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A Saudi woman films an Islamic ceremony on her phone (File/AFP)
October 15, 2014 - 11:24 GMT
Saudis love using their phones! The kingdom's market is the largest in the Middle East with 53 million subscriptions in 2013 alone.

October 19, 2014

 “To return iPad to high growth, form factor innovation will be required. We’ll have to wait until 2015 to see if Apple addresses this issue.”
12:49 GMT

Apple Inc’s faster, slimmer iPads come with modest improvements, such as a fingerprint sensor, but some analysts say it offers few other features to wow consumers ahead of a holiday shopping season

ICT experts downplayed the impact of Yahoo’s decision to close its office in Amman, but urged authorities to do more to make Jordan more attractive for international ICT companies.
12:18 GMT

They said the US Internet giant’s decision to shut down its office in Amman before the end of the year — thus terminating 80 jobs and relocating some staff — is part of Yahoo’s efforts to cut down costs in its international operations.

Huawei & OETC
11:13 GMT
(press release)

The Oman Electricity Transmission Company has announced the completion of an advanced IT project done in partnership with Huawei.

October 16, 2014

During the event
06:34 GMT
(press release)

UAE-based Jannah Hotels & Resorts announced the successful completion of an end-to-end ICT solution project with Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider.

October 15, 2014

Around 85 percent of UAE households own a computer (File/AFP)
10:57 GMT

The UAE's IT market, which was worth an estimated $4.1 billion in 2013, is expected to grow by 8.47 percent until 2018.

Huawei at GITEX
05:26 GMT
(press release)

Huawei has unveiled an advancement to its much-acclaimed Agile Network solution helping local businesses and governments to achieve operational excellence through more agile service innovation.

October 14, 2014

Osman Sultan du CEO speaks at GSMA Mobile 360 Series Middle East
07:09 GMT

Osman Sultan, CEO, du, addressed the GSMA Mobile 360 Series Middle East during GITEX 2014.

Samsung
06:06 GMT
(press release)

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leader in digital convergence technologies, introduced several new products and solutions across its printing category at at GITEX Technology Week 2014.

October 13, 2014

During the event
10:38 GMT

Ooredoo and the Applied Innovation Institute have hosted the first in a series of “Acceleration Events” in Qatar to support the second Arab Mobile App Challenge (AMAC).

Huawei
09:48 GMT
(press release)

Huawei has launched a dedicated ‘Center of Excellence’ to assist governing bodies and telecom operators to drive smart city initiatives from concept to reality.

Dr. Sultan Binsaeed, CEO of STC Advanced Solutions
05:55 GMT
(press release)

The Saudi Telecom Company (STC) today announced the launch of “STC Advanced Solutions” at GITEX 2014 information and communications technology (ICT) business trade show in Dubai, UAE.

October 12, 2014

During the event
06:32 GMT
(press release)

Orange Jordan signed an agreement with Al-Seraje Real Estate Company to manage and operate an integrated telecommunications network.

Huawei at GITEX
05:53 GMT
(press release)

Huawei is set to reveal its Oceanstor9000 storage solution to help regional organizations meet the rising demands of securing their mission critical assets.

October 9, 2014

Ihab Moawad, Vice President, Trend Micro, Mediterranean, Middle East & Africa, will present a cyber-security vision for 2020 at GITEX Technology Week 2014
09:16 GMT
(press release)

Trend Micro Incorporated has announced it will present an innovative cyber-security vision for 2020 at GITEX Technology Week 2014.

October 8, 2014

Kris Hagerman, Chief Executive Officer for Sophos
14:07 GMT
(press release)

Sophos announced the appointment of two industry veterans to its senior management team: Edie Givens as senior vice president of human resources and Wolfgang Hilpert as vice president of engineering of the Sophos Network Security Group.