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    Epson announces its first 24-inch dye sublimation printer, the SureColor SC-F500

    Expand business opportunities with high-quality printing on myriad gifts and promotional goods.   Dubai, UAE, August 22, 2019:   Epson has announced the new SC-F500, 24-inch, dye-sublimation printer, developed to help promotional houses, photo labs, clothing producers and copy shops increase customer choice through flexible, high-quality printing. Whether producing printed phone covers, mugs, mouse mats, t-shirts or cushions, the SC-F500 offers fast turnaround times, reliability and a low total cost of ownership (TCO) to small businesses, and it requires no specialist knowledge to set up, operate or maintain.   The SC-F500 forms part of Epson’s complete end-to-end printing solution, which includes inks, software and paper, all designed to work in perfect harmony. To keep businesses agile and ......read more

    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

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    Trade-in Your Old Device for a brand new Galaxy S10

    Upgrade your old smartphone to the new Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10+ with Samsung’s Trade-in Deals   Dubai, UAE, March 16, 2019:   Samsung Gulf Electronics is giving customers a chance to get their hands on its newest flagships Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10+ by trading in their old device. For a limited time period, starting March 15th, customers can trade-in select models with selected Samsung’s partners, as well as online through www.samsung.com and receive the best price based on the condition of their old phone.   Smartphones eligible for the ......read more

    du partners with Telstra to offer dedicated video connectivity to MBC

    Dedicated and secure video network to deliver content worldwide Dubai, UAE, March 14, 2019: du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced a new video contribution solution in partnership with Telstra, a leading telecommunications and technology company. The partnership will provide MBC in Dubai with dedicated and fully managed video network service on the Telstra Global Media Network to facilitate reliable and high-quality video streaming to Europe.  Through strategic partnerships with world-class video network providers du continues to build on its ......read more

    Time to Honour Our Moms with the Best from HONOR: Mother's Day Gift Guide

    HONOR View 20 Moschino edition: Let your mother put her best fashionable foot forward  Dubai, UAE, March 14, 2019:  Your mother’s unconditional love and affection deserves high-end returns. For the fashion-forward mother, the HONOR View 20 Moschino edition would make for a perfect statement along with its branded accessories and the Moschino Teddy bear wallpaper. Your mother will not be out-of-reach or short of battery anymore thanks to the 4,000 mAh battery with SuperCharge.  If your mum is health conscious and takes an account of every calorie she consumes, HONOR ......read more

    Dubai ranks first globally in attracting foreign direct investments (FDI) for artificial intelligence and robotics

    The emirate has attracted from 2015 to 2018 $21.6 billion worth of FDI in high-end technology transfers with the most from the European Union and the U.S. — $5.7 billion and $3.9 billion, respectively Annual Investment Meeting (AIM 2019) to highlight strategies and mechanisms for enhancing tech solutions to draw FDIs   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 March 2019:Dubai ranked first globally in attracting foreign direct investments (FDIs) for artificial intelligence and robotics; while the UAE ranked sixth in the global Smart Service Index, surpassing the US, UK and South ......read more

    Extending the 100G Edge with Ciena's new 5171 Service Aggregation Switch and Service Aggregation Platform

    Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2019:  Streaming applications like Amazon Prime, Facebook, Netflix, and YouTube (… and the list goes on) are consuming Internet content at a torrid pace with the end nowhere in sight. To adjust to the high-speed pace of today’s business, enterprises use technology to change what they do and how they do it. The promise of 5G is expected to make the number of connected devices and bandwidth swell. To deliver much faster download speeds and latency of just a few milliseconds, the network edge is key. Increasingly, network providers look to coherent ......read more

    du Receives Middle East Telco Sector's First-Ever Plain English Seal of Approval

    In a proud first for the region, du’s latest customer innovation has resulted in the telco being awarded the Plain English Crystal Mark certification Dubai, UAE, 12 March 2019:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has achieved a first for the Middle East telecommunications industry by becoming the first telco in the region to receive the Crystal Mark certification from the Plain English Campaign. This seal of excellence recognises du’s commitment to customers by providing clearer, simpler information in English across documents on all ......read more

