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    Get HD voice calls on 4G with Nokia 220 4G

    A classic Nokia feature phone, now with readiness for 4G VoLTE HD voice calling, web browsing and all your favourite social apps  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20th August 2019:  HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces the Nokia 220 4G, the latest member of its market-leading feature phone family. Nokia 220 4G supports HD voice calls over 4G LTE*, lets you surf your favourite websites with the web browser, and share your updates and content with friends and family through social media. Nokia 220 4G comes with the quality you expect from a Nokia phone as well as all the essentials you need, including games and radio without the need for a headset, all packed in a durable inherently coloured polycarbonate shell that’s a classic and familiar design from Nokia.  Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, ......read more

    Etisalat successfully dials in 5G call from world's tallest tower

    Etisalat and Emaar come together to make 5G call from iconic tower ‘Burj Khalifa’    Dubai, 19 August 2019:  Following its global milestones achieved in 5G network this year and the live 5G video calls made across various locations in UAE, Etisalat today announced the availability of 5G coverage in the world’s tallest and iconic tower ‘Burj Khalifa’ showcasing readiness of the state-of-the-art 5G network and compatibility with industry leading 5G smartphones.   Today’s 5G call is a major step for Etisalat as it proves the network readiness and availability of the 5G  network and services in the country. Etisalat’s landmark announcement earlier in the year also gave subscribers an opportunity to be the first in the MENA region to experience the new super-fast 5G ......read more

    Could We Be Any More Excited? The Central Perk Set From Friends Arrives in Lego® Brick Form

    The LEGO Group is bringing the hit comedy Friends to life in brick form for its latest LEGO Ideas set, available from September 1st to mark the show’s 25th anniversary Dubai, 19 August 2019:  For any LEGO fans who may feel their building is always stuck in second gear … there is something new coming that’s perfect for you – as famous TV show Friends arrives for fans with the new LEGO Ideas: Central Perk set. Available directly at LEGO Stores starting September 1, 2019, this highly collectable set is a faithful recreation of Central Perk, and it’s packed with authentic details, making it a must-have memorabilia item for the Friends’ 25th anniversary year. As well as seven all-new LEGO Minifigures (Ross Geller, Rachel Green, Chandler Bing, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Phoebe Buffay and ......read more

    Airbus and STC Specialized provide reliable secure communications for the Hajj in Mecca

    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia chooses Airbus and STC Specialized to secure millions of pilgrims during Muslim gathering with state-of-the-art mission critical technology. United Arab Emirates – 18 August 2019:   Airbus, a leading provider of secure communication and collaboration solutions, provides mission critical communications technology to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for this year’s Hajj pilgrimage.  Airbus has been a trusted supplier of secure communication solutions for the Hajj pilgrimage every year since 2017. With the implementation of its systems to ensure faster emergency response for public safety, and use of its state-of-the-art technology, Airbus and STC Specialized ensured the smooth running of security operations which safeguard millions of visitors each year.  Various security ......read more

    Exceptional Playtime with Soundcore Vortex

    Enhanced audio experience with rich sound and comfortable ergonomically designed headband Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  17, August 2019:    Anker Innovations’ highlights Soundcore Vortex Wireless Over-Ear Headphones, with 20-Hour Playtime, Bluetooth 4.1, Hi-Fi Stereo Sound, Soft Memory-Foam Ear Cups and Built-in Microphone. Get swept away by the music and engross yourself in rich, professionally-tuned audio with AptX high fidelity sound. Every aspect of your music is heightened with brilliant treble, smooth mid-ranges, and deep bass.  Roshan Vadlakonda, Regional Sales Head at Anker Innovations MEA said, “We are delighted to bring in Anker’s world class innovations through our amazing audio brand Soundcore to our regional market. Soundcore has a wide range of top-notch feature packed ......read more

    The future of photography and videography is in Canon's hands, with five 2019 EISA Awards

      Established international photography journalists recognize Canon’s  line-up as industry leading     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday 15th August 2019:   Today, Canon Europe is recognized as an industry-leader, with the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) honoring Canon with five prestigious accolades. The 2019 Awards showcase Canon’s unrivalled optical excellence and heritage, with the awards going to the EOS RP alongside RF and EF lenses. Since the high-profile launch of the EOS R System in September 2018, Canon has redefined photographic boundaries, designing bodies and lenses to expand shooting possibilities for amateur and professional photographers alike – which is reflected in this year’s awards.  Canon is proud to have been ......read more

    Etisalat C&WS and Sparkle pioneer in enabling 5G Roaming Globally

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  14, August 2019:   Etisalat Carrier & Wholesale (C&WS) and Sparkle today announced the establishment of a 5G data roaming interconnection between Etisalat  and TIM, paving the way for 5G roaming between Middle East and across the globe.    This strategic agreement will set the path for 5G and the global mobile and carrier community. While Expo 2020 was the first major commercial customer in MEASA to partner with Etisalat on 5G, Etisalat was also the first telecom operator to launch the first commercial 5G network in MENA.    Through its network rollout and the pioneering launch of the first 5G handset in the MENA, Etisalat managed to provide UAE customers with an opportunity to experience the power of 5G technology. Etisalat also empowered visitors at Abu ......read more

    Lenovo Introduces Single-socket Servers, Designed Specifically for Edge and Data-intensive Workloads

    • Lenovo’s new ThinkSystem SR635 and SR655 single-socket server platforms are specifically built to harness the full potential of AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series processors • Enhance video security and other critical applications for edge and virtualized environments with greater storage, processing and graphics capabilities • Enable organizations to accomplish more with less, reducing TCO by up to 46 percent and reducing software licensing costs by up to 73 percent  • Drive advanced network intelligence and analytics by delivering new levels of workload efficiency and performance to address growing pain points for our telecommunications customers   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  08, August 2019:   Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY), a technology leader in Intelligent ......read more

