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

du launches tablet plan for businesses

Posted on 17/07/2013

Telco operators are keen to take a slice of the robust growth in tablet computers, which is growing at more than 100 per cent. Du is offering iPads as part of its Business Tablet Plan portfolio for large businesses and SMEs, and Samsung LTE tablets within the next two to three weeks as the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) concept is gaining traction in the UAE. "We are already seeing very high interest among enterprises on BYOD adoption. Given that needs of businesses and employees are moving ...  >>MORE

Top of form du wins green award

Posted on 15/07/2013

du is proud to announce that it is the recipient of The Green Award from the Asia Communication Awards in recognition of its extensive green initiatives. The success of the hybrid solutions installed in 137 of its base transceiver station (BTS) sites was particularly favoured. The award was received by AbdulMajid Harmoodi, director of the Electro Mechanical Division of du, during a ceremony held at the Conrad Centennial, Singapore. Hybrid solutions Amongst its many environmental ...  >>MORE

Etisalat introduces addition of three countries to its popular 'Wasel International Add-on' service

Posted on 11/07/2013

Etisalat has introduced the addition of three countries to its popular 'Wasel International Add-on' service, which allows prepaid customers to make international calls for the same price as local calls. Etisalat Wasel customers now do not need to worry about high costs when talking to their friends and families in 10 countries: Pakistan, India, Nepal, Egypt, Iran, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, China and Nigeria. They will pay only 0.5 fils per second (equivalent to 30 fils per minute) ...  >>MORE

Du: Set for louder melody tunes

Posted on 09/07/2013

Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC, popularly known as du, looks set for louder melody tunes in 2013 as the UAE's telecom sector is growing in line with positive macroeconomic indicators and higher growth forecast in days to come. The Middle East's fastest growing telco is upbeat about the telecommunications outlook in the second half and it is confident of better growth numbers due to rising demand of telecom services with the increasing popularity of smartphones and tablets, ...  >>MORE

Du to open Apple shop-in-shop concept

Posted on 01/07/2013

Du has become the fourth telecom operator in the world to have a dedicated Apple shop-in-shop concept. Others are in US, China and Japan. The "shop-in-shop” concept is where a brand owner/retailer takes an amount of area in multiple outlets to provide dedicated selling space. "We have agreed to a have a dedicated size where we will be offering Apple products and services. We are trying to give our customers an unique in-store experience exactly what Apple is offering in their own shops,” ...  >>MORE

Etisalat launches mobile money service in Egypt

Posted on 26/06/2013

Etisalat Egypt on Tuesday launched an award-winning mobile commerce service, known as ‘Flous', across the country in a bid to provide its customers with access to banking services, many for the first time. "The launch of mobile money services in Egypt for the first time will enable Etisalat to begin a new phase of offering innovative services to our customers throughout this vast and important market,” said Saeed Al Hamli, the CEO of Etisalat Egypt. "Businesses, government and the general ...  >>MORE

Etisalat reduces roaming charges

Posted on 18/06/2013

Etisalat yesterday announced new weekly and monthly roaming packages for voice and data usage for all customers in the UAE to meet the increasing requirements of subscribers travelling abroad. For the first time in the UAE, subscribers will have the option of choosing roaming packages valid for one day, week or month, to match their duration of stay and travel profile. The new packages provide travellers with the opportunity of using data for as little as Dh 25 per day, and receive calls ...  >>MORE

TRA bags top architectural award

Posted on 11/06/2013

The Dubai headquarters of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has earned international recognition by winning the prestigious American Institute of Architects (AIA) design award in both the Un-built and Built category. The AIA award recognises architectural design of enduring significance and is conferred on projects that are an embodiment of architectural excellence. Designed in partnership with the architecture firm HDR, the construction of this iconic tower is spread over ...  >>MORE

UAE No.1 in Smartphone ownership: Google survey

Posted on 11/06/2013

According to a recent survey conducted by Google, UAE has ranked the highest in the world in terms of Smartphone penetration with 62 per cent of consumers owning smartphones; an 18 per cent growth in one year. This regional trend is supported by an International Data Corporation (IDC) report published earlier this year which outlined that more smartphones are forecast to be shipped globally than regular phones in 2013, the first time that this has occurred in the mobile phone market. ...  >>MORE