    ICS Financial Systems Limited (ICSFS) to Participate at Oracle Cloud Summit for ISV Executives & Oracle OpenWorld Middle East 2019

    Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2019:  At the summit, ICSFS’ Chief Technology & Innovation Officer; Mr. Ghassan Sarsak, engaged with Oracle executives and partners in the panel discussion to share ICSFS’ experience on the Oracle Cloud and showcased the innovative milestones that ICSFS has achieved in the banking industry. During the panel, Mr. Sarsak highlighted three core value propositions for ICSFS on the Oracle Cloud: Technical Value Financial Value GTM Value  Speaker: Ghassan Sarsak, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, ICS Financial ......read more

    UL and Saudi Telecom Company announce plans to establish a Center of Excellence in Saudi Arabia

     March 11, 2019:   UL and Saudi Telecom Company (STC) have announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a testing facility in Saudi Arabia.   The Center of Excellence (CoE) will be set up in Riyadh inside STC labs and will offer testing for various products across the ‘Fiber to the Home’ (FTTH) ecosystem.   UL’s wire and cable division signed the MoU with STC at the world’s largest wireless industry event, Mobile World Congress 2019 held in Barcelona. The collaboration is aimed at ensuring a robust network for telecom ......read more

    Huawei Cyber Security Transparency Centre Opens in Brussels

    Huawei calls on industry and government to establish unified, objective cyber security standards United Arab Emirates -  March 9, 2019:  Huawei opened their Cyber Security Transparency Centre today in Brussels, with over 200 representatives from regulators, telecom carriers, enterprises, and the media attending the event. Representatives from the European Union, the GSMA, and the World Economic Forum spoke at the opening ceremony. Trust in cyber security is a major challenge that the world faces in the digital era. Ken Hu, Huawei's Deputy Chairman said, "Trust needs ......read more

    Syniverse and Tata Communications launch world's first managed IPX network interconnection to support 5G and IoT

    Dubai, UAE – March 9th 2019:  Digital transformation leaders Syniverse and Tata Communications extend their relationship to create the first fully-managed, end-to-end IPX network interconnection partnership. It will offer operators better visibility, customer service and control of the data flowing across their interconnected networks.  The way data travels across networks today via interconnection means that an operator’s IPX provider has no visibility or control of the data once it’s handed off to an interconnected network. This strategic IPX network ......read more

    Experience du Postpaid Power Plans with unlimited data or 200 GB monthly for 12 months - with or without contract

    Avail free data at WiFi UAE hotspots and discounts on Entertainer  Dubai, UAE, 9 March, 2019:  du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), today announced the launch of enhanced Postpaid Power Plans that offer a variety of benefits such as unlimited data or 200 GB - with or with or without contracts.  du now offers 7 variants of the Postpaid Power Plans in total, with unlimited data - with or without 12-month contract. These include a new Plan that gives 200 GB with 260 flexible minutes or 525 local minutes for as low as AED 175, or unlimited data ......read more

    Etisalat launches ‘Transit Pack' for UAE visitors

    Transit passengers to enjoy 1GB and 10 flexi minutes valid for 48 Hours    United Arab Emirates -  March 7, 2019:   Etisalat today announced the launch of the Visitor Line ‘Transit Pack’, offering transit passengers 1GB data and 10 flexi minutes valid for 48 hours for AED50. The launch follows the UAE government’s decision to grant free transit visas for 48 hours to passengers transiting throughout the UAE’s airports.  Khaled Elkhouly, Chief Consumer Officer, Etisalat, said: “At Etisalat, we understand the value of staying ......read more

    Epson launches awareness campaign in UAE and KSA for cost saving EcoTank printers

    Dubai, UAE; 7 March 2019: Until the end of March, UAE and KSA residents can experience first-hand the benefits of Epson’s EcoTank printers by visiting Epson kiosks in major shopping malls in both countries; and at Universities in Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam.  According to Nikola Aksentijevic, Head of Sales- consumer, Epson Europe B.V: “We want people to know that there is an EcoTank printer for their every printing need, whether it is for printing your favourite photographs, important study reports, personal documents or business documents for home offices. At our kiosks, ......read more

    Huawei rewards its first users in the UAE with a secure and eco-friendly battery replacement service on selected devices

