Monday , 24 September 2018

Science & Tech

Ooredoo signs MoU with Ministry of Education to connect hundreds of schools across Oman to Madrasati offering

Unlocking youth potential through the power of digitalisation Muscat, Oman – Unlocking youth potential through the power of digitalisation, Ooredoo signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Education to connect hundreds of schools across the country to its unique offering to the education sector (Madrasati), via its Super Fibre and LTE network. The partnership will help to …

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GE Hosts ‘Qatar Power Technology Day’, Showcasing Solutions Driving the Transformation of the Power Sector

GE Power (NYSE: GE) hosted ‘Qatar Power Technology Day’ in Doha, highlighting innovations that can help unlock further productivity, flexibility and operational efficiency for the country’s energy ecosystem in line with Qatar’s National Vison 2030. The event was hosted in collaboration with the United States Embassy in Qatar and was attended by senior officials of the Ministry of Energy and …

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Blockchain-based tech to enrol bank customers extended to SMEs in Abu Dhabi

ADGM chief tells Fintech Abu Dhabi that e-KYC, private financing and trade finance platforms should ease access to funding The chairman of Abu Dhabi Global Markets (ADGM) has said that it intends to extend the electronic know-your-customer (e-KYC) technology developed to help banks onboard retail customers earlier this year to incorporate SME customers. Speaking at the Fintech Abu Dhabi event …

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Bahrain Tech Week to showcase new opportunities for growth

Bahrain’s Cloud First policy estimated to have saved 90% in government ICT infrastructure expenditure since last year’s event Manama, Bahrain: The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) today announced that the Kingdom will host Bahrain Tech Week from 28 September to 7 October 2018, bringing together technology experts from government, major private-sector entities and startups to explore how digital innovations can …

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Yahsat and Hughes to Form Joint Venture to Deliver Satellite Broadband Services

Hughes and Yahsat to provide commercial Ka-band satellite broadband service across Africa, Middle East and southwest Asia Yahsat, a leading global satellite operator based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company, and Hughes Network Systems (HUGHES), a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ : SATS ), today announced an agreement to enter into a joint …

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Mideast spearheading $2.6trn smart cities market

Cities are the nexus for the IoT, with global connected things set to nearly double from 11 billion in 2018 to 20 billion by 2020, according to Gartner. By Staff Writer, TradeArabia DUBAI – The countries in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, especially with initiatives from across the GCC, are spearheading the global smart cities market, which …

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Egypt mulls construction of $2.33bln wind farms

The anticipated projects will be implemented under the BOO scheme Cairo: The Egyptian electricity ministry is in talks with a number of international companies to execute wind power projects with capacities of up to 1,800 megawatts at a cost of around EUR 2 billion. The anticipated projects will be implemented under the Build, Own and Operate (BOO) scheme, Almal News …

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A.I. on the way: Business leaders plan to integrate robotic and artificial intelligence tech within 2 years

By Staff Writer, ZAWYA International business executives plan to invest in and integrate robotic technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) in their retail business in the coming two years, a survey by KPMG has shown. KPMG’s Global Consumer Executive Top of Mind Survey found that “41 percent of digital leaders are using robotic process automation and 46 percent plan to start …

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Mideast firms ramping up investments with an AI on the future

Survey shows 95% believe that AI will have a positive impact on their firm Middle East entities, especially in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, are increasingly streamlining their strategies with artificial intelligence as they see its advantages, which would allow them to keep in step with each other and better respond to the changing needs of their customers, among other …

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UAE insurtech start-up Aqeed makes splash with advertising blitz

CEO says Aqeed’s shareholders, which include companies specialising in reinsurance and media buying, bring more than money to table For a start-up, insurance technology (insurtech) firm Aqeed has succeeded in making itself well-known since launching across the United Arab Emirates in April. Many UAE residents may still be unsure as to the purpose of the Dubai-based company, which raised $18 …

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