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BBC journalists arrested in Qatar for reporting on World Cup labourers

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BBC reporter Mark Lobel and a team of journalists have been arrested in Qatar for reporting on low-paid migrant workers ahead of the World Cup in 2022. Lobel stated, “We were invited to Qatar by the prime minister’s office to see new flagship accommodation for low-paid migrant workers in early May – but while gathering additional material for our report, we ...

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The road to 5G: du deploys evolutionary 4G+ technology in the UAE as it evaluates the future of 5G with its vendors

Saleem AlBlooshi, Executive Vice President, Network Development and Operations, du

Dubai – du , the Middle East’s fastest growing telecommunications company, is one of the few operators in the world to have begun deployments supporting LTE Advanced (LTE-A), also known as 4G+, CAT 6 with carrier aggregation across its network. Current CAT 6 supported smartphone owners can now benefit from this advanced technology. The introduction of 4G+ will almost double ...

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Vodafone UNVEILS ITS Fastest data network IN qatar with the widest 4G+ coverage

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Vodafone today announced they have the fastest data network in Qatar with the widest 4G+ coverage. The announcement follows a project of substantial upgrades and expansions of their 3G & 4G network. “We are committed to offer people in Qatar the best from one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, Vodafone Group Plc. In the past five months ...

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ChinaNetCenter joins Etisalat’s SmartHub

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Facilitates faster access to Chinese Internet content Etisalat announced today that ChinaNetCenter, the leading cloud platform provider and the global network in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services and web optimization solutions from China, has joined Etisalat’s SmartHub network to bolster end-user experience across the region. ChinaNetCenter is a leading cloud platform and a branded trade name of the company registered ...

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Synechron Addresses the Future of Mobile Technology at the 11th Financial Technology Summit – Middle East

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The leading technology consulting firm demonstrates why financial institutions need to embark on a new era in information technology. Dubai – Synechron, the largest independent pure-play technology consulting and outsourcing provider for the financial services industry, participated in the 11th Financial Technology Summit which kicked off on April 29 at Conrad Hotel. Highlighting Synechron’s contribution and innovation in this sector, ...

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DMS appointed Exclusive Ad Sales Representatives for Mawdoo3.com – The Arab world’s first comprehensive online Arabic encyclopedia

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The digital arm of Choueiri Group “Digital Media Services (DMS)” recently announced the latest addition to its portfolio of leading regional online offerings, by confirming its appointment as the Exclusive Media Representative of “Mawdoo3.com” – The Arab world’s first, comprehensive, Arabic language digital encyclopedia. Mawdoo3.com was founded by a group of Jordanian entrepreneurs, who spotted a distinct gap between the ...

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MEA Smartphone Market Rockets as Cheap Devices Spur Surge in Demand

Nabila Popal, IDC's research manager for handsets and display solutions in the Middle East and Africa

Smartphone shipments to the Middle East and Africa saw unprecedented year-on-year growth of 83% in 2014, according to – Q4 2014 Handsets Tracker released by International Data Corporation (IDC). Spurred by the increased availability of cheaper models and dual-SIM devices, the global advisory and consulting services firm announced that smartphones accounted for 41.9% of all mobile handset shipments to the ...

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Batelco First and Only Telecom to Provide 300 Mbps Broadband Package

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Unbeatable Offer with Highest Speeds and Thresholds Manama, Bahrain: Batelco , the Kingdom’s leading Broadband solutionsprovider is once again taking the lead in the market by being the first Provider to deliver a 300Mbps residential Broadband package. The highest speed package is designed to address the increasing demand for high speeds and thresholds. Batelco ‘s 300Mbps package features 25Mb upload, ...

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MBC and Vuclip Expand Strategic Partnership to Bring Exclusive Premium Content on Mobile for Audiences Across the Middle East

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Industry Pioneers Join Forces to Bring Access to Popular Entertainment Shows Like Arab Idol and The Voice to Mobile Users Across the Region Vuclip, the leading premium mobile video on demand service for emerging markets, announced a premium mobile content deal in cooperation with the Brand Management Department in the Middle East Broadcasting Centre (MBC), the largest and most-watched Arabic ...

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VIVA empowers Small and Medium Enterprises with’Business-in-a-Box’

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Manama – VIVA Bahrain has introduced a new portfolio of comprehensive telecom solutions catered for the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Kingdom of Bahrain. As part of its latest offering, VIVA has created an innovative leading-edge solution for SMEsthrough its all-in-one communication package, VIVA ‘Business-in-a-Box’. Mr. Saad Odeh, VIVA Bahrain Chief Wholesale and Enterprise Officer, said: “SMEs constitute ...

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