    Huawei’s service centers offer AED89 flat rate battery replacement till 31st of March   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 7th March, 2019: To reward its first smartphone customers in the UAE, Huawei has launched an AED89 dirhams one-port battery replacement promo that lasts until March 31, 2019 and offers users authentic batteries at a reasonable price.   A recent YouGov survey revealed that 9 in 10 respondents in the UAE own a smartphone, with respondents spending an average of 6.5 hours a day using their phones. Nowadays, smartphones have become an integral ......read more

    Samsung Unfolds the Future with new Galaxy S series in the UAE

    Premium smartphones help celebrate 10 years of Galaxy innovations   DUBAI, UAE – March 7th, 2019: Celebrating a decade since the launch of the first Galaxy S, Samsung Gulf Electronics launched the Galaxy S10 range with three premium smartphones engineered to meet the distinct needs of today’s smartphone market at an event held at Caesars Palace, Bluewaters Island Dubai. Each device delivers a next-generation experience in the categories consumers care about most: groundbreaking innovations in display, camera and performance.   “Samsung is celebrating 10 ......read more

    Microsoft to mark international Women's Day 2019 by addressing gender-parity

    Company to gather industry specialists and conduct panel discussions and keynotes around gender diversity, bridging the confidence gap and maternity bias in the technology industry Summit’s proceedings to be simulcast in live public webinar   7th March, 2019; Dubai, United Arab Emirates – In observation of International Women’s Day, Microsoft will hold a special event at its Dubai headquarters on 7 March to highlight the importance gender equality plays in GDP growth, job creation and societal cohesion.   Microsoft has long urged action on the ......read more

    Samsung's Galaxy of Surprises - Last chance to win!!!

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 6, 2019 – The power of number 10 has taken over Dubai, thanks to Samsung’s exciting surprises as part of its 10th anniversary celebrations.  The week of festivities have taken Dubai residents on a “galaxy of surprises” – Samsung’s biggest ever, with people running into the Galaxy crew at the movies, football matches, hypermarkets gyms and universities, winning many exciting prizes including the amazing new addition to the Galaxy S family, the Galaxy S10+. And now … a mysterious structure has appeared in ......read more

    Fresh out of Mobile World Congress 2019: HUAWEI MateBook 13 is the latest FullView Display and Ultra-Slim notebook to hit the KSA market

    Pre-orders for this next-generation notebook start today March 6th   Dubai – UAE, 6 March 2019: During the long anticipated Mobile World Congress (MWC) that took place in Barcelona, Spain last week, Huawei officially announced the launch of the first product under the new series of flagship ultra-books, the all-new HUAWEI MateBook 13. The company’s ultra-portable, stylish lightweight 13-inch notebook will be available for pre-orders for consumers in the KSA starting from the 6th of March and offers an array of exceptional features combined in one device to enable and ......read more

    FireEye Secure Email Gateway Protects Against Threats Others Miss

    New secure email gateway from FireEye delivers robust inbound and outbound email scanning to defend against the evolving threat landscape    United Arab Emirates -  March 6, 2019:  FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the intelligence-led security company, today announced that FireEye® Email Security now provides full secure email gateway (SEG) functionality – blocking inbound and outbound malware, phishing URLs, impersonation techniques and spam.   According to FireEye’s latest Email Threat Report, 90 percent of email attacks were malware-less, ......read more

    AT&T Joins Global Cyber Security Alliance Formed by Etisalat, Singtel,Softbank and Telefonica

    Alliance combines resources and capabilities of telecom operators to help protect all types of businesses from the growing threat of sophisticated cyber-attacks With the inclusion of AT&T, the Alliance greatly increases its global presence  Abu Dhabi, 06 March 2019:   The Global Telco Security Alliance today announced the addition of global telecommunications leader AT&T as an equal member in the group which was launched in April 2018 by Etisalat, Singtel, SoftBank and Telefónica. The Global Telco Security Alliance brings together leading ......read more

    The French National Audiovisual Institute - INA @CABSAT 2019 / Booth F3-33 to showcase, for the first time in Dubai, its content and copyrights' protection technology, INA-Signatur

