#Telecoms

UAE telecom regulator RTA allocates new 5G frequencies

Frequencies in the 24.25 – 27.5 GHz range allows UAE operators expand 5G services

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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

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

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

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

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 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

New video calling app launched in UAE, ban on Skype, WhatsApp calls remains

Etisalat offers access to the Voico UAE app, which offers video and audio calls worldwide

UAE gets new video calling app as VoIP restrictions on Skype, WhatsApp continue

Yzer also has Dhs400m investment from business figure Balvinder Singh Sahni

Dubai businessman Khalaf Al Habtoor urges for end to Skype ban in UAE

The Dubai businessman also said reconsidering some of the fees will have a “positive impact on the economy”

Revealed: Top 10 companies in Bahrain in 2018

The biggest listed companies in Bahrain by market capitalisation

UAE’s Etisalat, du offer free wifi for National Day

The offer will be open to all UAE residents in major public places

Revealed: Pricing, GCC availability of Apple’s iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, Watch 4

Apple unveiled four new devices at a launch event on Wednesday

UAE blocks Roblox, Blue Whale, Mariam other online games

The country’s attorney general said the games were damaging to children’s health

Revealed: Top 10 companies in Saudi Arabia in 2017

The biggest listed companies in Saudi Arabia by market capitalisation

Revealed: Top 10 companies in the UAE in 2017

The biggest listed companies in the UAE by market capitalisation

Revealed: Top 10 companies in Bahrain in 2017

The biggest listed companies in Bahrain by market capitalisation

Etisalat announces free wifi in the UAE during Eid Al Adha

The free offer will be available from August 30 until September 9

Etisalat to offer free wifi in the UAE during National Day

Residents will be able to access the service in malls, cafes, beaches and parks

Revealed: Top 10 companies in the UAE in 2016

The biggest listed companies in the UAE as ranked by market capitalisation

Saudi’s Mobily Q2 net profit up 22%

The telecoms company said that it made a net profit of $379 million in the second quarter of the year.

Etisalat Gets New Chairman

Eissa Al Suwaidi has been appointed as the new head of the UAE telecoms company, replacing Mohammad Omran.

Qtel Bids For Wataniya Stake

The Qatar-based telecoms operator plans to buy the remaining majority stake in Wataniya for $1.9 billion.

Qtel Announces New Group COO

The Qatar-based telecommunications firm promotes Ahmed Al-Derbesti to chief operating officer.

Du Offers Fastest UAE Service

The mobile operator plans to launch a 4G broadband service, four times faster than it’s current speed.

Friendi Secures Virgin Deal

The Dubai-based operator has agreed a partnership with Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, extending into South Africa.

Qtel Raises Asiacell Stake

Qatar Telecom will pay $1.47 billion to increase its stake in Iraqi operator Asiacell to 60 per cent.

Saudi Needs Spectrum Change

Freeing up spectrum for Saudi’s telecoms operators may add $95.5 billion to the economy by 2025, said GSMA.

Etisalat To Cut Rates By 30%

UAE telecoms operator Etisalat will reduce international call tariffs from the second half of 2012.