telecom

June 18, 2019

DUBAI, 17th June, 2019 (WAM) -- Thuraya Telecommunications Company, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), today announced the unveiling of its newest smart solutions for the fast-growing APAC market at CommunicAsia 2019 in Singapore.

By combining the power of L-band with the dexterity of GSM and the global reach of Ku-band, Thuraya provides users unrivalled access to voice, broadband and Machine-to-Machine, M2M, communications on a plethora of platforms and networks – multiplicity, being a key enabler of smart, connected technologies.

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June 18, 2019

International telecom and technology service provider Vodafone Group plc is the newest member of SeeHer, the Association of National Advertisers’ leading global movement for gender equality in advertising and media. Vodafone joins a powerful collective of 1,000-plus top brands that control $100-plus billion in worldwide ad spend.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190616005037/en/

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June 17, 2019

The United Arab Emirates’ sovereign wealth fund boosted its stake in Dubai-based telecom operator Du, snapping a stake valued at about $630 million.

The Emirates Investment Authority bought 463.3 million shares in the telecom firm from Mamoura Diversified Global Holding and General Investments in a special deal, according to a statement. It represented about 10.2 percent of Du’s issued share capital.

The statement didn’t provide a value for the deal. Du shares closed at 5.02 dirhams in Dubai on Thursday.

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June 17, 2019

Tourists visiting Dubai will be given a pre-paid mobile SIM card, absolutely free of charge.

The complimentary tourist SIM pack will be handed to all tourists who are over the age of 18 at the immigration counter, according to a report in Khaleej Times.

The SIM comes with three minutes of talk time and 20MB of mobile data.

The initiative has been launched by Du, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) and Smart Dubai.

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June 14, 2019

With two weeks until MWC19 Shanghai, the GSMA today announced a number of exciting 5G experiences at MWC19 Shanghai including 5G immersive experience of sports, performing arts and culture open to all event attendees; 5G-connected exhibition halls and 5G-enabled tele-mentored surgery. Also announced were additional keynote speakers, new partner programmes, topic tours and other event updates.

“This promises to be the most exciting MWC Shanghai ever as 5G becomes a reality. Under the theme of ‘Intelligent Connectivity’, 5G will be prominent all across MWC19 Shanghai and it will be exciting to see a glimpse of that new world,”"...

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June 11, 2019

DUBAI, 10th June, 2019 (WAM) -- Dubai Land Department, DLD, will start providing telecom services to its customers through Ejari application via connectivity with Etisalat, after signing a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with Emirates Telecommunication Group Company.

The cooperation agreement regarding 'Ejari' system and the Real Estate Blockchain technology, comes in line with the parties' keenness to implement smart government standards (paperless management, reduction of customer visits, and digital contracts), the blockchain strategy, and facilitate customer procedures.

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June 11, 2019

The GSMA today announced the first speakers for the 2019 Mobile 360 Series – Africa conference, which will take place 16-18 July 2019 at the Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda and is themed ‘Rise of the Digital Citizen’. Sponsors for the event include MTN Rwanda (Host Sponsor); Mastercard (Headline Sponsor); Channel VAS (Fintech Sponsor); Telepin and Visa (Industry Sponsors); Safaricom and Telecom Egypt (Mobile Partners); and Ericsson, Facebook and TATA Communications (Series Sponsors). Following a successful launch last year, the event will again feature the Innovation Showcase including the #BetterFuture Stage, highlighting how the mobile and ICT industry is working towards achieving the UN Sustainable"...

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June 6, 2019

Viewers around the world will receive a month of programming in celebration of Asteroid Day, the official United Nations day of education and awareness about asteroids, thanks to a partnership between SES and BCE. The broadcast will feature pre-recorded and live High Definition (HD) content from Asteroid Day’s global programmes and events throughout June 2019, building to June 30 with coverage of over 2,000 events occurring in 190 countries.

As partners in the Asteroid Day initiative SES and BCE have teamed up to bring a month-long global broadcast of the related events to audiences around the world. BCE will produce the 6 hour live production"...

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June 4, 2019

Mobile phone shipments to the Gulf region totalled 6 million units in the first quarter of 2019, up 2.7 percent on the previous quarter and a 1.1 percent increase on the corresponding period of 2018.

Latest figures from global technology research and consulting firm, International Data Corporation (IDC), showed that the market’s growth was spurred by smartphones, with the feature phone segment continuing its decline.

IDC’s research revealed that smartphone shipments to the GCC totalled 4.3 million units in Q1, up 10.4 percent quarter on quarter and 5.5"...

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June 2, 2019

A number of zealous smartphone users in the UAE hungry for 5G are about to get some freebies to experience it.

Du on Saturday announced that it has formally rolled out the next-generation mobile standard experience in the country to consumers by delivering 5G-enabled devices to a select group of its customers as well.

The Dubai-headquartered telecom brand from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, in collaboration with China's ZTE, joined hands to hand out the Axon Pro 10 handset to du customers, who pre-registered from May 8.

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