    LG Signature Responds to Market Demand for Luxury Appliances With Expanded Lineup

    LG’s Premium Brand Teases New Products for Enhanced Living   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  08, August 2019:   LG SIGNATURE, the first ultra-premium brand from LG Electronics (LG) is expanding its product lineup to meet growing consumer demand.  First launching in South Korea in 2016, LG SIGNATURE is now available in over 50 countries worldwide, including the UAE and Saudi Arabia. A unique proposition for homeowners keen to invest in luxury goods, LG SIGNATURE appliances fuse together quality build, elegant design and LG’s advanced technology for ultimate convenience and enjoyment. As part of its efforts to help more consumers live efficiently with smart and premium home appliances, LG SIGNATURE is adding new additions to its portfolio this year. The expanded global lineup of ......read more

    Smiles Unlimited Buy 1 Get 1 offers chance to win Mauritius summer holiday for two

    Abu Dhabi 07 August 2019:  Smiles, the deals and discount app that provides a wide range of daily deals and lifestyle rewards, is offering customers the chance to win a summer holiday for two to the paradise island of Mauritius. Smiles has partnered with Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority and Emirates Holidays to launch this mega promotion where a subscription to the Unlimited Buy 1 Get 1 package gives customers a chance to enter a raffle draw: one raffle entry for 30 days package; three raffle entries for 90 days package; and 10 raffle entries for a yearly package. Five lucky customers get to win a summer holiday package for two to Mauritius, which includes return flight tickets on Emirates for two, return airport transfers by private car for two, and three-night stay inclusive of breakfast in a beachfront resort in ......read more

    du Announces New Roaming Solutions for UAE Customers Travelling for Hajj or Visiting GCC Countries

    Connecting with friends and family in the UAE just got easier for du customers travelling for Hajj or visiting other GCC countries, with the release of roaming bundles starting from AED 100 Dubai, UAE, 6th August, 2019:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced three new and convenient roaming bundles for customers travelling for Hajj and to other GCC countries. By subscribing to the new roaming packages, prepaid and postpaid customers have a variety of options to stay connected with up to 30GB of data and unlimited outgoing calls while roaming in, or travelling between, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman or Saudi Arabia. Reflecting its commitment to delivering seamless connected experiences, du’s latest roaming solution recognizes that a large proportion of UAE travellers demand roaming ......read more

    Hub71 Welcomes Seven New Startups from Six Sectors

    Mixture of Emirati, Arab and international founders to have new operational base in Abu Dhabi Seven startups specialized in fintech, health tech, travel tech, AI, blockchain and social impact to join Hub71   1 August 2019, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Hub71 has announced today that seven new startups will bring a significant part of their operations and presence to the Abu-Dhabi based tech hub. The seven startups are specialized in fintech, health tech, travel tech, AI, blockchain and social impact. Spanning across many industries, the startups include two Emirati founders who have decided to build their own businesses, Basil Al Askari of MidChains and Faisal Al Hammadi of YACOB. The international cohort also include Arab, Asian and American founders; some of which have come from Jordan and the US, to be part of the ......read more

    Capital One breach - statement from Forcepoint

    August 01, 2019 - Dubai, UAE "Security experts and business leaders are scratching their heads today. It appears that Capital One’s breach was an exploit of a configuration issue in a firewall, something that's typically rectified by routine security audits and controls. This significant breach shows how today's enterprise security deployments are increasingly complicated, with the use of various cloud platforms and access to sensitive data as examples. Another important fact is that more and more individuals outside of an organization have knowledge of how enterprise systems work and how organizations maintain and access their data in the cloud, giving them insider views that could be used for nefarious purposes. These complexities put a spotlight on establishing the right controls and business processes to ......read more

    AMD Reports Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

    Revenue grew 20 percent quarter-over-quarter; Gross margin expanded to 41 percent, up 4 percentage points year-over-year - Dubai, UAE - July 31, 2019 - AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) today announced revenue for the second quarter of 2019 of $1.53 billion, operating income of $59 million, net income of $35 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.03. On a non-GAAP(*) basis, operating income was $111 million, net income was $92 million and diluted earnings per share was $0.08.   GAAP Quarterly Financial Results     Q2 2019  Q2 2018  Y/Y  Q1 2019 Q/Q Revenue ($B) $1.53 $1.76 Down 13% $1.27 Up 20% Gross margin  41% 37% Up 4 pp 41%  Flat Operating expense ......read more

    du Leads MENA as Founding Member of Global Alliance to Promote Adoption of Light Communication Technology

    du’s involvement in the Light Communication Alliance will help lead global adoption of Light Communication technology Dubai, UAE, 31, July, 2019: du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has become the only regional founding member of the Light Communications Alliance (LCA) – a newly launched global consortium of communications, lighting, infrastructure, and device manufacturing industry leaders aimed at promoting new wireless technologies to enable Light Communications (LC). The LCA will also establish and advocate the use of global standards for this emerging industry. As a key advocate for bringing new technologies to fruition across the UAE, du’s involvement in this global alliance reiterates the company’s commitment towards pioneering technologies that empower citizens, ......read more

    LG Introduces New Ultrafine 5k Display

    With Powerful All-Around Performance, New 5K Monitor Offers Extended  Usability and Seamless Connectivity with Mac and iPad Pro   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  31, July  2019:   LG Electronics (LG) today introduced a new 27-inch UltraFineTM 5K Display (model 27MD5KL) which, along with the company’s 24-inch UltraFine 4K Display (model 24MD4KL), gives consumers two high-quality monitors that are designed specifically for the latest Apple products.    LG’s UltraFine displays deliver amazing image quality when connected to a Mac or iPad Pro. Designed to enhance productivity, the LG UltraFine 5K delivers powerful all-around performance and the latest connectivity options. With Thunderbolt 3 and USB Type-C support, the monitor is an ideal companion for the latest Mac notebooks ......read more

