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Article archive - February 2012
OSN takes the high-definition route with a view to expand
OSN says it will launch up to five high-definition TV stations this year, and expects its network to be HD-only by 2015.

- February 5, 2012

Indian court cancels 2G licence held by Etisalat
Etisalat loses its mobile-phone licence in India in a dramatic court judgement that threatens to further undermine the UAE company's international operations.
- February 3, 2012

Tech boom looms on horizon in the Mena region
Spending on technology in the Middle East and Africa is set to surge by more than 14 per cent this year thanks to billions of dollars from Gulf organisations.
- February 3, 2012

Abu Dhabi's Yahsat mulls third satellite for region
The company says there is a "strong" possibility of building a third spacecraft, following the launches of two other satellites at a total cost of Dh7 billion.
- February 2, 2012

^ There is little space to play with 36,000km above Earth …
The National meets the Yahsat engineers responsible for steering Abu Dhabi's first satellite through meteor storms, and dodging rogue spacecraft.
- February 2, 2012


Dubai digital agency Flip Media attracts Publicis
Acquisition of the Dubai digital-media agency Flip marks maturity of the region's online industry, say commentators.
- February 2, 2012

New man at Etisalat as firm feels the pace
Management reshuffle at Etisalat comes at time of tough competition in the telecoms operator's domestic market.
- February 2, 2012

Abu Dhabi Media launches Hindi-language radi
Radio Mirchi, a Hindi-language station, has hit the airwaves in the UAE as part of an global expansion drive by India's largest FM brand.
- February 2, 2012

Are republished web messages fair or #fail?
Controversy rages over the recycling of social media posts in print publications and other media. But while users own their content, a lot is in the public domain.
- February 2, 2012

Etisalat cuts its roaming charges to match du
Etisalat has lowered its roaming charges for travellers in the Gulf, just prior to a deadline for telecoms operators to cut mobile fees.
- February 1, 2012

Facebook issue has investors a-twitter
Global markets are abuzz with talk of an upcoming IPO in Facebook - but there are few precedents as to how Gulf investors may react.
- February 1, 2012

Article archive - January 2012
^ Ad breaks of up to 24 minutes turn off UAE's TV viewers
The situation is raising serious concerns for the region's US$1 billion (Dh3.67bn) television advertising industry.

- January 31, 2012

Online ad spending held back by 'fear factor'
A "fear factor" among clients is holding back the digital media industry, according to two of the Arab world's top advertising executives.
- January 27, 2012