Etisalat to Launch eSIM Technology for iPhones

Etisalat to Launch eSIM Technology for iPhones

This step is making Etisalat the first telecom operator in the globe to operate the technology.

UAE TRA Attains Three ISO Certificates

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the UAE has been awarded three certificates by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). UAE TRA Attains Three ISO Certificates

The awards TRA receive are in the fields of Information Security Management, IT Service Management, and Energy Management. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, TRA director general, received these certificates during a special meeting with Ahmad Al Khatib.

UAE TRA Attains Three ISO Certificates

Al Mansoori said:

These certificates come within the context of enhancing the culture of excellence and quality practices in TRA, in line with the general directives of the UAE Government, and according to the directives of our wise leadership.

He further added that:

The main reason of this achievement iss the coordinated efforts of the working teams in TRA to apply best practices and international standards adopted by relevant international organizations. We in the UAE make all efforts for improvement and development to achieve advanced positions at all levels in global competitiveness indicators.

Furthermore, the importance of ISO certification iss replicated on TRA’s superiority as the information security system. TRA has previously obtained four ISO certificates in the different fields.

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Megacom to Expand LTE and 3G Networks

Megacom to Expand LTE & 3G Networks

Megacom is the largest telecom operator by subscribers in Kyrgyzstan. It has expanded its services in all over the region.

Muslims Girls Participate in International Exchange Program

Muslims Girls Participate in International Exchange Program

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China Partnered with Afghanistan on Optic Fiber Link

China Partnered with Afghanistan on Optic Fiber Link

Minister Sayad Ahmad also announced that China will also help Afghanistan in developing another Afghan satellite namely Afghansat2. China has agreed to help Afghanistan to build capacity of telecom workers.

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Netflix growth misses mark despite strong earnings

SAN FRANCISCO: Netflix subscriber growth missed its mark in the first quarter of this year, but the on-demand television star expects to hit the 100-million milestone this weekend.

Along with posting strong earnings on Monday, US-based Netflix reported a net increase of 4.95 million subscribers, most of those overseas where it has been investing in becoming a global entertainment network.

In comparison, Netflix gained 7.05 million subscribers in the prior quarter, raising expectations in the market.


“We have come to see these quarterly variances as mostly noise in the long-term growth trend and adoption of internet TV,” Netflix said in a letter released along with the earnings figures.

Netflix finished the first quarter of this year with 98.75 million subscribers and predicted that its ranks would crest 100 million this weekend.

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“That is a bit accomplishment,” Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings said during a video briefing with analysts.

“We are super excited.”

The company expected it would add about 8.15 million subscribers overall during the first half of this year as compared with 8.42 million in the same period in 2016.

Netflix shares dipped and then rose in after-market trades that followed release of the quarterly earnings figures, eventually gaining more than a percent to reach $149.25.

Executives declined to reveal details about viewing trends at Netflix, but Hastings disclosed that people watch more than a billion hours worth of shows weekly at the service while Google-owned YouTube boasts that much viewership daily.

“We definitely have YouTube envy,” Hastings said.

“We are a little over a billion viewing hours a week, and YouTube has a billion a day so we have a ways to go to catch up.”

He downplayed competition, saying “entertainment is not a zero-sum game” and it is more about winning fans with content in the on-demand viewing market.

Netflix has no interest in getting into the live television streaming game, so is not facing off with services such as PlayStation Vue, DirecTV and YouTube TV, according to executives.

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Hastings saw Netflix and rival Amazon Prime Video as competing more with people’s limited viewing time than they are with one another.

Both Amazon and Netflix have been investing heavily in original programming to win subscribers to their on-demand video services.

Netflix reported profit of $178 million on revenue of $2.64 billion in the first three months of this year as compared with net income of $28 million on revenue of $1.96 billion in the same period a year earlier.

The company described the opportunity for its service as “gigantic” and said it planned to continue investing in films and shows tailored to win fans in countries around the world.

“With a growing member base spread across the world, we seek to please diverse tastes with a wide breadth of content,” Netflix said.

Netflix planned to spend a billion dollars this year on marketing aimed at attracting members.

“A bet on Netflix continues to be a bet on continued high growth, something which certainly isn’t guaranteed,” Jackdaw Research analyst Jan Dawson said in an online note.

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Instagram Stories more popular than the app it copied from

No matter what you think about Facebook’s antics about shamelessly copying Snapchat features, it seems that the social media giant’s ‘evil’ plan is working.

Instagram Stories, which is a direct copy of a popular Snapchat feature, is seeing more success that what most people could have imagined when it was launched last year. “Over 200 million people now use Instagram Stories every day to keep up with friends and accounts they love,” Instagram said in a blog post on Thursday. It means that every day over 200 million people either post an Instagram story or view one from their friends’ or accounts they follow.

Achieving the 200m milestone means that Instagram’s Stories feature is more popular than all of Snapchat. As of the fourth quarter of 2016, Snapchat had around 158 million daily active users.

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Besides boosting about expansion in its user base, Instagram also announced new features. Now users can turn selfies into stickers that you can pin onto future photos.

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EITC Announced Royalty Rates to Remain Unchanged for 5 Years

EITC Announced Royalty Rates to Remain Unchanged for 5 Years

EITC was founded in 2006 as the UAE’s second licensed telecommunications provider. It is 39.5 percent owned by Emirates Investment Authority.

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