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101 Top Arab World Telecommunications Companies and Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best Arab World based Telecommunications companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Telecommunications industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Arab World Telecommunications Startups

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Zain Group

Zain Group

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Zain Group is a mobile and data services operator in Middle East and Africa.

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The premium Fintech provider of Mobile Financial Services, Airtime Credit & Airtime Advance Services, Handset Loans and Big Data Analytics

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Telecom Egypt

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Telecom Egypt is one of the oldest and largest telecommunications companies in Egypt and the Middle East.

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Africell Holding

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One of the fastest-growing mobile telecommunications operators in Africa.

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Rewaa | رواء

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Rewaa is an omnichannel inventory management system and a POS that integrate with marketplaces, shopping carts, and other retail services.

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Tygo

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Tygo is the telecommunications services and marketing platform.

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Raseedi

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Raseedi is the first daily fintech App for underbanked masses.

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Eiosoft Technologies

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Eiosoft Technologies provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data, fixed communications and ICT managed services

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Saferoad Information Technology Co. LTD

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Telematics provider,Fleet Management solutions, GPS tracking

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Galactech Studio

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Galactech is a gaming startup building gaming Super App for users allowing them to access multiple gaming services at the same time.

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Wemax

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Wemax is a UAE based company with main business activity of developing and selling sustainable energy solutions

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du

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Du is a telecom operator that offers its users with mobile and fixed telephones, broadband connectivity, and IPTV services.

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Smart Controls Systems

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SMART Controls Systems is an IT & Telecom services provider specialized in digital signage, CCTV, access control, BMS, and ERP.

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Etisalat

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Etisalat provides telecommunications and media services, and other related equipment in the United Arab Emirates and internationally.

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Saudi Telecom Company

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Saudi Telecom Company is a telecommunications service provider.

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SaNoor

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SaNoor provides next generation tunable smart laser technology for multiple lighting applications.

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TRA UAE

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The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of United Arab Emirates (UAE)

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Batelco

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Batelco (Bahrain Telecommunications Company) the leading digital solutions provider.

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Maqsam

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Maqsam is MENA’s friendliest cloud communication suite for SMBs and Enterprises.

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i engineering Group

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i engineering Group provides end-to-end engineering infrastructure solutions to the telecommunications and power industries across Africa.

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Delta Partners Capital Limited

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Delta Partners is a Private Equity arm focuses on the telecoms, and provide funding to fund companies’ growth in emerging markets.

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Elag

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Elag is an innovative electronic medical service that facilitates all procedures, treatment services, & reservations for patients.

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ZIWO

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B2B SAAS cloud business telephony and contact center for the Emerging Markets. API based, cloud agnostic with tons of integrations.

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VoxEra

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VoxEra is a roaming-free device for travellers.

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TPAY Mobile

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TPAY Mobile is an open mobile payment platform that connects consumers, businesses, and mobile operators for operators billing.

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National Air Services

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National Air Services Company (NAS Holding) consists of NasJet the Private Aviation Service Provider, flynas the 1st Budget carrier in KSA.

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Ooredoo Group

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Ooredoo delivers mobile, fixed, broadband internet, and corporate managed services to consumers and businesses

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Omantel

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Omantel is the first telecommunications company in Oman and is the primary provider of internet services in the country.

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Mobily

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Mobily (Etihad Etisalat), is the second mobile network operator in Saudi Arabia.

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Fortbel Telecom FZCO

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Fortbel Telecom is a wholesale phone distributor that aims to reduce the hassle of bulk ordering.

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NXN Group

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NXN Group is a a leading provider of end-to-end smart digital services for digital transformation in the smart cities sector.

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Audiogram

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Audiogram is a platform that allows you to customize and enjoy audio content from world-class publishers every time you make a call.

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Almuftah Group Qatar

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Almuftah Group is one of Qatar’s esteemed multi-service business groups.

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Kalaam Telecom

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Kalaam Telecom is the first, alternative and fully-licensed telecommunications provider.

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Asia-Cell Telecommunications Company

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Asia-Cell Telecommunications Company is a provider of mobile telecommunications services in Iraq.

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Tunisie Télécom

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Tunisie Télécom is a telecom services operator in Tunisia.

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Smartworld

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Smartworld is a Smart Solutions Integrator that works closely with Government agencies, Telecommunication Operators

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Korek Telecom

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Korek Telecom operates as a mobile operator in Iraq, offering a comprehensive range of wireless communications services.

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Etihad Etisalat Co.

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Etisalat Group is an emerging market telecom group, the current market cap is AED 148 billion and consolidated net revenue is 52.4 billion.

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Essentially Precise SMS

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Essentially Precise SMS is a Mobile Messaging & Digital Marketing Agency.

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Workz

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Workz offer highly efficient full service telecoms solutions for mobile network operators.

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Thuraya Telecommunications

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Thuraya is a leading mobile satellite communications company that empowers people with tools to bring the organizations.

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Channel IT is an independent distributor of Mobile Network Infrastructure and has enabled Mobile Operators.

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Invigo

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Invigo was founded by an experienced management and engineering team with a dedication to design.

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Intigral

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Intigral is a leading provider of IP video products and billing services in the MENA region.

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Umniah Mobile

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The fastest growing telecom operator in Jordan in record time.

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Yahclick

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YahClick is a high performance satellite broadband service.

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Antwerp Technologies

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Antwerp Technologies provides SMS aggregation and enterprise solutions.

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Assr AlJawal

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Assr AlJawal is a distribution company.

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Gulf Bridge International

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GBI is a global cloud, connectivity, and content enabler that operates a service network.

