The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) and Etisalat have announced a partnership to accelerate the deployment of the fifth generation of wireless networks (5G) to promote digital transformation both in the United Arab Emirates and globally.
stc’s technical arm in cybersecurity, the ‘Advanced Technology and Cyber Security Company’ (sirar) revealed that the number of cyber-attacks prevented since the start of 2020 reached over 71,000 attacks and 14 million malicious ‘phishing’ emails.
In partnership with the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) and other telecom operators, namely stc and Mobily, Zain KSA announced its support to the National Roaming initiative launched by Saudi’s communication authority.
In its continuous commitment to support and develop young national talents in the digital entertainment sector in the Kingdom, Zain Saudi Arabia sponsored the second edition of the “Make and Play it for Juniors” competition, in the category of digital strategic sponsor, as part of its partnership with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) within the ThinkTech initiative. This was in partnership with the Saudi Electronic Sports Federation, within the 2021 "Players Without Borders" season.
stc Bahrain, as part of the stc Group, and Nokia have launched the stc AgileWAN service adding yet another feather to the operator’s managed ICT services portfolio. Nokia’s Nuage Networks has deployed its Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) to enable this service. The stc Bahrain new AgileWAN service can now enable businesses across industries to execute their transformation initiatives, backed by the agility, support, and services required to attract the desired business impact.
Etisalat Group recently signed a $505 million agreement to acquire the 8.7% stake of the Abu Dhabi Fund For Development in Etisalat Investment North Africa LLC (EINA). This eventually increases Etisalat’s ownership of EINA to 100% as well as its ownership of Maroc Telecom Group from 48.4% to 53.0%.
du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), will be shutting down its 2G networks in the near future as per the direction of The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA).
stc’s 2nd sustainability report revealed that spending on local content has increased to more than 18 billion Riyals (US$4.8 billion). This is in line with the group’s aim to achieve sustainability and create a positive environmental impact by supporting community development through the digital transformation process in the Kingdom. stc sponsors 292 projects that address environmental and social issues.
Ooredoo Group has confirmed a raft of changes to its working practices to adopt and support a more agile digital corporate culture that will be effective from September. The efficacy of the projects will be evaluated by the end of the year by Ooredoo's management and will take the decision on whether they would become permanent feature of the Groups future initiatives.
Etisalat announced that the latest Samsung Galaxy Z Series is now available for pre-order across the UAE until September 9, 2021. In addition, consumers who pre-order can avail of valuable offers as part of the pre-launch promotion. Comprising the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, the brand’s next-generation flagships fuse world-class design and engineering with cutting-edge technology and features to welcome consumers to a brand new chapter in mobile innovation.