Speaking to attendees at LEAP 2022 technology innovation conference, Huawei’s rotating chairman Guo Ping said that Huawei would soon build a cloud region in Saudi Arabia. The hosting of the HUAWEI CLOUD region in the Middle East will boost local businesses and governments’ ability to access more robust and secure cloud services from Huawei.

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Zain Cloud, the cloud computing service provided by Zain KSA achieved class (C) classification from the communications and information technology commission (CITC). This is the highest ‘service provider registration class’ rating awarded by CITC to cloud computing service providers.

Read more: Zain Cloud receives the highest rating for cloud service providers

Netcracker Technology announced that it received two Network Transformation Awards. Netcracker non-real-time RAN intelligent controller, part of Netcracker Open vRAN Domain Orchestration, received the award in the 5G Product Innovation category for its use of AI/ML and standard O-RAN interfaces to maximize RAN optimization. The solution, developed with Netcracker’s parent company NEC, helps support new use cases, such as AI-driven energy-efficient optimization of massive MIMO antenna systems and 5G RAN slicing.

Read more: Netcracker recognized for groundbreaking RAN and edge orchestration technology

Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation is now included in Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus, bringing data services, including software-defined storage, to the industry’s leading enterprise Kubernetes platform in a single holistic solution.

Read more: Red Hat adds new storage solution in comprehensive hybrid cloud platform

Etisalat Digital announced a partnership with NICE to drive the availability of the CXone platform in the UAE. The collaboration provides Etisalat customers with a clear, seamless path to the cloud with CXone while enabling frictionless digital self-service and agent-assisted customer experiences. With CXone, Etisalat Digital is uniquely positioned to advise and empower organisations to transform their business via effective, engaging customer communications now and into the future. NICE CEO, Barak Eilam, and Etisalat Enterprise Digital CEO, Salvador Anglada, were present at the signing ceremony held at the Etisalat Digital Hospitality Lounge at Expo 2020, Dubai.

Read more: Etisalat Digital‘s CXone platform to provide clear, seamless path to Cloud services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has joined the board of prpl Foundation to help standardize cloud-based application orchestration to manage the life cycles of containerized software components for next-generation customer-premises equipment (CPE) software stacks.

Read more: AWS set to standardize orchestration of CPE software with the cloud

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