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    Futuresource confirms Epson is now the leading Pro Display vendor across EMEAR after 3 years of growth

    New number one provider of projectors above 6k lumens    Dubai, UAE; June 20, 2018:  Epson is now the leading projector manufacturer in the Pro AV and installation market above 6,000 lumens, according to latest market share data from Futuresource.  Epson now commands 26.7 per cent of the Pro Displays market, an increase of almost 11 percentage points over the same period last year, with market share continuing to increase in 2018.    The announcement builds on Epson’s phenomenal record of growth across all projector segments where it is now the top projector manufacturer for all business projectors across the whole of EMEAR and rest of CIS. Epson’s volume share of the total EMEAR & rest of CIS projection market now stands at 31.3 per cent, an increase of 120 per cent in units ......read more

    Infinix Partners With Google to Launch New Mobile Innovation in the Middle East and Africa

    Infinix will unveil its latest device, powered by Android One, on June 24th New smartphone delivers AI innovations for an ultimate user experience Launch follows the successful release of Infinix Note 4 last year Dubai, June 19, 2018 –   The latest mobile phone innovation by Infinix is poised to hit the Middle East and Africa later this month at a glamorous unveiling event at Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.    Infinix, the TRANSSION Holdings premium smartphone brand, will partner with Google to deliver a “Beyond Intelligent” device. The all-new Infinix Note 5 is part of Android One program, designed to deliver the best Android OS experience powered by artificial intelligence.    More than 200 guests are invited from around the region ......read more

    Ericsson and MTS to deliver superior mobile broadband experiences for football fans at tournament in Russia

    Tournament to see Europe’s largest deployment of Massive MIMO to date Ericsson AIR 6468, the industry’s first 5G NR-capable radio, installed at over 40 sites in seven of the 11 cities hosting the June 14-July 15 football tournament  Massive MIMO plays an important role in the current evolution of mobile communication by easing the journey to 5G Dubai, UAE, June 19, 2018:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Russian service provider MTS have teamed up to provide a superior mobile broadband experience for hundreds of thousands of football fans attending the upcoming global soccer tournament in Russia, through Europe’s largest deployment of Massive MIMO (Multiple Input, Multiple Output) to date.   Whether in the stadiums, in fan zones, selected transportation hot spots, or at some of Russia’s ......read more

    Samsung Introduces Sunrise Gold and Coral Blue Editions for the Galaxy S9 and S9+

    Consumers will now be able to get more personalized versions of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ family in Sunrise Gold and Coral Blue     Dubai, UAE – June 19th 2018:  Samsung Gulf Electronics has officially launched two new color editions of the Galaxy S9 and S9+, Sunrise Gold and Coral Blue. The new color editions were added to meet the needs of discerning consumers who want devices that express their style and personality.    The Sunrise Gold edition for Galaxy S9 and S9+ is Samsung’s first device to feature a satin gloss finish which wraps the smartphone in a tranquil glow and glimmer. The new Sunrise Gold was envisioned to capture the beauty of the moment when the sunlight reaches its zenith, creating a feeling of both vibrancy and calm. This sophisticated finish was developed to appeal to ......read more

    NEP and Tata Communications complete the remote production of VIVO Indian Premier League 2018 for Star Sports

    DUBAI, UAE – June 18th 2018 -   NEP Broadcast Solutions, a division of NEP Group, and Tata Communications, a leading digital infrastructure provider, have successfully completed the remote production and broadcast of VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) for Star Sports, the number one sports broadcaster in India and subsidiary of 21st Century Fox. The 2018 VIVO IPL season was Star Sports’ first since it acquired the global media rights for USD $2.55 billion/INR 16,347.5 crore for the next five years. This marks the first time that a sports series of IPL’s scale has been produced remotely in India by harnessing superfast connectivity. The tournament consisted of 60 matches taking place over 50 days in nine cities across India: Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Indore, Mohali and Pune. Each ......read more

