Saudi team obtains 3 US patents for nanotechnology
A Saudi scientific team has recently obtained three patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for having developed an industrial catalyst by using nanotechnology at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) labs, to which they are affiliated.The Saudi team used the technology to obtain Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK), whose applications are used in industrial, medical and petroleum fields. The team also designed a project to produce MIBK.
Survey reveals KSA's Gadget Interest
33.7% of smartphone users in KSA have desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphone, and 43.1% have desktops, laptops and smartphones while 2.9% have desktops and smartphones only and 14.7% have laptops and smartphones; according to a recent worldwide study by "O+K" conducted in association with Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions.
Oman government unblocks few VoIP services
Oman' telecoms authorities have reportedly unblocked some voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services, allowing web users to take advantage of cheap international communication networks.Sites such as Google Talk, Viber, FaceTime and MSN Messenger have apparently been accessable.
STC Ends Commitment for Syrian Licence
Saudi Telecommunication Co. ends all it's commitment for third licence in Syria.STC first plans for auction in Syria on April 2011 later withdrawn do to Political problems in Syria.
Qatar to launch Es'hail 1 satellite into orbit June 2013
Qatar plans to launch First Satellite of the nation on June 2013.The Doha-based company has chosen Arianespace, a French commercial space transportation firm, to launch its Es'hail 1 satellite into orbit next year
Vodfone says no Second Billing in Qatar
Richard Daly, Vodafone Qatar CEO, said they have no plans not considering billing the phone calls by the seconds yet.Many users from this region requested to introduce pay per second but Vodafone says they still have the lowest rates so far in the GCC region.Vodafone Qatar also plans to start Postpaid later this year.
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