During a keynote speech at the forum, H.E. Eng. Majed Sultan Al Mesmar, director general of the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) said that the challenges posed by the current situations are too great to deal with in silos. He explained that if the essence of the ICT sector is to build bridges of communication between people, then we should strengthen those bridges to understand the present and shape the future.

Read more: TDRA Represents UAE at the WSIS Forum

Until now, 5G has been launched in 50% of countries worldwide, and it is on course to serve two billion connections by 2025. As the next milestone of the 5G era, 5G-Advanced is the necessary bridge between 5G and 6G, supporting numerous IoT devices and services. With continuous evolution, 5G-Advanced will position itself as a solid foundation for wireless capabilities and thus allow 5G to expand into more diversified verticals.

Read more: GSMA 5G Futures Community: 19 Operators Come Together to Accelerate 5G-Advanced Adoption

Netflix dominates online streaming platforms despite the varying number of subscribers it has faced since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic to the present. With so many similar platforms, Netflix has nonetheless stayed ahead of the game on a global level.

Read more: Netflix on Top: Controls Global Data Traffic Across Platforms

Tech startups have received a big setback, with the biggest US bank failure since the 2008 financial crisis. The Silicon Valley Bank collapse triggered a crisis for tech startups, sounding alarm bells about a potential doomsday of mass layoffs again and the demise of hundreds of startups.

Read more: Another Tech Industry Blow: The Collapse of Silicon Valley Bank

As technology advances, the internet will become more immersive, and the way we are connected will impact how we communicate with each other. The hype of collectively stepping into a blockchain-powered virtual world has infiltrated the corridors of healthcare, education, gaming, retail, governments, telecom operators and other organizations that want to be at the forefront of this innovation.

Read more: Metaverse: A Social Paradigm Shift Driven by Connectivity and Communication

Salam, one of Saudi Arabia’s most established providers of carrier capacity and next-generation cloud and connectivity solutions, is showcasing its range of wholesale solutions at Capacity Middle East 2023 in Dubai from March 7 to 9.

Read more: Salam Continues to Be a Major ‘Carrier of Carriers’ in the Middle East

Lightstorm announced the expansion of its global footprint by starting operations in the Middle East. Lightstorm will make a multi-million-dollar investment in the region to expand its presence and to strengthen its digital infrastructure there.

Read more: Lightstorm Expands Global Footprint, Signs Partner Agreements in the Middle East

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