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Mobile operators launch 5G in Qatar

Doha, Qatar, October 21, 2018:  Qatar has taken an early lead in the roll out of 5G mobile services, with the country’s two operators, Ooredoo and Vodafone Qatar, both launching their next generation networks in recent months.  Having run initial test services in May, Ooredoo announced at the end of July that it had successfully launched 5G services at 50 network stations across the country, making it the first company in the world to roll out a commercially available 5G network.  On August 26 Vodafone Qatar switched on its own 5G service, with its first enterprise customer, submarine cable provider Gulf Bridge International, connected two days later at the Qatar Science and Technology Park.   The competing 5G services offer rapid connectivity, with download speeds in excess of 1GBps, and ultra-low ......read more

Huawei becomes one of the first multi-national technology companies to register with one hundred percent ownership in Qatar, opens new office in Doha to support expanded activities

Dubai, UAE, 19 September 2018:   Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, has become one of the first technology firms to register with one hundred percent ownership in Qatar. In order to support its increased activities in the country, the company has also opened a new office in West Bay, Doha.  Huawei’s position as one of the first fully-owned technology companies operating in Qatar follows a May 2018 announcement that the country would open to one hundred percent foreign ownership. The move is intended to accelerate the development in all economic and commercial activities, attract foreign capital inflow, and achieve economic diversification in accordance with the Qatar National Vision 2030. In line with the aim of ......read more

MEEZA named “Service Provider of the Year” at Qatar IT Business Awards 2018

Doha, September 11 , 2018 – MEEZA, Qatar’s prominent end-to-end Managed IT Services & Solutions Provider  is pleased to announce that it has been named winner in the “Service Provider of the Year” category by the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) at the fourth edition of the Qatar IT Business Awards. The Qatar IT Business Awards by The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) honors organizations that have benefited the ICT Industry and the development of innovation. The award program is an annual event, where independent panel of experts in technology and business judge the awards nominations.  Commenting on the occasion, CEO of MEEZA, Eng. Ahmad AL-Kuwari said:  "It is an honour and a great achievement for us at "MEEZA to receive Service Provider of the ......read more

Huawei Announces EMUI 9.0, an Android Pie-Based Operating System Designed to Enhance Users' Quality of Life

Registration for the beta of EMUI 9.0 is now open Qatar, September 08, 2018:   At IFA 2018, Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) announced EMUI 9.0, the next major update to the Android-based operating system (OS) from Huawei.  As one of the first Android Pie-based custom systems, EMUI 9.0 offers a premium user experience that is underpinned by an intuitive interface and rich features. The EMUI 9.0 is currently on beta, which is now open for registration. Additional features will be launched together with the upcoming HUAWEI Mate 20 Series.  The latest Huawei custom OS was designed to feel more natural and streamlined than ever. Huawei has reimagined and consolidated many of the settings to minimize the number of steps a user has to go through to get things done. Overall, EMUI 9.0 performs 12.9 percent ......read more

Huawei Announces AI Cube with Alexa Built-In

3 September, 2018, Doha, Qatar:   At IFA 2018 today, Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) unveiled the HUAWEI AI Cube, a two-in-one speaker and  4G router with Alexa built-in, marking its official entry into the nascent smart speaker market. It represents a new, more natural and convenient way for consumers to connect to the internet and control smart devices, while delivering high quality audio in a compact form factor featuring a minimalist design.   “As an industry leader, Huawei is committed to providing seamless connectivity and enabling the smart, connected experience. To those ends, Huawei has been actively strengthening the value proposition of its product portfolio, and augmenting an increasingly wide range of products with AI technology, with HUAWEI AI Cube being the latest in the line,” said ......read more

Huawei Launches Kirin 980, the World's First Commercial 7nm SoC

September 01, 2018:  In his IFA 2018 keynote titled “The Ultimate Power of Mobile AI”, Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Mr. Richard Yu introduced the Kirin 980, the system on a chip (SoC) that will bring about the next evolution of mobile AI. As the world’s first commercial SoC manufactured with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturer Company’s (TSMC) 7nm process, Kirin 980 combines best-in-class performance, efficiency, connectivity features, and Dual NPU AI processing power. “Last year, we showed the world the potential of On-Device AI with the Kirin 970, and this year, we’ve designed an all-round powerhouse that not only features outstanding AI capabilities, but also brings cutting-edge raw performance to consumers,” said Mr. Yu. “Equipped with all-new CPU, GPU and Dual NPU, the ......read more

