Central bank to launch service for mobile paymentsDecember 5, 2016

The Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) on Monday announced it is going to launch a service for mobile payments in accordance with international practices, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The service enables citizens to make payments amongst themselves and with business sectors, in addition to making withdrawals through opening online wallets at financial institutions licensed by the CBJ for that purpose or through using accounts at banks connected"...

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Zain to host sixth Zain Technology Conference in Amman Dec 5-7, under theme ‘Moving Forward’ December 1, 2016

Zain Group, a leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, is set to host its sixth annual Zain Technology Conference (ZTC), December 5 to 7, 2016 at Le Royale Hotel in Amman, Jordan. The theme of this year’s Conference is ‘Moving Forward’, and will focus on Zain’s strategy execution as it continues its transformation to becoming a digital lifestyle provider in a highly competitive environment.


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Jordan launches 1st pavilion at Barcelona Mobile World Congress 2017November 29, 2016

The Information and Communication Technology Association "Intaj" will launch the first Jordanian pavilion at the Barcelona Mobile World Congress 2017, in cooperation with Zain Jordan and Manaseer Group.

In a press conference held Monday, Intaj board of directors' member, Fadi Qutaishat, said the pavilion will be funded by Zain Jordan, the Manaseer Group, USAID Jordan Competitiveness Program (JCP), the Jordan Tourism Board, Qattous group"...

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Clikat Provides Dubai with the First Home Needs Service Mobile ApplicationNovember 21, 2016

Clikat, a Dubai based innovative startup co-founded by five creative entrepreneurs, has recently launched its home needs service application to provide residents of Dubai with a one-stop solution for meeting their home requirements with a click of a button.

The idea of the new Clikat mobile application launched on the 6th of October was inspired by the problem of time wasting during weekends to get household requirements"...

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More mobile operators in West Africa are targets of SS7 attacks than any other African Region, AdaptiveMobile revealsNovember 15, 2016

AdaptiveMobile, the world leader in mobile network security, today announced at AfricaCom 2016 new research findings that show mobile operators in West Africa are the highest target for SS7 attacks in the continent. The research, conducted by AdaptiveMobile’s Threat Intelligence Unit, analyses packets sent over a 4-month period and finds that 39% of all African operators attacked via SS7 were in West Africa.


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King discusses ICT sector potential with Huawei executiveNovember 14, 2016

His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday discussed the vital role of the ICT sector in Jordan with Huawei’s Deputy Chairman and Rotating CEO Guo Ping, according to a Royal Court statement.

The ICT sector in Jordan offers investment incentives and capable human resources, which has made Jordan a regional hub in the field, the King said.


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GSMA Calls on Governments to Collaborate on a Global Spectrum Plan to Deliver Ultra-Fast 5GNovember 14, 2016

The GSMA today called on governments and regulators around the world to commit to supporting the needs of 5G in the lead-up to the World Radiocommunication Conference in 2019 (WRC-19). 5G can create a ‘hyper-connected’ society, supporting the varying needs of a hugely diverse set of connections, from industrial machinery in factories to automated vehicles, as well as rapidly growing services such as on-demand video.


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