telecom

January 23, 2020

Etisalat set another milestone by retaining its top position as 'The Most Valuable Consumer Brand' and 'The Most Valuable Telecom Brand' in Middle East and Africa (MEA) by Brand Finance - as a recognition for the success and growth of the brand.

Based on the report from Brand Finance, world's leading independent brand valuation and strategy consultancy, Etisalat boasts of an impressive portfolio of brands touching $11bn including Etisalat Misr, Mobily, Ufone, Maroc Telecom and PTCL. The brand has also demonstrated consistent performance over the years retaining its title as the most valuable telecom brand for the fourth year in a row.

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January 22, 2020

Saudi Telecom Company (STC), a world-class digital leader, today announced it is partnering with MATRIXX Software to drive continued growth for its Jawwy brand. STC Solutions is the prime contractor for this project and System Integrator (SI) Celfocus has been selected for delivery.

As a digital-first solution, Jawwy represents the future in consumer mobility by delivering a rich and unique customer experience,"...

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January 8, 2020

Du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is empowering prepaid and post-paid customers to enjoy a seamless digital experience with the ability to now pay their bills or recharge their accounts via Apple Pay.

Billed as the ultimate cashless and effortless payment method, Apple Pay is available for du customers to pay their du bills and top up their lines within the innovative self-service du app using credit cards stored on their Apple devices.

Apple Pay enhances the payment experience by providing additional security, convenience, and ease at users’ fingertips. As the UAE shifts towards becoming a cashless society and more digitally facing, payment innovations like"...

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January 8, 2020

The smartphone will remain the dominant consumer device into the new decade, but the arrival of 5G will not guarantee a surge in device upgrades, according to new GSMA Intelligence research. A new report, The Future of Devices, published at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 in Las Vegas today, provides a wealth of insight on consumer technology adoption trends over the coming years, including the outlook for smartphones, smart speakers, wearables and other emerging categories.

Based on the results of GSMA Intelligence’s 2019 Consumer Survey, the report found that smartphone ownership among adults in most high- and middle-income"...

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January 7, 2020

UAE's Etisalat on Monday announced the launch of a cloud-based business unified communication and collaboration service, CloudTalk, for small and medium businesses and enterprise customers in the UAE.

In a statement, the telecommunications services provider said that it had partnered with Ribbon Communications 'to provide customers with a secure, scalable, and cloud-native business communication and collaboration solution'. Ribbon Communications, headquartered in the US, is a publicly traded company providing IP-based real time communications security and software solutions.

According to Etisalat, the CloudTalk service will offer users 'an integrated communication solution'"...

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December 29, 2019

The UAE's telecommunications regulator has said it imposes strict standards to protect users' privacy after ToTok was taken off the Apple and Google app stores because there were allegations that it was being used as a spy tool.

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) issued a statement saying it is aware of the recent allegations and concerns about the privacy of users on applications in the UAE, in particular Totok, a popular video call and chat service.

'The TRA affirms that UAE telecommunications regulations encompass strong information security"...

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