telecom

April 21, 2018

Dubai-based telecom provider recently announced its new Budget Smartphone Offer, which will allow companies to buy affordable devices for their employees through easy interest-free instalment plans of 12 or 24 months.

The instalments start from Dh10 per month ($2.72) and with zero upfront payments on selected budget 4G smartphones. With this special offer, du aims to provide innovative products that enable productivity and mobility at an affordable price, catering to the needs of business owners in the UAE.

“Our new Budget Smartphone Offer reflects our continued efforts to support SMEs in the UAE by helping them keep their employees connected with smartphones, and in turn improving their"...

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April 12, 2018

Thuraya Telecommunications Company today unveiled the world's first satellite smartphone during its partner conference in Dubai.

The Thuraya X5-Touch runs on the Android Operating System and has a 5.2' full HD touchscreen. It targets users who frequently move in and out of terrestrial coverage across a range of market sectors including government missions, energy projects, enterprise communications, and NGO deployments. The phone offers fast and simple connectivity on the move, in remote areas normally beyond the reach of smartphones.

The Thuraya X5-Touch is"...

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April 12, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- At the Mobile 360 – West Africa event, the GSMA announced the launch of the GSMA Mobile Money Certification, a global scheme for mobile money providers to offer safer, more transparent and more resilient financial services to millions of mobile money users around the world. The certification relies on an independent assessment of a mobile money provider's ability to deliver secure and reliable services, to protect the rights of consumers and to combat money laundering and terrorism financing. The certification is designed to enhance consumer trust and accelerate commercial partnerships by setting a high bar to which all providers can aspire.

“The"...

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April 11, 2018

The UAE General Authority for Regulating the Telecommunications Sector (TRA) recently received a delegation from the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority in Bahrain and discussed latest strategies and cooperation in the telecommunications sector.

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority in Bahrain was headed by Shaikh Mohammed bin Salman Al Khalifa, Director of Finance, Information Technology and Human Resources.

The visit was aimed at reviewing the most prominent practices and strategies related to the management of regulatory and licensing affairs, finance, spectrum, human resources, and customer happiness, said a statement.

The agenda of the visit included a detailed presentation"...

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April 11, 2018

Tecno Mobile, premium mobile phone brand of Transsion Holdings, has unveiled new smartphone, the Camon CM, the first device in its Camon series to feature a frameless full-screen display.

The smartphone maker also inked a distribution deal with Jumbo Electronics, giving the regional retailer exclusive rights to market and sell Tecno smartphones in the UAE.

Tecno’s cooperation with Jumbo Electronics is part of Tecno’s strategy to consolidate its regional presence and both of them expect to get about 5 to 10 percent market share within the next two years, a statement said.

Stephen HA, Tecno Mobile general manager, highlighted the company’s efforts to make revolutionary"...

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April 11, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- The mobile industry in West Africa is forecast to contribute more than $50 billion annually to the region’s economy by 2022, according to a new GSMA study published today at the ‘Mobile 360 – West Africa’ event being held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The new report, The Mobile Economy: West Africa 2018, calculates that the region’s mobile ecosystem contributed $37 billion in value last year, equivalent to 6.5 per cent of GDP1, and will grow to $51 billion (7.7 per cent of GDP) within five years. The economic contribution over this period will be spurred by strong subscriber growth and the move to mobile broadband networks and"...

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April 10, 2018

After a day of speculation, Apple finally confirmed that it will be releasing a special-edition iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in a colour that has both striking appeal and a noble cause.

The PRODUCT(RED) edition will be available in limited markets, including the UAE. The devices will be available on April 13, but pre-orders start tomorrow.

The aesthetics include a red glass enclosure, an aluminium band and a black front. There will be no price differences with the current iPhone 8 line-up which start at Dh2,991.50.

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April 7, 2018

Dubai-based telco du has signed an agreement to transform Ajman's Rumaila District into a smart residential area.

Ajman's Municipality and Planning Department (MPD) and du will work jointly on the Smart Rumaila District Project, state news agency WAM reported.

Abdulrahman Mohamed Al Nuaimi, MPD director-general, and Jihad Tayara, vice president Business Development and Partnerships - New Business and Innovation at du, signed the agreement.

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April 5, 2018

UAE-based telecom firm Etisalat on Wednesday announced the launch of a roaming pack exclusively for its mobile post-paid and prepaid customers, offering unlimited data and voice roaming for Dh400 per week.

The new Saudi unlimited pack, valid for 7 days, offers value for money with bigger savings on calls and data usage due to very high data and voice allowances for receiving calls, and making outgoing calls to Saudi Arabia and UAE.

Khaled Elkhouly, Chief Consumer Officer, Etisalat, said: 'At Etisalat, we understand the value of staying connected with family and"...

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April 3, 2018

UAE-based telecom firm Etisalat has announced that it has further reduced its roaming rates for voice calls, SMS and data, starting from Sunday, April 1.

Etisalat said in a statement released on Monday that the prepaid and post-paid customers will enjoy discounted roaming rates of up to 29 per cent on data, outgoing voice calls to UAE, GCC and local destinations and outgoing SMS while traveling to any Gulf Cooperation Council countries through any roaming partner.

The new rates are introduced in coordination with the Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRA) to encourage"...

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