How MENA countries need to chart a path to unlock geospatial billions

The value of the global geospatial market in 2020 was around $439bn Reliance on outdated mapping services could be costing Middle East and North Africa governments hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue, according to Peter Hedlund, Ordnance Survey International managing director. Upgraded geospatial data is key for nations that will need to address challenges […]

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Du parent company raises foreign ownership limit to 49%

Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company says move is likely to increase liquidity and investment enquiries from overseas Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), better known as Du, on Tuesday said it has raised its foreign ownership limit to 49 percent. The Dubai-based telecoms major said in a filing to Dubai Financial Market that overseas shareholders’ available liquidity […]

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How the UAE’s new citizenship law will bolster Dubai’s scientific talent pool

Granting UAE nationality to elite foreign scientists is ‘great news’, says Dubai Science Park managing director The UAE’s newly amended nationality law will go a long way in fostering the country’s scientific ecosystem, according to the managing director of Dubai Science Park. Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi told Arabian Business that he believes granting citizenship to select foreign scientists twill contribute […]

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Cisco appointed to manage and maintain Expo 2020 Dubai’s IT network

Cisco’s next-generation operations framework and expertise set to power mega-event, building on longstanding collaboration between the two entities Cisco has been appointed to manage, operate and maintain Expo 2020 Dubai’s entire IT network – representing one of the most advanced operations of its kind in the region. As Expo 2020 Dubai’s Official Premier Digital Network […]

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