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Kalaam Telecom acquires Kuwaiti ISP leader Zajil Telecom

Kalaam Telecom, Bahrain’s technology solutions provider, has announced the acquisition of Zajil International Telecom Co. (KSCC), one of Kuwait’s longest-established ISP and ICT services companies, with the aim of creating a regional powerhouse which will drive Digital Transformation in the GCC region and beyond. The acquisition will create a combined entity with revenue of US$100 […]


Top 10 trends of data centre facilities

With data centres being the foundation for any Digital Transformation journey, Wang Di, President, HUAWEI Digital Power, Middle East, outlines top trends CIOs and IT teams should factor in for their data centre facilities. As remote offices, online education and live broadcasting are becoming increasingly popular, we are in era of digitalisation, which is gaining […]


BENEFIT signs contract with Batelco to move IT infrastructure to Hamala Data Centre

Bahrain-based telco Batelco, has signed a contract with BENEFIT, the Kingdom’s innovator in FinTech and electronic financial transactions services, to onboard BENEFIT’s core IT infrastructure to Batelco’s recently established data centre in Hamala. Prior to signing the contract, representatives from BENEFIT visited the Hamala Data Centre, where a number of operational, technical and security features […]


Nokia partners with Microsoft on cloud solutions for enterprise

Telecom quipment vendor Nokia, has signed an agreement with Microsoft to develop new market-ready 4G and 5G private wireless use cases designed for enterprises. The collaboration will combine Nokia’s Cloud RAN (vRAN) technologies with Microsoft Azure cloud-based services and developer ecosystem to drive end-user functionality via new business cases. The initiative, stated Nokia, supports its […]


Telecom Egypt to launch HARP, a new subsea system circling the African continent

Telecom Egypt, Egypt’s first integrated telecom operator and one of the largest subsea cable operators in the region, announces its plans to launch Hybrid African Ring Path (HARP) by 2023, a new subsea system that will outline the African continent, forming the shape of a harp. It will connect coastal and landlocked African countries to […]


Equinix and Vodafone to build digital hub connecting EMEA

Equinix, a global provider of digital infrastructure and Vodafone, have announced a plan to build a new subsea hub in Genoa, called GN1. Situated on Italy’s northwest coast, Genoa has a rich history in maritime trade and is well-positioned to be a key location on the global subsea cable map. Vodafone, which is the cable […]


Aramco and stc unveil Dammam 7 supercomputer

Aramco and stc have announced the launch of Dammam 7, a new supercomputer among the top 10 most powerful in the world. The supercomputer presents new opportunities in both exploration and development and enhances Aramco’s decision-making on exploration and investment decisions. According to Aramco, the move is the next step in its Digital Transformation, complementing […]


Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications opens Batelco data centre

Bahrain-based telco Batelco has officially launched its enterprise data centre located in Hamala in the Gulf state. The launch was in the presence of HE. Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, and Chairman of Batelco Shaikh Abdulla bin Khalifa Al Khalifa. According to Batelco, the launch of data centre is a […]


stc to expand its data centre portfolio in Saudi Arabia

Saudi-based telco stc has announced the launch of three mega data centres in Riyadh, Jeddah and Al-Madina, with 1 billion Saudi Arabian riyal (US$266.6 million) investment. The announcement was made in the presence of HRH prince Mohammed bin Khaled Abdulla Al-Faisal. stc aims to host telecommunications equipment and digital cloud infrastructure, offering higher availability, more […]


Telecommunications and data centers recognized as critical national infrastructure

Macquarie Telecom Group, an Australian telecommunications company, has welcomed an amendment to a government bill that recognizes telecommunications and data centers as critical national infrastructure for the first time. The publication of the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill, introduced to Parliament by Minister for Home Affairs, the Hon. Peter Dutton MP, recognises the importance […]


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