We are in the process of developing and improving our website, and we invite you to participate in our brief survey to measure the level of your satisfaction
Satisfaction Survey For UAE Interact Website
رغبة منا بالتعرف على مستوى رضاكم عن موقعنا وبهدف تطويره وتحسينه، فقد قمنا بتصميم استبيان سريع لقياس مدى الرضا عن موقع دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة روعي في تصميم الاستبيان أن يكون قصيرا وسريعا كي لا نطيل عليكم، وعليه نرجو منكم التكرم باستكماله عن طريق الرابط التالي
استبيان رضا المتعاملين عن موقع دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة

INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

UAE gets smart when it comes to mobile phones

Posted on 25/10/2011

A higher proportion of mobile phone users in the UAE own a top-of-the-range gadget such as an Apple iPhone or a BlackBerry than anywhere else on Earth. An Arab Advisors Group (AAG) survey found that smartphones, the high-tech internet-connected handsets that give users access to email, social networking and mobile applications - make up 43.7 per cent of mobile phones in the UAE, compared with a 25 per cent average rate for countries elsewhere in the world included in the survey. "Broadly ...  >>MORE

etisalat announces profits of Dh5.13 billion in the first nine months of 2011

Posted on 19/10/2011

etisalat yesterday announced a Group net profit after federal royalty of Dh5.13 billion for the nine month period ended 30 September 2011. etisalat Group recorded a 9% growth in third quarter stand-alone revenue, resulting in year-to-date Group revenues of Dh24.01 billion, an increase of 3% over the same period of the prior year. Revenue earned from international operations contributed 26 percent to overall revenue and increased 18 percent on the same period last year. Operating margins also ...  >>MORE

TRA instructs du to suspend, amend its announcement on operating 4G

Posted on 16/10/2011

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has instructed Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company "du" to suspend and modify its declaration to run the fourth-generation (4G) network. The announcement of "du" coincides with the launch of Etisalat network of the fourth generation using the "L.T-E." technology. TRA requested information from "du" on the announcement, so as to study its compatibility with the regulatory framework of the TRA, the approvals of services delivery and the ...  >>MORE

etisalat announces three-day free services for its Blackberry Users

Posted on 13/10/2011

etisalat announced yesterday that it will compensate its BlackBerry users on both pre-pay and post pay accounts, after a widespread outage was reported by BlackBerry's manufacturer Research-in-Motion (RIM). Prepaid customers will receive the equivalent of three days usage, free-of-charge and credited to their account within 24 hours, while for post-paid customers, this will be adjusted in their monthly bill. Matthew Willsher, Chief Marketing Officer, etisalat said: "Our partner RIM is working ...  >>MORE

du compensates Blackberry subscribers for services disruptions

Posted on 13/10/2011

Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Co, better known as du, in the UAE, said it would compensate individual and corporate BlackBerry customers after a technical failure caused the outage of email, messaging and browsing services. "In light of the recent degradation that millions of BlackBerry users in the UAE and many parts of the world have experienced over the past few days, which was out of our control, we have decided to compensate our customers," du said in a statement BlackBerry's ...  >>MORE

etisalat promotes video-on-demand eLife services

Posted on 13/10/2011

Forget about spending hours downloading the latest movies, said Mathew Willsher, chief marketing officer of etisalat, at the launch of the company's video-on-demand service, eLife TV. The new service launched yesterday at Gitex as part of the revamped eLife TV package offered by etisalat. It offers a complete library of movies across all cultures that can be accessed in a matter of seconds for subscribers. Offered for now only on the TV element of eLife's triumvirate of services that also ...  >>MORE