Kindle Devices Now Available on SOUQ.com

Starting today, customers in United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman can buy Kindle devices from SOUQ.com, including the bestselling Kindle Paperwhite and our most advanced e-reader—Kindle Oasis With Kindle, readers have access to the world’s best eBook selection on Amazon.com, including over one million titles in English, Arabic, French and Hindi, including over 12,000 Arabic-language Kindle books from leading authors August 28, 2018:  Amazon and SOUQ.com today announced customers in United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman can shop the latest Kindle devices, including the bestselling Kindle Paperwhite and our most advanced e-reader, Kindle Oasis, now on SOUQ.com (https://uae.souq.com/ae-en/ae-kindle/c).    “We are delighted to make books more accessible by bringing the ......read more

Huawei Consumer Business Group Announces 2018 H1 Business Results

Huawei rises to become the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer with robust Q2 performance   August 5, 2018:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) today announced its business results for the first half of 2018. The company reported solid growth, with global smartphone shipments at 95+ million units*. According to IDC, Huawei rises to become the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer in Q2 with the global market share of 15.8%.   Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, said, “The past six months have been incredible for Huawei CBG, marked by robust growth of our business across all markets and product lines. Our success is owed to our commitment to innovation and, most importantly, our customers. Moving forward, Huawei will remain focused on continually ......read more

Leafminer: New Espionage Campaigns Targeting Middle Eastern Regions

Author: Network Protection Security Labs, Attack Investigation Team Summary: Active attack group is eager to make use of available tools, research, and the work of other threat actors.   July 25, 2018:  Symantec has uncovered the operations of a threat actor named Leafminer that is targeting a broad list of government organizations and business verticals in various regions in the Middle East since at least early 2017. The group tends to adapt publicly available techniques and tools for their attacks and experiments with published proof-of-concept exploits. Leafminer attempts to infiltrate target networks through various means of intrusion: watering hole websites, vulnerability scans of network services on the internet, and brute-force/dictionary login attempts. The actor’s post-compromise toolkit suggests that ......read more

Your search for the best gifts just got easier with SOUQ's Interesting Finds

Hundreds of new and quirky products now on Interesting Finds July 25, 2018:   SOUQ.com has announced the launch of its new “Interesting Finds” store which will make your search for the perfect gift forever easier. Customers can now easily access hundreds of new, interesting and trendy products including toys, home decor, accessories, and much more.  Interesting Finds curates the new and interesting items available on SOUQ.com into fun-to-scroll-through, collage-style lists; making gift giving fun and exciting.   Users can shop these quirky gifts with a touch of a finger directly from the SOUQ website or mobile app for Android & IOS. Register online or connect with SOUQ on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Snapchat to learn more about our interesting finds and keep up with the latest ......read more

Official Sponsor of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, Hisense, gets the game on the streets

Hisense expands its product portfolio and brings a round of exciting prizes to be won as official sponsor of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Further to its dynamic competitions and offers prior to the World Cup, Hisense gave away 4 winners each semi-final tickets + AED 10,000 Cash*, a 65-inch Hisense ULED TV, a 55-inch Hisense ULED TV and to 8 lucky winners group tickets to the monumental event  The brand hosted a roadshow at Central Galleria, Mall of the Emirates, from the 1st to 10th of July with interactive games to play and great prizes were won July 22, 2018:   Hisense, one of China’s largest consumer electronics companies, adds to its product portfolio and brings new and exciting offers to the streets as the Official Sponsor of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. In the spirit of football ......read more

Huawei's New Range of Artificial Intelligent Smartphones Set to Change Your Selfie Game

Powered by Dual front camera (24MP+2MP) and new f/2.0 wide aperture lens, HUAWEI nova 3 series promises Artificial Intelligence selfies July 19, 2018:  Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG), the global smartphone giant, has announced the launch of its new HUAWEI nova 3 and HUAWEI nova 3i in the UAE. Both smartphones are powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) in its overall functioning and camera features. With dual front camera (24MP+2MP), users can expect the best-in-technology ‘selfie’ that a smartphone can offer. HUAWEI nova 3 series was initially designed with the younger and trendier consumers in mind, for whom a smartphone is not just part of their lifestyle but also represents their personal style. The series is designed to offer an AI-enhanced lifestyle, which includes a huge focus on an outstanding selfie ......read more

