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Ericsson & MTN collaborate on M-wallet services

Partnership based on co-development and co-operation drives innovation and change in mobile financial services Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) and MTN Group are establishing a strategic partnership to launch m-wallet services in Africa and the Middle East.  MTN will become the first operator to deploy Ericsson Converged Wallet platform, a new complementary service to the integrated pre-paid charging system and mobile financial services …

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Arab Media Forum 2012 Themed ‘Arab Media: Exposure and Transition’

Dubai-UAE: 21 March, 2012 – Dubai Press Club (DPC), organisers of the Arab Media Forum (AMF), today announced the 11th edition of the event will be themed “Arab Media: Exposure and Transition.” Arab Media Forum 2012 (AMF 2012) is scheduled to be held from 8-9 May at the Grand Hyatt in Dubai, drawing the participation of over 2,000 regional and …

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ALZWAD cooperating with Ximoxi to revolutionize the world of mobile applications in Egypt

Ziad Ali, Head of ALZWAD for Economic Development in a recent interview, announced that Ramzi Alharayeri was selected to fill in the position of President of ALZWAD for Mobile Services. Ziad has said that “Alharayeri with his extensive experience in the field of wireless communications will be a boost to ALZWAD to make a leap in the world of mobile …

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Qatar Foundation-F.C. Barcelona partnership channels launched in main social media

Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development has launched new social media channels focused on its partnership with FC Barcelona to engage directly with followers and fans. The official channels in Facebook and Twitter aim to raise awareness about the two organizations and bring their fans the shared values and the joint programs that underpin their partnership. The initial campaigns …

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Creating an ‘energy Internet’ for the poor

The world’s poorest countries can jump directly from the pre-electricity era into a new industrial revolution through an “energy Internet” — the uptake of renewable energy shared through communication technologies, argues economist Jeremy Rifkin. “The great economic revolutions in history occur when new communication technologies converge with new energy systems”, writes Rifkin. And now — with industrial civilisation at a crossroads and the …

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ICT uptake continues to accelerate across the Arab region

New figures released by the International Telecommunications Union show that information and communication technology (ICT) uptake continues to accelerate across the Arab region. But ITU underlines the need for more effort to be put into rolling out broadband infrastructure to meet burgeoning demand from a young, tech-savvy population. Data from ITU’s ICT Adoption and Prospects in the Arab Region 2012 …

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Thuraya Launches Latest Generation of Dual-Mode Satellite & GSM Phone “XT-DUAL”

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Thuraya, the leading international mobile satellite operator with a record of over 600,000 phones sold to date, has launched today the most advanced dual mode handheld phone that features both GSM and satellite capabilities. The introduction of this unique phone, branded XT-DUAL, makes Thuraya the only satellite operator to offer seamless communications as the phone …

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Wikipedia to be free on mobiles in Africa, Middle East

[NAIROBI] Millions of people in Africa and the Middle East will be able to benefit from free, unlimited access to the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia through their mobile phone, starting later this year.

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Orascom to list tech company on Egyptian stock exchange

Egypt’s Orascom Telecom has revealed that their new subsidiary, Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding (OTMT), will be listing on Egypt’s stock exchange.

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Maroc Telecom deploys fiber cable to Spain

Moroccan mobile operator Maroc Telecom announced on Tuesday that it has begun deployment of an international high speed fiber optic cable between the North African country and Spain.

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