Etisalat launches its first virtual telecom function


Following the successful launch of its first NFV telco cloud, Etisalat has successfully on-boarded its first virtualized telecom function using Affirmed Networks’ virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) solution. Representing the core technology components of a mobile system, an Evolved Packet Core is the foundation of any mobile service. Marking another first for the telecom leader, Etisalat made its first live …

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Irresistible Almarai is most positively perceived brand in Saudi Arabia

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eXtra and Mobily claim Kingdom’s most improved brand status. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Middle East megabrand Almarai is the most positively perceived brand in Saudi Arabia according to the 2016 Mid-Year BestBrand Rankings – released today by global market research company YouGov. The Mid-Year BestBrand Rankings which launched across 26 countries globally, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, are …

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Deloitte predicts revolutionary disruptive technologies in telecommunications


Doha – Deloitte in the Middle East has launched new services which provide support to clients in managing revolutionary disruptive technologies. The service has been launched in collaboration with Deloitte’s Europe, Middle East and Africa Center of Excellence for Telecom Engineering, headquartered in Portugal. These technologies and Deloitte’s new offerings to Middle East clients were presented at the 5G and …

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Al Rifai appointed CFO Siemens Middle East


Alia Al Rifai to focus on strengthening key growth areas, profitability Starts new role July 1, 2016 Takes over from Stefan Halberstadt, who moves to a new position with Siemens in Germany   Siemens has appointed Alia Al Rifai (40) as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company’s Middle East region, effective July 1. Al Rifai assumed her new role …

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UAE’s residents spend almost a quarter of their day on social media


Dubai, UAE – UAE residents spend approximately five hours a day using social media on average and 29% have six to 10 applications installed on their smartphones according to new research from YouGov. The findings, captured amongst over 5,000 residents in the UAE, revealed that the time spent on social media varies depending on age group. Young users (aged 18-35) …

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Infinix Mobility grows market share, plans expansion in Egypt


Egyptian’s population is boosting the growth of smartphone industry. Cairo, Egypt – Infinix Mobility is gaining significant market share after just three years in Egypt, and plans to debut a line-up of products in this market over the coming months. Having quickly developed into one of Africa’s key mobile device brands, Infinix have taken over smartphone distribution in countries across …

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Nicolas Roux joins LinkedIn MENA as Head of Agencies

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LinkedIn MENA has announced that it has appointed industry veteran Nicolas Roux as its first ever Head of Agencies for MENA’s LinkedIn Marketing Solutions, based out of Dubai, UAE. In his role, Roux will be responsible for the strategic partnerships and executive-level engagements with key media holding companies and all of the agencies within them. He will further lead, advice …

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Gartner Says By 2020, a Corporate “No-Cloud” Policy Will Be as Rare as a “No-Internet” Policy Is Today

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Hybrid Will Be the Most Common Use of the Cloud. By 2020, a corporate “no-cloud” policy will be as rare as a “no-internet” policy is today, according to Gartner, Inc. Cloud-first, and even cloud-only, is replacing the defensive no-cloud stance that dominated many large providers in recent years. Today, most provider technology innovation is cloud-centric, with the stated intent of …

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35% of people in the UAE prone to accidentally sharing confidential data


According to a study by Kaspersky Lab, people are still recklessly sharing private information over the Internet in risky situations. 35% of people in the UAE share confidential data by accident and 18% in the country willingly disclose secrets about themselves – despite the fact that information shared online can cost them a relationship or a job. Many people greatly …

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Zain Group hosts successful Talent Acquisition Summit in collaboration with LinkedIn


A first of its kind in the region, talent management teams from Zain Group’s operating companies congregate to learn latest recruitment trends. Zain Group, a leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, announces the successful conclusion of its two-day Zain/LinkedIn 2016 Talent Acquisition Summit, which drew human resources professionals from across the Group to …

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