LG launches new AI-powered premium LG G7 ThinQ+ flagship for GCC consumers

The LG G7 smartphone is the all-round cutting-edge smartphone with a brighter display, superior camera, precision audio and a host of AI functions that set it above the competition Dubai, UAE, July 08, 2018:  Following a successful rollout of the latest LG G7 ThinQ+ smartphone in South Korea, the Americas and Europe, LG has now launched its premium flagship smartphone in the GCC. The LG G7 ThinQ+ marks LG’s first G-series flagship phone with AI capabilities built-in, redefining how ‘smart’ a smartphone can be. The latest smartphone also comes with a host of new features and upgrades. Qualcomm’s fastest Snapdragon 845 mobile platform gives the LG G7 ThinQ+ the computing power for its advanced AI functions, which starts with its innovative AI CAM. The new LG G7 ThinQ+ comes with a redesigned wide-angle ......read more

ESET named a Leader in Endpoint Security Suites 2018 Report by Independent Research Firm

ESET – a global leader in information security software – has been recognized as a ‘Leader’ in The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Suites, Q2 2018 report. The prestigious report assessed 15 of the most significant security vendors, including their ability to prevent, detect and remediate endpoint threats, with ESET emerging as one of the leaders. In reviewing the overall market, the authors stated that Forrester survey data shows that “IT environment complexity”, was “the most frequently cited challenging issue” by enterprise respondents, and that, “Buyers want an endpoint security suite that consolidates capabilities and minimizes complexity when possible.” The report also states in ESET’s profile that; “Overall, ESET is best for enterprises looking for ......read more

The #1 trick to capturing the best photo at night? The trick is the AI camera in HUAWEI P20 Pro

July 01, 2018:  When you are on one of your midnight fast food runs with your friends, you better not forget your house keys, nor your HUAWEI P20 Pro.  A camera which works like a literal pupil, shifting with different exposures, the HUAWEI P20 Pro’s lens adapt to every landscape, in attempts to capture the most idyllic of shots. We tested out the HUAWEI P20 Pro’s camera against the city scape of Dubai at night, and it’s safe to say that the sought-after smartphone is a clear winner in our eyes.  The issue of tackling night time shots has plagued the minds of smartphone manufacturers for long, and it has been the root cause of pixilated, greyish night-time imagery. But worries be gone! The HUAWEI P20 Pro eliminates all the challenges about night time photography and crystalizes all the elements ......read more

OPPO unleashes the new Selfie Expert F7 with a 25 MP AI powered selfie camera

With enhanced AI Beauty 2.0 technology, the F7 is like your Personal Beauty Artist;  A beautiful 6.23-inch Super Full Screen with numerous software assistant for better full screen experience. Equipped with 3400 mAh battery and AI battery management for long battery endurance Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 23rd, April 2018 –   OPPO, the Selfie Expert and Leader, today launched the F7. The latest Selfie Expert, powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), takes smartphone technology to new heights. Together with the Super Full Screen and glossy design, the F7 offers consumers a better user experience. Priced at AED1249, the OPPO F7 with 4GB RAM and 64 GB ROM will be available from April 23rd, 2018 on all online and offline stores in Solar Red, Moonlight Silver and Diamond Black. OPPO will also hit the ......read more

Samsung launches Exciting Smartphone Trade-In Program with Galaxy S9 or S9+

Upgrade to a brand new Galaxy S9 or S9+ for an exclusive price when you trade in your current device at select Samsung Brand stores and retailers in the UAE Dubai, UAE, April 17, 2018:   Don’t miss your chance to own Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone for an exclusive discounted price when you trade in your current device. For a limited time only, Samsung is giving its customers in the UAE the opportunity to upgrade their current device and save big on the all-new Galaxy S9 or S9+, equipped with Samsung’s best-yet smartphone camera and a range of innovative features. Customers with select smartphone models can trade in their current device for a new Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+ at a reduced price, saving up to AED 1,860 on their purchase based on the condition of their current device.  This offer is ......read more

Built for the Way We Communicate Today: Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Launches in the UAE

