as they exchange memories and admiration for their homeland on the 48th National Day. The release of exclusive footage and images will build on this notion by offering a nostalgic journey under themes including memories of the ......read more

    Etisalat announces its first ‘Green Friday' in UAE

    • Incredible discounts up to 70 percent on devices, mobile and home entertainment • Special promotions run on UAE National Day holidays between 29th Nov - 3rd Dec      Abu Dhabi, 27 November 2019:   Etisalat today announced its first ‘Green Friday’ in UAE, an annual sale that aims to give all subscribers maximum benefits before the much awaited end of the year holiday season with the best in deals and discounts for its wide range of devices, mobile services and home entertainment.   This limited special promotion will be held during the UAE National Day holidays between 29th November until 3rd December across Etisalat retail stores, website and mobile app.  Subscribers can avail discounts up to 70 percent on devices and accessories, free connection and 50 percent ......read more

    du Launches The UAE's First Unlimited Postpaid Power Plan with Unlimited Everything: Unlimited Data, Unlimited Minutes and Unlimited Internet Calls

    Bottomless data and calling are now a reality for du customers who sign up to the UAE’s first unlimited data and calling postpaid plan   Dubai, UAE, 25 November 2019:   Endless opportunities and limitless possibilities are now a reality for du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), postpaid customers with the launch of the UAE’s first true unlimited postpaid Power plan. The value-loaded plan is a first for unlimited data and calling in the United Arab Emirates’ and builds on du’s ethos to deliver customers unbridled value and endless connectivity to enrich their lifestyles.  Available for new or existing customers who opt to migrate from their postpaid plan to the ‘Real Unlimited Plan’ offer for a limited time.  ‘Keep in touch, ......read more

    Elematic Showcases Their Latest Innovations in Precast Concrete Production Technology at the Big 5

    Dubai 25, 2019:   Elematic, a global leader in precast concrete production technologies, is introducing their newly launched Extruder E9 casting machine at The Big 5 exhibition in Dubai. It sets a new benchmark for high-speed casting in hollow-core slab production. Elematic Modifier E9 offers accurate, fast and flexible marking and digging of cutting lines and openings.    The new, fifth generation Extruder E9 casts from 30 to 70% faster than its predecessor, achieved not only by automation and optimized casting parameters, but also by completely new design of the extruding screws and independent screw drives that speed up the process. It forms a competent, cost saving working couple with the new Modifier E9 which features efficient concrete recycling. This is enabled by not using any water in the digging ......read more

    du welcomes Irish Government Trade Envoy to initiate future ICT collaboration and telecom innovation opportunities in the UAE

    The telco presented how its robust ICT solutions can shape success for Irish companies in the ICT sector   Dubai, UAE, 24 November 2019:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has successfully hosted an Irish Ministerial Trade Mission with the aim of discussing potential collaboration on telecoms and ICT technologies in the UAE for diverse sector implementation.  His Excellency Patrick Breen, Ireland’s Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market, and Data Protection, along with other Government of Ireland and Enterprise Ireland delegates, was received by Farid Faraidooni, Deputy CEO of EITC at du’s head office in Al Salam Tower, Dubai.  During the visit, the Irish Ministerial Trade Mission and du outlined how the global technology ......read more

    Lenovo DCG Showcases Smarter Technology for All During Third Annual Saudi Digital Saudi 2030 Show

    Lenovo DCG showcases new and enhanced solutions that focus on utilizing blockchain, AI, Edge Computing, and IoT in the Data Centre to help businesses in the Kingdom with increased workloads in enterprise storage     Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – November 19th, 2019:   Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG), a global technology leader in driving digital transformation today announced its participation at the 3rd Annual Digital Saudi 2030 Show, the largest platform for digital transformation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The company is showcasing their new solutions among over 500 C-Level executives, all engaged in the prevalent discourse around enhancing human knowledge to achieve digitalization as an enterprise, government and as a nation.    Over the course of the show, in line with the ......read more

    du to Drive Business Continuity with Launch of World-Class M2M Connectivity Platform

    The telco’s innovative platform will enable customers to manage their M2M SIMs from a central self-service, resilient portal.     Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2019:   As a dedicated provider of dynamic end-to-end connectivity solutions, du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has taken its machine-to-machine (M2M) services to the next level with the launch of a M2M Control Platform. Designed to deliver complete end-to-end solutions for managing M2M SIMs, connectivity and services, du’s platform will enhance customers’ abilities to manage their M2M SIMs from a central self-service, resilient portal.   M2M is transforming the way organizations work, with the expected number of connected devices expected to reach 20bn in 2020  according to industry ......read more

    ADX Achieves 99% in Disclosure Compliance of 3rd Quarter 2019 Financial Statements