Service for BlackBerry sporadic

Posted on 12/10/2011

Some BlackBerry users in the UAE regained access to email, calendar and bulletin messenger services briefly yesterday morning but told Gulf News their services were off again later, one day after a telecommunications blackout that started on Monday. "The services were back up this morning but they're down now," said a public relations BlackBerry user at Gitex around 6pm yesterday. "Nobody seems to know what is going on. A server may be down or hackers might have visited." Several other ...  >>MORE

etisalat to launch 4G for laptops ahead of phones

Posted on 10/10/2011

etisalat says customers with laptops will be able to surf with 4G internet before mobile phone users. Ali Al Ahmad, chief corporate communications officer at etisalat, said the company would start selling USB dongles giving users super speeds within two months. His comments come amid a reported row over which UAE telecom operator will be first to go live with higher speed broadband. Speaking to Gulf News yesterday, Al Ahmad said there is no question etisalat would be first past the post ...  >>MORE

UAE BlackBerry users up 50%

Posted on 06/10/2011

BlackBerry subscriber network in the UAE maintained the rapid growth it has recorded since the handset was introduced a few years ago, with their number soaring year-on-year by nearly 50 per cent to 749,000 so far this year. Official data showed blackberry users exchanged more than 12.8 billion texts through their handsets in 2010, nearly four times the total messages used by all other mobile phones in the country. "A large part of the blackberry users in the UAE are aged below 18 years,” ...  >>MORE

UAE ups its battle against cybercrime

Posted on 04/10/2011

Forget your laptops and PCs, cybercrime has now wormed its way into your pockets and purses, with industry experts revealing that mobile security threats are growing at an alarming rate in the UAE. Speaking at a GITEX Technology Week media event, Lt Colonel Faisal Alshamari, Abu Dhabi Police and Ministry of Interior, revealed in the last one year alone, cyber crime reports in the country have increasingly shunned your traditional platforms to find a leap in hackers targeting mobile phone ...  >>MORE

etisalat launches 4G (LTE) Mobile Broadband Network in UAE

Posted on 26/09/2011

etisalat yesterday launched its LTE-FDD mobile network in the UAE. It is one of the first telecommunications operators in the world to complete this technological achievement which enhances the country's global position in terms of providing advanced telecommunication services. The announcement was made during a press conference attended by Majed Al Mesmar, TRA Deputy Director General, and Nasser Bin Obood, Acting CEO, etisalat, as well as a number of senior officials from etisalat and its ...  >>MORE

Etisalat receives highest credit ratings from three international credit rating agencies

Posted on 19/09/2011

Etisalat, one of the leading telecommunications companies in the Middle East and Africa, has been awarded as one of the highest credit ratings companies in the telecom sector following a rigorous evaluations by the three international credit rating agencies, S'&'P, Fitch and Moody. During the second Quarter of 2011, Etisalat Managements met the three international Credit Rating Agencies - Moody's, Fitch and Standard '&' Poor's to review Etisalat's existing Credit Rating. Etisalat ...  >>MORE

NEC, Etisalat sign deal on voting centres for effective communication

Posted on 14/09/2011

The UAE National Election Committee (NEC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Etisalat to establish a strategic information technology and communication partnership. The agreement is aimed at providing state-of-the-art infrastructure to link voting centres during the Federal National Council (FNC) elections scheduled for Sept.24. The MoU was signed in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday between Tariq Hilal Lootah, undersecretary of the Ministry of State for FNC Affairs, member of the NEC ...  >>MORE

etisalat partners with Cobone.com to create exclusive daily deals website

Posted on 12/09/2011

In a move to introduce exciting new offers, Etisalat's 'More' loyalty rewards has teamed up with daily deal website Cobone.com to provide customers with new avenues to gain more value. A new feature created on Etisalat's 'More' Rewards website gives More loyalty programme members the opportunity to make significant savings as well as gain 'More' reward points when visiting the site for "special deals". The deals on the exclusive site are powered by Cobone.com deal-of-the-day platform. The ...  >>MORE

