August 12, 2018

UAE's telco giant Etisalat said it has signed an MoU with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) to jointly support customers with an innovative new mobile loyalty app focused on providing products and services for all Dewa’s customers.

Under the terms of the deal, Dewa will integrate and make available Etisalat’s eLife products, offers and services through its rewards program for its existing and new customers said a statement from Etisalat.


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August 6, 2018

To paraphrase a saying, the mobile's out of the bag - but was sent back in immediately.

Whether Samsung did this in error or not, we now have a 'super' idea on how its next flagship will look like.

The South Korean tech bellwether itself may have accidentally leaked an image of the actual Galaxy Note9, which is set to be unveiled in New York on August 9.

The image was first spotted by the ever-vigilant leakster Evan Blas on Samsung's website, which was quickly removed. Mashable"...

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August 6, 2018

Yahsat, a global satellite operator based in the UAE and wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company, completed the acquisition of a majority and controlling stake in the mobile satellite services operator Thuraya.

Ali Al Hashemi, who has led Yahsat government solutions, Yahsat's specialised unit fulfilling defence and government client requirements, for the past few years has been announced as the new CEO of Thuraya, while former CEO Ahmed Al Shamsi will remain as advisor to the CEO. Al Hashemi will continue to be the general manager of Yahsat government solutions.

Masood M. Sharif Mahmood, CEO of Yahsat, said: 'The Thuraya acquisition provides us with an ideal opportunity to grow and"...

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August 5, 2018

Ebtikar Card Systems, an Etisalat Group subsidiary, said its advanced production centre in Ajman has successfully renewed its security accreditation scheme (SAS) certification from the global organization ‘Global System for Mobile Communications’ (GSMA).

GSMA SAS qualification is the highest standard of safety and data protection in smart card industry.

The Etisalat Group unit said currently, there"...

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July 31, 2018

Etisalat Digital on Monday announced its new set of challenges for the 5th cohort of Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA), focusing on creating smart innovative solutions based on emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain.

The partnership with the government-supported accelerator is part of Etisalat Digital strategy to bring the latest technologies and innovations to enable a smart ecosystem. The technology themes for the challenges under the fifth cohort of this programme revolve around using AI and Blockchain to address key areas of any smart city.


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July 28, 2018

Du, one of the leading telecommunications company in the UAE, is offering a 15-day free trial of the BOT-IM and C’me apps when customers subscribe to the Internet Calling Pack service.

After subscribing, du customers can download one of the two apps from the iOS or Play Store and register their mobile number to start enjoying this limited time offer from du, said a statement from the company.

Amr Aldesouky, executive vice president- consumer business, du, said: “While texts and instant messages are convenient ways to communicate, nothing beats the feeling that comes with seeing a loved one and hearing their voice.”

“This free trial period will encourage those"...

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July 28, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- The GSMA today announced several additions to the Mobile World Congress Americas event line-up, including new speakers in the conference program, additional participating companies and exhibition experiences, and new programs and events. The show will take place in the Los Angeles Convention Center from September 12 -14, 2018.

“With its new location in Los Angeles, this year’s event – our second in North America – shifts the focus to the intersection of mobile with content, entertainment and media,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA."...

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July 25, 2018

Etisalat Group has posted consolidated H1 net profit of AED4.3 billion ($1.17 billion), representing a six percent increase year over year.

The Group’s consolidated revenues for first half of 2018 amounted to AED26.2 billion representing a 4 percent increase year over year.

Essa Mohamed Al Suwaidi, Chairman of Etisalat Group, said: 'Etisalat Group’s financial performance of the first half of this year showcased its ability to innovate and lead in the telecom and digital services arena.'


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July 19, 2018

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the UAE has been awarded three certificates by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in the fields of Information Security Management, IT Service Management, and Energy Management.

Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, TRA director general, received these certificates during a special meeting with Ahmad Al Khatib, general manager of the British Standards Institution in Mena (BSI), at TRA office in Dubai.

TRA achievement of ISO certification in Information Security Management (ISO 27001:2013) is a confirmation of the ICT sector readiness to manage and control information security risks, protection, confidentiality and availability of information....

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