    Abu Dhabi, 18th November 2019:  Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) announced that it has succeeded in achieving a compliance rate of 99% regarding the disclosure of the 3rd quarter financial statements of its listed public joint stock companies within the deadline of 45 days from the end of the financial period 30th of September 2019. 63 out of 64, local and foreign, public listed companies disclosed their 3rd Quarter financial statements for 2019 within the 45 days period given.  It is worthy to note that the highest recorded increase in companies’ profits was in the Services Sector with an increase of 10.81%, followed by the Energy Sector with an increase of 5.47%, and then the Banking sector with 3.56% On this occasion, ADX stated that the collaboration between the Exchange and its listed companies has always ......read more

    DHL wins Kincentric Best Employers Middle East & North Africa Award for the fifth consecutive year

    17 November 2019:   DHL Express, the world’s leading international express service provider, has won the Kincentric Best Employers Award, a leading employer benchmarking program that recognizes extraordinary employers who strive to spark change, inspire their people and accelerate business success.    DHL has won in the MENA Regional ‘Best Employer’ category for the fifth year in a row for its excellent workplace culture, focus on development programs like Certified International Specialist and outstanding employee engagement driven by leaders who connect employees with passion and strong values. The company has always strived to be an employer of choice and its 100,000+ employees are at the heart of its business and the most important driver of the organization’s global success. In ......read more

    Ericsson to highlight technological innovations at AfricaCom 2019

    ● Ericsson experts will present a wide range of demonstrations and launches during AfricaCom 2019 in Cape Town ● Collaborations with industry leaders on innovative connectivity solutions will be showcased ● Visitors will experience hands-on demonstrations in Networks, Managed Services and Digital areas     Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 12, 2019:    Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) will demonstrate how it is empowering an intelligent, sustainable and connected Africa at AfricaCom 2019, taking place from 12-14 November at Cape Town International Convention Center, South Africa. Ericsson experts will showcase a wide range of new and relevant use cases at the event, as well as establish innovative partnerships geared towards unlocking new opportunities in the region.    This ......read more

    Lenovo's ‘Remove-IT Program' Aims to Reduce Electrical and Electronic Waste in the Middle East

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 12 November 2019:   Lenovo, a technology leader in Intelligent Transformation, has partnered with Enviroserve, who have recently launched the world's largest integrated processing facility for electrical and electronic equipment waste (WEEE) in Dubai Industrial Park. The partnership with Enviroserve and Wisetek forms part of Lenovo’s wider approach to e-waste management through its Lenovo Remove-IT Program.  The Recycling Hub by Enviroserve is a state-of-the-art facility that is spread across 280,000 square feet and offers the annual capacity to recycle 39,000 tonnes of electrical and electronic waste. Powered by solar energy and producing no air or liquid emissions, the facility contributes to international e-waste recycling efforts and serves as a role model in the Middle ......read more

    Sony Corporation records strongest operating income for Q2 FY2019

    Sales of Imaging & Sensing Solutions contributes to strong second quarter ending 30 September 2019   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 11th November 2019:   Sony Corporation reported its strongest second quarter operating income till date with a 16 per cent increase year-on-year against the same period last year, which was attributed to its robust image sensor sales. The recent second quarter results also raised Sony’s full-year earnings outlook.    Concluding 30 September 2019, the recorded operating income for Q2 2019 was US$2.59 billion (¥279 billion) up by 16 per cent from US$2.23 billion (¥239.5 billion) in Q2 2018. The consolidated operating income forecast for FY19 is expected to increase by US$278 million (¥30 billion) to US$7.78 billion (¥840 billion) from an ......read more

    Lenovo Q2 Momentum Powered by 9th Consecutive Yoy Quarterly Revenue Growth, Strong, Positive Pti and Net Income Growth

    • Group revenue grew year-on-year for the ninth consecutive quarter, reaching US$13.5 billion • Pre-tax Income (PTI) grew 45% year-on-year to US$310 million • Net income up 20% year-on-year to US$202 million • Lenovo continues to be the world’s #1 player in the global PC market with record shipments of 17.3 million units, including double-digit premium segments growth • Software and services revenue* up 35% year-on-year to US$883 million       DUBAI, November 11, 2019:   Lenovo Group (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) has announced Group revenue in the second quarter reached US$13.5 billion, the ninth consecutive, year-on-year quarter of growth. Pre-tax income grew 45% compared to the same quarter a year earlier, to US$310 million. Net income also increased 20% ......read more

    du completes world's highest peak 5G standalone throughput over a single 100MHz carrier using a smartphone

    The breakthrough aggregate throughput (DL+UL), exceeding 2Gbps over a single 5G 100MHz carrier, marks the continual evolution of du’s dynamic 5G commercial network Dubai, UAE, 9 November, 2019: As a formative operator innovating the United Arab Emirates’ ICT sphere for a more connected tomorrow, du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) has today announced it has achieved the world’s highest peak throughput over a 5G standalone (SA) network by exceeding 2Gbps over a single 5G 100MHz carrier at Band C on its commercial 5G network. The successful 5G SA demonstration marks the transition to the next phase of du’s commercial 5G network, which is now closer following the completion of a standalone 5G peak aggregate data connection throughput of 2 Gbps (DL+UL) over a single 5G SA carrier at ......read more

