Orange Business Services signs smart city deal in Qatar
February 22, 2017
French firm plans to deliver smart city applications for government offices, residents and utilities.
Orange Business Services signed a consulting deal with Qatari managed services provider Meeza to deliver smart services and applications at Msheireb Downtown Doha, a smart city initiative in Qatar.
Msheireb Downtown Doha is a “regeneration project” in the heart of the traditional center of Doha set to include a mix of residential, commercial"...
QFC launches Instagram photo competition
February 12, 2017
The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) has planned a host of activities both online and in its premises to encourage healthier habits and a more active lifestyle in line with Qatar National Sport Day (NSD).
In collaboration with Ghanim al-Sulaiti, co-founder of Evergreen Organics, Doha’s first-ever vegan café, the QFC launched an Instagram photo competition calling on all residents to share their favourite healthy plant-based recipes.
The competition will run until the end of February with star judge al-Sulaiti rewarding three winners with iPads including healthy recipes courtesy...
GSMA: Low Power Wide Area Networks to Lead IoT Connections by 2022
February 2, 2017
The GSMA today announced that Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) connections are set to exceed 2G, 3G and 4G and become the leading technology for Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, with 1.4 billion connections by 2022, according to new analysis by Machina Research. These figures underscore how the industry has aligned behind standardised, complementary LPWA technologies such as NB-IoT and LTE-M, accelerating the development of the market. The GSMA’s Mobile IoT Initiative, which promotes adoption of LPWA technologies, is"...
Mobile apps 'no threat' to telecom firms in Qatar as 60 % revenue comes from mobile data
January 31, 2017
Free mobile apps are no more a threat to telecom operators, rather they are a trigger for growth, a senior official of Ooredoo has said.
Waleed Al Sayed, Deputy CEO of Ooredoo Group and CEO of Ooredoo Qatar, hinted the company does not propose blocking free apps that take a share of the business of telecom companies.
“Mobile apps are no more a challenge for telecom companies. It was a matter of concern in the past. We have overcome that. I think mobile apps are not a threat to telecom companies. Instead, they create opportunities to upgrade their services,” said Al Sayed, in...
Workz Group launches Z-OTA
January 31, 2017
Workz Group, the telecoms subscriber products manufacturer and serialised software specialists has officially launched Z-OTA, a competitive and highly flexible Over-The-Air (OTA) platform and value-added service (VAS).
The advanced solution enables mobile network operators to remotely update their subscribers’ SIMs in the market and introduce new services without having to physically configure the card itself, said a press release.
With the proliferation of LTE and introduction of 5G, operators now have the opportunity to offer more advanced services on the subscribers’ SIM...
Vodafone Qatar posts narrower Q3 loss
January 31, 2017
Jan 31 Vodafone Qatar, an affiliate of Vodafone Group, reported a narrowing third-quarter loss on Tuesday, according to Reuters calculations.
The operator made a net loss of 31.5 million riyals ($8.7 million) in the three months to Dec. 31, according to Reuters calculations.
That compares with a loss of 72.2 million riyals in the prior-year period.
Vodafone Qatar, which uses a financial year"......
Ooredoo sponsors Al-Bawasil camp
January 30, 2017
OOREDOO yesterday announced that it will once again sponsor Qatar Diabetes Association ‘Al-Bawasil Camp’ for children with diabetes in 2017.
The 2017 camp, which is held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, is the seventeenth event of its kind.
In previous years, Ooredoo has helped support the event by providing entertainment through"...