Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has had discussions with Uber regarding boosting cooperation and the initial results of a study for offering new budget mobility products in support of Dubai Vision 2021 with a view to meeting the needs of customers seeking affordable mobility solutions.

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The United States Federal Communications Commission has urged Apple to activate the FM (frequency modulation) chips that are in iPhone to promote public safety. Commission Chairman Ajit Pai released a statement applauding those companies that have "done the right things" by activating FM chips in their phones in light of natural disasters hammering the country.

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The European Commission is taking Ireland to the European Court of Justice for failing to recover from Apple illegal state aid worth up to €13 billion, as required by the Commission's August 2016 decision. EU Member States have to recover illegal state aid within the deadline set by the Commission, which is usually four months.

Read more: EU taking Ireland to court over Apple tax dispute

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved an initiative called 'A Day without Service Centers'. Launched by Dubai Department of Finance (DOF), the initiative aims to encourage customers to turn to smart channels to obtain and complete government services and transactions.

Read more: Dubai to close service centers on Oct. 26 to encourage digital channels

ELM, a leader in innovative solutions and owned by the Public Investment Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), has announced its participation at GITEX Technology Week (GITEX 2017), an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition and conference, which will be held from October 8 to October 12, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). During the exciting five-day show, the company is set to launch a package of new electronic services that have been developed to help address the needs of both the public and private sectors. Participating for the eighth consecutive year in GITEX, ELM will be highlighting the many benefits and advantages to be gained from patronizing the new services, which includes increased economic performance, professionalism, security and privacy across e-transactions resulting in key savings on cost, time and human capital.

Read more: ELM’s 8th year of participation at GITEX with a launch of new services

Smart Dubai is gearing up to take part in the 37th annual GITEX Technology Week, the organization announced at a press conference on Sunday, October 1, 2017 in the Dubai Government Media Office.

Read more: Smart Dubai to offer best-in-class services to residents and visitors at GITEX Technology Week 2017

Zebra Technologies focuses on helping enterprises and government organizations adopt a more dynamic workflow through IoT-centric sensor technology, powerful cloud computing software and connected enterprise-class mobile computers. Zebra's products and solutions are used by 95% of Fortune 500 companies and government organizations.

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ADVA Optical Networking announced that it has successfully completed a joint field trial of its FSP 3000 CloudConnect and OpenFabric technology in Telefónica Germany's live network. The innovative transport solution achieved disaggregated 100, 150 and 200Gbit/s connectivity over the mobile communication provider's existing 10Gbit/s line system. The high-density 1RU modular DCI technology successfully carried alien wavelengths across the national backbone infrastructure with no impact on live traffic, including error-free 200Gbit/s transmission over a 290km data path. The test demonstrated how the ADVA FSP 3000 OpenFabric creates an agile, flexible and highly scalable network, accelerating service availability and improving operational efficiency. It was conducted with the support of ADVA Optical Networking's Elite partner Axians.

Read more: ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect platform offers ‘unrivalled efficiency’

Ciena is a network strategy and technology company. We translate best-in-class technology into value through a high-touch, consultative business model - with a relentless drive to create exceptional experiences measured by outcomes. Ciena helps telecom operators and internet service providers across the region do more with their networks. With our solutions, networks can adapt to handle the changes created by cloud migration, mobile broadband and the ever-growing demand for high bandwidth applications and services.

Read more: Ciena - making the software-defined network a reality

The Smart Dubai Government Establishment (SDG), in collaboration with the Department of Finance and ENOC Group, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to launch a new service via its flagship Dubai Now smartphone application. The new service will be available soon and will allow customers to pay for petrol using the Dubai Now app across ENOC's retail network in the UAE, eliminating the need for cash or card payments. This reflects the key objective of offering a single platform for all government services in the UAE. The portal now offers 55 service provided by 24 government entities. This, in turn, resonates with SDG's mission to transform Dubai into the smartest and happiest city in the world.

Read more: Smart Dubai launches new service through ‘Dubai Now’ App

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