etisalat appoints Ahmad Julfar as Group CEO

Posted on 25/08/2011

etisalat Board of directors has appointed Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar as group chief executive officer. The appointment comes as part of a new expansion phase that will see Etisalat strengthen its position globally. Julfar joined etisalat in 1986 and has played several roles till he has been appointed as Etisalat's chief operating officer in 2006. He had previously served as the general manager for Dubai operations, in addition to various other managerial positions. Commenting on the ...  >>MORE

du to spend Dh1.7bn this year

Posted on 18/08/2011

du, one of the UAE's two telecommunications companies, is planning to pump nearly Dh1.7 billion into new mobile and fixed line network projects this year after paying back debt to banks, its CEO was reported on Wednesday as saying. Othman Sultan said du would not need any new loans till the end of 2011 after it completed the payment of a Dh3 billion loan in June, adding that the company had received fresh liquidity from its profits and Dh1 billion from shareholders in return for shares. ...  >>MORE

TRA grants Al Maisan Satellite Communications Company Transmission license

Posted on 11/08/2011

The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) awarded Al Maisan Satellite Communications Company (YahLive) on Monday a ten-year satellite services license for Broadcasting Satellite Transmission of Services. This license enables YahLive to transmit direct-to-home satellite television services from the UAE. YahLive's services will be available throughout the Middle East, North Africa, Southwest Asia and Europe. YahLive's dedicated European coverage will provide regional and local ...  >>MORE

Etisalat Lanka wins M-billion award

Posted on 11/08/2011

"Etisalat Lanka", the arm of Etisalat Group in Sri Lanka, has walked away with the prestigious m-billionth award for their AppZone, the mobile application development platform, the one stop-shop of all consumers communications needs in Sri Lanka. The selection committee was headed by Dr. Amir Ullah Khan, Deputy Director, strategy at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and membership of senior dignitaries from the various walks of the industry. This ceremony is organised every year in ...  >>MORE

Etisalat Group to bring Facebook to every phone in Africa

Posted on 10/08/2011

"Etisalat Misr" and "Etisalat Nigeria" have joined hands with Facebook to offer their customers a new experience of communications using Facebook mobile application on a Java-based feature phones. This experience will enable "Etisalat Group" customers to "Save More" on mobile internet package, downloads without incurring any data charges. The Facebook for Every Phone application provides a unique yet faster Facebook experience for feature phones than those of similar applications and mobile ...  >>MORE

du goes green

Posted on 08/08/2011

With its new recycling campaign, du is leading the way to a greener way of life in the UAE. du employees are taking steps to go green by increasing the amount of recycling they do. In the UAE, Government authorities have implemented several schemes to tackle the issue of waste reduction and disposal, and recycling companies are doing their best to ensure that proper measures are taken to reduce, as much as possible, the environmental impact caused by waste. du's green initiatives include ...  >>MORE

du grabs 43.6% of market share

Posted on 04/08/2011

du, the UAE's second largest telecommunications provider, is now "playing in the same playground" as rival etisalat in terms of local market share, the company's chief executive said Wednesday. The telco, formally known as Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, added 171,100 new subscribers in the second quarter, taking the total number to 4,775,900 and further eroding the dominance of former monopoly etisalat. Othman Sultan, du's CEO, says the company now accounts for almost 44 ...  >>MORE

etisalat introduces free lifetime validity for Wasel prepaid customers

Posted on 02/08/2011

etisalat has announced "free lifetime validity" for all its new and existing Wasel prepaid customers. The new benefit allows customers to maintain their Wasel subscriptions without having to renew again. The free lifetime validity will be applied automatically and does not require Wasel customers to subscribe to it. To keep their Wasel lifetime validity benefit, customers need only make one charged call or send an SMS from their Wasel accounts within three months. The new free lifetime ...  >>MORE

