Iraq Wallet, the country’s leading mobile wallet and digital payment company, announced it has expanded its ‘ZainCash’ service by introducing and launching chanbar.com, a multi-channel, cloud-based e-commerce platform to support Iraqi online entrepreneurs. Chanbar.com allows small and medium-sized businesses to launch customizable online stores within 24 hours at no charge to the businesses, and is being delivered through. The first of its kind in Iraq, this life-empowering service is available to Zain mobile customers through the mobile operator’s nationwide 3.9G…
SAP announced at MWC 2017 plans to deliver SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS on March 30, giving developers the tools needed to build powerful enterprise apps for iPhone and iPad. evelopers can now register for the SAP Academy for iOS to get the necessary training to create their own native apps. Additionally, early adopter customers have already seen improvements in their business with iOS built on SAP's platforms. "As promised, SAP is delivering real-time enterprise software to iOS devices,…
At Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017, connected cars, the future of smart homes and, of course, the newest handsets are top of the agenda. Intel Security’s latest findings show consumers are being tempted by the efficiency and entertainment of such connected devices, revealing the average person now spends 38% of their time at home online. Despite leading increasingly connected lifestyles, 41% of respondents said they have no idea how to check if their connected devices have ever been compromised, and…
A leading telecommunications provider has introduced a number of cutting-edge products it has developed which will provide a smooth transition from 4G to 5G. Infinera Corporation, a multinational organization which is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, is a market leader in providing Intelligent Transport Networks. The organization officially announced via a statement issued to the press that it has expanded its Mobile Fronthaul and Mobile Backhaul Solutions in an effort to support mobile operators as their networks prepare to evolve in…

SAP and Souq.com partner to boost e-commerce in Middle East

Written on Thursday, 09 February 2017 05:26
Real-time digital transactions will transform Middle East e-commerce by 2020, Souq.com, the region’s largest e-commerce platform, announced in a tie-up with SAP. In line with this prediction, the partnership between Souq.com and SAP will help accelerate real-time transactions to support the scaling up of Middle East small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and further drive the e-commerce market. According to a recent report by online payment provider Payfort, the Middle East’s e-commerce market is set to nearly triple in value, from…
Google-owned YouTube recently began allowing popular online video personalities to broadcast on the go using mobile devices, which challenges Facebook and Twitter’s live-streaming appeal. For about six years YouTube has supported live video streaming through computers, even broadcasting US presidential debates online. The company has now moved into online portable device streaming, allowing YouTube content creators whose channels have more than 10,000 subscribers to broadcast through apps tailored for mobile devices such as smartphones, says product managers Barbara Macdonald and…

Alibaba to help Thailand build a digital economy

Written on Saturday, 10 December 2016 06:24
The Thai government is to cooperate with Alibaba on a range of initiatives to develop e-commerce in Thailand by providing training to SMEs and individuals and exploring ways to enhance the country’s logistics capabilities to support Thailand 4.0 and Digital Economy strategies. A letter of intent covering the cooperation was signed by Thailand’s permanent secretary, Wiboonlasana Ruamraksathe, and Alibaba group president, Michael Evans during a visit to Alibaba’s headquarters in Hangzhou, China by a delegation led by Thailand’s deputy prime…
American entertainment company Netflix has developed a feature which allows viewers to watch content while offline – in an effort to avoid major data-connection charges for its viewership. In a statement management at Netflix said that many of its most popular TV series and movies will be made available for viewers when they’re offline. Netflix which was founded in 1997 – specialize in streaming media and video on demand online. It is reported to be worth around $33 billion that…
A UAE business has secured a lucrative digital contract in its attempts to create an online shopping empire. Alabbar Properties has entered into a joint-venture with Milan based online luxury fashion retailer Yoox Net-a-Porter (YNAP) in a deal worth a reported €130 million (Dh505.5m). It is remarkably the third digital deal secured by Alabbar Properties as the global property company seeks to stake its claim to the region’s underserved, but fast-growing e-commerce market. The latest announcement comes just a fortnight…
US Road Safety Authorities have called on smartphone makers to develop additional applications to its devices in order to combat the surge in deaths which have been caused due to distracted driving. The claim by US highway safety officials drew immediate objection and opposition from the electronics industry who have argued that distracted driving is not entirely caused by phone checking. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued voluntary guidelines to tech companies in an effort to try…
Telstra has released a ranking of the digital transformation status of 11 Asian nations, prepared for it by the Economist Intelligence Unit saying the region is a long way from being a global leader in digital infrastructure skills, and technology ecosystems – the building blocks of success in the modern economy. Martijn Blanken, Group Managing Director of Telstra Global Enterprise and Services, said: “The Index shows that Singapore, South Korea and Japan are leading the pack in Asia thanks in…

Asian cable operators moving to FTTP

Written on Tuesday, 27 September 2016 12:59
Cable operators Cemerland Multimedia (MegaVision) in Indonesia and Converge ICT (CICT) in the Philippines are deploying GPON systems from Calix GPON to provide fiber to customer premises. According to Calix, both operators are examples of a growing trend among cable operators globally who are making the leap to fiber to meet rising subscriber demand for ultra-high-speed broadband services and an unmatched subscriber experience. “In the Philippines, Manila-based CICT has already seen an enhanced subscriber experience and more responsive subscriber care…
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