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Ericsson may have paid terrorists in Iraq

Ericsson may have paid terrorists in Iraq

Ericsson revealed an internal investigation found serious compliance breaches in Iraq, which included corruption among salespeople and consultants, and possible payments to terrorist organisations.
QST signs data centre agreement with Saudi’s MCIT

QST signs data centre agreement with Saudi’s MCIT

Quantum Switch Tamasuk (QST), a Saudi company specialising in the design, build, financing and operation of data centres, has signed a key business principle agreement with the kingdom’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) to develop and operate new data centres with a...
YAP taps FSS to support its MENA expansion

YAP taps FSS to support its MENA expansion

Integrated payments technology company FSS (Financial Software and Systems) has partnered with the United Arab Emirates-based YAP, a digital banking platform, to deliver secure, digital first-card experiences to consumers in the Middle-East and African regions.
UAE's DEWA-SAT 1 nanosatellite launched

UAE's DEWA-SAT 1 nanosatellite launched

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has launched the DEWA-SAT 1 nanosatellite in collaboration with NanoAvionics, becoming the world’s first utility to use nanosatellites to improve the maintenance and planning of electricity and water networks.
GBI and Ciena partner to increase GCC capacity

GBI and Ciena partner to increase GCC capacity

Gulf Bridge International (GBI), a global cloud, connectivity and content enabler whose multilayer terrestrial and subsea cable meshed network bridges the East to the West through the Middle East, is deploying Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme, powered by WaveLogic 5 Extreme, to increase its...
Who wants to be Syria’s third operator?

Who wants to be Syria’s third operator?

Reports from a number of news sources suggest that the Syrian Communications and Postal Regulatory Authority has finalised a draft licence for a possible third mobile operator, potentially ending a two-decade duopoly.
Bill-sharing app launched by Saudi’s stc pay

Bill-sharing app launched by Saudi’s stc pay

Saudi Arabia’s stc pay, the digital payment provider service of telecommunications company stc, has launched Qattah, which it describes as an integrated service which will allow customers to easily share and track expenses with multiple people, removing the stress from splitting bills.

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