Nexign has been a key player in Business Supports Systems (BSS) with 28 years of leadership in the BSS market and currently operates in over 15 countries worldwide.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc to almost every single industry out there and over the past few months, the pressure has been on for telecom operators and vendors to take it upon themselves to ensure efficient connectivity and to help businesses function and navigate the ‘new normal’.

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Staying connected and safe are key in today’s current scenario in the country for families, friends and businesses. During this unprecedented period, that has challenged both health and economy, Etisalat has taken all steps to make sure that its network, services and teams are well equipped to help all our customers.

Read more: “Etisalat keeps all segments of the society connected” – Dr. Ahmed Bin Ali

Attending Mobile World Congress 2016, Lebanese Telecom Minister, H.E. Boutros Harb was present at the annual International Conference on Telecommunication in Barcelona, where he spoke about the Lebanese government's policy for the development of the mobile telecom sector in Lebanon in the future.

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Dubai set a goal to become the world's smartest city by 2017. As the leading Middle Eastern business and tourist hub, Dubai is among many cities around the world embracing ambitious smart city goals. We spoke to Ghazi Atallah, managing director at NexGen, the only consultant for the Smart Dubai project, who shared his thoughts on the ambitious strategy.

Read more: NeXgen: The essential component of Smart Dubai

Every time we fill out raffle coupons and provided our name, address, email address and telephone numbers, we have given our unwritten consent and provided sensitive information to merchandisers to contact us - whether we win or not.

After realizing the disambiguation of the fine prints on this small piece of paper, at the end of the paragraph, a small statement clearly states that "'we may contact you for promotions available or related to this product." Then, giving us a blank space to sign away and complete the form.

How often we have done this unconsciously? Do we even care about where the piece of paper ends up after the raffle draw? In short, where did our personal details end up?

These are questions we rarely ask ourselves as we excitedly fill out forms, but are questions too important to not ask, particularly in this day in age where we are used to clicking and agreeing to terms and conditions. Installing software on our devices and downloading an app that we find useful are typical examples. These actions involve giving out our personal information, and as we connect those devices to one another, this information can be emitted and transmitted to the internet. We must be wary and have regard for what we share or give over to the connected world. It starts now.

Read more: Privacy: An utmost priority in IoT (internet of things)

Market research firm Gartner noted that smartphone sales soared in the third quarter of 2015 as compared to the same period last year. The research firm added that this growth stemmed from continued demand for affordable smartphones in emerging markets. The top five device makers are namely: Samsung, Apple, Huawei, Lenovo and Xiaomi.

Read more: Powering mobiles of the future: A look into battery innovations

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