Enterprise

Batelco offers a new option for international connectivity with BGN
The BGN cable system will be connecting all the countries across the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) in the Arabian Gulf region. It would provide high bandwidth connectivity and capacity for Batelco customers and international carriers’ wholesale needs, supporting up to 8.8Tbps and beyond.
While cloud service providers have service level agreements in place, these are typically for the infrastructure layer. However, there are other key considerations customers should keep in mind that go beyond the actual infrastructure-level outage.
Microsoft to set up two data centres in the UAE
Microsoft partners with Etisalat to deliver Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365 through locally based infrastructure
du signs new deal with Epsilon to support growth of cloud services
This builds on a long-term partnership between du and Epsilon. In 2017, du partnered with Epsilon to deploy the “Infiny by Epsilon” on-demand connectivity platform to connect its enterprise customers. Epsilon will act as the global sales channel for the partnership.
New solution from Telstra enables easy set-up of guest WiFi
Research conducted by Telstra showed access to free Wi-Fi is a key factor for customers when choosing between two similar businesses. 66 percent of respondents said they wanted free Wi-Fi from businesses such as cafes and pharmacies, with the number jumping to over 80 percent for 18-24 year olds.
Ericsson wins its first vEPC contract in Iraq with Zain
Ericsson’s virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) will help Zain Iraq alleviate data demands and prepare for continued growth in the coming years
Lifecell Ventures pushes new frontiers for telcos
With Ericsson network hardware platform, Turkcell unit avails digital services to operators in Middle East and Africa
Comviva’s mobiquity Money marks a milestone with over 100 million customers
Company launches its fifth generation platform at MWC 2018 and Unveils “The mobiquity Money: A Decade of Transforming Lives” coffee table book
Huawei launches AUTIN-  an operations consulting and software as a service (SaaS) solution
AUTIN reduces manual work by automating simple and recurring tasks, which increases consistency and allows staff to focus on more important work. It provides actionable insights through real-time analytics and faster fault resolutions through root-cause analysis.
GSMA RCS messaging initiative takes off
UP 2.0 introduces ‘conversational commerce’ that will enable users to interact with brands within the platform. It is an important step that when combined with network interoperability enables operators to offer a consistent and engaging messaging experience.