telecom

February 18, 2019

Etisalat plans to cover all of the UAE with 5G infrastructure to roll out the next generation network to customers as soon as handsets become available, the company has announced.

In the first half of 2019, the UAE’s largest telecom operator (telco) will construct 300 5G towers while developing 600 5G sites over the rest of the year.

With 5G phones from manufacturers expected in 2020, the telco is aiming for its “network and infrastructure to be ready to provide the service as soon as the 5G mobile handsets are available in UAE,” according to Saeed"...

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February 17, 2019

Etisalat, the UAE's biggest telecom operator, will be ready to provide 5G service to all of its customers in 2019.

The telco plans to build 300 5G towers in the first half of 2019 while setting up 600 5G sites during the year, providing the infrastructure and network to support all 5G devices launched by global mobile device manufacturers like Huawei, Ericsson, Nokia and Samsung, it said in a statement on Saturday.

The new 5G sites - which will house Etisalat’s network infrastructure and hardware - will be located at strategic locations to cover different"...

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February 17, 2019

Etisalat is now ready to launch a 5G service for all consumers, as its infrastructure and network is ready to support all 5G devices to be launched by global mobile device manufacturers in 2019, a senior official says.

'With continuous investments in technology and innovation on the network, etisalat's infrastructure can enable 5G connectivity today for all fixed and mobile devices expected to be launched in the first half of this year,' Saeed Al Zarouni, senior vice-president for mobile networks at etisalat, told Khaleej Times on Saturday.

'Our management's"...

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February 14, 2019

Etisalat Information Services, a subsidiary of Etisalat Services Holding, today announced the next generation application of the aggregator’s model through its enhanced Connect.ae mobile app, taking its hyper-local search engine to the next level by bringing together businesses and consumers in the UAE through exclusive deals and special discounts.

The launch of the UAE’s first aggregator app is part of Etisalat’s key activities to mark the UAE Innovation Month, in line with UAE’s Innovation Strategy that sets out the country’s ambition to become the most innovative nation in the world.

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February 10, 2019

Formula One is searching for a broadcaster in the Middle East and North Africa after BeIN Sports decided not to renew its five-year contract, in a setback for the motor-racing competition’s US owner Liberty Media.

TV network BeIN walked away because of disappointing viewing figures and rampant piracy in the region, according to a person familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified as the discussions were private.

BeIN’s 2014-19 deal for live broadcast rights was worth $30 million to $40 million a year, according to people with knowledge of the"...

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February 6, 2019

(AETOS Wire)-- The GSMA has named 18 new companies to the ‘GSMA 100’, a global innovation discovery initiative designed to identify the world’s most promising growth-stage companies and advance the next generation of connectivity and digital services. These new companies include: AppOnBoard, Cinarra, Cloudify, CUJOAI, DefinedCrowd, Genus AI, Invisible Systems, IoTium, Jiminy, KaiOS, Limitless, Litmus Automation, Lumina Networks, Messagenius, SecureHome, UserTribe, Vilynx, and Zeotap. “The GSMA 100 companies are leaders in categories that are poised to drive digital transformation and industry growth,” said Laxmi Akkaraju, Chief Strategy Officer, GSMA. “We look forward to working with these companies to unlock business development and investment opportunities and champion innovation in our industry.” The GSMA 100 is nominated by GSMA operator members, ecosystem partners and leading technology investors and primarily comprises growth-stage, venture-backed companies, some of which are operator portfolio companies. The latest additions to the GSMA 100 represent corporate venture investments by companies including AT&T, KPN Ventures, Reliance......

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February 3, 2019

OPPO, a global smartphone brand, has announced it will make Dubai its new centre for operations in the Middle East and Africa region.

This is the brand's latest move in the region after announcing its plan to launch the R17 Series in Saudi Arabia earlier this month.

China-based OPPO said the opening of a second office in Dubai is part of its global growth strategy and recognises Dubai's 'unique position as a regional nexus for business and technology innovation'.

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February 1, 2019

(AETOS Wire)-- The GSMA today announced that the Asia Mobile Awards (AMO Awards) at MWC19 Shanghai are open for entry. Judged by a panel of leading independent industry experts, the AMO Awards honour the greatest achievements and innovations across the Asian mobile industry. Comprising 10 awards over six categories, the 2019 AMO Awards will be presented during MWC19 Shanghai, which will be held 26 – 28 June at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). Entries for the AMO Awards will be accepted until Wednesday,10 April 2019.

“Asia is a leading centre of innovation, driving new developments"...

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January 29, 2019

Etisalat announced on Monday that business and home subscribers will experience double broadband speed for free enabling them to implement and use advanced digital technologies in their homes and offices.

The new speed upgrade is in line with Etisalat’s overall strategy of 'driving the digital future to empower societies', it said in a statement.

Etisalat said the move will enhance UAE’s competitiveness standing in the global fixed broadband speed index increasing broadband penetration and business productivity in the country. It follows the doubling"...

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January 26, 2019

The GSMA today launched the ‘Digital Declaration’ at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The declaration captures key principles that serve as a guide to acting ethically in the digital era, helping companies deliver what matters most to digital citizens, industry and governments. The 40 business leaders who have already committed to the declaration span several industry sectors and include representatives from: Bharti Airtel, China Mobile, China Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, IBM, KDDI, KT, LG Electronics, Mobile World Capital Barcelona, Nokia, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, Samsung Electronics, Sharp, SK Telecom, Sony Corporation, STC Group, Telefónica, Turkcell, Verizon, Vodafone and Xiaomi.

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