EAD, TRA sign Agreement on Information Security

Posted on 11/06/2013

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) and the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), represented by the United Arab Emirates Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote cooperation and partnership in the field of technology and information security. The MoU aims to implement Abu Dhabi's e-government policy, provide the necessary protection for information and keep up with the rapid developments and changes in the electronic ...  >>MORE

Etisalat launches Managed Global WAN Service

Posted on 10/06/2013

In a bid to fully meet the growing needs of UAE base customers who are operating globally and looking for management and security of their networking infrastructure located outside UAE, Etisalat announced yesterday the launch of its Managed Global WAN Service. The Managed Global WAN service is an end-to-end ICT solution throughout the lifecycle subscription to the service, where Etisalat will supply the CPE, install, conduct proactive monitoring '&' remote management and extend onsite support ...  >>MORE

Etisalat launches first 'cloud' service in UAE

Posted on 05/06/2013

Etisalat on Tuesday announced the launch of ‘Cloud Compute': the first "cloud" data storage service offering in the UAE for SMBs and enterprises, providing a pay-as-you-go model, reducing IT costs by up to 60 per cent and speeding up time-to-market by up to 90 per cent. Spending on cloud services is expected to increase compared to other areas in the IT marketplace. In the Middle East and North Africa region, growth is expected to be around 20.2 per cent between now and 2016, according to ...  >>MORE

Du purchases 10% stake in Khazana Data Centre

Posted on 05/06/2013

Du has purchased a 10 per cent stake in Khazna Data Centre owned by Mubadala for Dh57.5 million, the telecom operator said on the Dubai stock exchange's website. Mubadala is the whole shareholder of Technology Holding Company (THC) which in turn owns 100 per cent of the share capital of Khazna. The operator bought the stake depending on funding requirements set out in a plan related to the construction of a data centre. "Mubadala's ICT unit team has been in talks with du management in ...  >>MORE

Etisalat reduces cost of local calls for its Wasel prepaid subscribers

Posted on 04/06/2013

Etisalat, one of the leading telecom operators in the Middle East and Africa, yesterday will introduce daily local calling bundles for its Wasel prepaid subscribers reducing rates for calling all mobile and landline numbers in the UAE, the operator has announced. Etisalat, in a press release, said the new bundles come in two packages: 10 minutes daily for Dh2 and 30 minutes daily for Dh4. The first, smaller bundle offers 33 per cent discount on the regular rates and is suitable for occasional ...  >>MORE

Etisalat announces free unlimited national calls

Posted on 02/06/2013

Etisalat on Saturday announced that from July 1, eLife and standalone landline subscribers will enjoy free national calls across the UAE to landline telephones in addition to the free local calls that they already enjoy. The telecom major also launched the region's first High Definition (HD) voice for eLife landlines. By July, Etisalat will release a line-up of HD telephones to support this new innovation. "UAE residents can enjoy free-of-charge calls with advanced HD quality when they call ...  >>MORE

Etisalat first operator to provide free local and national high-definition calls

Posted on 01/06/2013

Etisalat, one of the leading telecom operators in the Middle East and Africa, yesterday announced that from July 1, eLife and standalone landline subscribers will enjoy free national calls across the UAE to landline telephones in addition to the free local calls that they already enjoy. The telecom major also launched the region's first High Definition (HD) voice for eLife landlines. By July, Etisalat will release a lineup of HD telephones to support this new innovation. Rashed Al Abbar, ...  >>MORE

TRA supports Dubai Police crackdown on two counterfeit telecom device dealers

Posted on 27/05/2013

A joint task force of the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) and the Dubai Police General Department of Criminal Investigations has brought two major dealers of illegal mobile phones to justice in two successful operations. The prohibited and counterfeit devices were being sold in some of Dubai's most popular commercial centers. As a result of the operation, more than 1,900 fake telecom devices were confiscated, with an estimated value of Dh1.7 million. "This achievement comes as a ...  >>MORE

Dubai SME launches 'SeedApp' to promote UAE's transformation into m-government

Posted on 26/05/2013

Instructed Dubai SME, the agency of the Department of Economic Development in Dubai mandated to develop the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, to set up a sub-fund to support UAE nationals developing mobile applications focused on facilitating people's access to government services. The 'SeedApp' fund is intended to support UAE nationals who develop user-friendly and commercially-driven mobile applications that would support the initiative announced recently by Vice President and Prime ...  >>MORE