    du Distributes Eid Gifts at Al Jalila Children's Hospital

    du continues to spread happiness throughout the UAE in line with #KeepOnGiving  Dubai, UAE, 14 June 2018:   In line with its #KeepOnGiving initiative, du volunteers recently visited Al Jalila Children’s Hospital. Led by Abdulwahed Juma, Executive Vice President Brand & Corporate Communications at du, the volunteers engaged the children and distributed Eid gifts throughout the wards.   “Social responsibility is woven through the rich fabric of our society, and as an Emirati company we endeavour to empower our people to make a difference through a variety of du initiatives that encourage giving and volunteering,” said Juma. “Our visit to the Al Jalila Children’s Hospital this morning was mutually beneficial as we helped spread happiness through the wards, we were in turn ......read more

    Nikai Group supports Al Noor Centre with assistive technology devices

    Dubai, June 14, 2018:  Mr Paras Shahdadpuri, Chairman of Nikai Group of Companies has donated assistive technology equipment to the students of Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs. In line with the Year of Giving and the Year of Zayed initiative by treading on the path of the giving spirit, Nikai has donated equipment that were long required by the students to fulfill the needs of their therapy and overall improvement. Mr Shahdadpuri has been a patron of Al Noor and has been committed to aiding the Centre over the years.  Six equipment of various categories were donated including - Variable Height Electric Tilt table, Range of Swtiches, Prox Talker, Tilting Therapy Bench, Light Aide and Boardmaker. Every equipment is used for specific purpose and benefits various levels of students at Al ......read more

    Etisalat launches the Middle East's first Apple Watch Series 3 with built-in cellular

    Abu Dhabi 13 June 2018:  Etisalat today announced the launch of the Middle East’s first Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS +Cellular), with smart pay offers that are loaded with benefits. Apple Watch Series 3 comes in two models, one with GPS and cellular, and one with GPS, both featuring a 70 percent faster dual-core processor and new wireless chip. Etisalat is the first UAE operator in the region to offer the eSIM function over Apple Watch cellular. For customers to enjoy the cellular capability on the new watch, they need to pay AED25 per month to enable the eSIM on their Apple watches. An eSIM is a SIM card embedded in the mobile device and will come in the form of an integrated SIM chip that does not need to be removed from the device. Etisalat post-paid customers will be able to purchase the Apple Watch Series 3 ......read more

    5G on a roll, cellular IoT deployments ramping up – Ericsson Mobility Report

    3.5 billion IoT cellular connections predicted for 2023 5G commercial launches this year; North America seen leading the 5G uptake 20 percent of global mobile data traffic will be on 5G networks in 2023  Dubai, UAE, June 13, 2018:  Commercial rollouts of 5G and larger than previously forecasted deployments of cellular IoT are focal points in the latest edition of the Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) Mobility Report.   The forecast for cellular IoT connections has nearly doubled since November 2017. It is now expected to reach an estimated 3.5 billion in 2023, driven by ongoing large-scale deployments in China. New massive IoT cellular technologies such as NB-IoT and Cat-M1 are fueling this growth,  giving service providers opportunities to improve efficiencies and enhance customer ......read more

    du Wins MEA Markets Magazine's 2018 UAE Best Mobile Network Award

    The magasine’s UAE Business Awards recognise enterprises and individuals for the region’s best products and services  Dubai, UAE, 13 June 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company (EITC), was honoured and excited to accept the award for Best Mobile Network at this year’s UAE Business Awards hosted by MEA Markets Magazine. Now in its second year, the UAE Business Awards are based purely on merit and provide an opportunity to recognise business talent and achievements in the UAE as one of the world’s fastest developing markets. The 2018 UAE Best Mobile Network award recognises superior mobile network performance and offerings in comparison to competitors in the UAE. “As a company dedicated to providing superior service and connectivity for our customers across the UAE, ......read more

