The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enable the national cadre in ICT and promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the sector to push the growth and development of the kingdom, and achieve the goals of Saudi Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Plan 2020.

Read more: KSA Ministry of Communications and IT signs MoU with Huawei

As technology continues to develop and networks become increasingly advanced, experts across the ICT industry largely agree that smart manufacturing will come to represent the biggest portion of market revenues for internet of things (IoT) in the coming years. Smart manufacturing is dependent on industrial automation, which relies heavily on the use of robots and machine intelligence; meaning that the factories of the future will be built on the digitalization of the manufacturing process and plants, which will be enabled by 5G networks and all their building blocks.

Read more: Ericsson: Untapped opportunities of 5G industrial automation in the Middle East and Africa

5G took center stage at this year's Mobile World Congress, and for good reason: recent developments indicate that this revolutionary network is no longer a distant dream. The dawn of 5G will have reverberations across the world, but particularly in Lebanon, which is set to unlock the benefits of the digital transformation and gain enormously from 5G.

Read more: Leading the future direction of the 5G industry closer to digital Lebanon

Global ICT solutions provider Huawei will conduct a six-country roadshow across the Middle East from April to May 2018. Under the theme 'Leading New ICT, The Road to Digital Transformation', the roadshow puts the spotlight on advanced ICT technologies that are driving digital transformation and helping to achieve the development agendas in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and Pakistan.

Read more: Huawei kicks off Middle East ICT roadshow

US multi-national network infrastructure provider CommScope is joining the fixed wireless access market with the introduction of a new integrated antenna solution based on xRAN open interface specifications. The open interface allows wireless operators to mix and match radio access network (RAN) hardware from multiple vendors to more flexibly address varying requirements.

Read more: CommScope joins fixed wireless market with 5G antenna solution

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