Etisalat today received ‘The Most Valuable Portfolio Brand’ in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by Brand Finance as recognition for the company’s impressive portfolio of brands becoming the first Middle East group to break the $10 billion barrier in terms of wider portfolio value.

Read more: Etisalat attains new record as first brand in ME to break $10bn barrier

du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is set to work alongside some of the world’s leading multinational telco firms as a member of the Carrier Blockchain Study Group (CBSG) – a global consortium of leading telcos constructing the next-generation of blockchain technology and innovations.

Read more: UAE operator joins global consortium to explore future blockchain innovations

 Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has announced the company’s preliminary financial results for the period ending at 31 December 2018:

Commenting on the results, Group CEO of Saudi Telecom Company said, the results for the 4th quarter and 2018 were excellent, reflecting the strong and continuous performance of the company.

Read more: STC announces positive financial results for Q4 in 2018

du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced its latest Blockchain Platform as a Service (BPaaS) use case by entering into a collaboration with Dhonor HealthTech – a leading national company focused on global healthcare blockchain solutions – to build the UAE’s first Patient Safety Blockchain Solution.

Read more: EITC announces its first blockchain solution for healthcare sector

Ooredoo Group has announced that it has successfully trialed the first International 5G call in the Arab World. Ooredoo’s call was between Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al-Thani, Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo Group and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulla Bin Mohammed Al-Thani, Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo Kuwait.

Read more: Ooredoo Group achieves first International 5G call in the Arab Region

Etisalat Digital has entered into a strategic partnership with the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) to provide them with ‘Etisalat Direct’. This bespoke solution is hosted and powered by Etisalat’s UAE based OneCloud and is a fully managed application that enables FEWA to connect with their customers more effectively. 

Read more: Etisalat Digital assists FEWA in its digital transformation journey

Following a competitive pitch that included several leading agencies in the Middle East, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) has announced the appointment of Start Design as its new brand agency of record.

Read more: EITC aiming to reflect its new digital identity with new brand design

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has announced new appointments of a number of Saudi senior executives.

The appointment includes the appointment of Eng. Haithem Bin Mohammed Al Faraj as senior VP - Technology & Operations, Eng. Alayan Bin Mohammed Al Wateed as senior VP - Customer Unit, Eng. Badr Bin Abdullah Al Lahib as VP - Operation Sector in the Technology and Operations Unit, Eng. Abdullah Bin Mohsen Al Owaini as VP - Applications sector in the Technology and Operations Unit and Eng. Riyad Bn Hamdan Al Enzi as VP - Customer Care sector in the Customer Unit.

Read more: Saudi operator announces appointments of new senior executives

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