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From Theory to Practice: Evolution in the Middle East

With a spate of recent LTE launches in the Middle East, the region is plunging headlong into the next generation – but what are the factors that have led to near-simultaneous launches across several territories? And what does the advent of LTE mean for consumers and operators in the


Funding in place for Iraqi network overhaul

An Iraqi operator has secured financing for a network upgrade, allowing it to improve the quality of services it provides to customers across Iraq as well as to accommodate ongoing growth in subscriber numbers to its network...

NFC payments coming to UAE

obile payment services based on NFC (Near Field Communication) technology will soon be offered by UAE-based operator Etisalat, in partnership with Mastercard Worldwide and Network International...

LTE booming across Middle East

With LTE launches in Saudi Arabia and the UAE underway by operators such as Mobily, Etisalat and STC, others – including Qatari QTel and UAE-based Du – are now joining the fray...

Solid investment will see growth return to Oman

Although intense competition is driving down ARPUs and market saturation is reducing subscriber growth opportunities, operators in Oman continue to invest in modern fixed and mobile networks - a move that will facilitate the rollout of higher value services in the future...

Contended Internet service launching in Maghreb countries

As a result of recent developments in North Africa’s Maghreb countries, particularly in Libya, there is a need for local satellite services to provide broadband and VoIP connectivity for government, commerce and individuals in both the urban areas where the infrastructure has been damaged,