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MVNO Lebara launches in Saudi Arabia

MVNO Lebara launches in Saudi Arabia

European-based MVNO Lebara has announced the launch of its service in Saudi Arabia over Mobily’s network. The provider, named Lebara Mobile KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), was granted the licence as part of the Saudi regulator’s attempt to shake-up the country’s telecoms market by ordering each of the three operators to host an MVNO.

MVNO Lebara launches in Saudi Arabia

Virgin Mobile launches in Saudi Arabia

Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa (VMMEA) has begun services in Saudi Arabia. In a shake-up to the kingdom’s mobile market, the Communication and Information Technology Commission of Saudi Arabia (CITC) has ordered each of the country’s three mobile operators to host an MVNO to boost competition.

The deal sees LTE roaming between Saudi and Kuwait

Viva, STC in Gulf LTE roaming deal

Kuwaiti mobile operator Viva on Monday introduced commercial LTE roaming services with neighbouring Saudi Telecommunications Company (STC), marking the first 4G LTE roaming agreement between Gulf operators.

The deal sees LTE roaming between Saudi and Kuwait

Virgin Mobile prepares Saudi MVNO launch

Virgin Mobile is preparing to launch an MVNO in Saudi Arabia after the country’s regulator the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) issued the firm with an MVNO licence for the country, according to local reports.

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Saudi’s Mobily to offer cloud services through partnership

Saudi Arabian operator Mobily has inked a partnership with enterprise cloud software and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider Virtustream to offer cloud services to enterprises and small-to-medium businesses. Under the terms of the deal, Mobily will use Virtustream’s xStream cloud management software to run its public and hybrid clouds.

The deal sees LTE roaming between Saudi and Kuwait

Saudi operators deliver LTE to Middle East

Saudi Arabian mobile operator Mobily has launched the first LTE service in the Middle East, but rival STC was hot on its heels, launching its own service a day later.

Iran is the largest mobile market in the Middle East

Data to deliver 25% of Middle East mobile revenues

Mobile data revenues in the Middle East will amount to more than $10bn per year by 2015, or almost a quarter of the region’s mobile revenues, according to new research from Informa Telecoms & Media.

RIM's BlackBerry service suffers outage again

RIM carries Torch for BlackBerry 6; security wins

Tuesday’s launch of the BlackBerry 6 OS, Research In Motion’s new flagship operating system and accompanying hero device – the Torch – was overshadowed by ongoing privacy concerns over the RIM network in the Middle East and India.

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