    Genetec Recognized as one of the Fastest Growing Access Control Software Manufacturers in the World According to Latest IHS Report

    Genetec rose to #3 access control software vendor position in the Americas with nearly 45% growth while capturing market share worldwide to take #6 position globally DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, July 31, 2019— According to a recent report published by business intelligence provider IHS Markit (NASDAQ: INFO),  Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, has become one of the fastest growing providers of access control software in the world. The IHS report showed Genetec rising to the number 3 position in the Americas region (with a 45% growth in business in the region), and to the number 6 position globally in 2018.   According to the report Access Control Intelligence Service Annual Update for Global and ......read more

    The all new Nokia 105 – with a battery that lasts and all your everyday essentials at an unbeatable value

    4th generation Nokia 105 brings a modern design and functionality to the popular model  Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  30, July  2019:    HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced the all new fourth generation of its most popular feature phone - Nokia 105. The new Nokia 105 comes with everything the Nokia 105 is known for, including a battery that lasts, allowing you to talk from sunset to sunrise with one charge. Its 1.77” colour screen is great for playing games like the classic Snake, and the island keymat makes dialling and texting easy and enjoyable. With an inherently coloured polycarbonate body, the new Nokia 105 effortlessly combines modern design with simplicity and durability in a package that offers great value.  Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global, ......read more

    LG announces Second-Quarter 2019 Financial Results

    Record-High Sales for Home Appliance Unit, Strong B2B Profitability DUBAI, July 30, 2019 — LG Electronics Inc. (LG) today announced record second quarter and first half revenues with consolidated sales of KRW 15.63 trillion (USD 13.40 billion) and operating profit of KRW 652.3 billion (USD 559.4 million) for the period covering April-June 2019.  Compared to the same period last year, sales were 4.1 percent higher with operating income down 15.4 percent. Record home appliance profits and strong business solutions profitability offset smaller operating income for home entertainment products and losses from vehicle components and mobile communications.  The LG Home Appliance & Air Solution Company reported record sales of KRW 6.10 trillion (USD 5.23 billion) in the second quarter, the highest for the business unit ......read more

    ThreatQuotient Launches META Operations in Partnership with StarLink

    Partnership marks ThreatQuotient’s global expansion into Middle East, Turkey and Africa Dubai, United Arab Emirates – July 29, 2019 – ThreatQuotient™, a leading security operations platform innovator, today announced a strategic partnership and value added distributor (VAD) agreement with StarLink. According to the terms of the agreement, StarLink will promote and distribute ThreatQuotient’s platform, ThreatQ™, through its extensive network of channel partners and solution providers across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa. The ability for organisations to continuously ensure the security of their data and support the business needs of their customers is becoming a more critical factor of success; and the success of cybersecurity strategies within an organization is leaning more and more on ......read more

    F5 Networks Announces Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2019 Results Including 91% Software Revenue Growth

    Delivers GAAP EPS of $1.43 and non-GAAP EPS of $2.52 per diluted share DUBAI, UAE— July 29, 2019 — F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) has announced financial results for its fiscal 2019 third quarter ended June 30, 2019. Third quarter fiscal year 2019 results include the acquisition of NGINX, Inc., completed on May 8, 2019. "The quarter's 4% total revenue growth and 91% software growth was driven by customer demand for the software form factors of our application services, as customers globally rely on F5 to provide consistent application security and reliable performance across private, public and multi-cloud environments," said François Locoh-Donou, F5 President and Chief Executive Officer. "With customers facing an ever-increasing array of threats, our software growth continues to be driven by ......read more

    HP Empowers Demanding Creative Workflows with New Performance Options for Z6 Workstations

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  28, July  2019:   Building on our continued innovation across the Z by HP workstation portfolio, HP delivers new highly configurable options for Z6 G4 workstations featuring Intel® Xeon® W CPUs. Ideal for demanding creative workloads like 3D animation and rendering, or any workflows that need higher core counts but don’t require the need for a dual processor system at higher prices.   The need for technology that can speed up the creative process—all within budget—has become a very real challenge today. With support for up to 364GB of memory on the new single socket Xeon® W-3000 series processors, creators can now take advantage of the HP Z6 higher memory capacity, compared to the Z4. The Z6 is also highly expandable with six PCIe slots for future ......read more

    Xerox Launches Suite of Compact Multifunction Printers with WiFi Direct and Mobile Printing

    Three new devices bring reliability and higher print capacity to budget-conscious small businesses and home offices DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, July 29, 2019 – Xerox announces a new series of three affordable print devices designed to enhance small office mobility, without compromising image quality, security or the user experience. Comprised of the Xerox B210 printer, and B205 and B215 multifunction printers, the devices offer high-speed wireless connectivity, allowing users to print anywhere, at any time.  Each device features WiFi Direct technology that enables wireless printing without a router and mobile print functionality with Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Mopria and Android support. The series reaches print speeds of up to 31 ppm, while delivering high-resolution 1200 x 1200 dpi enhanced image ......read more

    State-of-the-Art Living with LG SIGNATURE

    THE FINEST WORKMANSHIP MEETS TIMELESS DESIGN   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  28, July  2019:   Since launching in the GCC in 2017, LG’s premium home appliance brand, LG SIGNATURE has gone on to redefine luxury living for homeown-ers across the region.  Through a careful blend of style and functionality, LG SIGNATURE meets the de-mands of the discerning consumer of today, who expects high quality workmanship, seamlessly intertwined with innovative technologies. From the initial design phase, LG SIGNATURE products are treated differently. Typi-cally undergoing three times the amount of manpower spent on R&D in comparison with other home appliances, the end-user and enhanced living remain at the forefront of each product’s build.  With an exclusive product lineup, LG SIGNATURE ......read more

