Cloud adoption is accelerating worldwide: Forbes calculated the compound growth rate of cloud computing at a staggering 19 percent, meaning that its market value will rise from USD 67 billion in 2015 to USD 167 billion in 2020. The Middle East is at the forefront of this trend. Experts forecast that by 2020, there will be a 440 percent increase in datacenter traffic in the region. It is only a matter of time before the cloud supports the whole world.

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BridgeWave Communications, a market leader in the development and deployment of high capacity microwave and millimeter wave backhaul and front-haul solutions, is set to accelerate its growth and footprint in the Middle East following the regional launch of its NAVIGATOR DT systems at GITEX Technology Week.

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The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) is pleased to announce that Huawei has joined the organisation as an ICT Sector Member. This is a membership category of the CTO that is open to the private sector.

"It gives me great pleasure to welcome Huawei Technologies as one of our members. Members of the CTO greatly benefit from knowledge and experience sharing. Huawei's membership will help strengthen our organisation and its contribution to the use of ICTs for development across the Commonwealth," said Shola Taylor, the CTO's secretary-general.

The global network equipment and solution provider also contributes to global policy efforts in areas such as universal access, infrastructure and cybersecurity - issues that the CTO regularly addresses through forums and consultations on these important policy issues.

Like the CTO, Huawei has a long-standing commitment to international capacity development. The Huawei Authorized Information and Network Academy (HAINA) is a not-for-profit partnership program that authorizes universities and colleges to deliver Huawei certification courses to students.

"Huawei is very pleased to become an ICT Private Sector Member of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation. The CTO is a highly respected international body and it provides a strong platform for both the public and private sectors to exchange best practices related to the promotion and use of ICT innovation in the world today. Huawei is committed to driving the innovation of ICT industry and contributing to CTO's agenda by sharing its global vision and practice," said Victor Zhang, President of Global Government Affairs at Huawei.