Nokia to expand development and deployment of 5G FIRST as industry interest grows

Nokia to expand development and deployment of 5G FIRST as industry interest grows

Meeting growing customer interest in 5G, Nokia is broadening its focus into multiple areas of early 5G mobility use cases, including enhanced mobile broadband and ultra-reliable, ultra-low latency communications. Nokia will push for accelerated 3GPP industry standardisation while building on early customer experiences with its Nokia 5G FIRST end-to-end solution,…

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Ixia and Arrow Electronics expand relationship to include EMEA

Ixia and Arrow Electronics expand relationship to include EMEA

Ixia, a leading provider of network testing, visibility and security solutions, has expanded its current relationship with Arrow Electronics, a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users, enabling Arrow to distribute the full portfolio of Ixia solutions in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), in…

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Nedaa and Nokia set Dubai as base of pioneering Innovation & Creativity Lab

Nedaa and Nokia set Dubai as base of pioneering Innovation & Creativity Lab

Professional communication corporation, Nedaa, the Dubai Government security networks provider, has announced that it has signed an agreement with Finnish multinational ICT giant, Nokia, formally designating Dubai as the headquarters of its pioneering Innovation and Creativity Lab. In December 2016, Nedaa and Nokia formed a strategic partnership to develop the…

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Gartner says worldwide IT spending forecast to grow 2.4 per cent in 2017

Gartner says worldwide IT spending forecast to grow 2.4 per cent in 2017

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.5 trillion in 2017, a 2.4 per cent increase from 2016, according to Gartner. This growth rate is up from the previous quarter's forecast of 1.4 per cent, due to the US dollar decline against many foreign currencies. "Digital business is having a…

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METCO drives high performance networking for enterprises

METCO drives high performance networking for enterprises

Middle East Telecommunications Company, METCO is at the forefront of the digital transformation. METCO provide services for communication solution implementations and provides guidance on products from industry partners. METCO delivers productivity improvements that meet challenges and drives business forward. For more than three decades, METCO has been delivering turnkey telecommunications…

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Ali Amer to lead Cisco’s MEA Global Service Provider business

Ali Amer to lead Cisco’s MEA Global Service Provider business

Cisco has announced that Ali Amer has been appointed Managing Director for Global Service Provider Sales in the Middle East and Africa at Cisco. In his new role, Ali will be responsible for helping telecommunications service providers transform their networks, businesses and customer experiences to capture the opportunities created by…

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AudioCodes signs distribution agreement with Nuvias for EMEA region

AudioCodes signs distribution agreement with Nuvias for EMEA region

AudioCodes, the voice and unified communications networking solutions vendor, has signed a pan-EMEA distribution agreement with the high-value distribution business Nuvias, following the recent launch of Nuvias’ unified communications practice across EMEA. Nuvias is now able to offer complete end-to-end solutions and technical support for Skype for Business and BroadSoft…

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Fortinet threat landscape report reveals visibility and control of distributed infrastructures have diminished

Fortinet threat landscape report reveals visibility and control of distributed infrastructures have diminished

Fortinet, a global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, has announced the findings of its latest Global Threat Landscape Report. The data spans the cybersecurity kill chain focusing on three central aspects of the landscape, including application exploits, malicious software and botnets against the backdrop of important enterprise technology and industry sector…

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Challenging macroeconomic conditions cause downturn in Africa's mobile phone market

Challenging macroeconomic conditions cause downturn in Africa’s mobile phone market

Africa's mobile phone market started 2017 off with a drastic quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) decline according to the latest figures announced by International Data Corporation (IDC). The newly released Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows that overall shipments for the first quarter of the year in Africa totalled 54.5 million units, down 8.2…

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SentinelOne joins Fortinet Fabric-Ready Programme to integrate advanced endpoint protection with Fortinet Security Fabric

SentinelOne joins Fortinet Fabric-Ready Programme to integrate advanced endpoint protection with Fortinet Security Fabric

Fortinet, a high-performance cybersecurity solutions company, and SentinelOne, a company transforming endpoint protection, have announced a Fabric-Ready partnership to deliver SentinelOne’s next-generation endpoint protection combined with the advanced defences of the Fortinet Security Fabric. The Fortinet and SentinelOne integrated security solution delivers a comprehensive security architecture that spans networked, application,…

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Affiliate of Pulse Secure to acquire vADC business from Brocade

Affiliate of Pulse Secure to acquire vADC business from Brocade

An affiliate of Pulse Secure, a leading provider of secure access solutions to both enterprises and service providers, has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire assets associated with the Virtual Application Delivery Controller (vADC) product family from Brocade Communications Systems. The transaction includes a leased research…

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Alpha Data throws spotlight on Digital Workspace Solutions at Abu Dhabi event

Alpha Data throws spotlight on Digital Workspace Solutions at Abu Dhabi event

Alpha Data, a UAE-based systems integrator and one of the longest-standing IT companies in the country, delivered a keynote presentation at the ‘Digital Workspace on Azure’ event, organised by Alpha Data and held recently at the St Regis in Abu Dhabi. The company collaborated with key partners Citrix and Microsoft…

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KSA launches SAP Cloud Hub

KSA launches SAP Cloud Hub

Witnessed by His Majesty King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, and German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, during her trade mission to the Kingdom, SAP announced a plan to launch the SAP Cloud Hub, in collaboration with the Saudi Ministry of Communication and Information Technology…

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Digital Shadows expands executive leadership

Digital Shadows expands executive leadership

Digital Shadows has strengthened its management team by appointing Dan Lowden as Chief Marketing Officer; Schwark Satyavolu joins the company’s board and Paul Kenealy joins as Director of Intelligence. Digital Shadows finished 2016 with its third consecutive year of triple-digit revenue growth and experienced significant customer expansion in both the…

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