    Synology® Urges All Users to Take Immediate Action to Protect Data from Ransomware Attack

    Dubai, UAE —July 28, 2019— Synology® recently found that several users were under a ransomware attack, where admins’ credentials were stolen by brute-force login attacks, and their data was encrypted as a result.    Synology investigated and found that the causes of these attacks were due to dictionary attacks instead of specific system vulnerabilities. This large-scale attack was targeted at various NAS models from different vendors; therefore, Synology strongly recommends users check their network and account settings to protect data from ransomware.   "We believe this is an organized attack. After an intensive investigation into this matter, we found that the attacker used botnet addresses to hide the real source IP," said Ken Lee, Manager of Security Incident Response Team at ......read more

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    Take Your Best Shots and Selfies this Eid with Superb Smartphones from HONOR with Advanced Cameras

    Capture Memories with HONOR’s Eid offers that offer everything you need in a phone and more Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May 28 2019:  It’s that time of the year where everybody travels with their family and friends after Ramadan celebrating Eid Al Fitr.  Travel can be fun, energizing, and exciting — or exhausting, frustrating, and boring if you do not have the right accessories to complement your travel. HONOR, the leading smartphone e-brand, has got you covered for your upcoming trip with their latest most competent products on the market: HONOR 10i and ......read more

    du's Mawaed Al Rahman Ramadan Initiative Celebrates 12 Years of Promoting Tolerance Values Throughout the UAE

    Dubai, UAE, 28 May, 2019:   The running of du’s, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), annual Mawead Al Rahman initiative held extra significance this Ramadan as the company celebrates and promotes cohesion and compassion throughout the UAE’s communities during the Year of Tolerance.  Over the last five years, du has donated more than 55,000 boxes of essential food ingredients to those in need across the UAE. In doing so, the telco’s Mawaed Al Rahman initiative has positively impacted communities across the UAE as well as engaging ......read more

    Celebrate a techtastic Eid Al Fitr with the unmatched range of Nokia phones

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 26, 2019:   Eid Al Fitr is a time of celebration with family and friends. For those who will not be surrounded by loved ones in the UAE, you can still be a part of the festivities and stay connected with family through a diverse portfolio of not one, but five Nokia smartphones that just keep getting better with time. Capture your Eid memories, enjoy fun apps and games, watch your favourite TV shows and movies, and more.    Nokia 9 PureView – Reach new heights of imaging innovation  Unleash your inner photographer and ......read more

    FOX Networks Group Democratizes Programming this Ramadan 270,000 votes determine show line-up throughout the Holy month

    May 22, 2019 – Dubai, UAE:  Democratized programming is what Fox Networks Group (FNG) is offering its regional viewers with this Ramadan. With a ‘People’s Choice’ approach, the network enabled viewers from across the Middle East to vote for their preferred shows during the Holy month. In a two-month period, over 270,000 votes were captured from across the Arab world on FNG’s social media channels Facebook and Instagram.  Solid data insights allowed FNG to develop recommendation algorithms with pattern discovery and trend analysis based on historical ......read more

    Game Of Phones: 8 reasons why software should sit on the throne

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 21, 2019:   When you play the game of phones, you win or you die. In the endless battle of smartphone specs, it seems to be impossible to choose a hero phone. The true hero will be capable of offering an experience that never ages. It’s the software, the unsung hero, which propels your hardware to go further, for longer.    But not all Android phones offer this winning edge. Android One, as across Nokia smartphones, offers an undiluted Android experience with no bloatware to slow you down. You also get faster software updates ......read more

    HP and Siemens Deepen Additive Manufacturing Alliance to Advance Digital Manufacturing

    Market leaders expand industrial additive manufacturing solution and  drive innovation at new Siemens Polymer Competency Center      • HP’s new Jet Fusion 5200 Series industrial 3D printing system integrated with Siemens’ Digital Enterprise offering, combination of Digital Twins for product, production, and performance with MindSphere to enable mid-volume serial plastic parts production • Companies collaborate to help auto and industrial customers create high-quality 3D printed parts faster; enabling unique product designs, new ......read more

    Xerox Announces Industry's Lightest Paper Kit

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 20, 2019:  Xerox is announcing a new Ultra Lightweight Stock Printing Kit. With this technology, customers will be able to flip and stack 44 gsm large format paper, marking a first of its kind capability for cut sheet and digital monochrome printing.  Not only does this open avenues for offset migration, there’s an increasing demand for book applications that require a reduction in weight.   This marks the 374th patent Xerox has filed for the Nuvera system (two of them belonging to the new Ultra Lightweight Kit) and speaks to our ......read more

    Etisalat exclusively offers Microsoft's latest Xbox One S all-digital edition in UAE

    Abu Dhabi 20 May 2019:  Etisalat is set to thrill UAE gamers with its exclusive launch of the Xbox One S all-digital edition, which is now available across all Etisalat stores in the UAE, through www.etisalat.ae, and My Etisalat UAE app.    Khaled Elkhouly, Chief Consumer Officer, said: “We are extremely delighted to have tied up with Microsoft to bring the much-awaited Xbox One S All-Digital Edition to our customers in the UAE. Our Smart Pay options of 12, 18 and 24 months will make it highly affordable for all customer segments to get their hands on this highly ......read more

    du Offers Seamless Telco Experience with UAE-First Linksys Training Initiative

    By undergoing customer-related training, du’s technicians and engineers have been equipped with world-class networking equipment expertise Dubai, UAE, May 19, 2019:  du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), customers are set to benefit from an enhanced telco experience, following the company increasing its efforts to equip frontline technicians and field engineers with best-in-class expertise. By undergoing training and retraining by global networking leader Linksys - the connected home division within newly merged Belkin International and Foxconn ......read more

