Dubai, UAE, 22 Sept 2020: Telecom Review, the world’s leading telecoms news platform, held a virtual panel, entitled ‘Digital transformation: A necessity brought forward by COVID-19’, which was attended by over 300 participants, featuring industry leaders from across the world, to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has triggered a tremendous acceleration in the digital transformation.

Read more: Telecom Review virtual panel gathers to discuss digital transformation in the COVID-19 era

Speakers and experts at an international conference revealed an estimated need for more than 1 million jobs in Saudi Arabia over the next five years, as digital transformation accelerates in several industries and sectors during COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more: Saudi Arabia expects creation of 1 million jobs within 5 years due to digital transformation

The United Arab Emirates, represented by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), has participated in a closed ministerial meeting, as a part of the events of the World Summit on Information Society Forum 2020, attended by telecom ministers and officials from all over the world.

Read more: TRA UAE participates in WSIS Forum to advance digital transformation and inclusion

US telecommunications networks, which have relied on network equipment from China’s Huawei and ZTE, have told the government that it would cost $1.837 billion to replace those switches and routers, the Federal Communications Commission said.

Read more: US telcos need $1.8 billion to replace Huawei, ZTE equipment

US President Donald Trump has given his approval to the proposed deal between ByteDance, Oracle and Walmart for TikTok’s US operations. The announcement was made a day after the US Commerce Department issued an order prohibiting business with WeChat and TikTok in order to protect national security.

Read more: Oracle-TikTok deal wins US approval

Roland Berger, a leading global management consultancy firm has launched a new whitepaper that assesses the effects of COVID-19 on consumers and enterprises, and the resulting implications for the ICT industry in the GCC region.

Read more: Increased investment in ICT will drive the region’s digital economy post-COVID-19

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