    Etisalat named official telecom partner of AccessAbilities Expo 2019

    A series of initiatives and services launched to help develop and empower People of Determination   Dubai, 06 November 2019:   Etisalat today announced that it has been named the official telecom partner of the third AccessAbilities Expo, a global platform that reflects the aspirations of over 50 million people of determination across the Middle East. The Expo is being held from 5-7 November under the patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Airports, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Dr Ahmed bin Ali, Group Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Etisalat, said: “We are pleased to be associated with AccessAbilities Expo, which is in line with Etisalat’s overall strategy and vision of ......read more

    ICS Financial Systems Adopts the Latest Oracle Technologies for Production Use-Cases in the Banking Sector at Oracle OpenWorld 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 04, 2019:     ICS Financial Systems (ICSFS), the global software and services provider for banks and financial institutions, and a Gold level member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN),  announced the adoption of the latest Oracle technologies for production use-cases in the banking sector.      At Oracle OpenWorld 2019 in San Francisco, ICSFS delivered three main sessions and joined multiple discussions where live production use-cases were provided on many innovative and emerging technologies. ICSFS showcased its awards-winning banking software application; ICS BANKS, in utilising these technologies in real-life cases for the banking industry.       ICSFS’ sessions comprised of many hot topics such as Blockchain, Oracle ......read more

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    DarkMatter Group Calls for Improved Vigilance as UAE's Cyber-threat Landscape Reaches Critical Level

    A report by DarkMatter Group found cybercriminal attacks in the UAE and Middle East are both widespread, frequently undetected, and often state-sponsored   Abu Dhabi, UAE 17 June 2019:  DarkMatter Group, the region’s first and only fully integrated digital and cyber transformation firm, today released the first semi-annual Cyber Security Report for 2019 revealing that critical infrastructure sectors, including Oil & Gas, Financial, Utilities and Transportation, are in the firing line from a growing incidence of cyberattacks across the UAE and wider Middle ......read more

    du Introduces Apple Device Enrolment Program for UAE Business Customers

    As the first provider to bring Apple’s DEP to the region, du’s enterprise customers will benefit from faster, more cost-effective device deployment and configuration Dubai, UAE, 17th June, 2019:  As an enabler of transformative solutions that empower the UAE’s enterprise communities, du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has partnered with Apple to bring the Apple Device Enrolment Program (DEP) to customers across the UAE. This means that users now have access to automated wireless setup and automatic enrolment into the Enterprise Mobility ......read more

    HP's Safe, Smart, and Secure Devices Improve Care Delivery

    Built to keep patients and their data safe while helping doctors stay in the moment Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 17 June 2019:   HP Inc. introduced its next-generation Healthcare portfolio designed to strengthen the human connection among healthcare patients and clinicians. The HP EliteBook 840 G6 Healthcare Edition, the world’s first ultra-slim notebook for healthcare with integrated RFID location tracking , and HP EliteOne 800 G5 Healthcare Edition All-In-One, the world’s first all-in-one for healthcare with an integrated privacy screen , are designed to enhance ......read more

    To Capitalize on Massive Opportunities on the Edge, Companies Must Take Immediate Action: Aruba Research

    DUBAI, UAE, 17TH June, 2019 – The next five years will mark a dramatic enterprise shift toward the edge of networks, where emerging technologies can be harnessed to radically improve user experiences, transform business models, and generate vast revenue opportunities. That’s according to a new book launched today by Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. Opportunity at the Edge: Change, Challenge, and Transformation on the Path to 2025, developed by Fast Future in collaboration with Aruba, reports that edge technologies – those which process and analyze user data ......read more

    HID Global Introduces HID goID™ Citizen Age Verification Solution

    Dubai, UAE, June 17, 2019– HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced it has extended the capabilities of its HID goID™ mobile identity solution that enables government agencies to move from physical documents to mobile IDs on citizens’ smartphones. The latest addition to HID’s mobile identity offering, the HID goID Simple Verifier, is a small device that can be used by anyone seeking to quickly verify the age of citizens carrying an HID goID mobile ID on their smartphones—all with just one click. HID's new goID ......read more

    du first telco operator in the Middle East to launch 5G mobile devices

    Dubai, UAE, 16 June, 2019:  Next generation connectivity is one step closer for du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), customers with the announcement that the telco is the first to launch 5G-enabled devices in the UAE. Customers will also be able to enjoy du’s 5G network without any additional charges to their existing postpaid plans. du has started selling the 5G-enabled ZTE Axon Pro 10 handset, with the company’s portfolio of 5G devices expected to expand further over the coming weeks. ‘5G journey comes to life’ Fahad Al ......read more

