telecom

June 25, 2019

The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority rolled out its first National Cybersecurity Strategy on Monday to create a legal framework that safeguards emerging technologies and the nation’s critical infrastructure, as the government boosts cybersecurity investments across the Emirates.

“We will identify all existing cybersecurity laws and also draft new regulations required to cope with emerging cybercrimes,” said Mohammad Al Zarooni, the TRA’s director of policies and programmes.

“A couple of potential areas that draw our immediate"...

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June 24, 2019

Ambassador International Academy (AIA Dubai), a leading operator of schools will launch Dubai’s first affordable International Baccalaureate (IB) school, built on education excellence with global quality standards in September.

Fees at IB schools in Dubai average Dh52,800 in the Kindergarten and Dh65,600 in the Primary. At Ambassador International Academy (AIA Dubai), the average Kindergarten tuition fees are Dh30,400 and Dh35,800 ($14,372) in the Primary School. Parents with children at AIA Dubai would save Dh22,400 in Kindergarten and Dh28,800 in the Primary.

Kamal Kalwani, co-founder and vice chairman Ambassador International Academy (AIA) said: 'Not only quality education, but affordable"...

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June 24, 2019

UAE-based telecom group Etisalat has collaborated with networking leader Ericsson to showcase emerging 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) trends, technology updates, Artificial Intelligence and automation in a technology roadshow.

Etisalat has set a new benchmark in the telecom industry. It became the first operator to launch the first commercial 5G wireless network in Mena in 2018; the first operator in Mena to offer the first available 5G device for consumers to experience 5G; and the first mobile operator in Mena to provide 5G coverage inside an international airport.

‘Barcelona Unboxed’ is aimed at bringing the latest technologies that were showcased on Ericsson’s hall during"...

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June 24, 2019

ABU DHABI, 23rd June, 2019 (WAM) -- The Telecommunications Regulations Authority (TRA) has reported a 43.2 percent decline in cyberattacks on government, semi-government and private sector entities in the UAE during the first five months of 2019, as compared to the same period last year.

A total of 113 cyberattacks were foiled from January to May 2019 against 199 during the corresponding period in 2018.

Seven of these offensives were categorised as critically harmful, while 11 were of medium damage and seven of low detriment.

Fraudulent"...

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June 22, 2019

(WAM) -- Etisalat is set to invest AED4 billion in network upgrade in 2019, according to a senior executive.

'The upgrade will cover the company's mobile phone and fiber optic networks, along with infrastructure development as well as Etisalat's G5 network,' Dr. Ahmed bin Ali, Senior Vice President Corporate Communication, told the Emirates News Agency, WAM, on Thursday.

'Etisalat embarked on its 5G journey in 2014 and last year the first commercial 5G wireless network in the UAE was launched with speeds as much as 20 times faster than 4G,'"...

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June 20, 2019

DUBAI, 19th June, 2019 (WAM) -- Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, TRA Director-General, has said that the launch of Microsoft cloud services in the UAE confirms the country's leading role in the ICT sector and as one of the world's leading hubs of digital transformation in all sectors.

In a statement, on the launch of Microsoft cloud services in UAE, Al Mansoori said that the presence of advanced, efficient, flexible and high-performance cloud services in the region enables companies for full digital transformation, which positively affects the quality, competitiveness and efficiency of the services they provide to their customers.

'The"...

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June 18, 2019

DUBAI, 17th June, 2019 (WAM) -- Thuraya Telecommunications Company, the mobile satellite services subsidiary of the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), today announced the unveiling of its newest smart solutions for the fast-growing APAC market at CommunicAsia 2019 in Singapore.

By combining the power of L-band with the dexterity of GSM and the global reach of Ku-band, Thuraya provides users unrivalled access to voice, broadband and Machine-to-Machine, M2M, communications on a plethora of platforms and networks – multiplicity, being a key enabler of smart, connected technologies.

Affirming"...

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June 18, 2019

International telecom and technology service provider Vodafone Group plc is the newest member of SeeHer, the Association of National Advertisers’ leading global movement for gender equality in advertising and media. Vodafone joins a powerful collective of 1,000-plus top brands that control $100-plus billion in worldwide ad spend.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190616005037/en/

Vodafone has mobile operations in"...

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June 17, 2019

The United Arab Emirates’ sovereign wealth fund boosted its stake in Dubai-based telecom operator Du, snapping a stake valued at about $630 million.

The Emirates Investment Authority bought 463.3 million shares in the telecom firm from Mamoura Diversified Global Holding and General Investments in a special deal, according to a statement. It represented about 10.2 percent of Du’s issued share capital.

The statement didn’t provide a value for the deal. Du shares closed at 5.02 dirhams in Dubai on Thursday.

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June 17, 2019

Tourists visiting Dubai will be given a pre-paid mobile SIM card, absolutely free of charge.

The complimentary tourist SIM pack will be handed to all tourists who are over the age of 18 at the immigration counter, according to a report in Khaleej Times.

The SIM comes with three minutes of talk time and 20MB of mobile data.

The initiative has been launched by Du, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) and Smart Dubai.

Tourists"...

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