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FinTech investments growing across ME region
FinTech investments have been steadily growing across the UAE and Middle East region, enhancing the digital experience, experts have said.
UAE: Saudi Prince to be guest of honour at IGCF 2021 in Sharjah
Saudi Prince Turki Al Faisal will be the guest of honour at the 10th International Government Communication Forum (IGCF), where he will deliver a keynote address during the opening ceremony on September 26.
‘UAE needs to expand coders’ scope to boost local IT sector’
The UAE should expand the scope and definition of coders to include other software development professionals such as system analysts and business managers etc. so that the IT sector flourishes in the country and fewer projects are outsourced, says founder and chief executive officer of emQube.
4IR can help KSA become a global hub for new drone technology
Saudi Arabia could become a global center for new drone technology under plans being advanced by the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) recently inaugurated in Riyadh in partnership with the World Economic Forum (WEF).
UAE country to be in to experience futuristic ICT technologies
While IT has historically been focused on cost and stability, business value today is derived from agility, customer-centricity, digital goals & strategy, and velocity, says Asad Haque, entrepreneur and Visionary ICT Advisor.
Full digital transformation is a strategic and long-term investment for Sharjah
Complete digital transformation is no longer just a consideration, but will prove to be a sound strategic and long-term investment for the emirate of Sharjah, experts said at the inaugural edition of the ‘NexTech: The Formula for Digital Transformation Excellence’ event.
UAE ranks first in key global ICT indices
The UAE has been ranked first in the world in several global Information and Communications Technology (ICT) competitiveness indicators.
ABB technology to power world’s largest seawater desalination project
ABB technology is being used to build the world’s largest desalination plant in Taweelah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The $500 million development will have the capacity to process over 900,000 cubic meters of seawater per day, enough to meet the demands of over 350,000 households.
Saudi Arabia ranks among top 10 countries in digital skills
Saudi Arabia made progress in the Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) for 2020, issued by the World Economic Forum (WEF), as it ranked among the top 10 countries in digital skills, Saudi Press Agency reported.
KSA signs AI agreement with Dell Technologies
The Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) signed an agreement with the American multinational computer company Dell Technologies, combining the two organizations’ expertise in emerging technologies to accelerate the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the Kingdom.
Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala seeks Israeli tech, investment partners
Abu Dhabi state investor Mubadala plans to identify potential fund partners in Israel and find high-growth technology firms in which to co-invest, as the UAE and Israel seek to boost commercial ties after normalizing relations.
UAE-Israeli tech innovation is set to take off
A high-level delegation of Israeli technology leaders is in the UAE for the first time as they aim to foster business relations, and the person spearheading them is keen to ensure that the partnerships that would result from this endeavour will be for the greater good.
Habtoor joins Israeli tech firm on ‘robo-taxi’ plan
In the latest sign of increased UAE-Israeli business co-operation, Al Habtoor Group, the Dubai-based hotels and motor conglomerate, has teamed up with a Jerusalem-based company on plans to put “robo-taxis” on the roads of the emirate.
Bahrain, Israel discuss cooperation in transportation and telecommunications
Bahraini Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications Kamal bin Ahmed discussed possible partnership deals with his Israeli counterpart, as both officials exchanged congratulatory messages for the recent peace declaration.
Zain offers wide range of digital and cloud solutions to corporate customers
Zain, the leading digital service provider in Kuwait, announced the offering of a wide range of digital and cloud solutions to corporate customers, allowing them to increase operational efficiency and empower remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic over Zain’s superfast and nationwide network.
Half million online transactions in one week
The Interior Ministry carried out a total of 996,272 online transactions, including 471,441 last week, a senior ministry official announced.
Zain offers unlimited opportunities on Kuwait’s most powerful 5G network
Zain, the leading digital service provider in Kuwait, announced the launch of its latest competitive offering for 5G Internet plans dedicated to postpaid customers. Through the new offer, Zain opens up a world of unlimited opportunities on its 5G network, considered the largest and most powerful in Kuwait with nationwide coverage.
Zain joins ‘The Valuable 500’ to unlock opportunities for people with disabilities
Zain Group, a leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, proudly announces its inclusion in The Valuable 500, an international initiative striving to put disability on the leadership agenda within corporates.
UAE to launch first Arab probe to Mars in July
After sending its first astronaut to space last year, the United Arab Emirates is to launch a probe to Mars in July, Emirates Mars Mission announced.
From cleaning to screening, robots join fight against COVID-19 at Abu Dhabi Airport
Robots are being rolled out at Abu Dhabi airport to disinfect public areas and screen passengers using infrared thermal technology.
Oracle opens new cloud centre in Saudi with further GCC expansion planned
Oracle is making a late surge into the Middle East cloud market with a new centre in Saudi Arabia, and plans to open further ‘regions’ in the kingdom and the UAE later this year.
