Registration is now open for Telecom Review’s upcoming virtual panel entitled ‘Network automation & SD-WAN in the era of virtualization’. On April 27th, industry leaders will join the panel discussion at 4 pm Dubai time to share their insights.

Read more: Upcoming panel: Network automation & SD-WAN in the era of virtualization

When Nora Al Matrooshi was selected to join the United Arab Emirates space program, she became the Arab world's first woman astronaut. Her selection – alongside male compatriot Mohammed Al Mulla – echoes the UAE's focus on gender equality and equal opportunities. The country continues to incorporate more women into technology sectors, expanding their role as they gain recognition for their contributions.

Read more: UAE fosters gender equality as Emirati women take on science, tech roles

According to the market analysis report of Grand View Research, the IT and telecom segment led the market in 2020, holding the largest revenue share of over 20%. The segment is expected to continue its dominance from 2021 to 2028 due to the significant investments by key players in the latest communication technologies.

Read more: IT, telecom will drive the growth of 5G services market until 2028

Telecom industry players have been experiencing major transformations, with 5G and IoT, among others, resulting in new revenue opportunities and value streams. But alongside these are an increased security risk and pressure that require every telco to create a better defense mechanism.

Read more: Telecommunication security: DDoS attacks

Infinet Wireless, the global leader in fixed wireless broadband connectivity, helped Supervision Technology Company, a purveyor of the unique hardware and software AvtoUragan system, to deploy a reliable and highly protected network in Kazakhastan for the client in the field of information security who controls the road situation. The goal was to provide high throughput for video transmission, as this type of data is usually the ‘heaviest’. The Quanta 5 solution was chosen by the company to quickly create reliable high-speed PtP channels during interference.   

Read more: Infinet Wireless solutions help to spot traffic violations on Kazakhstan’s roads

GSMA launches its new annual report entitled ‘Mobile Net Zero – State of the Industry on Climate Action 2021’ which provides an analysis of how the mobile industry is progressing towards its ambition to be net-zero by 2050.

Read more: Over a third of mobile operators commit to net-zero emissions by 2050

Data-driven decision-making has become a realistic strategy for businesses today. Especially with the trend in cloud computing and data management strategy such as Data as a service (DaaS) on offer, more and more companies are turning to the solution for data integration, management, storage, and analytics. Rather than formulating strategies motivated by gut feelings and half-baked opinions, it is more reliable and sensible to use the available data to make business decisions.

Read more: Navigating the data processing highway

The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance publishes its first 6G White Paper entitled 6G Drivers and Vision. Here, they identified the key drivers for 6G and outlines their vision for 6G toward the future transition of networks, enabling differentiated services with expanded market opportunities and novel experience.

Read more: NGMN takes lead in providing impactful guidance for global 6G activities

Mubadala Investment Company will reduce its investments in energy and commodity sectors to focus on technology, healthcare, and disruptive industries, the managing director and Group CEO of Mubadala, Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak has told The Financial Times.

Read more: Mubadala to focus investments in tech, disruptive sectors

In the Q1 2021 findings of the Internet performance analyst firm Ookla, Saudi Arabia is ahead of the 5G network landscape across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region and around the world. The Kingdom has the highest 5G adoption among GCC countries and faster 5G speed than the global average.

Read more: Saudi Arabia: 5G leader within GCC region, 127% faster 5G speed globally

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