    Etisalat introduces ‘Roam Like Home' for Freedom postpaid customers

    • Freedom abroad: Use your mobile phone while abroad as if you’ve never left home • Enjoy seamless roaming experience with the ‘Roam Like Home’ weekly subscription  • Travelers to enjoy local allowances and home tariff on roaming calls, data, and SMS and stay connected abroad   Abu Dhabi, 15 June 2019:  Etisalat today announced the launch of ‘Roam Like Home’ (RLH) services that enable Freedom postpaid customers to continue enjoying local allowances while travelling outside the country. With Etisalat’s new roaming ......read more

    At Infocomm LG Impresses With New Business Solutions Innovations Led by Micro Led Signage

    LG’s B2B Technology Wows Show Attendees with Wide Range of Innovative OLED to LED Solutions   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 13 June 2019:   LG Electronics (LG) is showcasing its newest exciting business solutions in Orlando, Florida (USA) this week at InfoComm 2019. From Micro LED signage, Transparent OLED signage, Open Frame OLED displays to a diverse lineup of LED products, LG is bringing to the largest professional audiovisual trade show in North America a wide range of commercial display products that is sure to capture the imagination of show ......read more

    LG Unveils World's First One Millisecond Ips Gaming Monitor

    Newest LG UltraGearTM with Nano IPS Technology and NVIDIA G-SYNC® Delivers Lightning-fast Response Time for Serious Gaming  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 13 June 2019:   At this year’s E3, LG Electronics (LG) is unveiling the new LG UltraGearTM Nano IPS NVIDIA G-SYNC gaming monitor, the world’s first 1 millisecond (ms)* IPS display. The UltraGearTM is a gamer’s dream come true, employing Nano IPS technology to achieve phenomenal color reproduction, ultra-fast response time and a refresh rate of 144Hz, overclockable to 175Hz. With blazing speed and ......read more

    HP Opens New 150,000 Square Foot 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center of Excellence'

    Accelerating transformation of industries with world-class R&D, engineering, co-development, and sustainable innovation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 13 June 2019:  HP Inc. opened the doors to its new 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Barcelona, Spain, one of the world’s largest and most advanced research and development facilities for the next-generation technologies powering the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  The new Center brings together hundreds of the world’s leading additive manufacturing ......read more

    Epson supports robotics research at Middlesex University Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 12 June 2019:  Global technology firm Epson has partnered with Middlesex University Dubai’s newly opened Robotics Laboratory to provide students with training, workshops and a newly devised programme of collaborative research in robotics. Epson also equips the laboratory with several Epson industrial robots. Jeroen van Beem, director of sales, Epson MEA, says: “The aim of our partnership is to make robotics more accessible to students, and to foster research. This is also in line with the UAE Government initiatives to encourage research ......read more

    Nokia and UNICEF launch partnership to boost digital literacy in primary schools in Kenya

    Nokia and the Finnish National Committee for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UNICEF Kenya have launched a shared-value partnership during this year’s Nairobi Innovation Week, to increase equitable access to digital literacy for some of the most disadvantaged children in Kenya. This includes girls and children with disabilities in urban informal settlements and some of the most remote areas of Kenya. The partnership builds on the Government of Kenya’s investment in the Digital Literacy Project which provided one million tablets to primary schools with a ......read more

    Aruba Introduces Simple, Secure Wi-Fi Designed for Small Businesses

    DUBAI, UAE, 12TH June, 2019 – Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company (NYSE: HPE), today announced Aruba Instant On, a new family of powerful and secure wireless solutions designed to address the current and future needs of small businesses with capacity for growth. The Instant On family will initially include indoor/outdoor Wi-Fi access points (APs) designed to deliver secure, high-speed wireless connectivity with hassle-free set-up and management, all with the quality, performance and exceptional support that customers expect from Aruba. The proliferation of mobile devices, the ......read more

    CRN Honors Seven APC by Schneider Electric Executives as 2019 Women of the Channel

    June 11, 2019 - Dubai, UAE – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named seven APC by Schneider Electric executives to its prestigious 2019 Women of the Channel list.  The honorees were selected for their outstanding leadership, vision and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation and include:  Shannon Sbar, Vice President, Channels, North America,  Katie Boeh, Director, Channel Marketing & Communications  Leslie ......read more

    AMD and Samsung Announce Strategic Partnership in Ultra Low Power, High Performance Graphics Technologies

     Samsung to integrate custom AMD Radeon™ graphics IP into future SoCs for mobile applications   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 10 June 2019:   (NASDAQ: AMD) and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced a multi-year strategic partnership in ultra low power, high performance mobile graphics IP based on AMD Radeon graphics technologies. As part of the partnership, Samsung will license AMD graphics IP and will focus on advanced graphics technologies and solutions that are critical for enhancing innovation across mobile applications, including ......read more

