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Zain Bahrain Launches New Home Broadband Packages

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Zain Bahrain , the most innovative operator in the Kingdom, today unveiled the first personalized home broadband packages “The Big Gigs Family” in the kingdom aimed to fit the diverse needs of all internet users. All the members of the family are unique and together they represent all the different internet personalities out there. The Streamer, aimed at the ‘You ...

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DMF Opens its Gates for Egyptian Talents

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DMF launches MENA Digital Awards Competition for the second year in a row Najla Semaan: Our aim is to promote digital media innovation in the Arab region The Digital Media Forum (DMF) announced that it is now welcoming new applications for the MENA Digital Awards (MDA) competition for the second consecutive year. Through the MDA, the DMF seeks to promote ...

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Dream of remote internet connections still up in the air

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There’s no shortage of ideas for getting internet to people in developing countries, specially remoter areas. But will they work? Gareth Willmer investigates. New technologies using balloons, drones and unusual satellites have been tested in recent years with the aim of improving global access to high-speed internet. The hope is that some of these innovative technologies could help narrow and ...

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Etisalat Successfully Completes the Sale of its French-speaking West African Operations to Maroc Telecom

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Etisalat Group announced today that it has completed the sale of its French-speaking West African Operations to Maroc Telecom. The announcement comes as part of the acquisition of a 53-percent shareholding in Maroc Telecom that took place in May 2014. As part of this sale, Emirates Telecommunications Corporation ( Etisalat ), through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Atlantique Telecom SA (AT) and ...

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Batelco Continues its Fiber Optic Network Expansion

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Superfast Broadband now available in Riffa Manama, Bahrain: Batelco, the Kingdom’s only provider of Broadband over a fiber network continues to expand its network to reach more and more customers all over Bahrain. As part of its Fiber Network programme, Batelco is now providing Superfast Broaband over its new Fiber Network in Riffa. The new network enables Batelco to deliver ...

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Official Smart City WiFi provider du chooses Icomera as Dubai Tram technology partner

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du , the Official Smart City WiFi Provider in Dubai, has chosen Icomera as its technology partner, giving Dubai Tram commuters a cutting-edge WiFi service throughout their journey. Icomera’s X-Series platform supports 4G/LTE backhauling and WiFi internet services is provided through Icomera platform that backhauled over du 4G/LTE network that are available across the tram route and TRAM stations. The ...

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MEA Smartphone Market Booms as 4G LTE Shipments to GCC Grow 400%

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GCC shipments of 4G LTE handsets have increased more than four times over the last year and are now close to accounting for one half of all smartphones sold in the region, according to the latest figures from International Data Corporation (IDC). The market intelligence firm’s Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker shows that smartphones now make up 75% of the phones ...

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MEA Smartphone Market Booms as 4G LTE Shipments to GCC Grow 400%

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GCC shipments of 4G LTE handsets have increased more than four times over the last year and are now close to accounting for one half of all smartphones sold in the region, according to the latest figures from International Data Corporation (IDC). The market intelligence firm’s Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker shows that smartphones now make up 75% of the phones ...

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Yahsat on track for deployment of Al Yah 3

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Orbital Sciences Corporation Completes Preliminary Design Review for Yahsat Al Yah 3 Satellite Yahsat , the UAE-based satellite operator, a wholly owned company of the Mubadala Development Company , and Orbital Sciences Corporation [NYSE: ORB] today announced that they have completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for the Al Yah 3 spacecraft and payload. Al Yah 3, which is based ...

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Mobily launches the latest 4G modem with high speed connectivity and strong Wi-Fi network

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Riyadh – Mobily launched the 4G network new modem equipped with many features that make it one of the most devices which support 4G networks in the Kingdom. Mobily said that the new modem’s speed to connect with the Internet reaches to 150 MB per second, and its Wi-Fi network signal strength reaches up to 250 meters in addition to ...

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