The Brightline Initiative announced that Saudi Telecom Company (STC) is joining the Brightline Initiative coalition to help advance the discipline of strategic initiative management and bridge gaps between enterprise strategy design and delivery.
UAE telecom brand du, part of EITC, recently signed a memorandum of understanding at the FinTech Abu Dhabi summit with Abu Dhabi Global Market Financial Services Regulatory Authority, in the presence of Richard Teng, the CEO of Abu Dhabi Global Markets Financial Services Regulatory Authority and Hany Fahmy Aly, the Executive Vice President of Enterprise Business, EITC, to promote a FinTech ecosystem in the UAE.
In what is considered a positive step towards improving efficiency and promoting creativity at the workplace, Zain Saudi Arabia (Zain KSA), and Huawei signed a new agreement to further enhance and train the distinguished human resources at Zain Saudi Arabia.
Abdullah Alsawaha, Minister of Communications and Information Technology (CIT) in Saudi Arabia has appreciated Saudi Telecom Company’s role in implementing the ministry’s plan to deploy broadband all around the Kingdom, after the company delivered FTTH (fiber-to-the-home) to 51K homes in Riyadh.
Mobily (Etihad Etisalat) is expanding its digital footprint in Saudi Arabia by announcing its cooperation with e-commerce platform SOUQ.com. Mobily customers can now purchase SIM cards, postpaid plans, data packs, SIM top-ups, mobile routers, Mobily devices and other products on SOUQ.com's website and app.
UAE-based telecommunications provider Etisalat Group collaborated with Huawei and Deloitte to launch a joint white paper titled 'From Pipelines to Clouds - Etisalat's Playbook' that intends to share lessons learned from Etisalat's road towards becoming a cloud-native telco.
Ericsson and Omantel, Oman's largest telecommunications provider, have successfully conducted a live 5G showcase at the Omantel Head Office in Muscat, Oman that displayed 5G capabilities in a real-world environment - including tests on speed, mobility, and latency.
Saudi telecom operator Mobily (Etihad Etisalat) has awarded Ericsson a modernization contract to upgrade its access network in the western region of Saudi Arabia, deploying the latest features of the Ericsson Radio System.
Etisalat UAE announced its first VoLTE (Voice over LTE) call over Cat-M1 IoT network in the region setting the future roadmap to deploy advanced networks to meet demands for diversified mobile broadband and communication services for IoT.
VIVA Kuwait, a subsidiary of Saudi Telecom Company (STC), published its third quarter earnings for 2017 showing a financial slump compared to the same period last year. VIVA reported net profits of KD 28.3 million (approx. US$ 93.5 million) during the nine month period ended 30 September 2017 compared to net profit of KD 29 million (approx. US$ 95.8 million) during the same period in 2016.