US President Donald Trump has given his approval to the proposed deal between ByteDance, Oracle and Walmart for TikTok’s US operations. The announcement was made a day after the US Commerce Department issued an order prohibiting business with WeChat and TikTok in order to protect national security.
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Roland Berger, a leading global management consultancy firm has launched a new whitepaper that assesses the effects of COVID-19 on consumers and enterprises, and the resulting implications for the ICT industry in the GCC region.
Speakers and experts at an international conference revealed an estimated need for more than 1 million jobs in Saudi Arabia over the next five years, as digital transformation accelerates in several industries and sectors during COVID-19 pandemic.
Caretaker telecommunications minister Eng. Talal Hawat finalized the process of transferring the management of MIC1 commercially known as Alfa Lebanon from Orascom TMT to the ministry of telecommunications, in conformity with the cabinet's resolution issued on 5/5/2020. Consequently, a new board of directors was appointed by the ministry of telecommunications with Jad Nassif as chairman and Rafic Haddad, Imad Hamed, Aline Karam and Mohammed Nasser as members.
The United Arab Emirates, represented by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), has participated in a closed ministerial meeting, as a part of the events of the World Summit on Information Society Forum 2020, attended by telecom ministers and officials from all over the world.
OSN and Vodafone Egypt enter multi-year partnership to offer OSN streaming app bundled with mobile plans.
Emirates has announced a collaboration with Huawei to promote the Emirates app to Huawei phone users and build a more convenient and rewarding experience for passengers as travel demand recovers in the post-pandemic era.
By Rany Awad, green radio access network manager and Grégory Casas, software roadmap and supplier relationship manager at Sofrecom
US telecommunications networks, which have relied on network equipment from China’s Huawei and ZTE, have told the government that it would cost $1.837 billion to replace those switches and routers, the Federal Communications Commission said.
Emirates Digital Wallet has recently announced that it plans to soon launch klip, a UAE-based digital cash platform, as its first step into diminishing the use of cash.