Central Bank of the UAE, TRA sign MoU

Posted on 25/05/2013

Central Bank of the UAE represented by the Department of Information Technology and the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) represented by Computer Emergency Response Team, have signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to ensure the security system of the Central Bank, clients and exchange of data and research between the two parties. The deal was signed by Sultan bin Nasser Al Suwaidi, Governor of Central Bank of the UAE and Mohammed Nasser Al Ghanem, Director General of TRA. ...  >>MORE

UAE TRA announces 700 MHz band plan for mobile broadband

Posted on 23/05/2013

The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) yesterday announced its plans for 700 MHz mobile broadband, and the release of increased spectrum in the 800 MHz band. The TRA said it believes that allocating these bands to mobile broadband will best serve the UAE public interest, driving down costs and minimising interference along borders. By combining the 800 MHz band plan for Europe, Middle East and Africa with the lower duplexer of the Asia Pacific (APT) 700 MHz band, the UAE will ...  >>MORE

Etisalat launches first major CSR report covering global footprint

Posted on 22/05/2013

Etisalat Group yesterday launched its first major global Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability report in a bid to highlight and coordinate philanthropic and community-based activities across its 15 operating countries. The document, "Etisalat CSR '&' Sustainability Report 2012", was released at the Institute for International Research (IIR) tenth CSR Summit, which is currently running at The Address, Dubai Marina. In 2012, Etisalat's sustainability and social responsibility ...  >>MORE

Etisalat Nigeria signs US$1.2b loan facility

Posted on 22/05/2013

The Nigerian operation of the UAE telecommunication services operator, Etisalat, has signed a US$1.2 billion (Dh4.4 billion) equivalent medium-term syndicated loan facility, Etisalat said on Monday. In a mandatory filing to the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, Etisalat said the Nigeria operation planned to use the proceeds to "refinance the existing commercial medium-term debt of US$650 million and continue its network rollout across Nigeria. It added: "The facility has both Naira and US dollar ...  >>MORE

etisalat adds new intercontinental fibre optic cable to enhance internet access

Posted on 15/05/2013

etisalat, yesterday announced its strategic partnership in the construction of the Bay of Bengal (BBG) submarine fibre optic cable along with industry leaders to enhance intercontinental connectivity and diversity for UAE and the region. Other telecom majors involved with etisalat are Telekom Malaysia Berhad (Malaysia), Vodafone Group (UK), Omantel (Oman), Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (India) and Dialog Axiata (Sri Lanka). "etisalat's Smarthub is the strategic terminal point for Bay of ...  >>MORE

etisalat slashes Data Roaming costs

Posted on 09/05/2013

etisalat, yesterday announced attractive new data roaming packages for its mobile customers offering as much as five times the usage for half the price through Etisalat's preferred partner networks. The new packages come in three varieties; daily 25MB for Dh25, daily 100MB for Dh35, and weekly 1GB of data for Dh200. Customers can use these packages for any type of data consumption and with any handset or tablet, including all Blackberry devices. Each of the packages starts from the first ...  >>MORE

Etisalat launches International Credit Transfer

Posted on 07/05/2013

Etisalat, one of the leading telecom operators in the Middle East and Africa, yesterday launched the ‘International Credit Transfer' facilitating its Wasel and Ahlan prepaid customers to transfer airtime to any prepaid account globally. Etisalat customers currently are able to transfer balance between local mobile accounts. This functionality is now enhanced as Etisalat is connected to more than 170 mobile network operators across 70 countries. Subscribers can access International Credit ...  >>MORE

UAE mobile phone users at record high

Posted on 28/04/2013

Nearly 135,000 mobile phone users entered the UAE market in February to boost the total number of GSM subscribers in the second largest Arab economy to a record high of over 14 million, according to official data. The total number of subscribers to mobiles, landlines, internet and other telecommunication services also surged to a record high of around 17.17 million at the end of February, showed the figures by the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA), which oversees the UAE telecom ...  >>MORE

Etisalat Misr and Intel launch first Intel-powered Smartphone in the Middle East

Posted on 24/04/2013

Cairo: Etisalat Misr, one of the leading telecom operators in Egypt, and Intel Corporation have announced the launch of the Middle East's first Smartphone with Intel Inside , the new Etisalat E-20 Smartphone. The Etisalat E-20 Smartphone is targeted at the growing number of Smartphone buyers in the Middle East and North Africa region who do not want to sacrifice device performance or user experience. With more than 91 million mobile subscribers and mobile penetration that has increased to ...  >>MORE

