• Egypt’s digital development strategy takes shape

    In September 1999 a national project for a technological renaissance was announced in Egypt reflecting the commitment of the government to developing the country's IT sector. That commitment is reflected today by the introduction of 4G services, the nation's pledge to improve ICT education, and its vision for a more digital and sustainable future.

  • Ericsson demonstrates IoT platform for smart traffic management at GITEX

    Etisalat Digital and Ericsson will jointly showcase smart traffic management solutions at GITEX Technology Week 2018.

  • Etisalat and Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions collaborate on digitization of government services

    Etisalat signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA) to boost their collaboration in the digital transformation of government services in Abu Dhabi. 

  • Etisalat collaborates with 8 banks on new Blockchain platform

    Etisalat Digital, in partnership with First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) and Avanza Innovations, have developed UAE Trade Connect (UTC), a new nationwide platform that will use the latest disruptive technologies to digitise trade in the UAE. The initial phase will focus on addressing the risks of double financing and invoice fraud before turning to other key areas of trade finance.

  • Etisalat Digital launches ‘Shahada’ blockchain platform for education sector

    Etisalat Digital has announced Shahada, a tamper-proof digital certificate platform which is to be introduced to all educational institutions in the region, in collaboration with Smartworld.

  • Etisalat Digital partners with DMCC to make Dubai’s JLT first 5G-powered smart district

    Etisalat Digital has partnered with DMCC - the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – to transform Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) into an innovative smart and sustainable district, powered by the 5G network.

  • Etisalat Digital to empower UAE smart metering project

    Etisalat Digital, the UAE telco's digital transformation business unit, announced its strategic agreement with the UAE's Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) to provide them with machine to machine (M2M) connectivity solutions to empower their smart metering project that will provide advanced services to all FEWA customers.

  • Etisalat introduces IoT solution in bid to connect enterprises in real time

    Etisalat Digital announced the launch of the IoT (Internet of Things) gateway solution to connect customers' remote organizational assets securely to the enterprise network, giving them flexibility and efficiency in managing their connected assets.

  • Etisalat launches 5G competition as part of participation in UAE Innovation Month

    Etisalat has lined up workshops, lectures, educational activities, and competitions alongside the launch of its innovative products to instill a spirit of creativity and research to mark the UAE Innovation Month.

  • Etisalat signs agreement with IBM partner to offer smart integrated facility solutions

    Etisalat Facilities Management, a subsidiary of Etisalat Service Holdings, has signed an agreement with established market leader eSolutions, part of Midis Group and a regional platinum partner of IBM, to jointly offer Smart Integrated Facility Management solutions to achieve cost savings, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction.

  • Etisalat unveils UAE’s first cloud-based video surveillance solution

    Etisalat has announced the launch of its Video Surveillance (VSAAS), providing small and medium businesses (SMBs) with a value-added service that addresses their security and regulatory compliance needs.

  • Etisalat's Help AG and Smart Dubai to help government entities fight cyber attacks

    Etisalat has partnered with Smart Dubai to provide a comprehensive suite of multi-layered cybersecurity services and skilled expertise that will further strengthen Dubai government entities’ resilience to cyber attacks. The services will be offered by Help AG, the cyber security arm of Etisalat Digital.

  • Etisalat’s epic skydive stunt captures 5G speed from 15,000 ft

    Etisalat has yet again demonstrated its 5G technological prowess, this time through an adrenaline-pumping freefall from 15,000 feet.

  • Etisalat’s eWallet can now be used to pay at Al-Futtaim stores

    Digital Financial Services, a joint venture of Etisalat and Dubai Islamic Bank and the operator of eWallet services, has partnered with Al-Futtaim to roll out contactless payment options for eWallet users across the UAE.

  • Etisalat’s eWallet customers can now avail contactless payment options at Lulu stores

    To provide the UAE residents with safe, convenient and flexible payment solutions through an easy-to-use eWallet mobile app, the Digital Financial Services LLC, a joint venture of Etisalat and Dubai Islamic Bank, has partnered with Lulu Group International to enable secure and contactless payment options for eWallet customers.

  • Etisalat’s new eWallet partnership to enable real-time international money transfers

    A joint venture between Etisalat and Noor Bank, Digital Financial Services LLC, has partnered with MoneyGram, a global leader in cross-border P2P payments and money transfers, to offer international remittance services in the UAE.

    With this partnership, eWallet customers will be able to make international money transfers in real-time to friends and family in over 200 countries and territories worldwide through an expansive network of mobile wallet operators, bank account deposit services, and over 350,000 walk-in locations. 

    Regulated and licensed by the Central Bank of the UAE, eWallet is a revolutionary digital payment service aimed at empowering the UAE residents with safe, convenient and flexible payment solutions through an easy-to-use eWallet mobile app. 

    Unlike other mobile wallets and payment apps, a unique feature of eWallet is that there is no need to have a bank account, credit or debit card to do digital payments. Customers need a valid Emirates ID and a UAE mobile number to open an eWallet account.

    Once registered, users can instantly top-up their wallet balance and start sending and receiving money between mobile phones, transfer to own or third-party bank accounts, and do merchant payments, bill payments, and mobile recharges. In addition to sending money globally through MoneyGram, users can also withdraw cash from their wallets by visiting the nearest MoneyGram agent location.

    Commenting on the partnership, Ahmed Al Awadi, Chairman of Digital Payment Services, said: “eWallet continues to be an innovative solution that uplifts the way UAE residents conduct financial transactions today. Our partnership with MoneyGram will further enrich our consumers with the state-of-the-art customer service experience which MoneyGram is renowned for and will boost our future expansion plans.”

    “Etisalat has digitally transformed its business to adopt to the increasingly tech-savvy lifestyles of its customers, which is an extremely diverse population as the UAE is home to over 200 different nationalities that comprise one of the world's highest percentage of immigrants,” said Grant Lines, Chief Revenue Officer at MoneyGram.

    “We're excited about how this partnership will help accelerate digital growth as we bring our leading customer-centric capabilities to reach more people in the third biggest outward remittance country in the world."

    Etisalat and Noor Bank have brought their key strengths in technology, banking, marketing, distribution networks, and superior digital experience to launch this new service in the UAE. The partnership is in line with the UAE Vision 2021 of creating smart knowledge economies that will enable a shift to a cashless economy.

  • General Motors Middle-East brings OnStar to the UAE via official carrier Etisalat

    Gary West, Managing Director, OnStar Middle East Operations and Future Mobility at General Motors Africa and Middle East, declares that autonomous vehicles in the UAE are the key to 2030 Dubai future vision.

  • Nokia and Etisalat set new transmission capacity record over fiber network

    Nokia and Etisalat have set a capacity record during the world’s first field trial of single-carrier terabit-per-second data transmission on a deployed fiber network.

  • Yallacompare and Etisalat transform insurance offerings in new partnership

    yallacompare, the Middle East’s leading financial comparison platform, has formed a first-of-its-kind partnership with Smiles, the award-winning deals and rewards program of Etisalat.