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ fuel new discoveries with Super Slow-mo video, best-in-class low light camera and AR Emoji for a more personalized way to express yourself    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 08 March, 2018 –   Samsung Gulf Electronics Co. introduced to the UAE the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, the smartphones that reimagine the way people communicate, share and experience the world. The launch event took place yesterday at The Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa. Made for an age in which consumers increasingly communicate and express themselves more with images, videos and emojis, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ drive innovation with Samsung’s advanced camera. Redesigned with a new Dual Aperture lens that powers an innovative low light camera, Super Slow-mo video capabilities and personalized ......read more

Sophos Delivers New Unified Endpoint Management Solution Fully Integrated with Next-Gen Endpoint Security

  Sophos (LSE:SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced Sophos Mobile 8, the latest version of its Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) and mobile security solution. This new version lets system administrators manage and secure corporate-owned and personal Mac, Windows, and mobile endpoints in the cloud-based Sophos Central management platform to deliver a simpler management strategy for businesses of any size. This unified approach to endpoint management ensures consistent security policies and secure access to resources regardless of an employee’s choice of device. Sophos Mobile 8 adds a range of management features like MacOS management and configuration, Windows 10 application management, and extended Android and iOS management functionality. "Mobile devices continue to be the ......read more

Ooredoo Group Pioneers Artificial Intelligence Network Innovations at Mobile World Congress

Ooredoo Group and P.I. Works Partner on Real-Time Network Management to Enhance Digital Experience Scaling Up Success from Indonesia and Myanmar to 160 Million Customers Across Middle East, North Africa, Southeast Asia Doha, Qatar, March 03, 2018:  Ooredoo Group at Mobile World Congress announced the start of the deployment of artificial intelligence solutions to transform its network towards 5G, as part of a major partnership with P.I. Works that will significantly enhance the mobile data experience. More than 160 million Ooredoo Group customers are set to benefit from more robust and widespread network coverage, more advanced mobile apps, enhanced capacity during mega-events, and the enablement of the next generation of 5G-based Internet of Things innovations.  Ooredoo Group is leading the charge of global ......read more

Ooredoo Group Drives New Levels of Digital Experiences with Latest Innovations

At Mobile World Congress, Ooredoo Maldives and Ooredoo Oman Showcase Real-Time and One-Stop-Shop Digital and App Solutions Barcelona, Spain Qatar, ​March 01, 2018:  Ooredoo Group, at Mobile World Congress, today announced that it is driving new levels of digital experiences, scaling up real-time and one-stop shop solutions from the Maldives and Oman to millions of customers across its operating companies. Across the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia, Ooredoo Group operating companies are undergoing digital transformation to become future-ready. There is a strong focus on leveraging digital platforms to support new levels of customer engagement and self-service. During Mobile World Congress, Ooredoo Oman has made a splash by launching Oman’s first all-digital, and individually-customisable mobile ......read more

Ooredoo Fibre Boosts Qatar to World's Best-Connected and Fastest Gigabit-Fibre Country

At Mobile World Congress, New Report Shows How Ooredoo Fibre Transforms How People Experience Digital Content and 4K TV  Doha, Qatar, February 28, 2018:  Qatar’s Gigabit-speed fibre penetration is the highest in the world, thanks to the rapid roll-out of Ooredoo Fibre, transforming how people experience digital services, according to a new Arthur D Little report launched today at Mobile World Congress. The report, “Gigabit Fibre Driving Innovative Services in the Home,” shows that 99 percent of Qatar’s households are covered by fibre, nearly double the penetration rate compared to 2012, and matched only by Latvia, Lithuania, and Singapore. Now, 88 percent of households in Qatar are connected to fibre, also the world’s highest rate, matched only by Singapore. Aligned with Qatar National ......read more

Ooredoo Group Acquires 5G Network Spectrum and Announces the World's First 5G deployments in Qatar

Ooredoo Group, at Mobile World Congress today, announced that it is racing ahead on the path to 5G, as the world’s first having 5G New Radio (NR) with commercial equipment suitable for business customers.  Live in Qatar, Ooredoo is proud to announce its first-in-the-region speeds of 2.3 Gbps with amazing 3.5 ms latency. By using Ooredoo 5G spectrum at 3.5 GHz, Ooredoo will continue to expand the footprint of 5G.  Ultra-fast 5G networks, already in Qatar, double the speed of current 4G network. 5G will transform daily lives, organisations, and industry verticals benefiting the speed and ultra-low latency. Applications of 5G could include autonomous vehicles, robotic surgery, and augmented and virtual reality sports. As part of its network modernisation programme, “Evolution to 5G”, Ooredoo Group is ......read more

