Media Coverage Archives — Page 2 of 2 — Carrington Malin

March 31, 2020
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CIO Middle East recently asked me about recent moved by the UAE’s Telecommunications Regulation Authority (TRA) to unblock certain VoIP and video call apps. In March 2020, the TRA lifted a long-held ban on a few popular apps such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom as it announced measures to promote remote working.

It’s an interesting subject since, although the UAE is one of the most technologically advanced nations on the planet, pressure from telecom service providers has effectively blocked the usage of most of the world’s most popular voice and video call apps, such as Facetime, Skype and Whatsapp. So, now having allowed access to a number of video call apps, what will happen when the coronavirus emergency ends? Will the TRA block those apps again or does this mark the beginning of a new era of policy?

Read the full article here.

 


January 22, 2020
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I was delighted to be able to contribute to Damian Radcliffe‘s Middle East technology predictions feature for ZDNet, rounding up expert predictions for 2020 on 5G and 4G adoption, venture funding, retail tech and artificial intelligence.

I was asked: as the Middle East and North Africa’s spending on AI continues to grow, will the region ever become more than simply a consumer of artificial intelligence?

Read the full article here.


February 27, 2018
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The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is seeking more partnerships globally as it endeavours to create a sustainable digital business and a share of global online voice. In the Middle East, it signed a partnershipw with Abu Dhabi Media-owned publication Al-Ittihad.

The Arab News asked for my take on why WSJ is trying to develop such partnerships and I made the point that the paper will be counting on deals like this to help push their own digital platform in front of more new eyeballs globally.

Read the full article here.