The stage is set and technology is ripe. Gone are the days to be shocked and awed by driverless cars traversing the highways. It is happening as we speak.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Huawei unveiled its ground-breaking HUAWEI Mate 30 Series at an exclusive launch event in Munich. Setting new standards in every area from aesthetic design through to hardware engineering and software innovation, the HUAWEI Mate 30 Series is the world’s first second generation 5G smartphone and the pinnacle of mobile technological development.
Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA) officially launched its corporate identity in Abu Dhabi, following law No. 16 of 2019, which was recently decreed by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in his capacity as the Ruler of Abu Dhabi, for the establishment of the authority replacing Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre (ADSIC).
Emirati telecommunications group Etisalat signed an agreement to acquire 100% of cybersecurity fim Help AG business in both Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
To support its customers around the world, Oracle announced, at the annual Oracle OpenWorld, that it plans to launch 20 new Oracle Cloud regions by the end of 2020, for a total of 36 Oracle Cloud Infrastructure regions. This expansion includes regions in new countries and dual, geographically separated regions in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, U.K., EU, Japan, South Korea, Australia, India, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and new government regions in the U.K. and Israel. In addition, Oracle is announcing updates to its roadmap for its interconnect with Microsoft Azure.
For the first time, Huawei introduced a three-layer AI architecture to create intelligent IP networks, bringing together intelligent connectivity, intelligent operations and maintenance, and intelligent learning for the AI era.
Etisalat boasts a wide range of solutions in many different sectors and has achieved a great deal of success over the years through its ability to find new and innovative ways to serve its customers and keep them up to date with the latest futuristic technologies. It is no doubt that Etisalat deserves to be one the region’s telecom leader and the most valuable brand.
MEF recently published the industry’s first global standard defining an SD-WAN service and its attributes. MEF has emerged as the world’s leading communications industry organization shaping the direction and growth of the SD-WAN services market through standardization and upcoming certification of services, technologies and professionals. Telecom Review had the opportunity to interview Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF, to discuss the standard, its relevance to the market and next steps for driving SD-WAN market innovation.
Quality Telecom Services (QTS) provides in-class turnkey telecom services in Lebanon, where it is headquartered, and Iraq. Telecom Review spoke to Issam El Hajal, CEO, QTS, in an exclusive interview to know more about the company’s current projects.
Satellite and Broadcasting
Sweden's Goran Marby was named head of the body that manages internet addresses, pledging to uphold checks and balances as it steps out from under US government oversight.
New initiatives and strategies were set out during the second General Assembly of the FTTH Council MENA held after the 7th annual conference in Muscat last November. The new board of directors has been elected as of 1st January 2016 to build the new plans for FTTH deployment in the MENA region.
The UAE Drones for Good Awards held from 4 to 6 February showcased the most innovative drone concepts from the UAE and around the world. With showcases from big brands like Nokia and Etisalat, and even the UAE Government itself, the exhibition did not disappoint. Set up in Dubai Internet City, and launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the event proved just how much society can benefit from exceptional drone technology for the greater good.
The RIPE NCC, in cooperation with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority in Bahrain (TRA), organized an IPv6 technical training from 25 until 28 January in Manama, Bahrain. A total of 30 private and governmental bodies participated in the workshop. The visit to Bahrain was initiated by organizing a lunch for members in Bahrain to meet with RIPE NCC staff on 24 January.