Etisalat subscribers hit 141m

Posted on 24/04/2013

Etisalat Group, the leading regional telecom operator across emerging markets in Middle East, Africa and Asia, on Tuesday announced strong results for the first quarter 2013 with an increase in revenues, operating profits and subscribers across its operating markets. Etisalat Group reported Q1 revenue increased to Dh9.6 billion, Q1 operating profit before federal royalty lifted to Dh3.98 billion and aggregated subscribers base reached 141 million. Revenue from the Pakistan operations was ...  >>MORE

UAE consumers are fast in upgrading their smartphones

Posted on 17/04/2013

Smartphones are one of the fastest growing consumer obsessions in the UAE — and we're checking our phones at least 100 times a day. More than 14 million mobile phones are in operation in the UAE —170 phone subscriptions per 100 people— and this is a figure that is rising fast, according to the latest Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) figures. In just one month, between December last year and this January, the number of mobile phone subscriptions rose by almost 250,000, and by more ...  >>MORE

Adding life to life: du to cut 12,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions

Posted on 15/04/2013

UAE telecommunications company du has announced that it will add around 70 new turnkey Genset Efficiency Solutions to its mobile network. The firm has decided to convert all possible off-grid sites to smart hybrid power solutions with the deployment of solutions by Heliocentris, the experts in energy efficiency and clean energy solutions. This is in direct support of the UAE government's strategy towards sustainable energy, and the national objective to reduce diesel consumption and CO2 ...  >>MORE

etisalat & du are the licensees to provide telecommunications services in UAE: TRA

Posted on 10/04/2013

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has announced that the Tele-communications Law and the TRA's VoIP regulatory policy allows only the Licensees (i.e. "etisalat" and "du") to provide telecommunications services in the UAE including VOIP services. This policy has not been amended. It added, "As to what the licensees have done in unblocking Skype's website http://www.skype.com in the UAE, this action does not ...  >>MORE

du wins 2013 WTA award

Posted on 03/04/2013

du has received the prestigious 2013 Independent Teleport Operator of the year award from the World Teleport Association, or WTA, denoting du's Samacom facility as the world's leading independent teleport. The award is bestowed upon an outstanding operator of a commercial communications hub that uses a combination of satellite, fibre, and terrestrial wireless to provide value-added services to customers in broadcasting, enterprise, carrier or government markets. – Khaleej Times ...  >>MORE

Etisalat launches Managed LAN Switch service for businesses

Posted on 02/04/2013

Etisalat, one of the largest telecom operators and ICT provider in the Middle East, yesterday launched the Managed LAN Switch service to provide end-to-end and proactive managed services solution to businesses in the UAE. The new service aims to ensure the high performance of client networks while keeping businesses focused on their core activities. Etisalat's Managed LAN Switch service will include the supply, installation and configuration of LAN Switches - from multi-vendors; testing and ...  >>MORE

Etisalat confirms break in SMW4 subsea fibre optic system

Posted on 28/03/2013

Etisalat has confirmed a break in SMW4 a subsea fibre optic system close to Alexandria in the Mediterranean sea. Etisalat said it quickly initiated its contingency plan to reroute traffic to minimise the customer impact and is working closely with the parties concerned to ensure the earliest possible restoration of the cables. Etisalat will continue monitoring traffic to minimise overall customer impact as the network is being regularised. Etisalat's diverse international network is designed ...  >>MORE

du rolls-out high-end machine-to-machine services

Posted on 21/03/2013

UAE's integrated telecommunications service provider du, and Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653), the world leader in digital security, announced an agreement to deploy Gemalto's Machine Identification Module (MIM) in what is the first to deploy cutting-edge machine-to-machine (M2M) communication technology in the UAE market. Designed to make business processes more efficient and cost-effective, Gemalto's Cinterion MIM cards will be integrated in all major M2M initiatives by du for a variety of ...  >>MORE

Etisalat board approves dividend of 70 fils per share for 2012

Posted on 18/03/2013

Shareholders of etisalat approved the board's decision to pay full dividend of 70 fils per share for 2012 at its annual general meeting held on Sunday. The telecom operator gave 60 fils per share as dividend for 2011. The group's net profit after royalty in 2012 increased by 15 per cent year on year to Dh6.7 billion. "On top of producing a strong financial performance that has enabled this healthy reward for our shareholders, in 2012 we invested in infrastructure that will ensure our growth ...  >>MORE