    United Arab Emirates -  March 6, 2019:  The French National Audiovisual Institute - INA will showcase at the CABSAT show in Dubai from March 12 to 14, 2019 – Booth F3-33, located in Hall 3 under the French pavilion.  For the first time in Dubai, in addition to its media and digital training catalogue & its consulting offers, INA will present INA-Signature, its owned-developed and industrialized content and copyrights protection tool, which has been honored with the prestigious Technology and Engineering Emmy Award on April 2018 during a ceremony at the Nab Show in ......read more

    Ciena Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

    Dubai, UAE -  6 March 2019: Ciena® Corporation (NYSE: CIEN), a networking systems, services and software company, today announced unaudited financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended January 31, 2019.   • Q1 Revenue: $778.5 million, increasing 20.5% year over year • Q1 Net Income per Share: $0.21 GAAP; $0.33 adjusted (non-GAAP) • Share Repurchases: Repurchased approximately 0.6 million shares of common stock for an aggregate price of $21.2 million during the quarter   “We began fiscal 2019 with a very strong first ......read more

    ManageEngine Introduces User and Entity Behavior Analytics in its SIEM Solution

      ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced that it has introduced user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) into its SIEM solution, Log360. With score-based risk assessment, threat corroboration, anomaly detection powered by machine learning, and other new capabilities, the Log360 UEBA add-on helps security professionals identify, qualify, and investigate internal threats and anomalies by extracting more information from logs for better context. According to Verizon's 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report, over a quarter of the 53,308 cyberattacks in ......read more

    A10 Networks DDoS Threat Intelligence Finds IoT Devices a Growing Part of Global DDoS Weapon Arsenals

    DUBAI, UAE, 6th March, 2019 – A10 Networks, today announced the findings of a new report into the state of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack weapons and targets, showcasing the growing use of IoT devices in synchronized attacks on targets globally. The report describes the significant potential for attackers to use an IoT-related protocol, the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP), deployed on IoT devices to marshal attacks. The A10 Networks report on the state of DDoS weapons in the first quarter of 2019 examines the types of weapons and attacks being used and where they ......read more

    Huawei Mobile Services launches AppTouch for global carriers at the Digital Game Conference 2019

    A new digital platform to provide carriers with access to digital entertainment services   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 5, 2019: Huawei Mobile Services has announced the launch of HUAWEI AppTouch - its new digital services platform to provide carriers with enhanced digital entertainment services such as games, videos and music.   During the Digital Game Conference (DGC) 2019 held in Dubai. Jervis Su Jie, Vice President of Huawei Mobile Services, Consumer Business Group, officially released HUAWEI AppTouch and provided key insights into this new digital services ......read more

    New Forcepoint X-Labs Delivers World's First Security Lab Dedicated to Behavioral-Intelligence Innovations

    World-leading specialists in security research, data science, psychology and counter-intelligence brought together to focus on understanding human behavior and build risk-adaptive cybersecurity solutions    DUBAI, UAE – March 5, 2019 – Global cybersecurity leader Forcepoint today launched the X-Labs division, the world’s first dedicated research division that combines deep security expertise with behavioral science research. The new X-Labs team will use data insights from the entire Forcepoint product portfolio to drive innovation in modern, risk-adaptive ......read more

    du Selects Cisco to Build a Unified Cloud Across Multiple Data Centers

    The new infrastructure offers du’s customers highly differentiated services that scale seamlessly across the UAE. Dubai, UAE – 05 March, 2019:  du, a Telecom provider from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), in collaboration with Cisco, today announced the launch of a Unified Cloud Fabric that combines du’s state of the art Data Centers across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) into a single cohesive multi-site, multi-geographical cloud using Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), Cisco’s intent-based networking solution for the data ......read more

    A first for du and their customers

    du continues to reinvent their customer experience by using WhatsApp to make consumers’ lives more convenient. Dubai, UAE 5 March 2019 - UAE:  based telecommunications company du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has begun using WhatsApp for customer care by launching ‘Blu’ - a multi-channel Artificial Intelligence-based virtual assistant on WhatsApp to its 9+ million fixed, mobile, IP and broadband customers. This innovative move further enhances du’s ambition to deliver world-class customer care by making it easy for ......read more