LG Announces 2017 Financial Results

Strong Profitability and Highest Annual Sales Ever Led by Performance of Premium Home Appliances and TVs DUBAI, UAE, Jan. 28, 2018 —  LG Electronics Inc. (LG) today announced record full-year revenues for 2017 of KRW 61.4 trillion (USD 55.4 billion), an increase of 10.9 percent from the previous year, the highest in the company’s history. Full-year 2017 profits of KRW 2.47 trillion (USD 2.23 billion) – the highest profit since 2009 – in-creased 85 percent from 2016 due in large part to strong performance by premium home appliances and TVs. Fourth-quarter 2017 revenues grew 15 percent versus 2016 to KRW 16.96 trillion (USD 15.3 billion), generating strong operating profits of KRW 366.8 billion (USD 330.9 million). The LG Home Appliance & Air Solutions Company reported full-year 2017 revenues of 19.23 ......read more

Premium products to enhance brand image and accelerate profitable growth for LG

Company plans to continue focus on making solid progress by concentrating on achieving recognition as a true premium brand with industry leading products in 2018 DUBAI, UAE, 24th January 2018:   With the desire to create a better lifestyle for consumers, underpinning LG’s premium product philosophy, LG plans to continue pursuing an innovative, energy efficient and a premium product market strategy, positioning the company as a technology innovator with a flair for convenience, design and style. The company aims to accelerate premium product strategy by enhancing overall brand image and focus on profitable growth. Last year has been a solid year for LG that highlighted successful changes in preparation for a promising future, including organizational redesign for new businesses, reinforcement of modular design, and ......read more

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Company provides government & business leaders with access to new ICT platforms for greater flexibility and optimized resources Dubai, UAE, January 7, 2016:  Huawei—a leading global ICT solutions provider—has kicked off its annual nation-wide ICT Road Show collaborating with representatives from the government and private sector to showcase how organizations in Qatar ......read more

Apple: Record-Breaking Holiday Season for the App Store…

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Kenwood Launches its New kMix Kitchen Appliance Collection – A Vibrant Way to Experience Breakfast…

Kenwood makes breakfast the answer to everything with a colourful, Pop Art inspired breakfast set; an ideal canvas for self-expression at home Dubai, UAE, January 5, 2016:  Kenwood, the food preparation expert and manufacturer of kitchen appliances, has launched its new kMix breakfast collection, inspired by the Pop Art era. A unique collection expressed through colour, the set retains ......read more

Ooredoo's ‘Fans Do Wonders' Winners Meet Paris Saint-Germain Players in Doha…

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De'Longhi Launches Machines to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee.…

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Sage Registers Strong Growth in Saudi Arabia SAR 22.6bn IT Industry…

Localization and agility of products contribute to the popularity of Sage products Dubai,27th December 2015- Sage Middle East, the leading provider of business management solutions has seen phenomenal growth in Saudi’s AED (SAR) 22.6bn valued IT services and software sales sector. Growth in sales of Sage products over the past two years is unprecedented, indicating and reflecting ......read more

Ooredoo Qatar and Nokia Networks boost network up to 375 Mbps with LTE-A three-band carrier ...…

In October 2015, the two companies together demonstrated the Middle East’s first CAT 11 demonstration, achieving close to 600 Mbps peak throughput Ooredoo Qatar now commercially launches CAT 9 with speeds of up to 375 Mbps across substantial areas of Doha  Aggregates a total of 50 MHz of spectrum on 800 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz Doha, Qatar: Ooredoo Qatar and Nokia Networks today ......read more

Sony Mobile Communications appoints Havas PR Middle East for its public relations outreach in the ...…

One of the leading mobile communications companies selects the Middle East's most integrated communications agency to drive its outreach to the next level Dubai, UAE, 17 December 2015: Following intensive search and pitch, Sony Mobile the leading innovator in communications, has appointed Havas PR Middle East as its public relations agency for the region. The region's most ......read more