Etisalat to launch mobile wallet services in UAE

Posted on 03/03/2013

Customers in the UAE will soon be able to order an item from a supermarket or food from a restaurant without leaving home or office. This is going to become a reality in the first half of the year as etisalat is set to launch mobile wallet services for a variety of payments and transactions, including domestic and international money transfers, bank account management and purchase of tickets for transport. "We are waiting for approval from the UAE Central Bank to launch mobile wallet and hope ...  >>MORE

Etisalat extends winning streak through innovation

Posted on 28/02/2013

Barcelona - Etisalat yesterday repeated last year's success at the most important annual gathering of the telecommunications industry by winning a major award for innovation. The Middle East's leading telecommunications operator won in the "Best Near Field Communication/Mobile Money Product" category at the GSMA's Global Mobile Awards 2013 during the Mobile World Congress being held in Barcelona, Spain, from February 25 to 28, adding to three awards from the industry's most prestigious ...  >>MORE

UAE leads global rankings of fibre-to-the-home deployment

Posted on 24/02/2013

The UAE currently leads the global rankings in Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) deployment with a penetration rate of 64.8 per cent, according to a report by the FTTH Council Mena (Middle East and North Africa). The report says that other countries in the region in particular Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt and Turkey are also investing in this technology. "The FTTH market in the Middle East is growing at a rate that far surpasses even that in mature IT markets,” says Jean-Pierre ...  >>MORE

Etisalat Group posts positive 2012 results

Posted on 20/02/2013

Etisalat Group yesterday announced its consolidated financial results for the year ending 31st December 2012 showing two percent year-on-year growth. Results declared to the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange indicated Etisalat Group's net revenue for the year was Dh 32.9 billion, up 2% year on year and its net profit increased to Dh 13.2 billion before Federal Royalty, up 27% year on year. Upon ratifying the results, Etisalat Group's board approved a full year dividend of 70 fils (Dh 0.70) subject ...  >>MORE

du announces full year 2012 results

Posted on 20/02/2013

Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC ("du") yesterday announced its financial results for the full year and the fourth quarter of 2012, reporting the sixth consecutive year of strong performance for the company. It also announced proposing its second dividend payment to shareholders. Ahmad Bin Byat, Chairman of du, said: "With pride, I can report another year of strong performance across all areas of our business. we are delighted that the Board of Directors has recommended ...  >>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

du launches tablet plan for businesses


Top of form du wins green award


Etisalat introduces addition of three countries to its popular 'Wasel International Add-on' service


Du: Set for louder melody tunes


Du to open Apple shop-in-shop concept


Etisalat launches mobile money service in Egypt


Etisalat reduces roaming charges


TRA bags top architectural award


UAE No.1 in Smartphone ownership: Google survey


EAD, TRA sign Agreement on Information Security


Etisalat launches Managed Global WAN Service


Etisalat launches first 'cloud' service in UAE


Du purchases 10% stake in Khazana Data Centre


Etisalat reduces cost of local calls for its Wasel prepaid subscribers


Etisalat announces free unlimited national calls


Etisalat first operator to provide free local and national high-definition calls


TRA supports Dubai Police crackdown on two counterfeit telecom device dealers


Dubai SME launches 'SeedApp' to promote UAE's transformation into m-government


Central Bank of the UAE, TRA sign MoU


UAE TRA announces 700 MHz band plan for mobile broadband


Etisalat launches first major CSR report covering global footprint


Etisalat Nigeria signs US$1.2b loan facility


etisalat adds new intercontinental fibre optic cable to enhance internet access


etisalat slashes Data Roaming costs


Etisalat launches International Credit Transfer


UAE mobile phone users at record high


Etisalat Misr and Intel launch first Intel-powered Smartphone in the Middle East


Etisalat subscribers hit 141m


UAE consumers are fast in upgrading their smartphones


Adding life to life: du to cut 12,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions


etisalat & du are the licensees to provide telecommunications services in UAE: TRA


du wins 2013 WTA award


Etisalat launches Managed LAN Switch service for businesses


Etisalat confirms break in SMW4 subsea fibre optic system


du rolls-out high-end machine-to-machine services


Etisalat board approves dividend of 70 fils per share for 2012


Etisalat to launch mobile wallet services in UAE


Etisalat extends winning streak through innovation


UAE leads global rankings of fibre-to-the-home deployment


Etisalat Group posts positive 2012 results


du announces full year 2012 results