    DLD signs MoU with Etisalat

    Dubai, UAE, 10 June 2019:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Emirates Telecommunication Group Company PJSC (Etisalat) regarding Ejari system and the Real Estate Blockchain technology. The MoU comes in line with the parties' keenness to implement smart government standards (paperless management, reduction of customer visits, and digital contracts), the blockchain strategy, and facilitate customer procedures, where DLD will provide telecom services through Ejari application via connectivity with Etisalat. Under the MoU, DLD will determine ......read more

    Sony World Photography Awards Reveals New Categories for 2020 and Latest Sony Grant Recipients

    • Photography’s power to capture environmental issues recognized in new dedicated category • Sony Grants awarded to four exceptional professional artists and three student talents • Youth competition restructured to give young photographers more opportunity • Exhibition tours to Japan, Italy, Germany and beyond in 2019   Dubai, UAE, 9th June 2019:   Submissions for the 13th edition of the internationally acclaimed Sony World Photography Awards is now open and free for all to enter at www.worldphoto.org.    The 2020 ......read more

    Ciena Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

    June 09, 2019 - Dubai, UAE HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ciena® Corporation (NYSE: CIEN), a networking systems, services and software company, today announced unaudited financial results for its fiscal second quarter ended April 30, 2019. Q2 Revenue: $865.0 million, increasing 18.5% year over year Q2 Net Income per Share: $0.33 GAAP; $0.48 adjusted (non-GAAP) Share Repurchases: Repurchased approximately 1.2 million shares of common stock for an aggregate price of $45.4 million during the quarter "Today we reported very strong quarterly performance, including ......read more

    Fortinet's Robust Multi-Cloud Portfolio Secures Migration to Cloud Environments

    Fortinet secures the migration to multi-cloud with native integration, broad protection and management and automation capabilities for every cloud environment Dubai, UAE – June 9, 2019: Fortinet®, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced that Aspire Global, MediaKind, MLP Finanzberatung SE, and Nubank have chosen Fortinet’s multi-cloud security offerings to implement secure connectivity and consistent visibility and control across their cloud environments. These organizations confidently rely on Fortinet’s multi-cloud ......read more

    EcoStruxure Manufacturing Compliance Advisor is a smart compliance solution that increases profitability across industry

    Reduce equipment testing costs  Increase operational productivity  Optimize process equipment and be audit-ready   Sunday June 9th, 2019 - Dubai, UAE –EUROTHERM® by Schneider Electric is a leader within industrial automation and the digital transformation of manufacturing equipment compliance. Eurotherm has developed EcoStruxure Manufacturing Compliance Advisor, a digital platform to manage compliance of manufacturing equipment more effectively. Due to Eurotherm’s experience and expertise, digitalization does not have to be expensive or ......read more

    Nokia 8110 Welcomes WhatsApp to the Store in the UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2 June 2019:  HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, announces that WhatsApp, the simple, reliable and secure messaging app, is now available on the Nokia 8110. The app can be downloaded from the Store.  Sanmeet Singh Kochhar, General Manager - Middle East, HMD Global, said: “We are committed to make technology accessible to all, by providing everyday solutions that help people thrive. Aligned with our believe in providing the best experience, the fans of the Nokia 8110 can now enjoy WhatsApp in our retro classic device. This will allow people to ......read more

    Etisalat's Eid Gift comes early, huge increase in broadband speeds for home customers

    • Free speed upgrade for majority of eLife packages with TV complements UAE’s No 1 global ranking in fibre optic network  reach • From Eid, the entry speed for all eLife Unlimited plans is now 250 Mbps, permanently      Abu Dhabi, 01 June 2019:  Etisalat customers will now experience one of the fastest broadband speeds in the region from the comfort of their homes, enhancing their experience while using multiple smart devices at one time.   Today Etisalat has raised the benchmark for home entertainment by delivering an incredible 12x greater ......read more

    Etisalat makes landmark announcement for subscribers to experience the first 5G network in MENA

    First Operator in the region to offer 5G smartphone and service to all customers    Abu Dhabi, 30 May 2019:  Etisalat today made a landmark announcement giving their subscribers an opportunity to be the first in the MENA region to experience the new super-fast 5G network on 5G smartphones. Starting today Etisalat customers can enjoy 5G access on ZTE Axon 10 Pro, the first available 5G device from Etisalat. Etisalat subscribers can now enjoy the blazing speed of the 5G network up to 1Gbps and lower latency around 1 millisecond.  This launch is the first in line of ......read more

    du Announces Unlimited Voice & Data-Packed Roaming Bundle

    du customers are now able to make unlimited calls and enjoy data while roaming in 47 countries   Dubai, UAE, 30th May 2019: du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is making it easier for customers to stay connected when travelling overseas with the launch of a roaming bundle, which features unlimited calling and 2.5GB of data for the price of AED 300 for 7 days, to enrich their experience abroad.   This means customers will no longer need to buy a local sim card to enjoy telco benefits, enabling them to enjoy hassle-free calling back home (to the ......read more

