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TV still ‘alive and kicking in Saudi Arabia’: Study
February 20, 2019

JEDDAH — Watching TV is the Kingdom’s favorite weekend pastime, based on the “Daily Behavior in KSA” study by IPSOS.

According to OSN data study 2018, the region’s leading entertainment network, TV is alive and kicking in Saudi Arabia, with households spending an average of eight hours a day watching TV.

Peak TV viewership in KSA occurs during the hours of 6pm and 1am, and even on the weekend while ‘surfing"...

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Mobily logs positive net profit in Q4 2018
February 19, 2019

RIYADH — Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) achieved net profit for the fourth 2018 reached SR80 million compared with losses at SR182 million in Q4 2017. Mobily succeeded in reducing its net losses by 82.7% for the year ended in 31st December 2018, where the net losses for the year 2018 amounted to SR123 million versus net losses of SR709 million for the year 2017. This improvement is due to Mobily continued to improve its revenues for the six consecutive quarter Q4"...

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Mobily available in 104 authorized visa centers worldwide
February 13, 2019

ETIHAD Etisalat (Mobily) signed an exclusive agreement with the VFS Tasheel Company, a visa centers’ operator authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Kingdom. This agreement enables the company to reach out to the Kingdom’s million annual visitors, in order to introduce its services in advance through 104 centers in 30 countries around the world.

The agreement was signed in the presence of chief executives representing both companies,"...

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Zain Saudi, Nokia conduct 4.9G pilot to boost capacity
February 6, 2019

NOKIA and Zain KSA have started a massive Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) pilot in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on the TD-LTE network using 2.6 GHz spectrum. The pilot uses Nokia’s 5G-ready AirScale massive MIMO antenna for 4.9G calls to improve network capacity to provide speeds of above 700 Mbps per user, enabling customers to enjoy extreme broadband applications without experiencing any buffering.

Once the pilot is completed, the actual deployment"...

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GSMA Announces New Growth Companies to the ‘GSMA 100’
February 6, 2019

(AETOS Wire)-- The GSMA has named 18 new companies to the ‘GSMA 100’, a global innovation discovery initiative designed to identify the world’s most promising growth-stage companies and advance the next generation of connectivity and digital services. These new companies include: AppOnBoard,"...

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GSMA Announces 2019 Asia Mobile Awards Open for Entry
February 1, 2019

(AETOS Wire)-- The GSMA today announced that the Asia Mobile Awards (AMO Awards) at MWC19 Shanghai are open for entry. Judged by a panel of leading independent industry experts, the AMO Awards honour the greatest achievements and innovations across the Asian mobile industry. Comprising 10 awards over six categories, the 2019 AMO Awards will be presented during MWC19 Shanghai, which will be held 26 – 28 June at the Shanghai"...

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A historical record for Zain KSA
January 28, 2019

RIYADH: Zain Saudi Arabia (Zain KSA), announces historical record-high financial results for all key indicators for the full-year and fourth quarter ended 31 December, 2018 with the operator serving 8.1 million customers.

For the fourth quarter of 2018, Zain KSA recorded revenues of SAR 2 billion ($546 million), a 19 percent increase to the same three-month period in 2017. EBITDA for the"...

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STC posts 22% jump in fourth quarter profit as royalty fee changes boost revenues
January 27, 2019

Saudi Telecom Company posted a 22 per cent increase in fourth-quarter net profit as its revenues rose and the cost of services declined after a government agreement to change royalty fee calculations.

The telecom operator's net profit reached 3.16 billion Saudi riyals (Dh3bn) in the three months to December 31, STC said on Thursday in a statement to the Saudi stock exchange. Fourth-quarter"...

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GSMA: Forty CEOs Back Launch of Digital Declaration at Davos
January 26, 2019

The GSMA today launched the ‘Digital Declaration’ at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The declaration captures key principles that serve as a guide to acting ethically in the digital era, helping companies deliver what matters most to digital citizens, industry and governments. The 40 business leaders who have already committed to the declaration span several industry sectors and include representatives from: Bharti Airtel, China Mobile, China Telecom,"...

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Anticipation Builds as MWC19 Barcelona Approaches
January 23, 2019

(AETOS Wire)-- The GSMA today announced final updates for MWC19 Barcelona (formerly Mobile World Congress), including additional keynote speakers, participating companies, programmes and events. Taking place 25-28 February 2019, with events being staged at Fira Gran Via, Fira Montjuïc and La Farga L’Hospitalet, MWC19 Barcelona is set to attract more than 107,000 professionals from over 200 countries and territories.

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