February 23, 2020

Telecommunication has become a major part of life.

Everything is now at our fingertips, thanks to telecom technology advancements. The telecom sector has grown exponentially and is now a development engine in the UAE. The UAE telecom sector, dominated by Etisalat and Du, has a well-developed infrastructure with a high penetration. The country has a youthful population, with about 66 per cent of its 9.54 million population in the 25-34 age group, that has helped bring to the forefront technologies like cloud computing, big data and remote processing. The sector is set to face major changes, with the launch of 5G and IoT around the globe.


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February 20, 2020

ABU DHABI, 19th February, 2020 (WAM) -- The total assets of Emirates Telecommunications Corporation, Etisalat, and the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, du, increased to AED145.12 billion in 2019, a YoY growth of around 2.8 percent from AED141.74 billion.

The financial statements announced by the two listed companies show their total combined revenues hit AED64.8 billion in 2019, while the royalty fee they paid to the government stood at circa AED7.85 billion.

The net profit secured by Etisalat and du in 2019 grew to around AED10.43 billion from AED10.36"...

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February 16, 2020

Mavenir, the leader in accelerating and redefining mobile network economics transformation for Communications Service Providers (CSPs), today announced that Telefónica UK (FWB: O2UK) is deploying Mavenir’s virtualized IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) solution (vIMS) for VoLTE and VoWiFi in their nationwide Data Centers Infrastructure, which is based on the Telefónica Group blueprint for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) architecture.

The solution will support mobile services for more than 8 million customer connections. The NFV environment will include automation, life cycle Management and Orchestration capabilities from"...

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February 13, 2020

Etisalat profit for 2019 rose one per cent to Dh8.7 billion compared to Dh8.6 billion in the previous year, the telecom giant said in its unaudited preliminary results sent to Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange on Wednesday.

Its earnings per share grew from Dh0.99 to Dh1 year-on-year basis.

The company will announce its audited consolidated financial statement after the approval of the board of director's meeting to be held on February 18. The board of directors will also discuss proposal for distribution of final dividends for 2019.


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February 12, 2020

DUBAI, 11th February, 2020 (WAM) -- Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC (DFM: 'du') published today its fourth quarter and annual financial results for the year 2019. It reported a strong growth of 9.3 percent in its annual Net Profit (on a like-for-like basis) and an acceleration in the deployment of its investment plan, particularly in connection with 5G roll-out and fibre network expansion with annual capital expenditures reaching AED 1.5 billion.

On the basis of these results, the board recommended to the shareholders, for the year 2019, a dividend distribution of 34 fils per share out of which 13 fils per share have"...

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February 10, 2020

UAE-based telecom group Etisalat has demonstrated yet again its 5G technological prowess, this time through an adrenaline-pumping freefall from 15,000 feet.

Red Bull skydiver Dani Roman jumped off a plane on a mission to download 4GB at 5G speed in time to open a parachute.

On an average, skydivers need to deploy their parachute after 30 seconds from 15,000 feet.

“Will Etisalat 5G be able to complete a 4GB download in time to open my parachute?” asked the Spanish professional skydiver in the video, who has been travelling and touring the skies of the world since 2016.

There’s only one way to find out, he said. Etisalat tests whether it can download"...

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February 10, 2020

du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced its participation in the National Career Exhibition taking place in Sharjah from February 9-11, 2020.

Under the theme “Join our leap into the 50 years”, du will offer exciting career and development opportunities in line with its Emiratisation vision and strategy.

Through its numerous initiatives, training and professional"...

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February 10, 2020

ABU DHABI, 9th February, 2020 (WAM) -- The number of telecommunications subscribers in UAE mobile, fixed-line and data services amounted to 23.64 million in 2019, according to statistics released recently by the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority, TRA.

The number of mobile phone subscribers reached around 18,278,817, which equals to 204.3 lines per 100 inhabitants last year, according to TRA's figures.

Prepaid-service subscribers numbered 14,655,021 in the reference year, while post-paid service mobile subscribers reached 3,623,796.


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February 8, 2020

The GSMA regret to see Ericsson’s decision not to attend MWC Barcelona this year as they are an important player in our ecosystem. We respect their decision and are reassured by their commitment that they will be at MWC Barcelona 2021 in full force and our rebook trends for next year’s event remain high. Ericsson’s cancellation will have some impact on our presence at this time and will potentially have further impact.

It is of great importance to the GSMA to continue to convene the industry at this critical time where connectivity is on the cusp of a new industrial revolution. Advocating across the industry through government"...

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February 8, 2020

The GSMA continues to monitor and assess the potential impact of the Coronavirus on MWC Barcelona 2020. The GSMA confirms that there remains minimal impact on the event thus far. MWC Barcelona 24-27 February 2020, will proceed as planned, across all venues at Fira Gran Via Fira Montjuïc and La Farga L’Hospitalet, including YoMo and Four Years From Now (4YFN).

Spain, the City of Barcelona and the GSMA look forward to welcoming attendees to MWC Barcelona 2020. The first deputy mayor of Barcelona, ​​Jaume Collboni, guaranteed on Wednesday 5 February, that during MWC Barcelona there would be ‘permanent coordination’ with"...

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