Telecommunications

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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Deloitte predicts revolutionary disruptive technologies in telecommunications

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Doha – Deloitte in the Middle East has launched new services which provide support to clients in managing revolutionary disruptive technologies. The service has been launched in collaboration with Deloitte’s Europe, Middle East and Africa Center of Excellence for Telecom Engineering, headquartered in Portugal. These technologies and Deloitte’s new offerings to Middle East clients were presented at the 5G and …

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Al Rifai appointed CFO Siemens Middle East

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Alia Al Rifai to focus on strengthening key growth areas, profitability Starts new role July 1, 2016 Takes over from Stefan Halberstadt, who moves to a new position with Siemens in Germany   Siemens has appointed Alia Al Rifai (40) as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company’s Middle East region, effective July 1. Al Rifai assumed her new role …

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Infinix Mobility grows market share, plans expansion in Egypt

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Egyptian’s population is boosting the growth of smartphone industry. Cairo, Egypt – Infinix Mobility is gaining significant market share after just three years in Egypt, and plans to debut a line-up of products in this market over the coming months. Having quickly developed into one of Africa’s key mobile device brands, Infinix have taken over smartphone distribution in countries across …

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Zain Group hosts successful Talent Acquisition Summit in collaboration with LinkedIn

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A first of its kind in the region, talent management teams from Zain Group’s operating companies congregate to learn latest recruitment trends. Zain Group, a leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, announces the successful conclusion of its two-day Zain/LinkedIn 2016 Talent Acquisition Summit, which drew human resources professionals from across the Group to …

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2016 Etisalat Prize for Literature: Call for Entries

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Etisalat has announced its call for entries to the 2016 edition of the Pan-African Prize, Etisalat Prize for Literature (Prize.Etisalat.com.ng). This is coming just a few months after the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Fiston Mwanza Mujila won the 2015 edition of the Prize with his first novel, Tram 83. We are delighted to champion the cause for celebrating the richness …

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du selects Ericsson as IT managed services partner

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Ericsson enters into long-term partnership to manage and operate du ‘s IT infrastructure Ericsson assumes end-to-end responsibility for IT infrastructure, application operations, and security compliance Ericsson’s global tools, processes and ways of working to improve performance and support high-quality customer experiences Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and du , a telecommunications operator based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, have agreed a new …

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Etisalat opens at Abu Dhabi International Airport

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Etisalat , one of the Middle East’s leading telecommunications operators, has opened a 24/7 kiosk in the Arrivals Hall at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH). Passengers landing in the UAE’s capital will be able to buy a local Etisalat SIM card from the kiosk, which will also offer a range of pre-paid and post-paid products, smart devices and e-Life (home) …

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Orange launches 6th edition of the Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East

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The projects of 4 start-ups will be recognized during the awards ceremony with prizes of 25,000, 15,000 and 10,000, while 5,000 euros will go to the winner of the Special Cultural Content Prize Orange (www.Orange.com) is launching a call for candidates for the 2016 Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East. The Orange Social Venture Prize, which …

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