Etisalat Group launches operations in Nigeria

Posted on 26/07/2011

Etisalat announced yesterday the commercial launch of First Application Store in Nigeria. The Service was introduced in partnership between Etisalat and EMS. The new offering provides Etisalat Nigeria BlackBerry Smartphone users the access to a wide array of locally relevant contents. Users can now discover, download and enjoy a wide array of mobile applications for their BlackBerry Smartphone in a variety of categories including entertainment, games, social networking, news, weather and ...  >>MORE

Du launches its OTN's phase1

Posted on 25/07/2011

The UAE's second telco Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, or Du, has launched the first phase of its Optical Transport Network (OTN) project in the country. Optical Transport Network is a backhauling optical technology and augments Du's recently launched fibre backbone network. The US$65 million project is established on a national scale extending from Abu Dhabi to Dubai and the Northern Emirates to reach Du's submarine cable landing station in Fujairah. The project is expected ...  >>MORE

etisalat renews management agreement with Mobily

Posted on 24/07/2011

etisalat has renewed a management agreement with its Saudi Arabian affiliate Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) for five more years, the telecoms firm said in a statement on Sunday. The agreement was due to expire on December 22 this year and the renewed contract starts from December 23, etisalat, which holds a 27.4 per cent stake in Mobily, said in the statement. Mobily, which competes with state-controlled Saudi Telecom and Zain Saudi Arabia, proposed a half-year dividend of 1.25 riyals ($0.33) ...  >>MORE

UAE makes BlackBerry its pick

Posted on 24/07/2011

When it comes to pushing digits on a smartphone, the BlackBerry is the most frequently used brand in the UAE. A survey released exclusively to The National shows that handsets from Research In Motion (RIM) captured more than half of all votes in a poll of more than 2,600 individuals from the Middle East and North Africa (Mena). Nokia's handsets were the second-most used in the UAE, with 24 per cent of the votes, according to Massive Media, an online media group behind sites such as Netlog, ...  >>MORE

TRA grants a new broadcasting satellite transmission services license

Posted on 21/07/2011

In accordance with its policy to encourage and maintain competition in the Telecommunication and Information Technology sector in the UAE and in order to reach optimised services provided to users, the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) on 18 July has granted a new broadcasting satellite transmission service license to MZ Intaj FZ LLC "twofour54". `Speaking on the issuance of the new license, Mohamed Nasser Al Ghanem said: "Granting this new license comes in line with TRA's efforts ...  >>MORE

etisalat introduces the UAE's lowest mobile data roaming packs

Posted on 21/07/2011

etisalat has launched the UAE's first and lowest mobile data roaming price plans, offering maximum value and preventing bill-shocks from high data charges while travelling. The new mobile data roaming packs ranging from 100MB to 3GB offer at least 95 per cent discounted rates with select partner carriers in 14 countries. It also provides customers with more than 50% discount on 6MB daily data roaming packs in 520 countries across the globe. Available to Wasel prepaid and postpaid customers ...  >>MORE

Competition to intensify as Etisalat and du poised to share network throughout the country

Posted on 20/07/2011

UAE residents will be able to choose freely between etisalat and du for their broadband services by end of the year. The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced Tuesday that new technology will allow the UAE's two telecoms providers to share the network throughout the country. "Etisalat and du compete strongly in mobile services and we can all see the benefits that competition in mobile services has brought to the UAE. We will soon enter a phase of strong competition in ...  >>MORE

Etisalat announces H1 profits of Dh3.41 billion

Posted on 19/07/2011

Etisalat yesterday announced a Group net profit after federal royalty of Dh3.41 billion for the six month period ended 30 June 2011. Group revenue of Dh15.97 billion was in line with prior year. Revenue earned from international operations contributed 25 percent to overall revenue exhibiting a 17 percent increase on the prior year. The group continued to deliver strong shareholder returns yielding an Annualised Return on Equity of 16 percent over the first half of this year. Etisalat also ...  >>MORE

