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Telecoms & IT News & Analysis


Kuwait awards airbase contractsSubscription

Project in line with Defence Ministry’s modernisation programme

US/Turkey agreement on air strikes on Isis positions in Syria

Saudi Arabia F-15 sensors to be upgradedSubscription

Lockheed Martin signs $263m contract with US Air Force


Tunisia issues 4G telecoms tenderSubscription

There are 6.3 million mobile internet users in the country

Valves at gas plant

RasGas becomes first global site for cloud-based solutionSubscription

Company expects long-term savings from deploying GE’s industrial solution

GE chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt

Industrial internet to drive efficency in low oil price eraSubscription

GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt says lowest-cost systems will win

Water desalination plant

Hitachi ready to expand Middle East businessSubscription

Market response to low oil price key factor in future strategy

Fibre optic cable

Dubai adopts open data lawSubscription

Law enables sharing of non-confidential data between government and other entities

Solar panels

Dewa to demonstrate products from $1.9bn smart initiativeSubscription

Utility to preview drones, digital metering and solar energy generation

Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)

Mobily shares suspended over compensationSubscription

Saudi market watchdog asks mobile operator to compensate shareholders after misstated earnings


Lebanon telecoms licence award faces setback Subscription

Previously disqualified firm Orascom gets judicial nod days before winner is named

Airport control tower

Thales wins Iraq air navigation contractSubscription

Firm to supply crucial navigation equipment to Najaf International airport

World Bank approves $300m programme for Tunisia

World Bank extends extra $500m to TunisiaSubscription

Loan fast-tracked to compensate for economic impact of terrorism

Jennifer Aguinaldo

What internet-of-things means to projects marketSubscription

Major barriers remain before concrete benefits can emerge