Ooredoo is First to Deploy Voice over LTE for Qatar …

Important Breakthrough Technology Provides Qatar with Crystal Clear Voice Calls and Faster Connections on the Ooredoo Supernet Doha Qatar: Ooredoo today announced another major technology breakthrough on the Ooredoo Supernet with the implementation of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) across large parts of Doha. VoLTE will enable customers to make crystal clear HD voice calls over the 4G data network ......read more

De'Longhi Launches Machines to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee…

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Indosat Ooredoo to make Indonesia's digital society accessible for all…

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Souq.com set to recreate history with White Friday 2015…

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Ooredoo and Huawei Extend Strategic Cooperation Agreement…

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Ericsson Mobility Report: Mobile Data Traffic to Grow 16 Times by 2021 in Middle East and North ...…

Mobile data consumption per active smartphones is expected to increase from 1.2GB per month in 2015 to 10GB per month in 2021 in the Middle East and North East Africa Region LTE only accounts for 4 percent of regional subscriptions in 2015 but is expected to increase to 30 percent by 2021  Video leads the way as the time spent watching video on mobile devices in Saudi Arabia and the ......read more

Ooredoo Group Signs 5-year Frame Agreement with Ericsson for Radio, Core and Transmission Solutions…

Ooredoo Group and Ericsson sign a five-year frame agreement for 2G, 3G and 4G radio, core and transmissions solutions The agreement includes the new Ericsson Software model which will help Ooredoo launch new functionalities with a shorter time to market Agreement aims to improve network performance to meet growing end-user expectations Doha, Qatar: Ooredoo Group and Ericsson ......read more

Ooredoo Wins Four Top Awards at CommsMEA Awards 2015 …

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GCC Banks Can Lead Fight Against Nearly USD 4 Trillion in Global Fraud…

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Microsoft Office 2016 now available in Arabic for Android users…

The Android version of Office 2016 Arabic will provide a more personalised experience with familiar and user friendly interface, featuring significant improvements in performance and stability. 28th October 2015 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Microsoft has announced the availability of the Arabic version of office 2016 for Android to cater for its Arabic speaking customers. All new ......read more

Ooredoo and Arab Mobile App Challenge (AMAC) Encourage Young Entrepreneurs and App Developers …

Acceleration Day Takes Place in Qatar; Further Events Taking Place across Region Doha, Qatar: Ooredoo and the Arab Mobile App Challenge hosted a special “Acceleration Event” last week, aiming to help young app developers and digital entrepreneurs prepare for the largest programme of its kind in the region. Launched in 2013, the Arab Mobile App Challenge enables teams of up to ......read more

X-Concepts Middle East Launches World's First Islamic IT Products…

Dubai, October 20th, 2015: Introducing yet another innovative invention, Dubai based IT solutions company X-Concepts has launched a phenomenal new serious of products in the Middle East market. The world’s first Islamic IT products were launched on 19th October at the GITEX Exhibition held at World Trade Center, Dubai. All three newly launched products namely, Mobile Application - ......read more

GCC Tourist Spending to Top USD 70 Billion Over Next Five Years…

Hospitality and Retail Sectors Two of Middle East’s Fastest-Growing for Audiovisual Technology, from Digital Signage to Guest Room Automation DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – 13 October 2015 – Hospitality and retail will be two of the Middle East’s faster-growing sectors for technology, as tourists from the GCC are set to spend more than USD 70 billion over the next five ......read more

Ooredoo Group Signs Five Year Framework Agreement with Nokia for Advanced Mobile Broadband Network…

Agreement Covers Supply of Advanced Mobile Broadband Infrastructure and Professional Services for Ooredoo Group Doha, Qatar: Ooredoo Group and Nokia have signed a major framework agreement in Doha to support Ooredoo’s long-term development strategy across its footprint in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. Under the five-year contract, Nokia will provide advanced mobile ......read more

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ASUS Announces the Launch of new ZenPad tablets to the Middle East…

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Ericsson Supports the new telecom ducts infrastructure model in the State of Qatar…

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Funding from Pacific Controls and Toba Capital will fuel expansion of WSO2’s global initiatives to help enterprises fast-track business and IT innovation via APIs, IoT, mobile, and the cloud DUBAI, August 24, 2015: Pacific Control Systems (PCS), the world leader in Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, announced that it has invested $20 million into WSO2, an ......read more

