With 91% of residents aware of Pokémon GO – will Pokémon fever catch on in the UAE?


Dubai, UAE – According to a new YouGov survey, 91% of UAE residents are aware of the location-based reality game Pokémon GO, but will Pokémon fever catch on in the Emirates? The results reveal that 22% of aware UAE residents have already downloaded the gaming app to their device, of which 9% are currently active users, but 13% claim after …

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Jean-Marc Harion will be Chief Executive Officer of Orange Egypt starting 1st of September


Orange Egypt announced the appointment of Jean Marc Harion as Chief Executive Officer succeeding Yves Gauthier. Jean Marc Harion bringing over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications sector in which he spent in leading positions in the sector and achieving numerous successes in many countries in the world. Since 2011, Jean Marc Harion was the Orange Belgium Chief Executive …

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Vuclip Appoints Sherif Dahan to Head Operations for the Middle East and North Africa Region


Former MSN Arabia Managing Director to Lead Launch & Operations of the Company’s OTT Video Service Viu in the Region. Vuclip, a PCCW Media company and the leading premium video-on-demand service for emerging markets, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sherif Dahan as Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This move comes ahead of …

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Zain introduces local data roaming offer for B2B customers


Reinforcing the company’s array of offerings and solutions to the corporate sector. Kuwait – Zain, the leading telecommunications company in Kuwait, introduced its latest offering for corporate customers, enabling them to enjoy the same local Internet caps while roaming with Zain’s premium partners abroad. Zain’s offer comes as part of its vision to embrace the current digital business transformation, wherein …

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


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


  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


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


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


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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