    HP and Siemens expand opportunities for 3D design and additive manufacturing innovation

    Industry leaders expand strategic partnership, extending technology alignment for next-generation products that are 3D printed in full color Expansion of Siemens’ additive design and manufacturing software to support HP’s new full-color 3D printers  HP Jet Fusion 3D 300/500 series enables concept prototyping as well as short-run production for end-use products   Addition of HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology to Siemens’ Additive Manufacturing Experience Center in Erlangen, Germany  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – June 13, 2018:  At Siemens PLM Connection Americas 2018, one of the largest events for Siemens’ PLM software users, HP Inc. and Siemens expanded their longstanding collaboration to enable even more advanced functionality across a broader set of Siemens ......read more

    Thuraya and IEC Telecom share preview of new VSAT service

    Dubai,  UAE,  June  12, 2018:  Leading  Mobile  Satellite  Service  operator,  Thuraya Telecommunications  Company  and  its  long-standing  service  partner,  IEC  Telecom joinedforces  to  showcase  Thuraya’s  maritime  product  portfolio  and  provide  a  preview  of  the  latest  Thuraya  maritime  VSAT  service  at  this  year’s  international  shipping  exhibition,  Posidonia  2018,  in  Greece.  Visitors  to  the  Greece  Metropolitan  Expo  hadthe  opportunity  to  engage  with  ......read more

    Etisalat offers exclusive in-flight roaming deal for business customers

    Abu Dhabi, 12 June 2018:  Etisalat today announced that its roaming packages (both data and voice) will now include AeroMobile in-flight coverage, which promises business users connectivity when they are airborne. UAE being an important commercial and transportation center, is a hub to some of the biggest Airlines which originate multiple long haul flights during which business users need to stay connected. With this newly enhanced feature, Etisalat users subscribed to business roaming packs are now able to stay online and talk at affordable rates in-flight on the AeroMobile network at no extra cost. This means all packages shall remain the same; the only difference is the ability to use in-flight roaming at no extra charge to subscribers of any roaming pack. Currently, Etisalat roaming network covers almost 120 countries ......read more

    iVOOMi Smartphones Enter the UAE Market Exclusively on SOUQ.com

    June 12, 2018, Dubai, U.A.E.:   Hong Kong based Electronics company iVOOMi has announced the launch of its latest smartphone range in the UAE exclusively on SOUQ.com. iVOOMi’s  range of smartphones  offer a premium mix of new-age technology and design  for consumers  who are driven by value for money. iVOOMi’s latest range of smartphones include their flagship models Me and Me3s with the shatterproof display and i1 and i1s with full view /infinity-edge display and dual rear camera.   Ashwin Bhandari, CEO, iVOOMi India says, “We are glad to announce our entry into yet another disruptive smartphone market. iVOOMi’s products are enriched with latest technological features and premium looks which suit the tastes of the UAE mobile phone users. Moreover, we have focused on ......read more

    du Keeps on Giving this Eid with Free Higher-Speed WiFi Across the UAE

    Complementary WiFi at all WiFi UAE locations will operate at speeds 10 times faster at the end of Ramadan Dubai, UAE, 12 June 2018:   In the spirit of giving this Eid and to celebrate the end of the holy month, du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company (EITC), will provide complementary higher-speed WiFi for seven days at over 400 hot spot locations across the UAE. From 12 June to 18 June, free WiFi supplied by WiFi UAE will operate 10 times faster at no additional cost. “du has always held the belief that connectivity is a basic human right, and this was the premise for our WiFi UAE roll out across the Emirates. By offering clear and reliable services, we are empowering people from all walks of life to connect more and enhance communications with their loved ones during this special period,” said ......read more

    Rapid renewal of smartphone portfolio brings next generation Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 to fans in the UAE