    Huawei Scores 47 Top Awards at MWC 2019

    The HUAWEI Mate X and HUAWEI MateBook Series capture the attention of global media Dubai, UAE - 04 March, 2019 – Following the exciting launch of the HUAWEI Mate X and the HUAWEI MateBook Series, Huawei won 47 “Best of MWC” awards and top lists at the show. Media recognized the HUAWEI Mate X for its innovative combination of 5G, foldable screen, AI and an all-new unprecedented user experience. The HUAWEI MateBook X Pro also impressed media with its 13.9-inch 3K Ultra FullView display, powerful performance and HUAWEI Share 3.0, solving data transmission difficulties ......read more

    Samsung Takes on Every Inch of Dubai to Surprise People…

    You could be next  Dubai, UAE, March 4, 2019 – If you’ve been hearing buzz surrounding the number 10 recently, it’s not a coincidence! Samsung is celebrating its 10th anniversary with amazing prizes, including the amazing addition to the Galaxy S family, the Galaxy S10, throughout the UAE. The Galaxy Crew surprised people at the least expected places; whether they’re watching a movie, a football match, while doing their groceries or even working out at the gym. Lucky selected people had to undertake some fun challenges to win exciting prizes. Samsung ......read more

    Huawei Releases the Industry's Most Powerful "1+1" Antennas, Enabling Ultra-Lean Site in 5G Era

    [Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2019] Huawei released the most powerful "1+1" antennas at MWC 2019, including the industry's first 30 ports antenna, the industry's smallest FDD 4T4R+TDD 8T8R converged antenna, and the industry’s first fully integrated ultra-wideband multi-sector antenna. These products satisfy maximal configuration for all frequency bands supported by a single passive antenna in different scenarios, reserve space for 5G Massive MIMO deployment, and immediate 5G activation. Based on the three 5G antenna platforms, Munich platform, London platform, and ......read more

    HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro Wins it's first “Best Smartphone”at MWC Barcelona 2019

    Dubai, UAE – February 28, 2019 –This week at MWC Barcelona 2019, Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) received an award from the event organizer GSMA. The HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro was named the “Best Smartphone” in recognition of its powerful performance, outstanding camera system, long battery life, innovative charging solutions and striking design. This coveted accolade serves as a testament to Huawei’s leading technologies and its commitment to delivering the best products and user experiences to consumers around the world. Kevin Ho, President of Handset Business, ......read more

    du launches new postpaid Power Plan with unlimited Data and endless connected benefits for first time in the UAE

    Dubai, UAE, February 28 2019: du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is putting consumers at the heart of its connected offerings by delivering even more value with the launch of three new postpaid plans. Building on its commitment to integrating everyday value into work, home and play, du is enabling customers the opportunity to make the most of zero contracts as well as unlimited data. ‘More data, more value, more life’ Fahad Al Hassawi, Deputy CEO – Telco, EITC, said: “At du, we continually strive to be customer-centric and the rollout ......read more

    Honor introduces revolutionary technology to boost graphic performance at MWC 2019

    HONOR Gaming+ brings faster speeds, better image quality and higher definition to mobile gaming Gamers can now experience greater clarity and more details   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 February 2019 – HONOR, a leading smartphone brand, has unveiled its revolutionary HONOR Gaming+ at Mobile World Congress 2019 (MWC 2019). HONOR Gaming+ consists of a series of technology updates to significantly increase the performance, graphics quality and image definition of mobile games on HONOR View20. HONOR has also announced an ecosystem of applications utilizing the 3D TOF ......read more

    Epson launches two new highly productive and efficient compact document scanners

    Market-leading speed* with smart features for capturing a wide range of documents Dubai, UAE; 28 February 2019: Epson has launched its fastest sheet-fed scanner range, the WorkForce DS-970 and DS-870, which are highly reliable devices for high pressure environments such as the healthcare, legal and financial sectors. With market-leading capture speeds of 85ppm, or 170ipm, a high-capacity 100-sheet ADF and advanced job processing features, they prove invaluable in any business workflow. Both offer a new colour LCD panel to improve ease of use for device and job control functions, while ......read more

    5G estimated to reach 30 million subscriptions in MEA by 2024: Ericsson Mobility Report

