UAE banking to consider artificial intelligence, blockchain, FinTech in 2018

UAE banking to consider artificial intelligence, blockchain, FinTech in 2018

As the UAE banking sector comes to terms with new regulations and the implications of VAT, KPMG’s third edition of the annual UAE banking perspectives report reveals how technological innovation and strong corporate governance will enable banks to transform into robust financial institutions. According to the report, Artificial Intelligence, blockchain…

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Ingram Micro launches Internet of Things business for Middle East, Africa, Turkey

Ingram Micro launches Internet of Things business for Middle East, Africa, Turkey

Ingram Micro announced the launch of its newly formed Internet of Things Business Unit in Middle East, Turkey and Africa. Ingram Micro has been a value-added distributor for numerous ICT vendors including Cisco, Dell EMC, HPE, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and others. Over the last 24 months, Ingram Micro has launched…

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Zebra scanners, printers part of digitisation at Capital Health’s specialised hospital

Zebra scanners, printers part of digitisation at Capital Health’s specialised hospital

Zebra Technologies, a vendor in rugged mobile computers, barcode scanners and barcode printers with software and services to enable real-time enterprise visibility, is collaborating with Capital Health to provide a portfolio of advanced patient identification solutions to support the digitisation of Capital Health’s new Specialised Rehabilitation Hospital in Abu Dhabi.…

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Etisalat recognises top partners for recharge, eLife, prepaid, post-paid sales

Etisalat recognises top partners for recharge, eLife, prepaid, post-paid sales

Etisalat honoured its top performing partners at an awards ceremony in Dubai. Etisalat annually recognises and rewards the company’s partners for their support to achieve strong results and for their efforts in taking Etisalat to greater heights. This year, the Sales Engagement award ceremony was held at the Ritz Carlton,…

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du selects NFV and narrow band IoT from Affirmed Networks for smart city

du selects NFV and narrow band IoT from Affirmed Networks for smart city

Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualised mobile networks, announced that UAE-based telecommunications service provider du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, has selected Affirmed's Network Functions Virtualisation NFV, Narrow Band IoT NB-IoT mobile core, to provide an industry-leading 3GPP core network for IoT use cases, enabling a wide range of smart…

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STC and Cisco sign MoU for development of 5G communication systems

STC and Cisco sign MoU for development of 5G communication systems

Saudi Telecom Company and Cisco announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding and intend to collaborate on the development of 5G communication systems and networks. The joint effort aims to facilitate STC's transformation into a digital service provider and supports the pivotal role it plays in enabling Saudi Arabia's…

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Amadeus to drive IATA NDC-X, XML based data distribution capability in region

Amadeus to drive IATA NDC-X, XML based data distribution capability in region

The travel industry is moving towards increased personalisation as merchandising techniques drive new revenues and business opportunities, and as travelers expect brands to know them and adapt offers accordingly. It is against this backdrop that Amadeus has announced the creation of a dedicated programme to drive the industrialisation of New…

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Orange Middle East Africa to implement Nokia RAN across seven African countries

Orange Middle East Africa to implement Nokia RAN across seven African countries

Nokia and Orange Middle East and Africa are rolling out a Nokia single radio access network and network management technology across seven African countries in a three-year modernisation project to prepare for the launch of 4G services. To facilitate the deployment Nokia has set up a dedicated West and Central…

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CommScope partners with Fluke Networks for optical fibre certification

CommScope partners with Fluke Networks for optical fibre certification

CommScope, a global vendor in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, has partnered with Fluke Networks, a global vendor in cable certification, to help ensure optimum fibre optic cabling performance. CommScope’s exclusive Systimax link loss calculator will now be incorporated in Fluke Networks’ CertiFiber Pro Optical Loss Test Set part of…

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E-City to invest AED 67M in expansion across UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman

E-City to invest AED 67M in expansion across UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman

E-City, the electronics retail arm of Albatha Group, one of the UAE’s largest conglomerates, has revealed a strategic AED 67 million expansion initiative that is aimed towards reinforcing the company's market presence in the UAE and the GCC region. The move demonstrates the company's continuing efforts to further consolidate their…

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Mindware signs master distribution contract with wireless vendor Ubiquiti Networks

Mindware signs master distribution contract with wireless vendor Ubiquiti Networks

Mindware, the regional IT Distributor, announced the signing of a pan-Middle East contract with Ubiquiti Networks, manufacturer of wireless data communication equipment. The distribution contract will be covering all countries under Mindware’s regional umbrella, from the Levant and North Africa all the way to the Gulf and Pakistan, encompassing the…

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Aptec adds Meraki networking cloud to Cisco distribution portfolio

Aptec adds Meraki networking cloud to Cisco distribution portfolio

Aptec, an Ingram Micro company, announced it now offers Cisco’s Meraki Solutions for Cisco resellers in the Gulf Region. Meraki by Cisco delivers a fast, simple path to cloud networking, simplifying end-users’ needs by allowing central management of Wireless, Security, Switching and devices anywhere and at any time. Meraki is…

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Network International ties with Oracle Gold partner 3C Payment for hospitality

Network International ties with Oracle Gold partner 3C Payment for hospitality

Network International, the payment solutions provider in the Middle East and Africa has strengthened its product proposition to the hospitality sector following a partnership with 3C Payment, a global provider of payment solutions. To help with large group billing, waiting staff can recall and print itemised table bills from the…

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Booz Allen Hamilton IoT Field Guide recommended for regional CSOs

Booz Allen Hamilton IoT Field Guide recommended for regional CSOs

The Internet of Things IoT continues to gain a strong footing in the GCC across different sectors ranging from manufacturing and transportation to energy. The vulnerability of IoT to external cyber threats remains high – in fact even higher than traditional IT – a Booz Allen Hamilton report released in…

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