Etisalat and Cisco have successfully deployed the first segment routing technology in the region over its international network with closed-loop automation, introducing automation and software-defined networking (SDN) to the service provider’s Emirates Internet Exchange (EMIX) network, deploying cutting-edge technologies that set the foundation for new opportunities and business models.

Read more: Etisalat and Cisco announce progressive self-driving project

Minister of Telecommunications Mohamed Choucair visited Alfa headquarters in Parallel Towers, Dekwaneh, where he was received by Alfa CEO and Chairman Marwan Hayek, the Board of Directors, and several members of the staff. This visit, the first of its kind, by the minister was aimed at getting acquainted with the company and its services in addition to relevant technological progress and future plans.

Read more: Alfa launches eSIM in the presence of Minister Choucair

du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced a new video contribution solution in partnership with Telstra, a leading telecommunications and technology company. The partnership will provide MBC in Dubai with dedicated and fully managed video network service on the Telstra Global Media Network to facilitate reliable and high-quality video streaming to Europe. Through strategic partnerships with world-class video network providers du continues to build on its vision to provide best-in-class dedicated video services to multiple destinations worldwide.

Read more: du and Telstra enter new partnership enhancing MBC’s video connectivity

The annual Zain Group Ordinary General Assembly was held today at the Zain Group’s headquarters in Kuwait, attended with a quorum of 73.91% that approved the recommended cash dividend of 30% (30 fils per share) to the shareholders already registered in the company's record date of Wednesday 3 April 2019. Cash dividends will be paid to shareholders commencing Wednesday 10 April 2019.

Read more: Zain Group CEO credits digital transformation strategy for exceptional performance

du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has achieved a first for the Middle East telecommunications industry by becoming the first telco in the region to receive the Crystal Mark certification from the Plain English Campaign. This seal of excellence recognises du’s commitment to customers by providing clearer, simpler information in English across documents on all channels – such as those pertaining to Terms and Conditions and Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

Read more: du registers a first in the telco sector receiving Plain English seal of approval

du, from the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is leading the UAE’s efforts to foster home-grown innovation and entrepreneurship with the launch of the first-ever IoT and AI Pioneers Competition. Giving the UAE’s youth an opportunity to spearhead the innovation initiatives established by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, the event encourages contestants to tap into their creative thinking for the proliferation of ideas which will lead the UAE into the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Read more: du drives UAE’s spirit of innovation with pioneering IoT and AI competition

Saudi Arabia's Business Communications announced the launch of the Future Solutions Platform, which aims to support Saudi talent in technology and innovation, to invest and provide innovative technology solutions and to create an environment conducive to local talent to help make Saudi Arabia a strong competitor in the world of modern technology.

Read more: STC launches 'Future Solutions' platform to support young Saudi talent

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