In response to unpredictable fuel prices, continuing economic uncertainties and global environmental concerns, governments and travelers around the world have renewed their interest in railways as a primary mode transport. To make railways more competitive in the long-distance passenger travel market, major infrastructure upgrades and ?greenfield? investments are underway in the Middle East (ME), Australia, China and India.
Etihad Rail signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Etisalat to offer innovative solutions and collaborative services for its customers.
France Telecom announced that it is acquiring a stake in Iraq's third-largest mobile phone operator Korek Telecom.
Qtel has completed its expansion programme for 2011 which has resulted in Qtel Data Centre receiving a major upgrade.
Etisalat, a major operator in the Middle East and North Africa region, reported that its data roaming traffic in 2010 jumped by 200 per cent as businesses and consumers access an increasing number of advanced services when travelling.
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