Member States at ITU's 20th Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-18) held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, completed the election process that resulted in electing the organization's top five management posts, including the UN agency's Secretary General.

Read more: First woman and other top managers elected to lead the ITU

Smart Dubai has concluded another successful participation in GITEX Technology Week, where it showcased its main strategies, services, and initiatives that seek to cement Dubai's global lead in the smart city sector.

Read more: Smart Dubai signs multiple agreements in bid to drive UAE’s ‘smart transformation’

H.E. Eng. Majed Sultan Al Mesmar, the Deputy Director General for Telecommunications Sector at the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has been elected as the Chairman for the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference, which is being held in Dubai.

Read more: Deputy Director General of TRA elected as chairman for ITU PP-18 conference

The ICT Fund of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), in the presence of the Chairman of the Board and the Director General of the Authority, has honoured today its strategic partners from government and private sector partners during its participation in GITEX Technology Week 2018.

Read more: TRA honours its strategic partners at GITEX

The International Telecommunication Union's (ITU's) 20th Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-18) commenced in Dubai with a global call for the world to "act as one" to connect the world's nearly four billion people who remain unconnected to the Internet.

Read more: ITU gathers 2,500 global ICT leaders in an effort to ‘connect the unconnected’

Sofrecom and Comsof will cooperate more closely to plan and design future-proof fiber networks in the MENA region. Telcos can benefit from the combination of Sofrecom's consultancy and analytical experience in this sector and the state-of-the-art fiber planning tool of Comsof, resulting in huge planning and design benefits and less worrying about human-made errors.

Read more: Sofrecom teams up with Comsof to design future-proof fiber networks in MENA region

As ICT technologies develop rapidly and become integrated into more and more verticals, the digital economy is becoming the fastest-growing, most innovative, and widest-reaching economy. It is an important driver of global economic growth and recovery, playing a vital role in unleashing the potential of economic development, driving the transformation of traditional industries, fueling sustainable economic development, improving social management and services, and fostering innovation.

Read more: Huawei at GITEX 2018

Tech-savvy consumers, ICT experts, and companies in every tech-related field were all present at the most-attended event in the Middle East. The 38th edition of the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) was held at Dubai's World Trade Center gathered over 4,000 exhibitors from 100 countries ranging from large companies to startups and government entities. Dubai's Crown Prince and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, opened GITEX 2018 and visited the stands of the most prominent technological companies.

Read more: The new digital age comes to life at GITEX 2018

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