Latest Telecoms News about United Arab Emirates

UAE Bans Snapchap App

  The UAE's two mobile networks have both blocked the latest version of the Snapchat app for violating local VoIP regulations....

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Gulf Operators Cut Roaming Rates

  The UAE's telecoms regulator has ordered the country's two mobile network operators to cut the cost of roaming overseas within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries....

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Etisalat's CEO Resigns with Immediate Effect

  Etisalat Group's CEO, Ahmad Julfar has resigned from the company with immediate effect....

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Etisalat to Deny Foreign Shareholders from Voting Rights

  UAE based Etisalat has said that future foreign shareholders in the company will be denied voting rights with their shares....

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Fitch Affirms Etisalat at 'A+'; Outlook Stable

  Etisalat's ratings are also supported by the strong cash flow generation profile of the company's domestic business. It has a leading position in the UAE, a two-player market where it has a revenue market share of around 70%...

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Nokia Networks Uses Drones to Test Mobile Network

  Nokia Networks and UAE based Du have used drones carrying smartphones with network testing applications to analyze Du's network....

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UAE to Allow Foreign Investors to Buy Stake in Etisalat

  The UAE government has lifted restrictions which had blocked foreign investors from buying a stake in the country's largest telco, Etisalat. ...

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Middle East's first Voice over LTE call in commercial network

  UAE based mobile network operator, Du has achieved Voice over LTE (VoLTE) functionality in its live network recently,...

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UAE's Du Posts Rising Revenues and Slower Rise in Profits

  UAE based mobile network operator, Du has reported its first-quarter financials and announced that is revenues rose, as did profits, although by a slower degree....

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Dubai Holding Looking to Raise $1 Billion from Telecom Stakes Sales

  The Dubai government could raise around US$1 billion by selling two stakes in telecoms companies, as it seeks to pay down debt....

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