    Two new Nokia smartphones running Android OreoTM further build on hallmark design and deliver quality you can rely on Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12, June 2018 -   HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has continued to rapidly renew its portfolio of Nokia Android smartphones by today announcing Nokia 5.1 and Nokia 3.1. Offering access to the latest Google services, such as the Google Assistant, the duo of smartphones continues to deliver a pure, secure and up-to-date Android experience with Android One and Android Go, combined with the premium craftsmanship and design expected from a Nokia smartphone and the performance to match. Sanmeet Singh Kochhar, General Manager - Middle East, HMD Global, said: “We are thrilled to see Nokia 5.1 and Nokia 3.1 available in the market. We are enhancing our range of phones that ......read more

    Apps and Social Try Building Intimate Bonds but No One's Succeeding

    Skype dominates Apps and Social Platforms industry while Facebook ranks as the most intimate brand among millennials in the UAE, according to MBLM’s 2018 Brand Intimacy Study    Dubai, UAE, June 11, 2018:  For the second year in a row, the Apps and Social Platforms industry struggled to create intimate bonds according to MBLM’s UAE Brand Intimacy 2018 Report, the largest study of brands based on emotions. Brand Intimacy is defined as a new paradigm in marketing, which leverages the emotional bonds between a person and a brand. The study reveals that top intimate brands deliver superior results related to revenue and profit growth by creating deeper relationships with their consumers.    Apps and Social Platforms ranked 13th of out the 15 industries studied by the agency, dropping from its ......read more

    MG Motor launches iLink for the Middle East market

    Dubai, UAE, June 10, 2018:  MG Motor has introduced its innovative new iLink application to the Middle East market, making life easier for its growing number of customers. This smart phone application is the first in the Middle East to combine both dynamic and service features in one, providing users with a direct connection to their car. Key features allow users to monitor their driving history, receive service reminders, be alerted if their car is damaged, and track their vehicle.  The innovative smart application, which is compatible with all MG models, ensures peace of mind by reminding customers when a service is required. Users can track their vehicle using geo-location identification, helping owners if they misplace their vehicle in a car park or lend their vehicle to a friend. MG iLink is the only application in the ......read more

    ServeU to Take Huge Leap Forward with Smart Cleaning Robots

    Leading FM company embraces AI with automated cleaning devices from Avidbots to enhancing operational productivity Bright prospects ahead for the Middle East’s FM industry, as cleaning segment worth is set to grow to AED 300 billion by 2020 Dubai, UAE, June 10, 2018:  ServeU, the facilities management company, continues to pioneer the soft FM industry with the latest innovations to the region’s facilities industry. Serve U’s latest project sees the introduction of robotic automated cleaning devices from Canadian robotics firm, Avidbots.    The extensive testing of the machinery is complete with the final implementation conducted in Motor City, Dubai. In association with Al Yousuf Robotics, the automated cleaning devices successfully enhanced the operational efficiency and performance of ......read more

    Blackberry Key2: An Icon Reborn

    This all-new BlackBerry smartphone brings together iconic BlackBerry features with new experiences that include a dual-rear camera, more intelligent keyboard and improved privacy controls  Dubai, UAE, June 9, 2018:  Today, TCL Communication, a leading global smartphone manufacturer and BlackBerry-brand licensing partner, is introducing the world to the most advanced BlackBerry® smartphone yet with the debut of the BlackBerry® KEY2. Featuring an iconic BlackBerry physical keyboard and loaded with BlackBerry Limited’s best security and privacy enhancements, this all-new BlackBerry smartphone packs a number of features that are firsts for any BlackBerry smartphone. Running the latest Android™ 8.1 Oreo operating system, the BlackBerry KEY2 is the first ever BlackBerry smartphone to feature a dual-rear camera. ......read more

    Deloitte UK and Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP (BAL LLP) form alliance to offer best-in-class immigration service for global employers