    Top Technology Gift Ideas for Eid al-Fitr

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 29, 2019:   Ramadan is a wonderful time for families and friends to celebrate, embrace the joy of spending time with loved ones and enjoy a strong sense of community.  Gift giving is one of the most beautiful traditions of Eid al-Fitr – Samsung is showcasing innovative products across various divisions this festive season, which will bring people together to create new memories with those closest to them. Enjoy premium smartphone experiences with S10 Celebrating a decade since the launch of the first Galaxy S, Samsung has ......read more

    Ericsson takes 5G live for developers at Google I/O 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 28, 2019:   Developers from around the world are getting a taste of 5G as Ericsson brings live 5G network coverage to the annual Google I/O event taking place in Mountain View, California, US on May 7-9. Google has selected Ericsson as sole 5G infrastructure provider for this year’s developer conference, I/O 2019. The Swedish telecom vendor is providing Google with live 5G networks on mid- and millimeter wave spectrum bands using commercial 5G products, reflecting worldwide deployments. With its high speed, low latency and greater ......read more

    Take Your Best Shots and Selfies this Eid with Superb Smartphones from HONOR with Advanced Cameras

    Capture Memories with HONOR’s Eid offers that offer everything you need in a phone and more Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May 28 2019:  It’s that time of the year where everybody travels with their family and friends after Ramadan celebrating Eid Al Fitr.  Travel can be fun, energizing, and exciting — or exhausting, frustrating, and boring if you do not have the right accessories to complement your travel. HONOR, the leading smartphone e-brand, has got you covered for your upcoming trip with their latest most competent products on the market: HONOR 10i and ......read more

    du's Mawaed Al Rahman Ramadan Initiative Celebrates 12 Years of Promoting Tolerance Values Throughout the UAE

    Dubai, UAE, 28 May, 2019:   The running of du’s, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), annual Mawead Al Rahman initiative held extra significance this Ramadan as the company celebrates and promotes cohesion and compassion throughout the UAE’s communities during the Year of Tolerance.  Over the last five years, du has donated more than 55,000 boxes of essential food ingredients to those in need across the UAE. In doing so, the telco’s Mawaed Al Rahman initiative has positively impacted communities across the UAE as well as engaging ......read more

    Celebrate a techtastic Eid Al Fitr with the unmatched range of Nokia phones

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 26, 2019:   Eid Al Fitr is a time of celebration with family and friends. For those who will not be surrounded by loved ones in the UAE, you can still be a part of the festivities and stay connected with family through a diverse portfolio of not one, but five Nokia smartphones that just keep getting better with time. Capture your Eid memories, enjoy fun apps and games, watch your favourite TV shows and movies, and more.    Nokia 9 PureView – Reach new heights of imaging innovation  Unleash your inner photographer and ......read more

    FOX Networks Group Democratizes Programming this Ramadan 270,000 votes determine show line-up throughout the Holy month

    May 22, 2019 – Dubai, UAE:  Democratized programming is what Fox Networks Group (FNG) is offering its regional viewers with this Ramadan. With a ‘People’s Choice’ approach, the network enabled viewers from across the Middle East to vote for their preferred shows during the Holy month. In a two-month period, over 270,000 votes were captured from across the Arab world on FNG’s social media channels Facebook and Instagram.  Solid data insights allowed FNG to develop recommendation algorithms with pattern discovery and trend analysis based on historical ......read more

    Game Of Phones: 8 reasons why software should sit on the throne

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 21, 2019:   When you play the game of phones, you win or you die. In the endless battle of smartphone specs, it seems to be impossible to choose a hero phone. The true hero will be capable of offering an experience that never ages. It’s the software, the unsung hero, which propels your hardware to go further, for longer.    But not all Android phones offer this winning edge. Android One, as across Nokia smartphones, offers an undiluted Android experience with no bloatware to slow you down. You also get faster software updates ......read more

    HP and Siemens Deepen Additive Manufacturing Alliance to Advance Digital Manufacturing

    Market leaders expand industrial additive manufacturing solution and  drive innovation at new Siemens Polymer Competency Center      • HP’s new Jet Fusion 5200 Series industrial 3D printing system integrated with Siemens’ Digital Enterprise offering, combination of Digital Twins for product, production, and performance with MindSphere to enable mid-volume serial plastic parts production • Companies collaborate to help auto and industrial customers create high-quality 3D printed parts faster; enabling unique product designs, new ......read more

    Xerox Announces Industry's Lightest Paper Kit

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 20, 2019:  Xerox is announcing a new Ultra Lightweight Stock Printing Kit. With this technology, customers will be able to flip and stack 44 gsm large format paper, marking a first of its kind capability for cut sheet and digital monochrome printing.  Not only does this open avenues for offset migration, there’s an increasing demand for book applications that require a reduction in weight.   This marks the 374th patent Xerox has filed for the Nuvera system (two of them belonging to the new Ultra Lightweight Kit) and speaks to our ......read more

