FTTH Council MENA study reveals significant uptake in FTTH technology in the MENA region with UAE no. 1 in the MENA region and among the top leaders of the Global ranking with one of the highest penetration rate.

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To celebrate its 10-year anniversary, Euromena Consulting held its annual workshop in Beirut, under the title ""Looking Ahead: Opportunities and Challenges in a Continuously Evolving World."" Telecom Review has been the exclusive media partner covering the event.

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The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has called on all smart mobile and device users and warned them about playing online electronic games that request for their geographical locations, which could be used against them for criminal activities.

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5G World MENA 2016, in its 6th consecutive year, took place at the Conrad Hotel in Dubai from May 9-11. It was the meeting point for operators and vendors across the region looking to develop and evolve their LTE networks, and map out the future road to 5G. The 5G & LTE MENA Awards recognized the fastest, most innovative operators and vendors in the region.

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Insider data theft and malware attacks top the list of the most significant concerns for enterprise security executives, a new report from Accenture and HfS Research reveals. Of those surveyed, a majority (69 percent) of respondents experienced an attempted or successful theft or corruption of data by insiders during the prior 12 months, with media and technology organizations reporting the highest rate (77 percent).

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Buildings are important to us; we spend a large portion of our lives inside buildings. Indeed, the Royal Institute of British Architects has stated that we spend an average of 20 hours each day inside commercial or residential buildings. As the planet's population continues to expand beyond the current seven-and-a-half billion people, so too will the buildings in which we live and work. They will naturally become more numerous but also more dense (people per area) as land value increases. Estimates for the total number of buildings in the world vary, but a rough estimate is that there are at least one billion buildings across the world. Whichever way we slice and dice the data, it is clear that buildings, particularly those in which we work, are a vital part of our lives.

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The advisory firm goetzpartners is opening offices in Dubai and New York to extend its international presence. This means that goetzpartners is now directly represented in the USA and the Middle East and can provide companies with local advisory expertise. Companies over the world are facing the challenge of how to implement innovative business models quickly and sustainably. With its unique combination of corporate finance and management consulting, goetzpartners is addressing precisely this demand. In the current business environment, profitable growth calls for a transformation-oriented strategy together with an appropriate portfolio of investments and holdings. With its expanded international presence, goetzpartners can better satisfy demand for global strategies, while identifying local growth opportunities more selectively.

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The 2016 Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast reported that global mobile data traffic already grew a total of 74 percent in 2015. It had reached 3.7 exabytes per month at the end of 2015, which is a figure up from the 2.1 exabytes per month at the end of 2014. This shows that mobile data technology has been growing consistently and has escalated 4000-fold over the past 10 years.

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The UAE is ranked ahead of all Arab states in the 2015 Networked Readiness Index (NRI) issued by the World Economic Forum, and twenty-third among all 143 countries assessed, moving up one position from twenty-fourth place in 2014.

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Fixed broadband services have seen increasing speeds in the last few years across the Middle East, with Gulf countries leading the way in delivering high speed connectivity along with a host of broadband-based services such as TV and gaming channels.

Read more: Regional fixed broadband on the rise as telecom providers boost speed to cater to growing demand

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