telecom

October 15, 2018

Get ready to download a 1GB file in 13 seconds with 5G. And no this is not a mere announcement but a reality that was displayed at etisalat stands on the opening day of the 5-day Gitex Technology Week 2018.

Etisalat is all set to launch 5G devices by first-half of 2019.

Saeed Al Zarouni, senior vice-president, Mobile Network, etisalat, highlighted that the UAE is now globally recognised as a tech hub and is creating the right platform for global businesses to look at the UAE as the most preferred investment destination. 'Our business strategy is to align with the"...

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October 15, 2018

Etisalat has lifted restrictions imposed on voting rights of the company's foreign shareholders, in a bid to augment FDIs inflows into the company over the coming period.

In 2015, the Cabinet issued a resolution amending the Federal Law No. 1 of 1991, thereby allowing foreigners to own up to 20 per cent of etisalat's shares. However, the resolution did not give the company's foreign shareholders any voting rights.

The company's board authorised the management to take necessary steps to incorporate articles of association and obtain all required approvals"...

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October 11, 2018

du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), will showcase how its digital transformation strategies and initiatives to evolve conventional telecommunication services at the upcoming GITEX Technology Week.

By aligning with the UAE Vision 2021 and UAE Centennial 2071 national development plans announced by Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the telco will outline its targeted approach to usher in a new wave of innovation.

Osman Sultan, Chief Executive Officer, du – Emirates"...

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October 10, 2018

NTT DOCOMO, INC. (DOCOMO) announced today that it has added Wi-Fi® functionality to its Japan Welcome SIMTM prepaid SIM card service to provide travelers to Japan with fast and easy access to “docomo Wi-Fi” hotspots nationwide without any complicated set-up.

The new Japan Welcome SIM & Wi-FiTM service provides access to docomo Wi-Fi secure public wireless LAN hotspots across Japan, including sightseeing spots, train stations, airports and cafes.

Despite improvements to Japan’s public wireless LAN in the lead-up to 2020, a survey conducted"...

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October 10, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- Mavenir, focused on transforming mobile network economics for communications service providers (CSPs), is announcing an Open RAN partner ecosystem that provides more options and makes it easy for operators to deploy an innovative, flexible Cloud-based Open RAN solution. Mavenir will act as the End-to-End systems integrator simplifying the engagement for operators and creating an offering that is on par with the traditional, hardware centric"...

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October 9, 2018

Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson, which is working with leading telecom operators such as du, Etisalat and Kuwait's Zain Group in the Arabian Gulf region, says it is too early to do a country-wide rollout of the 5G network.

5G is the name used to describe the fifth generation of cellular mobile communications, which is poised to include rapid data transfer rate, energy saving, cost reduction, and widespread device connectivity through Internet of Things.

“Deployment of 5G purely depends on the use-case and telecom operators. I believe it’s"...

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October 9, 2018

Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) has announced a partnership with streaming pioneer Netflix to bring the world’s best global entertainment straight to its customers’ fingertips.

In a UAE market first, the association will enable du and Virgin Mobile customers to enjoy Netflix across TV and mobile services, a statement said.

Anthony Shiner, chief digital lifestyle and innovation officer, EITC, said: “Our partnerships are key catalysts in making EITC a world-class organisation and facilitating growth plans in the UAE.

'We"...

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October 8, 2018

A new mobile application that cuts out brokers and their commissions from the sales and rental process has plans to disrupt the UAE real estate industry for the greater good of customers.

The Chinese investor-backed app, with more than $1.3m (AED5m) put into its research and development over the past two years, also intends to cash-in on China’s significant interest in Dubai’s real estate market by facilitating direct transactions with developers through the app.

Scheduled to launch next month, Hi Sandy is the brainchild of Dubai-based realtor Sandy Zuo.

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October 6, 2018

Kalaam Telecom, a leading managed solutions provider for businesses across GCC and international markets, has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Standard Technology and Direct Connect Partner status.

This achievement qualifies Kalaam to provide AWS cloud portfolio to its customers along with private and secure connectivity to AWS cloud from any part of the world, said a Kalaam statement.

Enterprises and governments"...

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October 1, 2018

(WAM) -- Etisalat announced today that it has teamed up with Skylines Tax Consultancy to offer free Value Added Tax (VAT) filing services exclusively for its Small and Medium Business (SMB) customers at the ‘Hello Business Hub’.

This is keeping in line with UAE government’s VAT legislation which introduced a five percent VAT on 1st January this year. Under the new law, a VAT return has to be filed by registered tax payers at the end of the tax period.

Esam Mahmoud, Senior Vice President, Small and Medium Business, Etisalat, said, 'In collaboration"...

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