Honor Supports Regional Inspiring Photographers at PhotoWalk Dubai…

Huawei Honor Nurtures “The Mighty Ladakh Expedition” and Raises the Bar for Photojournalism in Dubai DUBAI, United Arab Emirates. August 24, 2015– Huawei Honor, the world’s No. 1 smartphone e-brand is partnering with PhotoWalk Dubai to offer a photo feast at a free exhibition taking place on the 28th August with leading Emmy nominated film maker, Beno Saradzic and the ......read more

Souq.com fuels smartphone growth via e-commerce in the Middle East as the exclusive Partner for ...…

Special Offer to win 10 Airline Tickets at the Launch Sale at 1pm on 25th August 23 August 2015, Dubai: Souq.com, the leading e-commerce site in the Middle East is set to further fuel e-commerce and smartphone growth in the region as it exclusively partners to bring the world’s No.1 smartphone e-brand’s second device, Honor 4X, to the market. With high GDP per capita and the ......read more

Voyage Tours to expand its international market connection…

The company rides the innovation wave by bringing their business online Dubai - 22 August 2015: Voyage Tours managed to be at the top of the game by being one of the fastest growing and most developed DMCs in Dubai. Since its recent system upgrade with I-Itinerary (Global Innovations) as their software solution to automate their operations, the company has seen great improvements and achieved ......read more

Samsung Unveils the Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ in the GCC…

The 5.7” Galaxy Note5 redefines multitasking and dual-edge Galaxy S6 edge+ elevates multimedia Dubai, United Arab Emirates—August 18, 2015 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in consumer electronics, unveiled the fifth generation of the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy S6 edge+ in the GCC today. Smartly designed with the most advanced S Pen on the market and next-level ......read more

Samsung Experience Store opens at Hamad International Airport…

New store has been performing strongly and has already contributed a 30 percent growth to mobile sales at Qatar Duty Free  Dubai, United Arab Emirates –August 17, 2015 – Samsung Gulf Electronics has partnered with Qatar Duty Free to open its first-ever Samsung Experience Store within a Middle-Eastern International airport. Located at Hamad International Airport, the new ......read more

Ooredoo Continues to Enhance Data Market Leadership…

Ooredoo Maldives Receives ISP Licence and Celebrates Ten Years of Operations in the Maldives Doha, Qatar Ooredoo continues to enhance its data market leadership across its global footprint, with its Ooredoo Maldives operation receiving an Internet Service Provider Licence from the Communication Authority of the Maldives (CAM) earlier this month. With the new licence, Ooredoo Maldives ......read more

Ooredoo Provides Emergency Aid for Myanmar Flood Victims…

Invites customers to donate spare credit via dedicated SMS crisis-code, while supporting relief & reconstruction efforts across the country Doha, Qatar After seeing first-hand the scale of disaster and extent of community needs across Myanmar, Ooredoo has offered support to those affected in the country’s 11 national disaster zones following severe seasonal ......read more

Ooredoo Leverages Infoblox DHCP Solution to Enhance Stability and Availability of Fixed Line ...…

Doha, Qatar, 04th August, 2015: Ooredoo has enhanced the stability and availability of the voice services being delivered to its fixed line customers in Qatar with an overhaul of its Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) infrastructure via an Infoblox solution. This is the first phase in the upgrade of the company’s Ooredoo Fibre service, and will be expanded next to deliver better ......read more

Ooredoo and The Leo Messi Foundation Continue Global Expansion of Mobile Health Clinics …

Three New Health Clinics Launched in Algeria, as Initiative Extends Reach in North Africa and Southeast Asia Doha, Qatar Ooredoo’s Mobile Health Clinic initiative, which was launched with the Leo Messi Foundation in 2013, has continued to expand its reach across Ooredoo’s footprint, aiming to touch more people’s lives in underserved communities. At the beginning of ......read more

Arbor Networks' Atlas Data Reveals Increasing DDOs Attacks…

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 – Dubai, UAE: – Arbor Networks Inc. , a leading provider of DDoS and advanced threat protection solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, today released Q2, 2015 global DDoS attack data that show strong growth in the average size of DDoS attacks, from both a bits-per-second and packets-per-second perspective. The largest attack monitored in Q2 ......read more

Distributed Offshore Engineering Teams Benefit from Extended Information Mobility Facilitated by ...…