    Ramadan Promotion: 300% Bonus of the recharge value from Etisalat to share the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan with your loved ones

    • For the first time in the UAE, 300% bonus credit offered on every AED30 recharge or more  • 100% bonus credit for the customer to use and 200% to share with 2 friends   Abu Dhabi, 19 May 2019: Ramadan is a month of spiritual reflection and a special time for family and friends to come together to strengthen their bonds. In keeping with the spirit of the holy month, Etisalat has introduced its Ramadan Bonus on Recharge promotion to enable its customers to spread joy, share Ramadan moments as and when they happen, and strengthen social relationships throughout the holy ......read more

    Future Network Awards 2019 Awards Schneider Electric and NPCC under the category ‘Networking Project of the Year - Public'

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 19, 2019:   Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation and National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), UAE’s largest engineering, procurement, and construction companies were awarded by the Future Network Awards 2019 as the ‘Networking Project of the Year - Public’. This recognition came in the light of the successful digital transformation of NPCC’s production and operation facilities for monitoring their energy consumption with the help of Schneider’s ......read more

    Jumbo Electronics wins four awards at du Partners Awards ceremony held in Dubai

    Awarded ‘Best Partner for 2018’ for overall performance and consistently high customer service Dubai, UAE, 19 May 2019:  Jumbo Electronics, the leading omnichannel tech-retailer in the region, was awarded ‘Best Partner for 2018’ by leading telecom operator du for achieving retail excellence based on overall sales performance, operational compliance at all outlets and high-quality customer service.  The retailer also won the ‘du Star Award’ for supporting du’s Franchise Unit during 2018, the ‘Best Sales Staff Enterprise ......read more

    du Unlocks ‘Generosity in Every Offer' With Exceptional Value-Packed Deals Throughout Ramadan

    du is delivering generous offers to customers UAE-wide for the duration of the holy month Dubai, UAE, 13 May, 2019:  du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is welcoming customers to feel the spirit of generosity this month with a value-laden range of postpaid, prepaid, and home offers for all. These special Ramadan offers build on du’s commitment to enriching the lives of customers across the UAE by enabling connectivity and embracing the spirit of giving, sharing and caring, which is especially significant in the Year of Tolerance. “The value ......read more

    du Celebrates UAE's Entrepreneurial Spirit as Silver Partner at 2019 SME Expo

    du’s participation at the SME Expo is driving and enabling the growth and innovation aspirations of the UAE’s booming SME sector  Dubai, UAE, May 12, 2019:  du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is delivering innovative solutions to power the UAE’s SMEs, as a Silver Sponsor at the 2019 SME Expo. Taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, du utilised the two-day event to share how its leading technology and bespoke solutions can be applied to inspire SME businesses and the strong spirit of entrepreneurship across the ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies and Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise introduce customers to new technologies and products to aid digital transformation

    Dubai, May 12, 2019:  Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies in partnership with Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE) recently held an event in Dubai to introduce customers to the latest products and technology in communications and network infrastructure from Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise.  Senior management from both companies presented updates on new technology, products and real-life cases of successful implementation by Al-Futtaim Technologies and ALE to support its customers digital transformation.   Commenting on the event, Murali S, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim ......read more

    HONOR Has Got You Covered This Eid With Multiple Gifting Options

    Pamper your loved ones with a range of latest innovative and fashionable gadgets Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 11, 2019:   Eid is a special time to rejoice the completion of the blessed month of Ramadan and what better way to celebrate the festivities than by treating your family and friends with the latest editions of the HONOR gadgets.  HONOR 10i: Triple the fun with a three-lens camera HONOR 10i will be the most delightful gift to present to your loved ones who love to take a good selfie and who love to take pictures for an active virtual life. It packs in ......read more

    Etisalat rewards Devices Festival raffle draw winner with luxury car

    Abu Dhabi 11 May 2019:  Etisalat handed over a 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA sedan to the winner of its Devices Festival raffle draw conducted earlier this month at Etisalat’s Abu Dhabi headquarters. Mohammed Khaled Ahmed Al Shehhi received the key to the luxury car during a handover ceremony attended by Sultan Mohamed Al Dhaheri, General Manager, Etisalat Abu Dhabi. The Etisalat Devices Festival launched on 26 th  December 2018 and concluded on 31st   March 2019. Customers enjoyed discounted prices of upto 85% on smartphones, tablets, smart watches, and ......read more

    Nokia's Android Enterprise Recommended smartphone portfolio expands to offer broadest range of business-grade devices validated by Google

    There are now 14 Nokia smartphones in the Android Enterprise Recommended programme - more than any other brand   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9th May 2019 – HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced today that it now offers the largest and most diverse range of “best in business” smartphones on Android™, with the addition of three new devices to the portfolio. The Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia 4.2 and Nokia 3.2 (3/32GB) now join 11 other Nokia smartphones that have been validated as part of the Android Enterprise Recommended programme, offering a great ......read more

    Pepperl+Fuchs opens new office in Jafza One

    Jebel Ali Free zone’s smart office facility adds to its growing client list of world leading firms Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 09 May 2019: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the Middle East’s largest special economic zone, saw the inauguration of the new Dubai-based offices of the Pepperl+Fuchs Group, a global leader in manufacturing electrical explosion protection and sensor technology, at its state-of-the-art Jafza One facility. The new office will serve as a sales subsidiary for the German company to market their products across the MENA region. The decision to base their ......read more

    Sony Launches RX0 II, the World's Smallest and Lightest Premium Ultra-Compact Camera, in the UAE