     First commercial 5G deployments are expected by early 2019, and significant volumes in 2021  Mobile broadband subscriptions to double from 860 to 1,630 million in six years’ time  In mobile data traffic, MEA region is globally the highest with 9 times growth forecast Dubai, United Arab Emirates - February 28, 2019:  5G is expected to reach 30 million subscriptions for enhanced mobile broadband in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) by the end of 2024, representing 2% of total mobile subscriptions. This will make 5G the fastest generation of cellular ......read more

    Honeywell joins the Android Enterprise recommended program for managed service providers

     Honeywell is helping customers simplify their mobile computing programs and better deploy Android solutions to workers across the enterprise   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 28 February, 2019:  Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced that it has been validated for the Android Enterprise Recommended program for managed service providers.    Honeywell provides customers with a comprehensive set of enterprise services that addresses every phase of the mobility lifecycle – from device selection to managing security concerns to recycling and disposition ......read more

    Ericsson Artificial intelligence and Automation will pave the way to future of networks in Mobily

    A first in the Middle East and Africa, this proof of concept is part of the recently launched Ericsson Operations Engine that addresses growing volumes of devices, multiple technologies and more diverse service requirements Underpinned by AI and automation, Ericsson Operations Engine is paving the way for next-generation networks    February 28, 2019 - Dubai, UAE   Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) is rewriting the rules of network operations as Mobily launches the the next-generation of network services in Saudi Arabia. Powered by the recently launched Ericsson ......read more

    Western Digital Unveils World's Fastest 1TB UHS-I microSD™ Card

    New SanDisk®-Brand Card Gives Consumers the Speed and Capacity to Capture and Manage Massive Amounts of High-Quality Photos and Videos Dubai, UAE; Feb. 28, 2019 – As consumer demand for high-quality content continues to rise, Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) is enabling a bigger, faster experience with new industry-leading solutions that give consumers the best combination of performance and capacity so they can do more with the rich content they capture. At the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona , the company is showcasing the world’s fastest 1TB UHS-I microSD ......read more

    Zoho launches next generation of Office Suite; empowering businesses with dynamic AI features and first-to-market enhancements

    Zoho Office Suite Introduces Zia, Zoho's AI-Powered Assistant, Apple TV and Android Integrations, Proprietary Data Cleansing, and Smart Note Card Functionality   Dubai, February 27, 2019—Zoho announced today its new version of Zoho Office Suite, which includes four sophisticated, cloud-based productivity software applications—Zoho Writer, Zoho Sheet, Zoho Show, and Zoho Notebook—all enhanced with Zia, Zoho's AI-powered assistant. Zoho Office Suite provides deep contextual collaboration to meet the diverse, end-to-end business needs of users, whether they ......read more

    VMware's 5G-Ready Cloud Platform Powers Vodafone Networks in 15 Countries, Enabling Agile Services Rollout and Improved Efficiency

    Dubai UAE, Feb. 27, 2019 – MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2019 –  VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) today announced that Vodafone has expanded its footprint of VMware’s cloud infrastructure to power its network and to capture operational agility and cost efficiency at scale.  VMWare is Vodafone’s primary strategic partner for telco cloud infrastructure services. VMWare’s services are used across Vodafone’s operating markets around the world; they are live in 15 countries, in more than 50 sites, carrying increasing amounts of subscriber traffic on more than 300 core ......read more

    Over 30,000 counterfeit electronic products seized in raid by UAE Authorities and UL

    UL, Ten Intelligence and Sharjah CID raid properties owned by a computer repair business based in Al Senaiyat district Seized counterfeit products included lithium-ion batteries, AC adaptors, keyboards, hard drives and LCD screens. Total of 30,546 fake goods valued at AED 3,997,667 were confiscated by authorities as a result of successful operation   Sharjah, Feb 27 2018: UL, the global independent safety science company, assisted officers from Sharjah CID in two raids that resulted in the seizure of more than 30,000 counterfeit electronic products worth almost AED 4 ......read more

    Antel and Tata Communications build new cloud-based network for mobile and IoT providers