    Etisalat exclusively offers Microsoft's latest Xbox One S all-digital edition in UAE

    Abu Dhabi 20 May 2019:  Etisalat is set to thrill UAE gamers with its exclusive launch of the Xbox One S all-digital edition, which is now available across all Etisalat stores in the UAE, through www.etisalat.ae, and My Etisalat UAE app.    Khaled Elkhouly, Chief Consumer Officer, said: “We are extremely delighted to have tied up with Microsoft to bring the much-awaited Xbox One S All-Digital Edition to our customers in the UAE. Our Smart Pay options of 12, 18 and 24 months will make it highly affordable for all customer segments to get their hands on this highly ......read more

    du Offers Seamless Telco Experience with UAE-First Linksys Training Initiative

    By undergoing customer-related training, du’s technicians and engineers have been equipped with world-class networking equipment expertise Dubai, UAE, May 19, 2019:  du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), customers are set to benefit from an enhanced telco experience, following the company increasing its efforts to equip frontline technicians and field engineers with best-in-class expertise. By undergoing training and retraining by global networking leader Linksys - the connected home division within newly merged Belkin International and Foxconn ......read more

    Ramadan Promotion: 300% Bonus of the recharge value from Etisalat to share the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan with your loved ones

    • For the first time in the UAE, 300% bonus credit offered on every AED30 recharge or more  • 100% bonus credit for the customer to use and 200% to share with 2 friends   Abu Dhabi, 19 May 2019: Ramadan is a month of spiritual reflection and a special time for family and friends to come together to strengthen their bonds. In keeping with the spirit of the holy month, Etisalat has introduced its Ramadan Bonus on Recharge promotion to enable its customers to spread joy, share Ramadan moments as and when they happen, and strengthen social relationships throughout the holy ......read more

    Future Network Awards 2019 Awards Schneider Electric and NPCC under the category ‘Networking Project of the Year - Public'

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 19, 2019:   Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation and National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), UAE’s largest engineering, procurement, and construction companies were awarded by the Future Network Awards 2019 as the ‘Networking Project of the Year - Public’. This recognition came in the light of the successful digital transformation of NPCC’s production and operation facilities for monitoring their energy consumption with the help of Schneider’s ......read more

    Jumbo Electronics wins four awards at du Partners Awards ceremony held in Dubai

    Awarded ‘Best Partner for 2018’ for overall performance and consistently high customer service Dubai, UAE, 19 May 2019:  Jumbo Electronics, the leading omnichannel tech-retailer in the region, was awarded ‘Best Partner for 2018’ by leading telecom operator du for achieving retail excellence based on overall sales performance, operational compliance at all outlets and high-quality customer service.  The retailer also won the ‘du Star Award’ for supporting du’s Franchise Unit during 2018, the ‘Best Sales Staff Enterprise ......read more

    du Unlocks ‘Generosity in Every Offer' With Exceptional Value-Packed Deals Throughout Ramadan

    du is delivering generous offers to customers UAE-wide for the duration of the holy month Dubai, UAE, 13 May, 2019:  du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is welcoming customers to feel the spirit of generosity this month with a value-laden range of postpaid, prepaid, and home offers for all. These special Ramadan offers build on du’s commitment to enriching the lives of customers across the UAE by enabling connectivity and embracing the spirit of giving, sharing and caring, which is especially significant in the Year of Tolerance. “The value ......read more

    du Celebrates UAE's Entrepreneurial Spirit as Silver Partner at 2019 SME Expo

    du’s participation at the SME Expo is driving and enabling the growth and innovation aspirations of the UAE’s booming SME sector  Dubai, UAE, May 12, 2019:  du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is delivering innovative solutions to power the UAE’s SMEs, as a Silver Sponsor at the 2019 SME Expo. Taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, du utilised the two-day event to share how its leading technology and bespoke solutions can be applied to inspire SME businesses and the strong spirit of entrepreneurship across the ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies and Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise introduce customers to new technologies and products to aid digital transformation

    Dubai, May 12, 2019:  Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies in partnership with Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE) recently held an event in Dubai to introduce customers to the latest products and technology in communications and network infrastructure from Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise.  Senior management from both companies presented updates on new technology, products and real-life cases of successful implementation by Al-Futtaim Technologies and ALE to support its customers digital transformation.   Commenting on the event, Murali S, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim ......read more

    HONOR Has Got You Covered This Eid With Multiple Gifting Options

    Pamper your loved ones with a range of latest innovative and fashionable gadgets Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 11, 2019:   Eid is a special time to rejoice the completion of the blessed month of Ramadan and what better way to celebrate the festivities than by treating your family and friends with the latest editions of the HONOR gadgets.  HONOR 10i: Triple the fun with a three-lens camera HONOR 10i will be the most delightful gift to present to your loved ones who love to take a good selfie and who love to take pictures for an active virtual life. It packs in ......read more

