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

STC Group CEO Nasser Al-Nasser has credited its Dare Strategy for the success of its investment in ride-hailing service Careem.  STC’s Dare Strategy was specifically designed to focus on digital transformation and new growth opportunities for the Saudi telecommunications behemoth.

Read more: STC investment in Careem now worth $274m following acquisition by Uber

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

Etisalat signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA) to boost their collaboration in the digital transformation of government services in Abu Dhabi.  

Read more: Etisalat and Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions collaborate on digitization of government services

At Etisalat’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), held at the company’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi, shareholders have backed the board’s recommendation to pay full-year 2018 dividends of 80fils per share and approved the proposal of lifting restrictions on foreign shareholders voting rights.

Read more: Etisalat lifts restrictions on foreign shareholders voting rights at AGM

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

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

du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is welcoming UAE Nationals to explore the diverse and fulfilling career pathways of the country’s telecommunications industry as Careers UAE 2019 gets underway in Dubai.

Read more: EITC encourages UAE nationals to choose a career in ‘futuristic’ ICT sector

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