TRA Reveals Data for Second Quarter of 2016 on UAE Market Shares of Mobile Handsets, Smartphones and Social Networking Sites


The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has revealed statistics for the second quarter of 2016 (1 April to 30 June) on the nation’s most popular mobile phone handsets, social networking platforms and applications websites. Investigating the current state of the market, the TRA’s report reveals the market share of mobile phones in the UAE by manufacturer and model. Whilst the report does …

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Leading independent analyst Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury joins Sky News Arabia

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Sky News Arabia has announced the appointment of Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury, a leading independent market strategist and analyst. Al Hammoury joins the broadcaster as a Business Analyst and Presenter, providing daily segments and offering in-depth analysis of the latest regional and global economic developments. Commenting on the appointment on Twitter, Nart Bouran, CEO of Sky News Arabia, said: “Daily economic …

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Kuwait’s Zain Telecom Group promotes Dr. Andrew Arowojolu to Chief Regulatory Officer


With over 25 years of telecom strategy experience, Dr. Andrew to interact closely with industry and regulatory authorities as well as support the execution of Zain’s unfolding digital lifestyle ambitions Kuwait City – Zain Group, a leading mobile telecom innovator across the Middle East and Africa, announces the promotion of Dr. Andrew Arowojolu to Group Chief Regulatory Officer (CRO), effective …

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Orange Egypt Acquires the COPC (CSP) International Certificate


For the 5th Consecutive Year Cairo, Egypt – Orange Egypt has achieved re-certification to the COPC Customer Service Provider (CSP) Standard for the fifth consecutive year. The international COPC is considered one of the most important certificates to evaluate customer care centers’ performance globally. Orange Egypt is the first operator among Orange group to obtain this certificate and also the …

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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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