Etisalat, GE implement UAE's first futuristic e-Health solution for Cardiology

Posted on 14/07/2011

Emirates Telecommunication Corp, Etisalat, on Wednesday said it had successfully implemented the UAE's first futuristic e-Health solution for Cardiology in partnership with GE Healthcare that has the potential of reducing Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) and related ailments in the UAE. The solution, implemented at the RAK Hospital as a pilot project, enables Remote ECG (Electrocardiograms) Monitoring, allowing cardiologists to use Etisalat's state-of-the-art technology and GE's MUSE ECG data ...  >>MORE

Du on positive course as it repays Dh3b loan facility

Posted on 04/07/2011

Du, the UAE's second largest telecoms provider by market value, has repaid a Dh3 billion dual currency syndicated loan facility, the company said yesterday. The loan, which was due for repayment on June 30, has been repaid to the syndicate of 16 banks, using a combination of existing financing facilities and cash, du said in a statement to the Dubai Financial Market. "We are pleased to be in a such a strong position to repay this facility using the most efficient resources available to our ...  >>MORE

UAE researchers first to discover iPhone location tracker

Posted on 03/07/2011

When international media revealed the iPhone's ability to track and store users' movements, it sent users into a panic across the world. But the initial discovery of this potentially invasive feature was made at Zayed University (ZU). The original discovery was made at the Advanced Cyber Forensics Research Laboratory at ZU in Abu Dhabi in June 2010, researchers at the university say. This was approximately a year before it was revealed to the media. The tracking feature was found as part of ...  >>MORE

UAE positioned 24th globally by Rankings of Global Information Technology Report 2010-2011

Posted on 27/06/2011

The UAE ranks 24th in the world and 1st among Arab countries in its use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance competitiveness and development, according to The Global Information Technology Report 2010-2011, Transformations 2.0, released by the World Economic Forum. Other Arab countries are prominently featured in the ranking as well: Qatar (25), Bahrain (30), Saudi Arabia (33), Oman (41). Sweden and Singapore continue to top the rankings of The Global Information ...  >>MORE

UAE's TRA announces National Emergency Plan for telecom sector

Posted on 20/06/2011

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced the "National Emergency Plan for the Telecoms Sector." The plan was presented to the media and the public at a press conference held on 19th June 2011 at the TRA main office in Abu Dhabi. The plan is in compliance with the vision and strategy of the government, TRA said in a press release. Speaking on the launch of the plan, Muhammad Nasser Al Ghana, TRA Director General said: "The National Emergency Plan for the ...  >>MORE

etisalat in talks for iPhone 5 debut

Posted on 13/06/2011

The UAE's etisalat is in talks with iPhone manufacturer Apple Inc on the possible launch of the iPhone 5 as its rolls its fourth-generation mobile broadband — Long Term Evolution (LTE) — later this year, its spokesperson said. Ali Al Ahmad, Chief Corporate Communication Officer at etisalat, said, "Yes, we are in talks with most smartphone manufacturers including Apple on the rollout of the 4G handset, iPhone 5 later this year. As the first telecom organisation to roll out the 4G network, LTE, ...  >>MORE

etisalat's smart hub expands reach in Europe with Level 3

Posted on 06/06/2011

Level 3 Communications, Inc. announced the expansion of its relationship with Etisalat, one of the world's largest telecommunications companies. Level 3 will provide Etisalat with IP transit services and high-speed IP (HSIP) to connect etisalat to several cities in Europe and deepen the company's connections between the Middle East and Europe. Level 3's services will enhance etisalat's ability to service the rapid growth it is seeing in demand for broadband, which is being fuelled by the ...  >>MORE

etisalat experiences 300 per cent growth in International Capacity Requirements in UAE

Posted on 29/05/2011

etisalat yesterday announced that traffic from its UAE operation has grown 300% since 2008 surpassing the 100 Gigabit per second (Gbps) mark earlier this year. This reflects the country's surging Internet community who are constantly connected via a plethora of devices at the office, in the home and on the move. It also reflects increasing usage amongst business customers who are becoming more reliant on advanced technologies to manage regional offices from the UAE. This report was delivered ...  >>MORE

