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Regulator refers Mobily case to prosecutor Subscription

17 May 2015 | By

Telecoms company in trouble

Qatar-based telecoms firm Ooredoo has reported a decline in profit and revenue in 2014

Ooredoo profits fall in 2014 Subscription

11 March 2015 | By

Telecoms firm increases customers in new markets


IBM pioneers Kuwait investment Subscription

9 February 2015 | By

2013 law allows 100 per cent foreign ownership of projects

Cyber security

Calls for pan-Arab talks on cybercrime Subscription

22 December 2014 | By

Lebanese minister calls for regional dialogue regarding internet governance and cyber security

 given the rising volumes of passengers travelling on the Dubai Metro, the region is beginning to establish a track record that lenders and bankers could use to predict whether project finance debts can be repaid

The Middle East in 2030

10 December 2014 | By

Take part in MEED’s survey to identify the key trends that will shape the Middle East economy in 2030

Qatari telecoms company Ooredoo is building up its mobile banking capabilities

Ooredoo targets mobile banking growth Subscription

25 November 2014 | By

Data services driving revenues for Qatari telecoms firm

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Telecoms & IT trends

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

MEED 100 largest listed companies: Telecoms Subscription

24 March 2015

There has been strong growth in the value of the telecoms sector in the MEED 100 since last year

Bosch provided the audio system for the 60,000-spectator capacity grandstand at Dubai's Meydan Racecourse

Dubai projects showcase technological innovation

12 January 2015 | By

Expo and Smart City programmes will require cutting-edge products and installations

Cloud computing

Interview: Richard Longdon, CEO, Aveva Solutions Subscription

14 December 2014 | By

Cloud computing is the future for oil and gas, but customers have to adapt their mindset, says Aveva CEO Richard Longdon.

Roy Jakobs: 262 buildings in Dubai will be retrofitted

Unlocking energy savings with led Subscription

8 December 2014

Q&A with Roy Jakobs, Philips CEO, Middle East and Turkey

Choice: DoctorUna allows users to search for specialists and book appointments

Online Business of the Year

25 November 2014


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Special reports


Smart societies are becoming a reality Subscription

8 December 2014 | By Bernadette Ballantyne

Cities in the Gulf are realising the benefits of embracing the multitude of technologies that enable smarter and more responsive infrastructure and experiences. Government bodies in the UAE, in particular, are moving from individual initiatives and silo thinking to strategic planning and coordination. In Dubai, for example, there are about 1,000 projects in the smart city programme being managed by an inter-agency government task force. Initiatives include programmes covering smart ...


Telecoms: Operators move to protect market share Subscription

8 October 2014

Faster download speed, improved connectivity and stronger customer service will be key demands

Smart cities

Smart cities: Raising the quality of life Subscription

24 August 2014

The rolling out of smart cities in the Middle East is being used to atrract and keep high calibre residents

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El-Seif Group Subscription

El-Seif Group commenced operations in Saudi Arabia in 1951 with interests in engineering, development, healthcare, defence and security


Elsewedy Electric Subscription

Egypt-based company that has a number of firms under its ownership, and specialises in the supply, installationand commissioning of overhead transmission lines and substations

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Keither Fenner

Keith Fenner Subscription

10 September 2014

Keith Fenner is senior vice president, sales, Sage ERP Africa and head of Sage Middle East

Rafiah Ibrahim Subscription

12 July 2014

Rafiah Ibrahim is president and head of region Middle East and North East Africa at Ericsson

Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar Subscription

22 September 2013

Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar is Chief executive officer (CEO), Etisalat

Taj el-Khayat Subscription

16 September 2013

Taj el-Khayat is general manager for the Middle East and North Africa region, Riverbed Technology

Bashar Bashaireh Subscription

16 September 2013

Bashar Bashaireh is senior regional director for the Middle East and Pakistan, Fortinet

Ihab Ali Subscription

16 September 2013

Ihab Ali is technical head of regional security and defence, Dell

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