Middle East

Analysis-Musk's Twitter free speech promise may be tested in Middle East

Twitter buyer Elon Musk calls himself a free speech absolutist, but that could be put to the test in the Middle East where critics say authoritarian governments use the platform to track opponents and spread disinformation. Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment on how it might deal with Middle Eastern governments’ […]

Batelco Joins 6 Middle East Operators in An Open RAN MoU

Batelco signed an Open RAN (Radio Access Network) MoU, aiming to increase momentum for the technology and its solutions in the region and other leading Middle East Operators.  As such, the other signatories to the MoU are Etisalat Group, Saudi Telecom Company STC, Zain Group, Mobily, du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), and Omantel.  […]

Middle East Operators Establish Region’s First Open RAN Centralized Test Lab in Collaboration with TIP and Intel

Batelco and Omantel join five operators in the ground-breaking Open RAN MoU ABU DHABI, 02 March 2022: Middle East operators have opened the first regional community lab in collaboration with Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and Intel, following the signing of the Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN) MoU last year. The move will accelerate the implementation […]

neutrality.one, Neterra and Arc Partner to Provide an Interconnected Ecosystem Across the Americas, Europe and the Middle East

The partnership enables the companies to rapidly serve customer demand across multiple geographies with a single seamless experience.  Dubai, UAE, 2nd March 2022 – neutrality.one, a cloud networking company delivering software-defined infrastructure, has partnered with Neterra, a global connectivity and telecom solution provider, and Arc Solutions, a provider of integrated networking solutions, to provide seamless connectivity services across the […]

U.S. Eyes 100-Strong Mideast Sea Drone Fleet with Security Partners

The United States Navy and security partners will patrol Middle East waters with 100 unmanned vessels next year to improve deterrence against attacks, like those presented by Iran, the U.S. Fifth Fleet commander said on Monday. The region is vital for global trade, especially oil supplies that flow out of the Gulf via the Strait […]

SolarWinds Onboards CyberKnight as a Middle East Distributor

Dubai (UAE): In today’s hybrid IT environments, organisations are accelerating digital transformation for long-term growth and profitability. This transformation, however, comes at a cost for enterprises. According to Gartner, this journey is taking twice as long and costing twice as much than initially anticipated. To address this challenge, organisations must be able to understand their […]

Uber's Mideast Business Careem Set to Hire More than 200 in "Super App" Expansion

Uber’s Middle East business Careem is looking to hire more than 200 people, according to a company LinkedIn post, as it expands the roll out of its “Super App” which offers services outside its core ride-hailing business. Careem said it was looking to fill jobs “from engineers to data analysts, operations managers to platform designers, […]

A rising demand for digital talent in the Middle East

2020 is well underway and consumer habits in the MENA region are changing more rapidly than ever before. The demand for digital has never been higher. Consumers in the region require variety, speed and a flawless experience. It is becoming increasingly harder for businesses to secure the right talent to develop the best solutions. The […]