In a significant move, du Pay, the advanced digital payment arm of du, has advanced digital payments across the UAE by formalizing a partnership with Visa, a world leader in digital payments. This collaboration marks du Pay's entry as a principal member authorized to issue Visa cards, emphasizing its commitment to digital empowerment and financial inclusion. Customers can seamlessly order their du Pay Visa prepaid cards, both digital and physical, via the du Pay app, facilitating access to secure and universally accepted payment solutions.

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G42, the leading UAE-based artificial intelligence (AI) technology holding company, announced a USD 1.5 billion strategic investment by Microsoft. This strategic investment will enhance the UAE's position as a global AI hub and provide further opportunities for partners and customers to innovate and grow. Moreover, this partnership includes a first-of-its-kind Intergovernmental Assurance Agreement (IAA) as both parties commit to world-leading standards in AI safety and security.

Read more: USD 1.5 Billion Investment in G42: Advancing Digital Agendas With Cloud and AI

Infobip, a global cloud communications platform, has launched its operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). This significant milestone reflects Infobip's commitment to expanding its presence in the Middle East and strengthening its infrastructure to better serve clients in KSA and neighbouring countries.

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UAE Trade Connect (UTC), an e& enterprise company and the first commercialized blockchain platform in the UAE, unveiled its new brand identity, ‘haifin,’ as part of its commitment to extend its innovative solutions beyond the UAE, aiming to establish a significant presence in the APAC, MENA, and GCC regions.

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Google Cloud has marked the one-year milestone since launching the Doha Google Cloud region. Under the patronage of H.E. Mohammed bin Ali Al Mannai, Minister of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), the first-ever Google Cloud Doha Summit showcased a year of remarkable progress, innovation, and collaboration in Qatar's digital landscape.

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that it will launch an AWS infrastructure Region in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2026. The new AWS Region will give developers, startups, entrepreneurs, enterprises as well as healthcare, education, gaming, and nonprofit organizations, greater choice for running their applications and serving end users from data centers located in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with options for customers to keep their content in-country. As part of its long-term commitment, AWS is planning to invest more than USD 5.3 billion (approx. SAR 19.88 billion) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Read more: AWS to Launch Infrastructure Region in KSA

21 May 2024: In a significant step towards accelerating Egypt's digital transformation strategy, Telecom Egypt, a leading communications and information technology service provider, and Huawei Cloud have successfully joined forces to launch Huawei’s first locally-based public cloud platform in Egypt and Northern Africa. This launch aligns perfectly with Telecom Egypt’s strategy to position Egypt as the premium regional digital hub, promoting the development of cloud computing and digital services, and underscores Telecom Egypt’s and Huawei's commitment to enabling Egypt’s transformation in the digital era.

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e& UAE and Amazon Web Services (AWS) will jointly deploy advanced generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) technologies. In line with the partnership, e& UAE will use Amazon Bedrock and Amazon SageMaker to seamlessly integrate a suite of GenAI use cases, personalizing recommendations beyond traditional algorithms, offering customized news feeds, product recommendations, and exclusive promotional materials to enhance customer experiences.

Read more: e& UAE Leverages AWS’s GenAI Tech for Superior Customer Experience

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