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Huawei becomes world’s top smartphone vendor in FY Q2 2020

The majority of Huawei’s phone sales from April-June was in China

Microsoft, TikTok deal on hold as Donald Trump mulls US ban

US alleges ByteDance could turn over Americans’ user data to the government in China

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Phi Trends: The business implications of 5G

Investors must keep a lookout for stocks with game-changing potential, which inevitably will tap into 5G and enable future growth prospects, opines entrepreneur and investor Shailesh Dash

Huawei launches mid-range Nova series 5G phone in the UAE, price revealed

The smartphone comes with AppGallery, Huawei’s official app marketplace

How should the regional telecom industry navigate the Covid-19 reality

Telecommunication companies are an essential part of the overall pandemic solution, and all should reaffirm their unique position to help people during this crisis

Etisalat

Etisalat Group reports Dhs4.6bn consolidated net profit for H1 2020, up 3% y-on-y

However, consolidated revenues of the UAE’s biggest telecom operator decreased 1 per cent to Dhs25.6bn

Tata Communications granted local ISP, telecom licence in Saudi

Licence allows change of status from a foreign carrier to local licenced service provider

Oppo updates VOOC range of chargers; can charge 4,000mAh battery in 20 minutes

Increased consumption of power-hungry applications presents new energy challenges to phone users

Omantel taps Ericsson to expand 5G across the sultanate

Telco to connect the Salalah, Nizwa and Surto areas to high-speed 5G network

Virgin Mobile UAE launches reward programme for customers

Accumulated points are converted monthly upon plan renewal and added to the Virgin Mobile in-app wallet

TRA to shutdown 2G network across UAE by 2022

UAE service providers will provide support to groups that may be affected by the shutdown

Will access to Zoom, other VoIP services continue in the UAE? TRA responds

In March, the TRA had said several apps would be available for free due to the Covid-19 situation

Revealed: Top 10 companies in the Middle East in 2020

In this year’s Forbes list of the Middle East’s Top 100 Companies 2020, Saudi Arabia led the pack with 33 entries

​Abu Dhabi Investment Authority acquires stake in Peruvian power company

Abu Dhabi to invest $752m in Reliance Industries’ digital arm

The deal comes days after the emirate’s Mubadala Investment spent $1.2bn on a 1.85 per cent stake in Jio

Video Conferencing Software Zoom

Zoom to add end-to-end encryption feature, unavailable to free users

The company says that it has done so to offer security officials the option to intercept calls if the service is being used for illegal purposes

Microsoft had a big presence at GITEX Technology Week last year

Gitex, Gitex Future Stars events rescheduled to December 2020

Gitex was originally slated for between September 27 to October 1 this year

DEWA and Huawei discuss collaboration on future projects for Dubai

The partnership includes a number of planned future projects around big data management and cybersecurity

UAE telecoms operator Etisalat CEO resigns

Saleh Al Abdooli has resigned for personal reasons

Time to give back: The OPPO perspective

The global smartphone leader is stepping up efforts to ensure that it can play its part in preventing the spread of Covid-19 and assisting the community in the current situation

Message from the top: Ethan Xue, president, OPPO MEA

As companies across the GCC tackle the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, regional business leaders reveal insights on what their organisations are doing and offer advice on how to deal with the current crisis

UAE telco du launches digital platform for SMEs

The new platform will enable SME corporates to conduct simple, secure, and trusted business transactions

Message from the top: Salvador Anglada, group chief business officer, Etisalat

As companies across the GCC tackle the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, regional business leaders reveal insights on what their organisations are doing and offer advice on how to deal with the current crisis

UAE telecom operator du reports 21% decrease in net income for Q1 2020

It also reported revenues of Dhs2.99bn for Q1 2020, down 4.8 per cent compared to the corresponding period in 2019

Etisalat provides free mobile data to over 12,000 students in UAE to access e-learning

Etisalat also said that over 10 million mobile subscribers in the country could access its networks to enjoy free browsing to over 800 websites related to education, health and safety

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Covid-19: The new business opportunities in the Middle East and beyond

While the Covid-19 outbreak has created pandemonium globally, some business segments from education and entertainment to telemedicine and telecommunications now have a bigger role to play than ever before

UAE’s TRA shares list of additional apps for distance learning

The applications will be available on an exceptional basis and until further notice

Mobiles in the UAE will not be disconnected due to expired IDs

Individuals will not be required to visit any service centre to provide supporting documents

Etisalat CloudTalk Meeting

UAE telco Etisalat extends CloudTalk Meeting to now allow up to 50 participants

Etisalat already announced a three-month free trial of its online collaboration platform

Skype for Business, Google Hangouts, other applications now available in the UAE

The applications would be available “exceptionally and until further notice”

UAE eases restrictions on internet calls to contain virus

The UAE will permit companies to use Microsoft Teams and Zoom applications that allow virtual conferencing