    The alliance will create the first global immigration service delivery model BAL LLP will remain an independent law firm and offer immigration services in the US with Deloitte Global offering immigration services for the rest of the world Alongside the alliance, Deloitte Global intends to purchase BAL operations in eight non-US locations, bringing the number of immigration specialists to over 1,500 in 135 countries Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 June, 2018:  Deloitte UK and Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP (BAL LLP) today announced an alliance to offer a best-in-class immigration service.  The alliance combines Deloitte’s expertise in global mobility expatriate tax, reward and innovation with BAL’s US immigration capability and highly respected case management technology. It will support global ......read more

    Redefine Sport Headphones with Truly Wireless SoundSport Free

    Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2018:  Today, Bose announced an update to its headphone line. The truly wireless SoundSport® Free headphones offer an entirely better way to workout with music – from just two amazing little earbuds. The new SoundSport Free headphones will be available from the 7th February for £ 179.95. “The SoundSport Free is the closest thing to what people have always wanted in a sport headphone – a technology-packed solution that’s stripped down to just two rugged earbuds that feel great, stay connected, stay in, and sound amazing,” said Brian Maguire, director, Bose on-the-go products. THE SOUNDSPORT FREE HEADPHONES  The SoundSport Free headphones were engineered to strike a new balance between size, performance, power and stability – in a no-wire, ......read more

    Apple Watch Series 3 with built-in cellular arrives at Etisalat

    Abu Dhabi 7 June 2018:   Etisalat today announced it has begun selling Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS +Cellular), which adds built-in cellular to the world’s number one watch, with orders starting 8th June and availability on 15th June. With cellular, customers can go with just their Apple Watch and stay connected to the people and information they care about. To help Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) customers get started, Etisalat will also offer a special introductory cellular trial. As a launch promotion, Etisalat customers will get a free subscription for the first 3 months for the cellular capability. Apple Watch Series 3 adds built-in cellular to the world’s number one watch. Whether users are out for a run, at the pool or just trying to be more active throughout their day, Apple Watch Series 3 with ......read more

    Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform for Windows 10 PCs

    Samsung, First OEM to Announce Implementation of the Next-Generation Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform for Always-on, Always-Connected User Experience Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 6, 2018:  At Computex, Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., announced at its press conference a joint effort with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd to integrate the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 850 Mobile Compute Platform, featuring the cutting-edge Snapdragon X20 LTE modem and the Qualcomm® AI Engine in a future device.   “Building on the portfolio of Always On, Always Connected PCs established over the past year, we are thrilled to work with Samsung to help offer consumers true mobility combined with the productivity and entertainment features of Windows 10,” said Alex ......read more

    du Launches Business Data SIM Plans for Business Customers in Need of Greater Reliability, Flexibility and Connectivity

    du’s business customers will benefit from increased mobility for employees on the go, with attractive data-only plans  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 06 June 2018:  du’s business customers can now enjoy a greater degree of reliability, flexibility and mobility by keeping their employees connected with Business Data Plans. Available immediately, du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is offering new data plans for data-only SIM cards, tailored to meet the needs of enterprises in the UAE. Business customers can also subscribe to roaming data packs up to 10GB, starting as low as AED 300 for 1GB. Business customers will now be able to choose between a standalone offer of data lines with data plans, or an exclusive bundled offer of data lines with tablets on installments. Customers who choose ......read more

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    du's Revolutionary Smart City Technologies to be Exhibited at the Region's Most Influential IT Exposition

    du is the Smart ICT Partner for Gartner Symposium 2018, a globally renowned gathering of the region’s top IT industry executives, analysts, and experts Dubai, UAE, 04 March 2018:   This year at Gartner Symposium in Dubai, more than 600 attendees including over 200 IT CIOs will come together to explore new ways to approach critical challenges, make decisions with confidence, and achieve greater impact as leaders in the face of the global digital revolution. Alongside the region’s top executives, analysts, and experts in the IT space, the event will showcase many of the ......read more

    Improving Customer Trust and Enhancing Core Technologies Key to LG's Mobile Strategy

