Under the slogan of ‘New Value Together’, he vendor has strengthened its commitment to the region’s technology ecosystem by confirming its largest ever GITEX Technology Week presence at the 40th anniversary edition of the event. The company is collaborating with partners to showcase how governments and organizations in the Middle East can create new value through synergy across five tech domains.
Data Center Network Online Summit 2020
The Huawei Middle East Data Center Network Online Summit 2020, held during GITEX Technology Week, saw experts from the Middle East region and around the world discuss the value of next-generation data centers for the intelligent era, in which data is a key production factor.
Held online and organized by Huawei, the Summit brought together global and regional experts to address the challenges faced by data centers in tomorrow’s hyper-connected world. Speakers represented leading companies such as Huawei, Gartner, Solutions by stc, and more. Conference participants recognized the huge surges in data volumes happening now and expected in the future. Issues of computing power loss and others must therefore be overcome in order for governments and enterprises to realize the full value of their data center resources.
Conference speakers explored the latest data center network technology trends, covering how enterprises can mine intelligence from data, accelerate their digital transformation, and promote the development of the Middle East digital economy over the coming years.
Alaa Bawab, Vice President for Enterprise Networking Business at Huawei Middle East, said, “This year has seen an explosive growth of digital technologies in the Middle East and around the world. That has led to massive transformation across almost all industries, as entities in the public and private sectors alike have accelerated their digitalization plans and sought to stay connected as seamlessly as possible. Data centers must evolve in order to meet the increased demand of a more connected society, which leverages the capabilities of 5G, cloud, and artificial intelligence to create more value.”
Today, AI is driving data center reconstruction and the transition from an era defined by the cloud into the AI era. Compared with earlier infrastructure, an AI data center goes further in being an actual business-value center, enabling organizations to gain true wisdom from transient data as well as efficiently processing their data.
To that end, Huawei launched its autonomous data center network solution for customers in the Middle East during GITEX. The upgraded solution delivers high-density autonomous driving, 400GE super capacity, and zero-packet-loss intelligent experience, leading data center networks into the intelligence era.
5G Ecosystem Conference
Huawei hosted its sixth annual 5G Ecosystem Conference in the Middle East on the sidelines of GITEX Technology Week 2020.
The conference highlighted the developments related to the Middle East’s 5G ecosystem, with a particular focus on exploring issues related to innovative 5G solutions and applications for various industries, 5G’s role in advancing digital transformation and its business value for the operators, authorities, and industries. The conference also tackled the challenges for strengthening the region’s 5G ecosystem in the region and the prospects for partnership between the public and private sectors to leverage 5G benefits in all fields.
Held virtually under the slogan of ‘New Value Together’, the conference was attended by industry experts from across the Middle East and around the world, including telecommunications operators, industry analysts, leading enterprises, and various technology partners in the 5G ecosystem. Many of the discussions centered around the socio-economic importance of making 5G a commercial success; something that is especially pertinent in the time of COVID-19 as the pandemic has increased demands for seamless, reliable connectivity for individuals and enterprises alike.
Several countries in the Middle East were among the first wave of 5G commercial launches globally starting as early as 2018. In the GSMA’s 2020 report “The Mobile Economy Middle East & North Africa”, the telecom industry body estimates that there could be 60 million mobile 5G connections across the region by 2025, with USD70 billion being spent in the region on infrastructure rollouts between 2019 and 2025.
Vanness You, VP of Huawei ME Marketing and Solutions, CNBG, said, “With a new year ahead of us and the hope for better things to come, advanced technologies such as AI, cloud, computing, and 5G will play a major role as a strong contributor to driving social prosperity and advancing the economy. In particular, 5G will be essential to societal development during the pandemic and the post-pandemic economic recovery. We would like to work together with Middle East operators and partners to unleash the value of 5G networks for consumers and industry, harvesting more remarkable achievements in business and society. Huawei is firmly committed to working with our customers and partners, to investing in 5G ecosystem construction and the incubation of new industrial applications for various industries, and to open cooperation with other platforms such as 5G OpenLab to meet industry requirements."