UAE’s etisalat by e& attains TM Forum’s silver certification for Open API conformance

It becomes the first telecom company in the MENA region to acquire the certification


Saudi telecom acquires 9.9% interest in Spain’s Telefónica

Telefónica benefits from a portfolio of infrastructure assets and technology platforms, where it is developing capabilities in areas such as cognitive intelligence, edge computing and IoT


ADDED, e& enterprise to support transition to Industry 4.0, sustainability

The primary objective is to enhance the digital evolution within Abu Dhabi’s manufacturing industry

Yahsat reinforces presence in China image WAM

UAE’s Yahsat reinforces presence in China

The Asia Pacific region is amongst the main international markets for the company due to its popular solutions, which includes Thuraya’s MarineStar

e& concludes majority stake acqusiition in beehive Image e& Group

Abu Dhabi’s e& enterprise concludes majority stake acquisition in Beehive

The telecom company announced it was acquiring 63.3 per cent of the peer-to-peer lending platform in May

Nokia Moon Mission

An inside look at Nokia’s moon mission

For the first time, Nokia is digging into the details of its lunar mission and explaining its reasons for voyaging to the Moon

ETIC reports Q2 2023 results Image: Du EITC

UAE telco du sees Q2 net profit rise 31.2%

On the basis of the Q2 2023 results, the company’s board of directors has approved the distribution of an interim half year cash dividend of Dhs0.13 per share


Vodafone to slash 11,000 jobs in new CEO’s turnaround plan

Margherita Della Valle said she would reallocate resources to focus on quality service that customers expect and grow the Vodafone Business unit

Telecom Egypt sells shares

Telecom Egypt offers over 162 million shares up for sale

The second offering, dedicated to staffers of Telecom Egypt, started on Sunday and will go on until May 25


UAE’s e& enterprise to acquire majority stake in Beehive

Beehive leads the crowdfunding platform space in the UAE, with operations in Saudi Arabia and Oman

Image e& Group

UAE’s e& reports consolidated revenue of Dhs13bn in Q1 2023

In the UAE, etisalat by e& recorded 13.9 million subscribers an increase of 6 per cent compared to the same period last year

United Group

Saudi Telecom to buy United Group towers for EUR1.2bn

Tawal, which is making its first foray into Europe through the acquisition, already owns more than 16,000 towers

Kuwait’s Zain Group posts $640m full-year profit

The board of directors proposed a cash dividend of 25 fils per share for H2 2022, following a semi-annual dividend of 10 fils earlier last year


How 5G is transforming business operations

The 5G connectivity is estimated to account for 25 per cent of all mobile connections by 2025

Ooredoo Group

Ooredoo Group selects Nokia for 5G deployment in Algeria and Tunisia

The upgrade will lead to improved network performance and help the group to prepare for launch of 5G services


Qatar’s Ooredoo plans to carve out telecom tower unit this year

The firm received interest from over 50 regional and international bidders and is currently in the final round of talks

UAE telecom operator du posts 10.8% growth in 2022 net profit

UAE telecom operator du posts 10.8% growth in 2022 net profit

Full-year revenues grew by 9.2 per cent to total Dhs12.75bn, while EBITDA increased by 12 per cent to equal Dhs5.14bn

Aldar announces record sales for period ending Sept 30, 2022

UAE telcos partner with Aldar Properties to deliver advanced services

By virtue of the agreement, both service providers will deliver telecommunications infrastructure for the developer’s major projects


Oman Energy firm OQ to sell 49% stake in oil-drilling unit IPO

The IPO could raise as much as $500m

Ooredoo Oman mobile internet coverage

Telco Ooredoo to expand coverage to more areas across Oman

Ooredoo will enable 2G, 3G and 4G coverage to 37 previously uncovered areas for the first time


UAE telco du to enhance employees’ skillsets via alliance with Nokia

As part of the agreement, Nokia will carry out training and development programmes covering technology competence to du employees


Etisalat by e& partners with ADGM to digitally enable startups and businesses

The proposition is an all-in-one solution designed to ensure complete business mobility by equipping each employee to work remotely or in a hybrid work environment

e& partners with UICCA

Telco e& becomes UAE’s first private sector entity to join UICCA

UAE Independent Climate Change Accelerators is a non-partisan climate action entity that functions as a think tank, providing evidence-based policy recommendations on climate action to both the public and private sectors

e& sets net zero target for 2030

UAE’s e& commits to net-zero operations by 2030

The company will accelerate the de-carbonisation of activities while focusing on mobile network modernisation with the deployment of the latest generation of energy-efficient radio equipment

Direct device to satellite Ali Al Hashemi is the CEO of UAE’s satellite solutions provider, Yahsat Group

How direct satellite-to-device connectivity can transform the satcom sector

Direct satellite-to-device technology opens the door for satellite services to go mainstream and leverage mass-market equipment production


Telecom industry’s value creation blueprint for the future

Telcos are already speeding the digitisation journey with new products and solutions developed on their own or through public-private partnerships


Saudi telecom operator Mobily successfully integrates 5G frequencies with Nokia

The fastest download speed in the Middle East was accomplished after trying to merge three frequencies within the mid-range spectral range

Dubai telecom operator Du posts $87m net profit

UAE’s du reports 12.7% rise in net profit for Q3 2022

The increase in service revenues lifted the gross margin to 65.2 per cent compared to 62.2 per cent in Q3 2021

e& partners with Ericsson to build sustainable networks in UAE

The expansion will help etisalat by e& evolve its radio access network


UAE telecom du signs MoU with Huawei and Sinotrans at Gitex Global

Huawei and du will deliver the 5G campus network solution to Sinotrans