    Premium Interim Smartphones Such as LG V30S ThinQ to Bolster Product Lineup  Dubai, UAE, March. 04, 2018:   At Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, the new head of LG Electronics’ mobile business, spoke about the importance of meeting consumers’ real needs by improving trust in the LG brand and focusing on core technologies. High-end interim products based on successful premium devices such as V30S ThinQ will play an important role toward that goal, according to LG Mobile Communications Company president Hwang Jeong-hwan.  “The majority ......read more

    ITC & SOFRECOM Signs a Partnership Agreement

    Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018:  Integrated Telecom Company (ITC), the leading Information and Communications Technology Company in Saudi Arabia and Sofrecom, an Orange Group subsidiary, signed an agreement to lead the Outside Plant (OSP) implementation and management in all regions of Saudi Arabia for the next 3.5 years and to provide planning, design and supervision expertise and knowledge transfer to ITC employees. Signing this agreement comes as a step toward ITC’s commitment to the agreed plan with Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) for rolling-out ......read more

    Mimecast to Address Importance of Cyber Resilience for Email at Infosecurity Middle East

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – March 4, 2018 – Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, and distributor Bulwark Technologies, will address the growing issue of cybercrime, at this year’s Infosecurity Middle East. Mimecast will give two Techtalks, covering ransomware and the importance of building a cyber resilience strategy in an evolving cyber threat landscape. Experts will also perform a series of live email hacks and demonstrate how organisations can protect themselves against advanced cyberattacks like spear-phishing and impersonation fraud. The ......read more

    Red Hat Global Customer Tech Outlook 2018: Customers doing more with existing IT investments, expanding the role of cloud initiatives

    DUBAI, UAE, 4TH March 2018: The beginning of any new year is a time of reflection for many IT departments across industries and organizations big and small. At Red Hat, this means it is time once again to hear directly from our customers what is top-of-mind for their business in the new year. We surveyed more than 400 Red Hat customers from around the globe about their 2018 priorities, including top challenges, budget allocation, cloud deployment strategies, and plans for emerging technologies. Last year’s survey revealed that most respondents were on the digital transformation ......read more

    Sophos Delivers New Unified Endpoint Management Solution Fully Integrated with Next-Gen Endpoint Security

      Sophos (LSE:SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced Sophos Mobile 8, the latest version of its Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) and mobile security solution. This new version lets system administrators manage and secure corporate-owned and personal Mac, Windows, and mobile endpoints in the cloud-based Sophos Central management platform to deliver a simpler management strategy for businesses of any size. This unified approach to endpoint management ensures consistent security policies and secure access to resources regardless of an ......read more

    Samsung Showcases a Riveting Display at Dubai's Burj Khalifa for Galaxy S9 and S9+'s Debut

    UAE, Dubai, 3 March 2018 :  Start spreading the news: The Galaxy S9 and S9+ have finally arrived. To celebrate its latest flagship’s big debut, on March 2nd, Samsung organized an interactive Experience Zone designed for attendees to get hands-on with all that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ have to offer. The event culminated with an immersive display at Burj Khalifa activated by Ms, Heesun Kim, Vice President Marketing Optimization Group, Samsung Electronics, Mr. Sungwan Myung, President of Samsung Middle East and North Africa Mr. Chung Lyong Lee, President at Samsung Gulf Electronics. ......read more

    du Selects Affirmed Networks Virtualized NB-IoT Mobile Core to support smart city IoT use cases

    Innovative Tier One Operator in the UAE Uses Virtualized Network to deliver IoT, VoWiFi and Fixed Wireless Services Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks,  announced that UAE-based telecommunications service provider du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has selected Affirmed’s Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Narrow Band IoT (NB-IoT) mobile core to provide an industry-leading 3GPP core network for IoT use cases, enabling a wide range of smart city use cases. Affirmed Networks’ NB-IoT solution is deployed on du’s ......read more