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Sahara Net

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Sahara Net is an Information and Communications Technology company providing connectivity, cloud & cyber security solutions.

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Globitel

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Telecom and contact center solutions provider.

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Ooredoo Qatar

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Ooredoo Qatar is a Telecommunications Industry.

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Axiom Telecom

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Axiom Telecom is an online store that provides mobile phones, tablets, memory cards, cables, cameras, gadgets and accessories.

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Ooredoo Tunisie

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Ooredoo is a telecommunication provider and provide innovative and quality services.

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Qanawat

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Qanawat is a digital solutions firm specializing in VAS, mobile financial services, artificial intelligence and applications.

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EarthLink

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EarthLink offers a wide range of IT services including co-location, cloud computing, networking, and software development.

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Stratign FZE

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Holds globe in Communication Interception, Signal Processing Systems, Communication Jamming and Communication Security Systems

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Djezzy

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Djezzy is a telecom operator that provides wireless communication services in Algeria and internationally.

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Ooredoo Oman

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Ooredoo is an Oman-based telecommunications company.

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Sudatel Telecom Group

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Sudatel Telecom Group (STG) is one of the leading telecom companies in the region, serving the needs of customers in Sudan and Africa.

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Specialized Technical Services

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STS is an IT Services firm that focuses on offering cloud solutions, computing, cybersecurity, networking and security management services.

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inwi

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inwi is the global telecommunications operator, It operates in the fixed telephony, internet and mobile segments.

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TE data

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TE Data is Egypt’s largest IP based data communications carrier with a national network and a regional vision.

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Bravo Telecom

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Telecommunications Company

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NorthTelecom

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NorthTelecom is a leading global satellite service company provides provisioning satellite communications and ICT service.

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Wadi Degla Holding

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Wadi Degla Holding is a multi-business conglomerate that provides real estate, telecom, and sports operation services.

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Nesma Telecom & Technology

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Nesma Telecom & Technology specializes in the field of communications technology, power systems, and energy Infrastructures.

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Mada

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Mada provides reliable telecommunication, internet, and IP TV service for both individuals and companies.

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Wataniya Telecom Algerie

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Wataniya Telecom Algerie is a Communications Infrastructure company.

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Specialized by stc

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Specialized by STC provides vital communications services, the business sector, government, industrial & commercial sectors.

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Expresso Telecom

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Expresso Telecom is a African telecommunications and information services company – an African brand for the people of Africa.

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Orange Egypt

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Orange is a mobile telecom operator serving in Egypt.

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CBI

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CBI is an IT services company that deploys value-added solutions in telecoms, security, systems, software, and editing.

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Saudi Post

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Saudi Post is a commercial and government digitalization that provides logistical, postal, courier and supply chain management services.

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BAUD Telecom Company

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BAUD Telecom Company is the kindom’s leading provider of integrated solutions.

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IPT PowerTech

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IPT PowerTech Group delivers specialized solutions to the power, industrial and telecom sectors in the Middle East, Africa

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DCBEgypt

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DCBEgypt operates as a direct carrier billing service provider.

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Raya CX

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Raya Customer Experience is a business process outsourcing service provider company.

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TA Telecom

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TA telecom is an African mobile technology and software company that builds mobile content platforms and analytic tools.

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AFAQY

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AFAQY is an IT company that develops IoT, software solutions, GPS tracking & CCTV solutions for the transportation & logistics industries.

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Somcable

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Somcable is an established telecommunication company serving both domestic and international customers.

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Awasr

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Awasr is a telecommunication firm that delivers optic-fibre based broadband internet services to households and businesses.

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Equinox International

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Equinox is the provider of technology infrastructure services in the MEA region.

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Pharma Pharmaceutical Industries

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Pharma Group is a group of pharmaceutical companies specialized in providing services to local and global clients.

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B. Online

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B. Online (formerly Gulfnet) is a major supplier of information and communication technology (ICT).

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Hotline Mobile Phones L.L.C

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HOTLINE MOBILE PHONE LLC, A Leading Online Mobile Phones Shopping Store Dubai & Sharjah, UAE.

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One Tech Group

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One Tech Group works on the international market and specializes in the cable industry, electronics, and telecommunications.

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Investcom

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Investcom provides mobile telecommunications services with operations in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe.

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stc Bahrain

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stc Bahrain is a telecommunications service provider company.

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Ideatolife

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IdeatoLife is a hands-on technical and business partner that establishes and develops companies in digital technology.

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Norconsult Telematics

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Norconsult Telematics is an independent, privately-owned services company operating primarily in telecommunication and defense.

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Jawwy

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Jawwy is a digital mobile product that allows to build, manage, and share mobile plans in real-time.

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Disway

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Disway specializes in the wholesale distribution of hardware, software, and telecom in Morocco.

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VIVA Bahrain

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VIVA Bahrain is a telecommunications company providing commercial integrated telecommunications services.

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ETIHAD ATHEEB TELECOMMUNICAT

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Etihad Atheeb Telecommunicat is a the key Brand of Etihad Atheeb Telecom Company.

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DVCOM Technology

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IT Solutions Company, Telephony Networking in UAE

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Alkan CIT

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Alkan CIT is a telecommunication System Integrator and Solution Providing firm dealing in satellite connectivity & engineering services.

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Integration Objects

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Integration Objects is a system integrator specializes in manufacturing intelligence, industrial automation and cyber-security.

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Sodetel

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Sodetel is a leading Internet and Telecom service provider.

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Startappz

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Startappz is a specialized house of expertise for smart technologies that partners with leading telecom, government and banks.

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