    Partnership paves the way for borderless mobile and IoT experiences, enabling MVNOs across South America, Central America and the Caribbean to introduce new digital services quickly to enterprises and consumers without large upfront investments Dubai, UAE – February 26, 2019 – Antel, a state-owned company and telecommunications market leader in Uruguay, and Tata Communications, a leading global digital infrastructure provider, have joined forces to serve mobile and IoT providers in South America, Central America and the Caribbean. It will act as the foundation for ......read more

    Tally Solutions' SMB Pulse enlightened SMBs on effective ways to increase efficiency

     Focused on challenges faced by SMBs and measures to overcome them   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 February 2019:  Tally Solutions, a leading international accounting and compliance software provider hosted another leg of the successful SMB Pulse in Dubai. The event focussing on the SMB community was attended by around 100 SMBs. The event highlighted the effective measures to increase work efficiency and look at growth opportunities in the midst of evolving business landscape in the region.  The MENA region constitutes of over 5.5 million micro, small and ......read more

    Western Digital and Veeam Streamline Data Backup and Recovery for Scale-out Hybrid Cloud Environments

    Western Digital’s ActiveScale™ S3-Compatible, Object Storage System Supports Veeam Cloud Tier, part of New Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4, Unleashing New Levels of Efficiency and TCO for Enterprise Customers Dubai, UAE; 25 February 2019: Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC), a leading data infrastructure company, today announced that its ActiveScale object storage system supports Veeam Cloud Tier, a feature of the new Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4 . The ActiveScale system provides Veeam customers with a fast, cost-effective hybrid-cloud backup repository that helps ......read more

    Mobile World Congress: Airbus boosts professional communications

    Airbus addresses Mobile Network Operators worldwide to leverage collaboration solutions and broadband services for industries Dubai, UAE, 25 February 2019 – Airbus intensifies its activities to globally cooperate with Mobile Network Operators in order to offer specific group communication products for Transport, Utilities and Industries (TUI).  At the Mobile World Congress, Airbus is looking for partners who intend to leverage more efficiently customized communication tools for large companies. By partnering with Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), Airbus can bring more easily ......read more

    Ericsson and Juniper Networks partnership gains momentum with joint transport solutions

    United Arab Emirates - February 25, 2019:  Since announcing a deepened partnership in September 2018, Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) have secured more than 20 new customers worldwide. The two companies are today unveiling further enhancements to their joint 5G transport network and security solutions to meet increasing demand. Service providers who are looking to deploy 5G-ready networks are turning to the combined Ericsson and Juniper portfolios to deliver the required transport infrastructure, operations and service delivery solutions they need that remove ......read more

    Introducing four new Nokia smartphones: delivering pioneering experiences across the range and true innovation in imaging to the UAE

    Nokia smartphone portfolio continues to deliver the best Android™ experience that always gets better over time    Introducing: Nokia 9 PureView – featuring the world’s first five camera array with ZEISS Optics to put next generation computational imaging technology into the hands of photography and technology enthusiasts Nokia 4.2 – bringing cutting-edge design and technology, with a dedicated Google Assistant button and great imaging performance to a more accessible tier  Nokia 3.2 – a huge, segment leading display with 2-day ......read more

    Epson's education solutions demonstrated at GESS pave way for more collaborative, interactive and dynamic classrooms

    Dubai, UAE; 24 February 2019: Epson’s market leading solutions for the modern classrooms on display at the Global Educational Supplies and Solutions (GESS) from February 26th –28th, makes learning more efficient as they connect collaborative groups, and empower both teachers and students.  On display at GESS are Epson’s bright full HD Projector EB-990U that offers multiple connectivity solutions; EB-710UI, which offers ultra-bright 100-inch Full HD images, and a set of collaboration and sharing tools to make creating engaging lessons easier; and WorkForce Pro ......read more

    ESET warns of fake banking apps targeting Android users

    ESET researchers warn of the underestimated threat of fake banking apps, a type of mobile banking malware that impersonates legitimate finance applications to steal credentials for, or money from, its victims’ bank accounts. While technically far from advanced, fake banking apps have strategic advantages that makes them comparably effective to much more sophisticated types of malware with the same goals. The conclusion comes from ESET’s new research of the current Android banking malware landscape, documented in the white paper “Android banking malware: Sophisticated ......read more

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