    EITC Outlines The Technology-Driven Jobs of the Future as Part of Innovation Month 2018

    EITC’s Deputy CEO prepares the next generation of jobseekers at UAE Ministry of Finance exhibition Dubai, UAE, 28 February 2018:   EITC joined the UAE’s largest employers at the Fair for Future Jobs 2018 on February 27th, hosted by the Ministry of Finance as part of Innovation Month 2018. Under the umbrella of #ShapeYourFuture the event’s goal is to elaborate on emerging trends transforming and redefining the job market, equipping the future workforce with relevant insights to succeed. During the session, Farid Faraidooni, the Deputy CEO of ICT, EITC, ......read more

    Fortinet Delivers Third Generation of Network Security with the Evolution of its Security Fabric

    FortiOS 6.0 delivers more than 200 new capabilities across Security Fabric to automate security operations and protect the digital attack surface Dubai, UAE – Accelerate 18 – February 28, 2018: Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced at its global partner and user conference, Accelerate 18, the evolution of its Security Fabric architecture with the release of FortiOS 6.0, the world’s most deployed network security operating system. “Digital transformation is creating new operating and ......read more

    Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Launches Abu Dhabi Culture, A Landmark New Digital Initiative for Arts, Culture and Heritage in the Emirate

    All-encompassing Digital Hub including website, mobile app and social media platforms represents Abu Dhabi’s widest single-source cultural information source   February 28, 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   As part of UAE Innovation Month, The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has launched a comprehensive new digital initiative which will act as a ‘one-stop’ reference for all cultural information for the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The digital platform, Abu Dhabi Culture, will allow users to gain instant access to every possible ......read more

    Qualcomm Network Simulation Shows Significant 5G User Experience Gains

    Industry’s first detailed simulation of 5G NR networks and devices builds on unique Qualcomm Technologies capability, prepares mobile ecosystem with predictions of 5G real-world performance   Dubai, UAE, February 27, 2018:   Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), announced key findings from an extensive 5G network simulation the company has conducted over the past several months. The Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G Network Capacity Simulation demonstrated the significant potential of 5G, by yielding quantitative insights ......read more

    “News Briefcase”: New invention to develop PCFC's media performance

    Dubai – 27 February 2018:   As part of the UAE Innovation Month 2018, Communications Department at the Ports Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) launched a new innovation called “News Briefcase”.  The News Briefcase helps regulate and ease flow of PCFC news to the media. All PCFC entities update it with their latest projects and initiatives which helps in shedding more light on the role PCFC plays to sustain growth and support national economy.  This helps develop media content and performance in terms of quality and quantity and easier flow of ......read more

    Etisalat forms consortium of Global Technology Leaders to introduce 2nd generation SDN/NFV cloud

    Dubai, UAE, February 27, 2018:  Etisalat today announced its plans of working with a consortium of global technology leaders to introduce a new vendor agnostic platform that will aim to provide cloud telecom infrastructure to host emerging futuristic technologies and services.  The formation of this esteemed group is in line with the company’s corporate-wide programme launched to ‘cloudify the network’-dubbed ‘Sahaab’-an Arabic word that translates to cloud. The programme is focused on deploying the right mix of hardware-centric telecom services and ......read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

    RAS AL KHAIMAH Chamber Receives ISO 27001 Certification

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    du Bags Service Hero 2017 Award for Best Customer Service

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

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

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

    LG V30s Thinq With New Integrated AI Debuts at MWC2018

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

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

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

    Epson at GESS to showcase smart classroom solutions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    du Launches Its Next-Generation Cloud Unified Threat Management Service

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

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

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

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

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

    Samsung Electronics and Qualcomm Expand Foundry Cooperation on EUV Process Technology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Augmented Intelligence and the Future of Selling

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

    Chinese TV Brand TCL Challenges Top Global Players

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

    NetApp Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Results

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

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