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MCIT, GEA agree on business accelerator for electronic games
October 17, 2019

RIYADH – The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and the Kingdom’s General Entertainment Authority (GEA) have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to launch a business accelerator to support the development of electronic games locally and build human resources working in the field of digital entertainment.

The MoU was signed on the sidelines of the Entertainment Industry Conference here. In addition,"...

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Huawei’s third-quarter revenue jumps 27% as smartphone sales surge
October 17, 2019

SHENZHEN, SHANGHAI: Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd’s third-quarter revenue jumped 27%, driven by a surge in shipments of smartphones launched before a trade blacklisting by the United States expected to hammer its business.
Huawei, the world’s biggest maker of telecom network equipment and the No. 2 manufacturer of smartphones, was all but banned by the United States in May from doing business with American companies, significantly disrupting its ability"...

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Honeywell unveils building tech portfolio at Saudi event
October 17, 2019

Honeywell, a global technology leader, addressed Saudi Arabia’s growing demand for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)-enabled technologies at a smart building and city technology showcase event held recently in Riyadh.

Focused on the future of Saudi Arabia’s smart buildings and cities, The Honeywell Technology Day 2019 demonstrated the company'’s latest software"...

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Sonion Joins Global Qualcomm Extension Program
October 17, 2019

Sonion®, global leader in designing and manufacturing components and solutions for hearing aids, in-ear earphones and hearables/wearables, today announced that it is now a member of the Qualcomm® Extension Program and will offer the Sonion Voice Pick Up Bone Sensor on the Qualcomm®Ultra-Low Power QCC5100 Bluetooth SoC series in Q1 2020. What if you can implement reliable voice quality and voice recognition in your application that is not hindered by surrounding noise at all? Even in the most difficult conditions: in a crowded restaurant, on the train or while listening to music. Sonion’s Voice Pick Up Bone Sensor allows you to do just that! Unlike a regular MEMS microphone, it relies on bone conduction to accurately and reliably pick up one’s own voice among all other sounds.......

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Mavenir Launches Fully Virtualized 4G/5G OpenRAN Solution
October 17, 2019

Mavenir, a US headquartered Network Software Provider, and the industry's only end-to-end cloud-native vendor for CSPs, has announced the launch and availability of its fully virtualized 4G/5G OpenRAN solution. Operators can evolve their network now to a hardware agnostic, cost effective solution and be ready for 5G with a software upgrade. Mavenir’s OpenRAN extends virtualization to the edge of the network and provides strategic differentiation by enabling multisource Remote Radio Units (RRUs) to interwork with the virtualized Cloud Base Band software over ethernet Fronthaul (FH), using the O-RAN open interface overcoming the traditional constraints of the proprietary walled garden specifications used by the other traditional equipment vendors. Highlights include: Support for O-RAN 7.2 Radio......

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RED Connect seeks Saudization of 60% of its jobs
October 16, 2019

RIYADH — RED Connect, an event agency offering turn-key event management solutions, announced its participation in the two-day JOY Forum in Saudi Arabia that concluded Tuesday. The ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certified company based in Riyadh and Dubai is the region’s hub for the origination of the best practices in the event industry, with over a decade of experience.

'There’s no denying that Saudi Arabia’s event ecosystem"...

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SRT Marine Systems to exhibit at BIDEC in Bahrain 28 – 30 October 2019
October 16, 2019

SRT Marine Systems, a global leader in advanced integrated maritime surveillance, intelligence and command & control systems is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at the forthcoming international BIDEC exhibition which is being held in October in Bahrain under the invitation and patronage of Majesty King Hamad Bin Isi Al Khalifa, King of The Kingdom of Bahrain.

The SRT-MDA system"...

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ExaGrid Announces New Data Storage Solution for Acronis Cyber Backup
October 16, 2019

ExaGrid®, a leading provider of intelligent hyperconverged storage for backup with data deduplication, today announced a new data backup and storage solution with Acronis®. The new solution is designed to help organizations meet the challenges of data growth and management at remote sites. Many organizations have up to hundreds or even thousands of remote and edge locations, or sites, such as sales offices, franchises, retail outlets, etc. These remote sites commonly do not have dedicated IT staff, yet the company data must be backed up on a daily or nightly basis. The data has to be stored centrally, and is often kept for weeks, months, and years, and typically requires a second offsite copy for added data protection in case of disaster. The combination of Acronis® Cyber Backup with highly......

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Mavenir Wins 2 Awards for Innovation at India Mobile Congress 2019
October 16, 2019

Mavenir, the industry's only end-to-end cloud-native 4G and 5G network software provider for CSPs was recognized for its continuous innovation with 2 awards at the India Mobile Congress, taking place in New Delhi. As the industry’s only end-to-end Network Software Provider, Mavenir has always been leading the path to software, virtualization, moving to cloud-native solutions and consistently delivering innovative solutions. First, Mavenir won the Most Innovative Network Transformation Initiative award for its virtualized Pre-Integrated Network Services. Pre-Integrated Network Services is a bundle of carrier-grade software functions that allow operators to increase revenue by rapidly launching a separate network slice for a specific user community. Operators with existing networks can use it......

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Underlying insecurities in the future of robotics
October 15, 2019

JEDDAH — The social influence of robots on people and the insecurities this can bring should not be underestimated. Research conducted by Kaspersky and Ghent University has found that robots can effectively extract sensitive information from people who trust them, by persuading them to take unsafe actions. For example, in certain scenarios, the presence of a robot can have a big impact on people’s willingness to give out access to secure buildings....

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