How UAE can save over Dh11B by adopting blockchain technologies
The UAE can save over Dh11 billion through implementing advanced blockchain technologies, according to a new report.
Saudi companies display latest technologies at Dubai Airshow
Over 25 Saudi companies and government institutions are taking part in the Dubai Airshow hoping to snag deals for their latest defense and aviation technologies being showcased at the biennial event.
Zain picks Ericsson to launch 5G network in Bahrain by end-2019
Zain has selected Ericsson to build its 5G network in Bahrain, with the first commercial 5G services expected to go live before the end of 2019.
Dubai Future Council for Blockchain agrees initiatives for 2019
The Dubai Future Council for Blockchain has approved three initiatives for 2019 at its second meeting, which brought together local and global decision-makers from various government departments and private companies.
Bahrain's Batelco launches first smartphone for 5G network
Batelco, the Bahrain-based telecoms operator, has launched Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, the first 5G network supported device in the kingdom.
Saudi, French firms ink deal to build aerostructures factory
Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Figeac Aero, the French aerospace company, to establish a metallic aerostructures manufacturing facility in Saudi Arabia.
Dubai's Du joins rival Etisalat in delivering 5G experience
Dubai-based telecoms operator Du on Saturday said it is delivering 5G connectivity for the first time via the Axon Pro 10 handset.
Kuwait to become first Gulf country to launch 5G mobile service
Chairman and CEO of the Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) Salem Al Othaina has announced the completion of the pilot operation of the fifth-generation networks of telecommunication companies, in coordination with the Authority, and therefore announces the readiness of launching the fifth generation commercially by mid-June.
Bahrain's Batelco completes split into two entities
Bahrain-based telecoms firm Batelco has announced the completion of its legal separation into two entities to cover broadband infrastructure and retail operations.
Bahrain's Batelco approves dividend after record 2018 revenues
Shareholders of Batelco Group, the Bahrain-based telecoms operator with operations across 14 countries, has approved a full year cash dividend of BD45.7 million ($121.2 million) after reporting record revenues.
Bahrain's Batelco approves dividend after record 2018 revenues
Shareholders of Batelco Group, the Bahrain-based telecoms operator with operations across 14 countries, has approved a full year cash dividend of BD45.7 million ($121.2 million) after reporting record revenues.
Saudi Arabia’s General Auditing Bureau launches e-platform
The president of the Saudi General Auditing Bureau (GAB), Hussam Al-Anqari, on Monday launched the Wathiqa electronic platform at its headquarters in Riyadh.
Bahrain sees commercial 5G services launch by June
Bahrain said on Tuesday that it hopes to provide commercial 5G services by June, pending availability of consumer handsets and equipment.
Google launches contactless Pay service in UAE
Internet giant Google announced the launch of its contactless payment service in the UAE, further ramping up the competition sector that is gaining wider acceptance.
Sheikh Mohammed launches biggest e-learning platform
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the new e-learning platform, www.madrasa.org, which will give over 50 million Arab students around the world access to 5,000 educational videos for free.
UAE businesses must secure data or risk 20 million euro fine
Data privacy has become the primary focus of businesses in the UAE
Honeywell names Burj Khalifa as the 'smartest' building in the UAE
Honeywell named the Burj Khalifa as the UAE’s “smartest” building at the Middle East’s first-ever smart building awards presentation at the Innovation Live! Summit today in Dubai.
RTA launches trial run of Smart Yard for driver tests during Innovation Week
During the events of the UAE Innovation Week (20-26 Nov 2016), the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) unleashed the Smart Yard initiative;
Apply for 90-day UAE visit visa online
Smart phone application for 90 day visit visa also available
B2B travel technology platform launched in UAE
TravRays platform can be integrated with any travel supplier
Jobs that robots could put on the line
Some form of automation will become commonplace even in tasks only humans could do
Apple hiring new employees in UAE
Vacancies for company's retail operations in UAE posted on September 9, just in time for big product announcement
Space centre to provide satellite images to Abu Dhabi Airports
Images of DubaiSat 1 and 2 will be used by Abu Dhabi Airports for a variety of purposes including surveillance and urban planning.
TRA approves licensees for prepaid mobile packages
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced its decisio
TRA approves licensees for prepaid mobile packages
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced its decision to approve the nation’s licensees to go straight to market
Plans to be circulated among entities for executing information security regulation
Dubai government’s Information Security Committee (ISC) has recently held a meeting at His Highness Sheikh Mohammed
‘No cash payments or vehicle registration renewals from companies’
The RTA Licensing Agency announced that it would not accept cash payments or vehicle registration renewals from companies at any RTA centre as of Aug.1
How to apply for or renew ID card online
Abu Dhabi: Internet savvy residents across the UAE can apply for or renew national ID cards online
E-Gate service registration at Bawabat Al Sharq
The Ministry of Interior called on all UAE nationals, residents, GCC nationals and individuals
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