TRA encourages the use of social media

Posted on 26/05/2011

As regulatory body of the information and communications technology industry in the UAE, one of the core roles of TRA is to encourage the use of highly accessible and scalable communication techniques. Based on this, the TRA has advocated the use of social media using web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into interactive dialogue. "Social media can be defined as an established and evolving channel that needs to be part of overall communications and capacity-building ...  >>MORE

Etisalat Misr awarded Best Mobile Operator for the second year successively

Posted on 25/05/2011

Etisalat Misr has been awarded "Mobile Operator of the Year" and Eng. Saleh Alabdooli, CEO and Managing Director of the company was chosen "CEO of the Year" at the 2010 DG awards for the two successive years as part of the DG awards which recognises excellence and outstanding performance of companies, movies, and songs through a thorough survey that is carried out over the internet, where all segments of the society are free to express their opinions on who they see the best. Maged Hosny, ...  >>MORE

du announces successful completion of Long Term Evolution (LTE) pilot

Posted on 25/05/2011

In a landmark development in-line with du's commitment to offer the fastest nationwide network to the UAE, du successfully conducted and completed its first pilot on Long Term Evolution (LTE) on its mobile network supporting mobile broadband speeds upto 150 Mbps. The pilot was conducted in April 2011 and commercial launch of LTE services is slated for the second half of 2011. According to the company the move follows closely on the heels of du's launch of the latest 42 Mbps mobile broadband ...  >>MORE

Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35

RETURN TO TOP | WAM UP TO THE MINUTE NEWS

Quick List

UAE gets smart when it comes to mobile phones


etisalat announces profits of Dh5.13 billion in the first nine months of 2011


TRA instructs du to suspend, amend its announcement on operating 4G


etisalat announces three-day free services for its Blackberry Users


du compensates Blackberry subscribers for services disruptions


etisalat promotes video-on-demand eLife services


Service for BlackBerry sporadic


etisalat to launch 4G for laptops ahead of phones


UAE BlackBerry users up 50%


UAE ups its battle against cybercrime


etisalat launches 4G (LTE) Mobile Broadband Network in UAE


Etisalat receives highest credit ratings from three international credit rating agencies


NEC, Etisalat sign deal on voting centres for effective communication


etisalat partners with Cobone.com to create exclusive daily deals website


etisalat appoints Ahmad Julfar as Group CEO


du to spend Dh1.7bn this year


TRA grants Al Maisan Satellite Communications Company Transmission license


Etisalat Lanka wins M-billion award


Etisalat Group to bring Facebook to every phone in Africa


du goes green


du grabs 43.6% of market share


etisalat introduces free lifetime validity for Wasel prepaid customers


Etisalat Group launches operations in Nigeria


Du launches its OTN's phase1


etisalat renews management agreement with Mobily


UAE makes BlackBerry its pick


TRA grants a new broadcasting satellite transmission services license


etisalat introduces the UAE's lowest mobile data roaming packs


Competition to intensify as Etisalat and du poised to share network throughout the country


Etisalat announces H1 profits of Dh3.41 billion


Etisalat, GE implement UAE's first futuristic e-Health solution for Cardiology


Du on positive course as it repays Dh3b loan facility


UAE researchers first to discover iPhone location tracker


UAE positioned 24th globally by Rankings of Global Information Technology Report 2010-2011


UAE's TRA announces National Emergency Plan for telecom sector


etisalat in talks for iPhone 5 debut


etisalat's smart hub expands reach in Europe with Level 3


etisalat experiences 300 per cent growth in International Capacity Requirements in UAE


TRA encourages the use of social media


Etisalat Misr awarded Best Mobile Operator for the second year successively


du announces successful completion of Long Term Evolution (LTE) pilot