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Drone Champions League set for further expansion

The Drone Champions League (DCL), the world’s premier professional drone racing organisation, is set for further expansion in the Gulf Region following an exciting and dramatic winter season final in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The event, spread out over two days from November 17th-18th, featured six of the best DCL teams competing together on a brand-new […]

November 23, 2023

Bayanat, Yahsat, ICEYE expand SAR satellite fleet

Bayanat, a provider of AI-powered geospatial solutions, and Al Yah Satellite Communications (Yahsat), the UAE’s flagship satellite solutions provider, have announced the expansion of their Earth Observation (EO) space programme from five to seven synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellites. The expansion of the constellation – with technology and expertise provided by programme partner ICEYE, a […]

November 15, 2023

Yahsat revenues up 3% YoY

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), the UAE’s satellite solutions provider has announced its consolidated financial results for the nine months ended September 30th 2023. Revenue and Normalised EBITDA grew 3 per cent for the first nine months of the year versus the prior year to reach AED 1.2 billion (€302.4m) and AED 713 million […]

November 7, 2023

YahSat wins $5bn UAE business

Abu Dhabi-based YahSat has secured an order from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) worth more than $5 billion (€4.73bn) for future broadband satellite business. The cash covers a 17-year contract for capacity and extending existing contracts which will expire in 2026. The funding will also cover the costs for two new geostationary satellites (Al Yah […]

September 26, 2023By Chris Forrester

Du chooses DataMiner

Skyline Communications, global leading provider of end-to-end vendor- and domain-agnostic digital transformation solutions for the ICT media and broadband industry, has announced that du, one of the main telecom operators in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has again expanded Skyline’s DataMiner Platform for its new Al Qudra teleport as well as for the integrated monitoring of […]

September 20, 2023

Million Dollar Listing UAE debuts on Starzplay

Million Dollar Listing UAE debuts on September 15th on MENA streaming service Starzplay to offer viewers an exclusive glimpse into the lives of five prominent UAE-based brokers as they navigate the thrilling landscapes of real estate in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, all while balancing their personal lives. Following the hit series from Bravo in the […]

September 1, 2023

e& acquires controlling stake in PPF Telecom

e&, previously known as Etisalat, has acquired a controlling stake in PPF Telecom Group’s assets in a transaction valued at €2.15 billion – with additional earn-out payments of up to €350 million within three years after closing of the deal if PPF Telecom hits certain financial targets. There is a clawback of €75 million if […]

August 2, 2023

CleverTap launches local deployment of SaaS platform in UAE

CleverTap, the B2B SaaS platform for customer engagement and retention, has made its platform available within the UAE through data centres hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon company. It will help CleverTap’s customers in the UAE strengthen compliance in accordance with amendments to the DIFC (Dubai International Financial Centre) Data Protection Law and […]

May 30, 2023

Bayanat, Yahsat, ICEYE form UAE space programme

Bayanat, a provider of AI-powered geospatial solutions, and Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (Yahsat), the UAE satellite solutions provider, have announced a comprehensive Space Programme aimed at building national satellite remote sensing and Earth Observation (EO) capabilities within the UAE to commercially address business opportunities in the local and global EO market. The programme […]

May 17, 2023

Study: UAE leads connectivity growth

Distrelec has conducted a study to see where increases in connectivity have had the greatest economic impact and where the race could be on to close the gap, by directly comparing growth in connectivity between 2014 and 2021 to the changes to GDP per capita in that period of time. The study measures four enablers: […]

March 3, 2023