Your browser is no longer supported. For the best experience of this website, please upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We have assumed we have your consent to use cookies. So, for example, you will not need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Telecoms & IT News & Analysis

Etisalat head office in Dubai

Etisalat considers merging UAE and group operationsSubscription

Merger is part of organisational restructure that is expected to result in job losses

Riyadh

Moody’s downgrades slew of GCC debt issuersSubscription

Banks, utilities and telecoms hit

Vodafone Qatar: The operator is one of the new firms on the MEED 100

Vodafone Qatar to lay off 10 per cent of staffSubscription

Phone company losses widen

Mobily

Mobily secures debt waiversSubscription

Major losses had caused breach of terms

Cybersecurity

CEOs expected to be accountable for cybersecuritySubscription

Low priority assigned to risk of data breaches

Data centre

Vision 2030 addresses digital infrastructureSubscription

National council to be formed to supervise digital transformation

Casablanca tramway

Casablanca pioneers big data use in public transportSubscription

Real-time capture of passenger data improves efficiencies

Network cable with fibre optics

Officials implicated in Lebanon internet scandalSubscription

Telecoms and private firms alleged to be complicit

Fibre optic cable

Middle East to get faster internet with new submarine cableSubscription

SEA-ME-WE 5 to land in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Oman, Egypt, Yemen and Djibouti

Airport

Arinc bids low for Bahrain airport ICT contractSubscription

Firm’s offer is 20 per cent less Thales’ lowest-priced option 

Qatar

Qatari conglomerate acquires IT firmSubscription

Investor aims for controlling stake in French firm

Tunisia

Contractors appointed for Tunisia security systemSubscription

Firms to install US-funded surveillance system

Egypt rail

Siemens wins Egypt rail contractSubscription

Project part of Cairo’s modernisation strategy for the railway sector

Richard Thompson

Japan moves to restore Iran ties

Tokyo seeks to build on historic ties and supportive economic policies