July 20, 2015: Distributed offshore engineering users of SACS V5.7 are benefiting from the extended information mobility provided through the software’s integration with the ProjectWise project delivery solution as well as enhanced integration with both MOSES and AutoPIPE. SACS software for the structural analysis and design of offshore structures, including oil, gas, and wind farm ......read more

TYCONZ Receives SAP® EMEA Partner Excellence Award 2015 in the Category “Platform Solutions”…

Award Highlights TYCONZ's Outstanding Performance and Commitment to Its Partnership With SAP and Customer Success Beirut - February, 04, 2015 - TYCONZ announced today that it is the recipient of the SAP® EMEA Partner Excellence Award 2015 in the category “Platform Solutions.” Awards were presented by SAP (NYSE: SAP) to the top-performing SAP partners in the Europe, Middle ......read more

‘Create more' with Wacom Intuos Pro…

Wacom today has launched its first global promotion campaign, ‘Create more,’ aimed at providing both professionals and experienced enthusiasts in the photography and illustration fields a range of tools to inform, inspire and help them create even more. Under the initiative, a range of high quality content and downloads, including free tutorials from professional artists, will be ......read more

CommScope Positions Global Partner Program to Better Service Customers and Partners…

CommScope Positions Global Partner Program to Better Service Customers and Partners —New Collaboration Tool Enables Faster and Easier Service to Global Customers — Dubai, UAE, 13 July 2015 - To increase the ease, speed and efficiency of collaborating with its partners and to deliver faster and better services to its customers, CommScope is introducing a new management tool for ......read more

The ‘New IP': Key to Reducing the Risk of Restrictive and Shadow IT…

By: Yarob Sakhnini, regional director, MEMA at Brocade However organization’s goals are measured — by market share, cost savings, shareholder returns, or customer satisfaction - they all have one thing in common: Restrictive IT. Organizations cannot take the risk of not addressing restrictive technology, absorbing the growing cost, and mitigating the impact of a failing ......read more

Qatar Airways Migrates Systems to the Ooredoo Data Centre…

Qatar Airways’ Primary and Back-up Data now Hosted on Pioneering Ooredoo Facility Doha, Qatar: Ooredoo and Qatar Airways have expanded their strategic partnership, with the national airline moving both its primary and backup data to Ooredoo’s cloud-hosting platform. As part of the migration, Qatar Airways has moved its systems and infrastructure to the world-class Ooredoo Data ......read more

Fortinet Closes Acquisition of Meru Networks…

Dubai, UAE - July 9, 2015 – Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions, today announced it has closed the acquisition of Meru Networks (NASDAQ:MERU), a leader in intelligent Wi-Fi networking. With the close of this acquisition, Fortinet expands on its secure wireless vision and enterprise growth focus, broadens the company’s solutions ......read more

Red Hat Amplifies its Partner Ecosystem with New Alliances for Red Hat Storage Portfolio…

DUBAI, UAE – 9th July, 2015 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced it has teamed with Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, and Vantrix, a global provider of media optimization and delivery solutions to mobile and video service ......read more

SAP and City Football Group Take “The Beautiful Game” Into the Cloud…

New Global Partnership powered by SAP HANA® Enterprise Cloud to Help CFG Simplify Operations, Enhance Fan Engagement and Improve Player Performance for Teams, Including Manchester City Football Club DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – 07 July 2015 — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) and City Football Group (CFG) today announced a global, multiyear marketing and technology partnership that will ......read more

Impact Porter Novelli Secures Huawei Honor Business…

IPN has won the PR business for Huawei’s e-commerce only brand “Honor” in the region, following a multi-agency pitch 8 July 2015, Dubai: Honor, the world’s leading smartphone e-brand from Huawei, has appointed Impact Porter Novelli (IPN) as its PR agency operating in the GCC region, effective immediately. Multiple PR agencies were invited to partake in a competitive ......read more

Ooredoo Celebrates the Spirit of Ramadan across its Regional Footprint …

Ooredoo reaches out to Communities with a Host of Charitable Activities and New Islamic Content during the Holy Month Doha, Qatar: Ooredoo companies have celebrated the spirit of Ramadan across their regional footprint this month, with a series of special initiatives. The activities have been designed to encourage people to appreciate life, spend time with loved ones, and help people in ......read more

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