April 20, 2019

(AETOS Wire)-- At the occasion of the launch of the first ever eSIM (embedded SIM) service on the Portuguese market, NOS today introduces with IDEMIA an eSIM subscription management commercial service for the consumer market, based on a physical voucher approach and future evolution towards a digital voucher.

As a major actor in the telecom field, IDEMIA is at the forefront of the digital revolution and is committed to bringing protected and convenient experiences to mobile operator customers. IDEMIA will be providing NOS its eSIM management solutions that will provide instant digital connectivity that"...

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April 18, 2019

Du, part of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is launching a new brand campaign called “Be more you” that emphasises the self-identification of its users and aligns with the more human, modern and digital ethos of the telco.

Building on the foundation “Add life to life”, the refresh is meant to create a positive impact on people’s lives and enable them to follow their dreams.

The refreshed brand identity comes at a critical inflection point in du’s growth and helps prepare it for the next phase. The new chapter will be announced across all du-connected phones via a mobile"...

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April 17, 2019

When the first image of a black hole ever taken was released on April 10, so was the name Katie Bouman, a scientist and member of the team running Event Horizon Telescope, which captured the moment.

What also followed was an over-use of the term 'female scientist' to describe the young woman.

Headlines around the world billed the 29-year-old academic thus. But when was the last time you read about a group of young male scientists? You probably haven't, it is just assumed.

It is"...

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April 17, 2019

Huawei has deployed its AI expertise with leading medical research bodies to help safeguard children's eyesight. Huawei is working with IIS Aragon and DIVE Medical to co-create Track AI, an AI-powered assessment designed to detect and diagnose early signs of visual impairment in children.

The World Health Organization estimates there are 19 million children in the world with visual impairment, of which 70 to 80 percent are preventable or curable. In most cases, these children will remain undiagnosed for years, resulting in more serious consequences with their vision, general development, educational and social opportunities. Less severe"...

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April 17, 2019

West Africa’s mobile ecosystem generated more than $50 billion in economic value last year – equivalent to 8.7 per cent of the region’s GDP1, according to a new GSMA study. The 2019 West Africa edition of the GSMA’s Mobile Economy report series is published at the ‘Mobile 360 – West Africa’ event being held in Abidjan this week. The study finds that rising mobile phone ownership and the ongoing migration to mobile broadband networks and services across the region will see the mobile ecosystem’s economic contribution continue to increase over the coming years, forecast to reach almost $70 billion (9.5 per cent of GDP) by 2023.


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April 13, 2019

UAE-based telecoms giant Etisalat plans to invest AED4 billion ($1.09 billion) in digital transformation, mobile and fibre networks this year, according to a senior executive.

Hatem Bamatraf, chief technology officer, Etisalat International, said the company's 'pioneering efforts' in 5G will pave the way for the 'future of connectivity'.

Bamatraf was speaking at 5G MENA 2019 in Dubai where he highlighted Etisalat’s investments and focus on enhancing and building one of the most advanced networks in the region.


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April 13, 2019

(WAM) -- du, from the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, EITC, was presented with the prestigious Seamless Award for Blockchain Initiative for its BPaaS (Blockchain Platform as a Service) platform.

The award was presented at the 2019 Seamless Awards, which took place at the Armani Hotel in Dubai and recognised the telco’s role in supporting the UAE’s Blockchain strategy.

du launched the initiative to build the first Blockchain Platform as a Service in the UAE, in partnership with global Blockchain solutions provider ConsenSys, to improve the"...

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April 9, 2019

UAE-based telecom group Etisalat plans to invest Dh4 billion ($1 billion) during 2019 in digital transformation, the mobile and fiber network, said Hatem Bamatraf, chief technology officer, Etisalat International at the ongoing 5G Mena 2019 in Dubai, UAE.

Etisalat’s pioneering efforts in 5G will pave the way for the ‘Future of Connectivity’ with innovation and digital transformation taking centre stage and leading the company to play a greater role in the digital lives of consumers and enterprises, he added in his keynote speech at the event running from April 7 to 10.

‏‎ 5G Mena 2019 is hosting high-level keynotes, 5G use-cases, onstage debates and interviews, executive"...

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April 2, 2019

The mobile network name in the UAE has been changed yet again in cohesion with a worldwide event.

The name has been changed to 'Earth Hour-Etisalat, in solidarity with the global event.

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will turn off at least 1,433 streetlights along Business St., Al Saada St., Boulevard St. (Burj Khalifa) and Al Mamzar Beach Street from 8.30pm until 9.30 on Saturday (March"...

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March 30, 2019

UAE-based telecom group Etisalat will join major companies around the world on March 30 to mark Earth Hour, the world's largest movement in support of action on climate change.

Ten of Etisalat’s buildings across the UAE will switch off their lights and non-essential electronics from 8:30 to 9:30pm on the day for Earth Hour.

Dr Ahmed Bin Ali, Group senior vice president, Corporate Communications, Etisalat said: “Etisalat is continuously investing in green technologies and smart innovative systems, in line with its strategy to lead the digital future.

“We hope that our annual participation in this event will help to increase awareness, encourage environment-friendly"...

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