    Superb image quality delivered by 1.0-type stacked 15.3MP  image sensor condensed into waterproof  rugged, highly compact body Featuring ZEISS® Tessar T* 24mm  F4 fixed wide-angle lens Movie shooting with 4K  internal recording and new image stabilisation solutions   Dubai, UAE; May 8, 2019 – Sony Middle East & Africa today introduced in the UAE an exciting new addition to its highly popular compact camera line-up with the launch of the world's smallest and lightest  premium compact camera, the RX0 II (model DSC-RX0M2). Building ......read more

    Own your favourite smart devices from Huawei at brand new prices this Ramadan

    May 8, 2019, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: In an effort to bring the latest innovation and services to consumers at unprecedented prices this Ramadan, HUAWEI Consumer Business Group (CBG) has launched its anticipated Ramadan offers.   Some of the consumer favourite devices are being offered by Huawei at brand new prices in its Ramadan promotion. The offer on Huawei phones began on 25th April and will run until 11th May. Promotions on Huawei tablets and laptops will run until 8th June.   Huawei Ramadan promotion also brings surprises for happy owners of Huawei smartphones ......read more

    Oracle Cloud is in Fashion for Global Retailer Gap Inc.

    Banana Republic is the latest Gap Inc. brand to go live with Oracle Retail cloud offerings DUBAI, UAE. – May 07, 2019 – Following the success of Oracle’s Retail Cloud at INTERMIX, Banana Republic is the latest Gap Inc. brand to go live on the solutions. Banana Republic is a global apparel and accessories brand available online and in over 600 company-operated and franchise retail locations worldwide. “To meet the evolving needs of our global customers and how they want to shop, we need to simplify and scale operations. By adopting the Oracle Retail Cloud Service, ......read more

    du Invites UAE Residents to Visit Its Flagship Stores in Dubai & Abu Dhabi to Experience 5G Technology

    Ahead of the commercial launch & rollout of 5G, all UAE residents can visit du’s main shops in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to learn about the enormous benefits and potential of this technology Dubai, UAE, May 5, 2019: du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is inviting UAE residents to visit its flagship stores in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, starting May 8, to experience 5G technology firsthand and learn about the benefits they will receive when it launches commercially, and once 5G compatible devices become available in the market. With the future of 5G coming closer to ......read more

    Ai Everything Brave Awards celebrates homegrown and global businesses leaders for pioneering use of artificial intelligence

    The best of exceptional lab-to-live solutions, industry applications and pilot projects in AI win top recognition Dubai, May 2, 2019:  At the inaugural Ai Everything Brave Awards in association with Forbes AI, frontrunners from homegrown businesses and global industry showcased how artificial intelligence is transforming their operations and scale, to drive new efficiencies, elevate customer experiences and pave the way for an innovation centric economy.  From exceptional lab-to-live solutions, industry applications and pilot projects in AI, the finalists gave visitors from ......read more

    Souq Becomes Amazon.ae in the UAE

    UAE customers who previously shopped on Souq can now shop on Amazon.ae by using the Amazon App or by visiting the Amazon.ae website Amazon.ae features millions of local and international products, great prices, fast delivery, and world class customer service Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 1st 2019 –   Amazon and Souq today announced the launch of Amazon.ae, a new local shopping experience for customers in the UAE. Amazon.ae features over 30 million products from local and international businesses, including products previously available on Souq and five million ......read more

    HUAWEI launches heart-warming campaign this Ramadan

    April 30, 2019 - Dubai Huawei launched a heart-warming campaign that revisits and reminds people of the old tradition of moon-sighting. With the advent of technology, moon-sighting information is easily available to observers through various channels and media.  Huawei’s initiative include a campaign that highlights the importance of moon-sighting and the nostalgia of traditions as they continue to be passed down to younger generations. The campaign also sheds light on Ramadan in modern times, celebrating tradition, history and culture. The video shows moonsighting ......read more

    LG's Innovative Home Solutions Designed for a Sustainable Future

    Increased Efficiency and Durability are Key Foundations of LG’s Latest Home Appliances Dubai, UAE, April 30, 2019:   As a pioneer in developing innovative home appliances, LG Electronics (LG) is committed to engineering new ways of helping people live with greater convenience, without compromising on the environment.  Many governments across the region and globally are investing heavily in smart and efficient solutions to help achieve their sustainable goals. In the UAE, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) recently announced that the Emirate has ......read more

    Excitement Builds as the Most Anticipated Artificial Intelligence Summit, Ai Everything, Throws Open Its Doors To The World Today

    Global AI first movers will be recognised at the Ai Everything Brave Awards for breakthrough innovations and rapid adoption of artificial intelligence technologies   Dubai, UAE – 30 April 2019:   Ai Everything (AiE), the world’s foremost summit on Artificial Intelligence (AI) kicks off in Dubai today, April 30th, 2019, at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Ai Everything is hosted by the UAE’s National ......read more

    Juniper Networks Reports Preliminary First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

    Dubai - UAE, April 28, 2019-- Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today reported preliminary financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and provided its outlook for the three months ending June 30, 2019.   First Quarter 2019 Financial Performance   Net revenues were $1,001.7 million, a decrease of 7% year-over-year, and 15% sequentially.   GAAP operating margin was 4.3%, a decrease from 5.1% in the first quarter of 2018, and a decrease from 16.7% in the fourth quarter of ......read more

    Ai Everything: Dubai Police welcomes leading global data scientists to co-create a safer society at region's first ‘Kaggle Days'

