du reports a 7.9% increase in net profits for Q1,2018
One-off reversal related to regulatory costs positively impacted company profitability and EBITDA and net profit after royalty increased by 18.2% and 40.5% respectively in Q1 2018
63% of Saudi women members have indicated completing Bachelor’s Degrees, exceeding other developed countries, such as the United States which comes at 57%. On the other hand, over 17% have completed a Master’s Degree.

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Afiniti Enterprise Behavioral Pairing will help improve enterprise customer experience and contact centre performance
Upon joining, the new Champions will be trained on the necessary communications skills to handle clients on social media and chat. The new direction in its customer care is part of Ooredoo’s efforts to transform Oman’s digital landscape.
Virgin Mobile promises to deliver SIMs straight to users’ location, as fast as ordering lunch or booking a taxi – saving time, money and energy.

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Zain Saudi gets a new CEO on board
New chief executive has been part of Zain Saudi since the beginning of its operations. He led the launch of the first commercial 4G network in the Kingdom and also led one of the biggest projects(worth $1.2 billion) in the history of Zain Saudi.

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Mobily reports decreased loss and increased revenue for Q1
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Ooredoo Oman's Supernet network to reach 95% of population by Q2
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Ericsson shows improvement in quarterly results as cost cuts pay off
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Akamai highlights the role of information sharing for cybersecurity
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