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Discovery Networks selects du as the preferred partner for broadcasting of new television channels in MENA region

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Agreement to facilitate launch of brand new Discovery Networks channels, DKids HD, DLife HD and DMAX HD. Discovery Networks today announced it has signed an agreement with du as its official playout and distribution service provider across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. As a result of the agreement, du will offer its expertise to manage the transmission …

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Social media emerging as major business enabler for Arab SMEs, says Orient Planet Research report

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  92 per cent of polled GCC SMEs already on social media Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn driving unprecedented customer engagement for Arab SMEs Internet users in the Arab World is poised to climb to 226 million by 2018 SMEs contributes around 33 percent to GDP and comprises nearly 25 percent of the total labor force in Saudi Arabia Like the …

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71 per cent of UAE Residents Will Take advice from Social Media Influencers before Buying Products

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New Survey from PR Agency BPG Cohn & Wolfe Demonstrates Impact of Influencers – Particularly in Beauty, Fashion and Food. Dubai – The growing power of social media influencers and bloggers has been borne out by new research from Dubai-based PR agency BPG Cohn & Wolfe that shows that 71 per cent of UAE residents aged 18-40 are happy to …

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Ericsson and Etisalat Misr win GTB 2016 innovation award for the second year in a row

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For the second year in a row, Ericsson and Etisalat Misr won the Global Telecom Business (GTB) innovation award The Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards highlights innovative projects in the global telecommunications industry Both companies received an award for their joint efforts in launching the Customer Value Management solution for Etisalat Misr For the second year in a row, Ericsson …

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Ericsson region Middle East appoints network and technology Leaders to its leadership team

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As part of the recent structural changes to strengthen strategy execution to drive growth and profitability, Ericsson in Region Middle East announced new appointments to its Leadership Team bringing Network and Technology leaders to serve its customers in the region. The following members assumed the following responsibility as of July 1, 2016: Isil Yalcin is appointed Head of Network Products …

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Ooredoo Kuwait Appoints Frederic Debord as New Chief Operating Officer

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Kuwait, Kuwait City: Ooredoo Kuwait, a member of the international Ooredoo Group, announced today the appointment of Frederic Debord, who is joining Ooredoo Kuwait as Chief Operating Officer. Ooredoo Kuwait’s CEO and General Manager Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani said: “We wish to extend a very warm welcome to Frederic Debord for joining Ooredoo Kuwait’s family. We are confident …

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Ericsson appoints Tarek Saadi to head Customer units GCC, Pakistan and global customer unit zain

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Tarek Saadi assumes the positions of Ericsson’s Head of Global Customer Unit (GCU) Zain and Customer Unit Gulf Council Countries (GCC) & Pakistan Saadi’s appointment was effective July 1st, 2016 Tarek Saadi assumes the positions of Ericsson’s Head of Global Customer Unit (GCU) Zain and Customer Unit Gulf Council Countries (GCC) & Pakistan Saadi’s appointment was effective July 1st, 2016 …

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Ericsson appoints Ali Eid as Head of Ericsson KSA, Jordan and Palestine

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Ericsson announces the appointment of Ali Eid as Head of Customer Unit for KSA, Jordan, and Palestine Eid’s appointment is effective July 1st 2016 Ericsson announced the appointment of Ali Eid as Head of Customer Unit for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Jordan, and Palestine within Ericsson Region Middle East and East Africa. His current position as Head of Customer …

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Etisalat launches its first virtual telecom function

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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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