The latest installment of the du Telecom Knowledge Series held a "Breaking Down the Blockchain Barricade" session for media stakeholders on April 17, at du Headquarters in Dubai. The session was led by Jihad Tayara, du's Vice President Commercial -ICT and Jose Fernandez, du's IoT Blockchain Lead.

Read more: UAE operator demystifies blockchain technology during interactive media session

Etisalat announced its partnership with Indra to enhance and widen its digital solutions portfolio in multiple sectors, allowing both parties to share best practices and training, industry expertise, explore business opportunities, and strengthen their position in the markets where they operate.

Read more: Etisalat partners with Spanish firm to enhance its digital solutions portfolio

Egypt's Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser El Kady hailed Egyptian telecommunications provider Etisalat Misr for its contributions to the country's ICT sector in a meeting with Etisalat Misr CEO Hazem Metwally during a visit to the company's headquarters in April. The Minister paid a number of visits to ICT companies, aiming to underline the state's interest in sponsoring companies and investors in the Egyptian market.

Read more: Minister hails Etisalat Misr’s contribution to Egypt’s ICT sector

Saudi Arabian telecommunications provider Zain Saudi Arabia, a subsidiary of Kuwait's Zain Group, announced that Peter Kaliaropoulos has stepped down as Chief Executive Officer. Zain Saudi's former Chief Operating Officer, Eng. Sultan Al Deghaither, will fill the chief executive role after Mr. Kaliaropoulos leaves on 30 June to pursue other opportunities.

Read more: Zain Saudi’s former COO appointed chief executive

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