#Telecoms

Etisalat

UAE-based Etisalat Group reports net profit of Dhs2.4bn, up 1% in Q3 2021

Its revenues reached Dhs13.3bn, an increase of 2 per cent year-on-year

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UAE telco du net profit down 65.6% in Q3 2021

Its revenues grew 6.9 per cent year-on-year to Dhs2.874bn

Saudi internet-services firm sets IPO price at top end of range

Riyadh has been the hottest market for IPOs in the Middle East over the past two years

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UAE telco Etisalat’s mobile subscribers do not require data plans to access Al Hosn app

The Al Hosn app is now whitelisted, so any data consumed by both prepaid and postpaid customers while using it will not come off a mobile subscribers’ allowance

Etisalat appoints new CEO for UAE operations

Masood M Sharif Mahmood has been appointed to the newly created role

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UAE telco Etisalat announces 6G plans

According to experts, 6G will bring about much faster data speed as well as lower latency and higher reliability than 5G

Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa

Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa to eliminate single-use plastics in SIMs and recharge cards

It is aiming for its operations to become carbon neutral by the end of 2021

Ooredoo Oman appoints its first female CEO

Noor Al Sulaiti, who will replace Ian Dench, previously led Ooredoo unit Starlink

Etisalat to support Abu Dhabi’s small and medium businesses’ in digital quest

The UAE’s SMB sector represents more than 94 percent of the total number of companies operating across the country

Dubai’s Emirates inks agreement with Huawei to strengthen relationship

The companies aim to build on their earlier agreement inked last year

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Etisalat Group reports Dhs2.3bn consolidated net profit for Q1 2021; up 7.9% y-on-y

Consolidated revenues amounted to Dhs13.2bn and consolidated EBITDA totalled Dhs6.8bn

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How mobile network operators can drive the next wave of financial inclusion in MENA

Mobile network operators have direct access to a large customer base that includes the harder-to-reach segments of the underbanked and unbanked

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Etisalat, du to rely more heavily on UAE credit rating score for new postpaid customers

With the addition of Etisalat and du’s data, AECB’s customer information database stands at 9 million individuals and 600,000 companies

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UAE operator Etisalat reports Dhs9bn net profit in 2020; up 3.8% y-on-y

Its consolidated revenues reached Dhs51.7bn, a 0.9 per cent decrease over the previous year

Bahrain

Bahrain achieves nationwide 5G coverage

Bahrain ICT sector accounts for nearly 3% of national GDP

Ooredoo to deploy Ericsson 5G technology across its global network

Five-year agreement covers Ooredoo’s operating companies in 10 countries

Zain, Ericsson launch joint intrapreneurship programme across Middle East

Ericsson to support Zain in identifying technology trends and industry insights

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Record growth in users of official UAE government portal from January-October: TRA

It recorded a 50.73 per cent year-on-year increase over the 6.54 million users recorded in the same period in 2019

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Saudi to provide 60,000 additional free wifi points, including at the two Holy Mosques

The initiative will see free wifi provided at hospitals, malls and public parks across the country

Etisalat

UAE’s Etisalat recognised as world’s fastest mobile network

Previously, Etisalat won the Speedtest Awards for fastest mobile network worldwide in Q1-Q2 and Q2-Q3 2020

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UAE telecom subscribers pegged at 21.808 million at the end of August

Pre-paid mobile phone subscriptions totalled 13.107 million, while post-paid mobile phone subscriptions stood at 3.578 million at the end of August

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UAE’s Etisalat to offer iPhone 12 pre-orders from Oct 16

The latest generation of iPhones were launched by Apple earlier this week

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