    Etisalat rewards Devices Festival raffle draw winner with luxury car

    Abu Dhabi 11 May 2019:  Etisalat handed over a 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA sedan to the winner of its Devices Festival raffle draw conducted earlier this month at Etisalat’s Abu Dhabi headquarters. Mohammed Khaled Ahmed Al Shehhi received the key to the luxury car during a handover ceremony attended by Sultan Mohamed Al Dhaheri, General Manager, Etisalat Abu Dhabi. The Etisalat Devices Festival launched on 26 th  December 2018 and concluded on 31st   March 2019. Customers enjoyed discounted prices of upto 85% on smartphones, tablets, smart watches, and ......read more

    Nokia's Android Enterprise Recommended smartphone portfolio expands to offer broadest range of business-grade devices validated by Google

    There are now 14 Nokia smartphones in the Android Enterprise Recommended programme - more than any other brand   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9th May 2019 – HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced today that it now offers the largest and most diverse range of “best in business” smartphones on Android™, with the addition of three new devices to the portfolio. The Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia 4.2 and Nokia 3.2 (3/32GB) now join 11 other Nokia smartphones that have been validated as part of the Android Enterprise Recommended programme, offering a great ......read more

    Pepperl+Fuchs opens new office in Jafza One

    Jebel Ali Free zone’s smart office facility adds to its growing client list of world leading firms Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 09 May 2019: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the Middle East’s largest special economic zone, saw the inauguration of the new Dubai-based offices of the Pepperl+Fuchs Group, a global leader in manufacturing electrical explosion protection and sensor technology, at its state-of-the-art Jafza One facility. The new office will serve as a sales subsidiary for the German company to market their products across the MENA region. The decision to base their ......read more

    Sony Launches RX0 II, the World's Smallest and Lightest Premium Ultra-Compact Camera, in the UAE

    Superb image quality delivered by 1.0-type stacked 15.3MP  image sensor condensed into waterproof  rugged, highly compact body Featuring ZEISS® Tessar T* 24mm  F4 fixed wide-angle lens Movie shooting with 4K  internal recording and new image stabilisation solutions   Dubai, UAE; May 8, 2019 – Sony Middle East & Africa today introduced in the UAE an exciting new addition to its highly popular compact camera line-up with the launch of the world's smallest and lightest  premium compact camera, the RX0 II (model DSC-RX0M2). Building ......read more

    Own your favourite smart devices from Huawei at brand new prices this Ramadan

    May 8, 2019, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: In an effort to bring the latest innovation and services to consumers at unprecedented prices this Ramadan, HUAWEI Consumer Business Group (CBG) has launched its anticipated Ramadan offers.   Some of the consumer favourite devices are being offered by Huawei at brand new prices in its Ramadan promotion. The offer on Huawei phones began on 25th April and will run until 11th May. Promotions on Huawei tablets and laptops will run until 8th June.   Huawei Ramadan promotion also brings surprises for happy owners of Huawei smartphones ......read more

    Oracle Cloud is in Fashion for Global Retailer Gap Inc.

    Banana Republic is the latest Gap Inc. brand to go live with Oracle Retail cloud offerings DUBAI, UAE. – May 07, 2019 – Following the success of Oracle’s Retail Cloud at INTERMIX, Banana Republic is the latest Gap Inc. brand to go live on the solutions. Banana Republic is a global apparel and accessories brand available online and in over 600 company-operated and franchise retail locations worldwide. “To meet the evolving needs of our global customers and how they want to shop, we need to simplify and scale operations. By adopting the Oracle Retail Cloud Service, ......read more

    du Invites UAE Residents to Visit Its Flagship Stores in Dubai & Abu Dhabi to Experience 5G Technology

    Ahead of the commercial launch & rollout of 5G, all UAE residents can visit du’s main shops in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to learn about the enormous benefits and potential of this technology Dubai, UAE, May 5, 2019: du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is inviting UAE residents to visit its flagship stores in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, starting May 8, to experience 5G technology firsthand and learn about the benefits they will receive when it launches commercially, and once 5G compatible devices become available in the market. With the future of 5G coming closer to ......read more

    Ai Everything Brave Awards celebrates homegrown and global businesses leaders for pioneering use of artificial intelligence

    The best of exceptional lab-to-live solutions, industry applications and pilot projects in AI win top recognition Dubai, May 2, 2019:  At the inaugural Ai Everything Brave Awards in association with Forbes AI, frontrunners from homegrown businesses and global industry showcased how artificial intelligence is transforming their operations and scale, to drive new efficiencies, elevate customer experiences and pave the way for an innovation centric economy.  From exceptional lab-to-live solutions, industry applications and pilot projects in AI, the finalists gave visitors from ......read more

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