A10 Networks gains five major 5G GI-LAN security design wins

A10 Networks gains five major 5G GI-LAN security design wins

A10’s Thunder Converged Firewall meets critical needs of mobile operators for hyperscale, performance and automation in 5G Networks. A10 Networks, a provider of intelligent and automated cybersecurity solutions, announced it  has secured five major 5G network design wins in the second half of 2018 for its A10 Thunder Convergent Firewall…

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BT announces Kevin Brown as new Head of Security Business

BT announces Kevin Brown as new Head of Security Business

BT has announced the appointment of Kevin Brown as Managing Director of BT Security, where he will be responsible for the company’s physical and cybersecurity activity around the world. Brown, who succeeds Mark Hughes, joined BT in 2012, following a 20-year career in law enforcement. He has specialised in security…

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The trends that are set to shape the African channel market

The trends that are set to shape the African channel market

The channel market is changing. There is a trend emerging where solutions across different categories are combining to create a more holistic, horizontal approach to the channel offering. But companies are also demanding hyper-specialised businesses and application technology skills from vendors. And, according to Westcon and Ruckus Networks, this outlook…

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Interview: Meraj Hoda, Vice President of Business Development – MEA, Ring

Interview: Meraj Hoda, Vice President of Business Development – MEA, Ring

Ring products are being used across the region to keep communities safe, with innovative technology helping to uphold the company’s mission to ‘secure the neighbourhood’. We spoke to Mohammad Meraj Hoda, Vice President of Business Development – Middle East and Africa at Ring, about what the company has been up…

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Nokia powers optical service on Telecom Egypt’s Delta Backbone Network

Nokia powers optical service on Telecom Egypt’s Delta Backbone Network

Telecom Egypt has adopted Nokia's Photonic Service Engine (PSE) technology to double backbone capacity on its Delta Region DWDM backbone network. Commercial deployment of the new high-speed service started in June and represents the first 200G long distance, single carrier transmission service in Africa. With growth in demand for mobile…

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Adapt IT consolidates telecommunications solutions

Adapt IT consolidates telecommunications solutions

JSE-listed Adapt IT Holdings Limited has announced the acquisition of the Conor Group in a transaction worth R80 million to strengthen the Adapt IT Telecoms solutions division. Conor, founded in 2007, is a fast-growing and dynamic software business that employs 60 highly-skilled professionals and provides high performance telco and mobile…

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Huawei rolls out its first ‘HUAWEI Developer Day’ series

Huawei rolls out its first ‘HUAWEI Developer Day’ series

For the first time outside of China, Huawei has rolled out its HUAWEI Developer Day workshop series bringing together the best smartphone developers across the Middle East and North Africa to announce the introduction of the HUAWEI developer alliance in the region. The opening session was held in Dubai, gathering…

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FVC helps customers on their Digital Transformation journeys

FVC helps customers on their Digital Transformation journeys

We caught up with K.S Parag, Managing Director at FVC, a leading value-added-distributor (VAD) in the Middle East and Africa, who discussed how the company is helping its customers on their Digital Transformation journeys. Could you give us an overview of the business? We are a company which is focused…

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Nexign partners with Bubbletone to deliver Blockchain solution for telcos

Nexign partners with Bubbletone to deliver Blockchain solution for telcos

The platform creates a global marketplace where operators can publish and share product information as well as buy and resell as-is, or bundle, offerings from other operators. Nexign and Bubbletone have announced an exclusive partnership to develop an industry-first Blockchain-based Business Support Systems (BSS) solution for the telecom sector. The…

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Huawei and Mediapro team up to provide AR and VR over 5G networks

Huawei and Mediapro team up to provide AR and VR over 5G networks

Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, and Barcelona-based multimedia communications giant, Mediapro, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate in the distribution of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) over 5G networks. The MoU took place at the…

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Smart Dubai announces UAEPASS as strategic partner during GITEX launch

Smart Dubai announces UAEPASS as strategic partner during GITEX launch

Smart Dubai, in partnership with the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA), has inaugurated UAEPASS, a National Digital Identity and Signature Solution, in collaboration with Abu Dhabi’s Smart Solutions & Services Authority; and the Dubai Electronic Security Centre (DESC), as a strategic partner. The launch took place at a press conference held…

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Ring partners with PRO TECHnology to make homes safer in Gulf region

Ring partners with PRO TECHnology to make homes safer in Gulf region

Ring, a leader in neighbourhood security, has announced that it has partnered with PRO TECHnology, a leading provider of exceptional innovative IT solutions in the Gulf region at GITEX 2018. The partnership will help Ring foray and expand its reach across the regional market offering residential real estate developers and…

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TRA and Cisco Work Together for the UAE’s digital future

TRA and Cisco Work Together for the UAE’s digital future

Cisco has announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of the United Arab Emirates (TRA) to accelerate digital adoption and boost co-operation for the UAE’s digital future. The MoU is a key addition to Cisco's Country Digital Acceleration (CDA)  programme in the UAE,…

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Ethiopian Airlines app adds Alipay through mobile payment platform

Ethiopian Airlines app adds Alipay through mobile payment platform

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest aviation group in Africa and SkyTrax Four Star Airline, has partnered with CellPoint to accept payments via Chinese firm Alipay. This is the first APM integration for CellPoint Mobile as part of an ongoing partnership with the flag carrier of Ethiopia. "CellPoint Mobile has demonstrated its commitment and knowledge…

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