This year, the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) will focus on ‘Digital Innovation for Sustainable Development,’ highlighting the crucial role of digital innovation in promoting global connectivity and sustainable prosperity.

Read more: Empowering Oman's Future: Digital Innovation for Sustainable Progress

The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) celebrated World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) 2024 on May 17, with the participation of UAE telecom service providers, Huawei, and various government entities, along with other local and regional partners.

Read more: TDRA Explores Real World Digital Innovation Scenarios on WTISD

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of both the Executive Council of Dubai and the Higher Committee for Future Technology and Digital Economy, officially opened the Dubai AI Campus cluster at the Innovation Hub within the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

Read more: Phase One of DUB.AI Campus Development Commences in Dubai

The global shift towards remote work and forced adoption of the virtual realm, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, continues to transform the professional landscape, gradually changing how and where we work. A study projects that by 2025, 70% of the workforce will operate remotely at least five days a week, citing a global demand for enhanced network connectivity.

Read more: 5G-Advanced: Revolutionizing the Virtual Workspace Amid Connectivity Challenges

Following the success of last year’s virtual panel, we will once again explore the successful digital journey of the Sultanate of Oman. This incredible journey is a testament to the tireless efforts of Oman's telecom operators, vendors, government, and all industry stakeholders.

Read more: Unveiling Oman’s Digital Revolution – Don’t Miss Out, Register Now!

The annual World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD), themed 'Digital Innovation for Sustainable Development,' serves as a rallying point for visionaries, innovators, and policymakers worldwide. It beckons them to converge and align their efforts in leveraging digital technology for the collective advancement of humanity.

Read more: Driving Change: WTISD 2024 Inspires Collaboration for Sustainable Digital Innovation

A recent gathering of global ICT leaders in Dubai prompted the dissection of the multifaceted progression from 5G to 5G-Advanced. Both the technological advancements and the practical implications of this transition were explored.

Read more: 5G-Advanced: Catalyzing Transformative Digitalization in the Middle East

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