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Telecoms & IT News & Analysis

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

Etisalat head office in Dubai

Etisalat appoints new group CEOSubscription

Al-Abdooli led UAE operations for four years

PwC Economic Crime survey 2016

A quarter of companies hit by economic crimeSubscription

Survey shows incidences up in Middle East

Port

Internet-of-things deployment urged in Dubai's logistics sectorSubscription

Current applications are found in port traffic and fleet management

A road in Al-Khor in Qatar

Vodafone global machine-to-machine platform launched Subscription

Fleet management and asset tracking solutions now accessible to Qatari companies

Qatari telecoms company Ooredoo is building up its mobile banking capabilities

Tunisia awards 4G licencesSubscription

4G networks offer a theoretical data transfer speed of up to 100 megabits per second (mbps)

Metro

Chinese export credit to finance Iran projectsSubscription

Transport and petrochemicals to be main sectors

Telecoms company Etisalat of the UAE

Etisalat Group CEO Julfar quits amid company restructuring Subscription

Etisalat expects restructuring to be completed by June 2016

Richard Thompson

Japan moves to restore Iran ties

Tokyo seeks to build on historic ties and supportive economic policies