Qatar, a high-income economy sitting at the heart of the Middle East, is home to almost three million people. Through Qatar’s National Vision 2030, the country aims to be a truly smart nation and strives to become an advanced society capable of sustaining its development while providing a high standard of living for everyone.

Read more: Qatar: Delivering an Innovation-Driven Future

The capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, is getting ready for one of the largest hybrid events: Connecting the World from the Skies. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) will host, in cooperation with the Saudi Space Commission, the forum that will be held at the commission’s headquarters on November 8–10, 2022.

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The Arbaeen Zeyara Pilgrimage is one of the biggest annual religious pilgrimages in the world, primarily to the Holy City of Karbala in central Iraq. From the 28th of August, millions of pilgrims marched towards Karbala, passing through the cities of Diwaniah, Najaf, Hilla and Naseryah.

Read more: Arbaeen Zeyara Pilgrimage: Nokia and Asiacell Ensured Super Network Performance at Super Crowded...

Saudi Emircom has been recognized at the Middle East and Africa (MEA) award ceremony in Las Vegas as the Mass Infrastructure Partner of the Year. The KSA leadership team of Emircom is led by Vice President of Sales & Operations Mohammed Shakeer.

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Industry visionaries have been inspired by this latest technology trend, which is the metaverse. Not a day goes by without a mention of metaverse at our offices, in our households or from our news centers. The applications of emerging technologies such as AI and automation are being used in innovative ways to bring about this digital marketplace; one where there will be no language barriers as end-to-end human-powered AI video conferences and audio will allow global teams to communicate with ease. The merging of human intelligence with AI automation power is expected to create opportunities for new ventures that have yet to be tapped. A recent roundtable for the Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy explored, at length, the kinds of talent that Dubai-based companies should be targeting; the role of the private sector in strengthening the emirate’s value proposition to attract the brightest minds globally; and how businesses can capitalize on new consumer trends and opportunities emerging in the age of Web3 and the metaverse.

Read more: Enterprise Metaverse: An Industry in the Making

In an exciting Q4 announcement from the largest and fastest growing payments services provider in the MENA region, HyperPay has unveiled a new logo, along with a complete brand overhaul in view of exciting expansion plans set for 2023.

Read more: HyperPay Puts 138M Investment Round to Use with a Complete Brand Overhaul

The Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2022 hosted by Huawei and organized together with its industry partners GSMA and GTI kicked off yesterday. The annual event gathers mobile network carriers, vertical industry leaders, and ecosystem partners from around the world to discuss how to make 5G a commercial success, as well as other high-priority industry topics like green development, intelligence, and 5G evolution.

Read more: Huawei: 5.5G, The Foundation of The Future

You’ve upgraded your network, investing heavily in 4G, 5G, virtualization, the telco cloud and more. Now you discover that many of your service platforms have remained back in the stone age, causing you high OPEX for maintenance and inhibiting innovation. Basic network services are still required in the most modern networks; even SMS is still alive and a necessity in 5G. Moreover, many communications service providers (CSPs) determine that their sophisticated business services, such as UCC, VPBX and call center applications, are the stickiest and most profitable in their portfolios, so they must retain these valuable subscribers and modernize the services to gain market share.

Read more: You Can Migrate and Innovate Legacy Services Efficiently and Cost-Effectively

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