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Saudi women-based company fixes 18,000 mobile phone sets
August 16, 2017

. They trust women more, given their integrity and excellence in what they do, which requires accuracy and patience.”

Since the launch of the startup, they were able to serve around 18,000 customers, said Al-Jawhara.

Al-Aanoud highlighted that during the summer, their sales are negatively impacted due to the location constraints. They also “faced difficulties in hiring since only female university students were allowed on campus,”"...

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Saudi commission suspends services at main offices of STC, Mobily and Zain for violating rules
August 13, 2017

The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has temporarily suspended the services of the flagship offices in Riyadh of the Saudi Telecommunication Co. (STC), Mobily and Zain.
Violations relating to implementation of the comission’s decision on protecting users have been cited as the reason for the temporary suspension. The authority, in coordination with the Ministry of Commerce and Investment, confirmed that no lenience will be shown"...

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ITC to build $930m Saudi Arabia fibre-to-the-home network
August 10, 2017

Saudi Arabia’s Integrated Telecom Company (ITC) has started work on a project to build a high-speed fibre network across the country.

The aim is to connect 640,000 homes, at a cost of 3.5 billion riyals ($930 million). ITC has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Comminutions and Information Technology (MCIT) to implement the work, said the company.

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Huawei Brand Secures Rank 2 in YouGov Saudi Arabia Top Index Improvers List
August 10, 2017

Huawei’s brand love and reputation as a company has been growing from strength to strength in the Middle East, proven by the latest YouGov 2017 Brand Index Rankings. Huawei has secured rank 2 in the Saudi Arabia Top Index Improvers list, with a significant improvement of 87% in its index scoring. By consistently enhancing its brand reputation and scoring year on year, Huawei has been winning a firm foothold and recognition in the region.

The"...

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Nokia, Mobily complete License Assisted Access in Saudi Arabia
August 8, 2017

Nokia and Mobily (Etihad Etisalat Company), a leading telecom operator in Saudi Arabia, has announced the successful completion of License Assisted Access (LAA) in Saudi Arabia.

Once deployed Mobily’s customers will be able to enjoy faster internet speeds to download high-bandwidth consuming applications, said a statement.

The solution will be initially deployed in the densely populated capital city of Saudi (Riyadh) and other major"...

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MPEG LA Announces Call for Patents Essential to ATSC 3.0
August 4, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- World licensing leader MPEG LA, LLC announced today a call for patents essential to ATSC 3.0 standards in order to facilitate, for the convenience of the market, creation of a joint license to the intellectual property of leading ATSC 3.0 developers on which those standards are based.*

ATSC 3.0 is a set of next generation TV standards"...

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Saudi Arabia to pay two state firms $1.14 bln for broadband rollout
August 3, 2017

Saudi Arabia will pay two state firms 4.26 billion riyals ($1.14 billion) to roll out fibre optic broadband to 2 million locations, the companies said on Wednesday.

Saudi Telecom Co (STC) will be paid about 2.7 billion riyals in 'financial support' as part of its agreement with Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, the company said in a bourse"...

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Sagemcom Announces the Acquisition of Meter Italia S.p.A.
July 30, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- SAGEMCOM STRENGTHENS ITS POSITIONS ON THE MULTI-ENERGY MARKET, BY ACQUIRING METER ITALIA S.P.A, LEADER IN GAS METERING IN ITALY.

As of July 27, 2017, Sagemcom becomes a 100% shareholder of Meter Italia S.p.A through its subsidiary Sagemcom Energy & Telecom SAS. Meter Italia joins the Sagemcom group and becomes Sagemcom Italia"...

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Foxconn and Rockwell Automation Announce Partnership to Implement Industry-Leading IIoT Solutions at Foxconn’s Consumer Electronics Assembly Operations
July 30, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., also known as Foxconn, and Rockwell Automation announced today that they are collaborating to implement Connected Enterprise and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) concepts for smart manufacturing in Foxconn's new U.S. facilities.

The companies will also collaborate to develop and apply"...

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Huawei Launches “Selfie Superstar” Nova 2 Plus in Saudi Arabia
July 27, 2017

Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia Co. today launched the Huawei Nova 2 Plus smartphone in the Kingdom, in a ceremony held in its offices in Olayya Tower in Riyadh, and had been attended by journalists and social media influencers.

After Huawei’s smartphones succeeded in introducing an attractive design and performance power, the latest smartphone in the Nova series brings the best"...

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