    Inaugural Ai Everything will also witness industry’s most promising start-ups vying for a total prize pool of $100,000 at the Supernova Challenge    Dubai, UAE – 28 April 2019: Global tech supremos will make their way to Dubai to participate in the region’s first ‘Kaggle Days’, a two-day global competition that is organized by Google-owned Kaggle and LogicAI. An online data scientists community comprising more than 1 million users, Kaggle Days has partnered with Dubai Police to host this edition during Ai Everything, which runs from April 30 – ......read more

    For Those Who Desire a Modish Mobile, HONOR 20 Moschino Edition will be the High-fash Smartphone You Need in 2019

    Dubai, UAE, April 25, 2019:  HONOR is set to unveil its latest flagship smartphone series next month in London, and one version of the HONOR 20 will come with a high-fashion twist. As part of HONOR’s year-long partnership with luxury Italian fashion house Moschino, first announced in December 2018, the two brands on May 21 will show off the HONOR 20 Moschino Edition, which will be accompanied by a Moschino-designed phone purse and phone case.   ...read more

    Dark Matter detector observes universe's rarest decay process ever measured

    NYU Abu Dhabi researchers are part of an international research team whose findings are featured on the cover of the journal Nature The XENON1T detector installed underground at the Italian Gran Sasso Laboratory. Abu Dhabi, UAE – April 25, 2019:   NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) researchers are part of an international team of scientists that has, for the first time, directly measured the rarest nuclear decay process ever recorded by a detector. Using the XENON1T detector, an instrument located at the underground Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy designed to search for ......read more

    Now rollover unused data and minutes with the all-new ‘WaselGo' prepaid line

     Up to 3 favourite numbers with 500 mins each  Flexibility to adapt your plan based on usage on a weekly basis  Abu Dhabi, 24 April 2019:   For the first time in the UAE, Etisalat prepaid customers can now rollover data and minutes and enjoy the benefit of any unused allowance. New ‘WaselGo’ will offer a selection of four value-packed weekly plans starting from just AED 10 .50 , including multiple ‘market first’ features such as ‘rollover’ of data and flexi minutes, and up to three favourite numbers to make almost ......read more

    Representing a 5% increase YOYý Etisalat Group Reports consolidated Net Profit of AED 2.2 billion in first quarter of 2019

    Abu Dhabi -  23 April 2019:  Etisalat Group today announced its consolidated financial statements for the three months ending 31st  March 2019.  Financial Highlights and Key Developments of Q1 •Aggregate subscriber base reached 143 million, representing a year over year increase of 2%. • Consolidated revenues amounted to AED 13.0 billion and consolidated net profit after Federal Royalty amounted to AED 2.2 billion  representing a year over year increase of 5% and resulting  in a net profit margin of 17%. • Consolidated EBITDA totaled AED ......read more

    HP Launches Spectre Folio in the UAE

    Jaw-dropping HP Spectre Folio combines style, versatility, and mobility to create unrivaled PC experiences   Dubai, UAE – 22 April 2019  —  HP Inc. today unveiled the HP Spectre Folio, a stunning new device that sets a bold standard for premium PC innovation.   HP set out to reinvent every aspect of the PC, from the materials used to build it to the experiences it can deliver. The result is a transformative form factor designed for true mobility and equipped to easily adapt to everyday use cases. The world’s first leather convertible PC, the ......read more

    Computer & Power Technology Awarded Top Channel Performer by StarLink

    Award reiterates the company’s role in building on advanced cyber security solutions and services Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 22, 2019:   Computer & Power Technology (CPT), a part of MIDIS Systems Integration Group has been awarded the Top Channel Performer for 2018 by StarLink. The award was presented for the focused efforts in building a cyber security practice within their Systems Integration offerings to enhance customers’ cyber security posture. It is also an acknowledgement of the joint effort in strengthening the partnerships’ market ......read more

    LG's Slimmed-down Refrigerators Shed Inches, Put More Weight on Food Freshness

    New, Compact French-Door Models Fit Perfectly in Any Kitchen, Boast Upgraded Freshness-keeping Capabilities, Durability and Energy Efficiency Dubai, UAE, April 21, 2019:  LG Electronics (LG) presented its latest Slim French-Door refrigerators at InnoFest MEA 2019, which took place from April 9-11 in Seoul, Korea. With sleek designs and handy features, LG’s competitive new lineup presents premium quality refrigeration solutions in space-friendly sizes. The first French-Door refrigerators to be fitted with the company’s cutting-edge Linear Cooling™ and ......read more

    MDS Leads Transformation of the Education Sector with Apple's Innovative Products and Technologies

    Has enhanced learning for schools in UAE; to lead strong Accessibility Initiative for students with special needs in 2019 Dubai, UAE, April 20, 2019:   MDS Computers Technical Systems (MDS CTS), Apple Solution Expert (ASE) for Education in the UAE, has been the fulcrum of change in the UAE’s education sector by successfully deploying Apple’s products to transform teaching and learning. Currently, the company is working with over 100 educational institutes and training centres with five of these schools being recognised as Apple Distinguished Schools. MDS CTS has also ......read more

    OPPO unveils Reno Series with 10x Zoom and Pivot Rising Camera

    Reno series will serve as a creative catalyst for OPPO’s future smartphone strategy, with UAE as the first international market for the new series Two devices unveiled at start—the Reno 10x Zoom Edition & Reno Edition   OPPO also launches its 5G Landing Project in MEA with Etisalat and Zain Etisalat offering new OPPO devices with its smart pay plans up to 24 months Dubai, UAE - April 18, 2019:   Only days after the official global unveil, OPPO—a leading global smartphone brand—has officially launched its newest smartphone series, ......read more

    KPMG Consumer Loss Barometer highlights disconnect in the event of a data breach

    Latest KPMG report reveals mismatch between consumer expectations and security executive priorities   Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2019:   The continuous evolution of digital transformation is outstripping the pace of cyber security in organizations. As a result, we are witnessing a fundamental disconnect between consumer expectations and concerns, and the ability of organizations to meet those expectations, according to KPMG’s Consumer Loss Barometer report.    The global survey of more than 2,000 consumers and 1,800 Chief Information Security Officers ......read more

