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Consortium to commercialize and accelerate Video Call Market launched

Open Visual Communications Consortium™, a group of global video exchange providers, network providers and equipment manufacturers that have united to expand video communications, formally...

MENA Mobile Subscriptions Remains Low Despite UAE’s Top Performance

The United Arab Emirates is a top performer when it comes to smartphone and mobile penetration in general. One of the latest reports of...

Women are an Underserved Market for Mobile Financial Services

A study released today by the GSMA mWomen Programme and Visa Inc. entitled, Unlocking the Potential: Women and Mobile Financial Services in Emerging Markets,...

Video Messaging, Picture Sharing, HD Video Go Mobile with Skype

When you ask people “What’s Skype?”, pretty often the answer you’ll get is “it’s a free video calling app for PC or Mac.”...

SMS 20th Anniversary Special

How Text Messages Changed Modern Society Today we mark the 20th anniversary of the SMS (Short Message Service). Two decades ago, in 1992, a young...

How smartphones will influence retail store sales

Smartphones will Influence US$689 Billion in Retail Store Sales by 2016 Deloitte defines the mobile influence factor in retail sales Mobile impact on store sales exceeds...

UAE Android Users Alert: Scams Associated With Mobile Apps

Android users in the UAE reported charges of more than AED 1000 per year from unwanted subscriptions. Empello, the leader in anti-fraud solutions for value-added...

Etisalat offers Mobile Parking Services in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah

Etisalat today announced that its mobile payment solutions for parking services are now functional in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. Sharjah is the third emirate...

Nationwide Educational Campaign on Internet Safety launched at Gitex

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), represented by the National Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT), and the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) launched a...

du launches Music Store

Du has introduced its new mobile music proposition called the Music Store, a subscription-based music download service.

Dubai-based company invests in telecoms, digital broadcasting in Bulgaria

Bulgarian telecoms operator Vivacom has sold its remaining 50 per cent stake in rebroadcasting subsidiary NURTS to Dubai-based Bluesat Partners for 57 million euro,...

Best selling Smartphones and Wireless Plans starting at a Penny

AmazonWireless is a website by Amazon.com that offers cell phones and wireless plans, easy shopping without rebate hassles, and FREE two-day shipping. AmazonWireless makes it...

Emerging Markets Telecom Operators to capture $200 billion ICT opportunity

Delta Partners, the leading telecoms advisory and investment firm released its latest White Paper today titled “ICT in emerging markets: a USD 200Bln opportunity...

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority releases first Annual Market Review

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) recently released its first Annual Market Review. The Review summarizes the state of the Fixed, Mobile, and Data telecommunication...

J.P. Morgan: Dubai Holding may sell stakes in du and other...

Dubai Holding's main unit, Dubai Holding Commercial Operations Group (DHCOG) may sell its entire telecom portfolio by 2015 in order to pay back contractor...

Mashreq Touts First Middle East M-pay Device

Mashreq, a Dubai-based bank, has launched a smartphone-based mobile payment device which it claims is the first such debut in the Middle East. Such...

du services to be available at all post offices in UAE

Emirates Post and du have entered into an agreement under which bill payments and other services of du will be available at all Post...

ESET releases Mobile Security for Symbian and Windows Mobile Smartphones

Kaspersky Mobile Security 9 - Protect your mobile from malware and spam today! ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced the release...