    One Giant Leap for Resolution: Samsung Announces Availability of the UAE's first QLED 8K TV

    Dubai, UAE, April 17, 2019 – Samsung Gulf Electronics today announced the launch of the first QLED 8K television in the UAE during an immersive launch event on April 17, held in Dubai. The introduction of QLED 8K breaks new ground for Samsung’s ultra-premium TV and home entertainment offering, delivering beautiful design and supported with the most advanced picture quality in its portfolio.   The QLED 8K TV will be offered in add 98-inch 82-inch and 75-inch and  68-inch screen sizes, designed to meet the UAE’s demand for larger screen formats that also ......read more

    HP Transforms PC Security with AI-driven HP Sure Sense

    Showcases premium experiences for commercial PCs and workstations with ultra-bright displays, next-generation wireless, and powerful performance   News Highlights: HP Sure Sense1 harnesses deep learning AI to enable real-time malware protection.  HP announces suite of commercial PCs and workstations, including: HP EliteBook x360 830 G6 is the world’s brightest business convertible2 for clear, beautiful outdoor viewing.  HP EliteBook 800 G6 Series is the first mainstream business notebook with up to gigabit class 4G LTE3 for connectivity and ......read more

    LG Revolutionizes Audio Experiences in MEA

    From sound bars and mini components to portable speakers, new audio systems from LG deliver superior sound at home and on-the-go Dubai, UAE: 16 April 2019 –   LG Electronics (LG) recently unveiled its latest lineup of 2019 audio systems set to transform the way people experience sound in the Middle East and Africa region. At InnoFest MEA, LG’s annual celebration of innovation, the company’s flagship SoundBar for 2019 was showcased. The SL10YG features a powerful output of 5.1.2ch 570W sound bar and superior technology from Meridian Audio, housed in an elegant ......read more

    Fortinet Unveils Industry's First SD-WAN ASIC to Accelerate and Secure the WAN Edge

    New FortiGate 100F Powered by SD-WAN ASIC Delivers 10x Higher Performance, New SD-WAN Features Within FortiOS 6.2 Deliver Improved Application Experience Dubai, UAE – April 16, 2019: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced new secure SD-WAN offerings, including the industry’s first SD-WAN ASIC, to further enable organizations to implement security-driven networking. “The WAN edge is now a part of digital attack surfaces, but the edge of your network must never be a bottleneck,” said ......read more

    Ericsson and Orange launch 4G network in Sierra Leone

    Ericsson and Orange launch Sierra Leone's 4G service Ericsson Radio System powers the new 4G network  Higher data speeds make it possible to send and receive HD video Dubai, UAE, April 15, 2019:  Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) and Orange launch 4G network in Sierra Leone in the nation’s capital, Freetown, on March 27, 2019, which will be providing its residents with fast and reliable 4G access.    Orange will use Ericsson Radio System products and solutions to offer 4G in 60 sites, which is designed for low latency and fast mobile broadband in a cost ......read more

    What's Important to Know When Traveling in UAE?

    April 13, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Planning your trip to UAE? Have your luggage ready and packed? Want to make sure your trip goes smoothly with no problems? Then you should think about your security. Yes, we know that Dubai is one of the safest countries in the world. However, when it comes to digital data security, there are no 100% safe nations. Therefore, it is critically important for you to think about the ways of ensuring that you are on a safe side.      https://newtheory.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/jakob-owens-225927-unsplash.jpg   Data Safety in ......read more

    Ericsson and ABB join forces to accelerate wireless automation for flexible factories

    Ericsson and ABB strengthen relationship with Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Hannover Messe 2019, enhancing joint vision for future flexible production with advanced automation and wireless communication Complementing technologies and experience will accelerate the industrial ecosystem to realize Industry 4.0 and unlock new business opportunities Intelligent automation system deployed at Ericsson’s manufacturing facilities in Tallinn, Estonia, is using fully automated flexible robot cell solution from ABB Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2019:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and ......read more

    Supercharged Innovation: Galaxy S10 encompasses breakthrough camera technology

    Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2019:  In an exciting and connected world where moments and memories, from the everyday to the once-in-a-lifetime, are captured and shared instantly, the smartphone has become so much more than just a phone to consumers. That is why the Galaxy S10 series is packed with Samsung’s best camera innovations that enable all consumers to achieve more, experience more and unlock more possibilities every day. The camera on our smartphones has become as much an inseparable part of our lives as the smartphone itself. We're capturing more images than ever before ......read more

    A10 Networks Ships Industry-Leading 100 Gbps NFV Solution for 5G Secure Application Services

    DUBAI, UAE, 11th April, 2019 – A10 Networks, announced that it has shipped the industry-leading 100 Gbps virtual machine for 5G secure application services with the Thunder® Convergent Firewall (CFW). The solution has already been adopted by a major telco provider in the Middle East for its 5G environment. The 100 Gbps virtual machine provides the fastest throughput available in the market and helps customers transition to an agile, scalable and software-defined network function virtualization infrastructure (NFVi) required for the commercial roll-out of 5G networks. As mobile ......read more

    Can tech insulate construction and support growth?

    Dubai, UAE, April 10, 2019:  While technology hasn't always been so much of a focus for construction as it has been for other industries, what it has made way for is cost reduction through the  introduction of new materials and processes, allowing for greater value engineering and deeming projects far more economical, especially in the face of potential economic downturn. Because human intervention still plays a key role in operational strategy for construction companies, reliance on technology has not been as imperative as we might observe in other sectors, and the advancements ......read more

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