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Telecom Review is hosting a virtual panel under the theme of “Digital transformation driving the next phase of innovation” on November 10 at 4 pm (Dubai time). This panel will give C-level speakers the opportunity to discuss cloud’s role in digital transformation, meeting emerging opportunities and challenges, investing in digital skills to meet digital transformation goals, and the requirements and progress to build a digital world.

Read more: Join our upcoming panel to know the latest trends of digital transformation

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and its members have come up with 'Connect 2030’- a strategy and accountability framework that aims to connect the world. The 'Connect 2030 Agenda for Global Telecommunication/ICT Development' focuses on how technological advances will contribute to accelerating the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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Open radio access networks (Open RAN) are the dominant topic of discussion in the mobile network world today. A movement to disaggregate wireless telecommunications RAN functions and create open interfaces between them, Open RAN promises a future in which long-term costs for mobile operators are sharply reduced, vendor competition is increased, network flexibility is enhanced, and opportunities for innovation are expanded.

Read more: Open RAN to create an evolution in the telecom industry

The concept of blockchain technology made its way into the general public’s consciousness around 2008, along with the introduction of crypto or digital currency bitcoin. Since then, the technology has been gaining acceptance and businesses are still exploring new ways to apply the technology to support their operations. Furthermore, the sudden importance of digital data in everything that we do today has necessitated the need for greater data security, access, transparency, and integrity that blockchain technology can provide.

Read more: Blockchain and how telcos can be the strongest links

The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) announced an increase of the UAE national portal users by 50% in the third quarter of 2021 as compared to the same period of 2020. Portal users reached 5.2 million. They visited the portal 7.7 million times and viewed portal pages 11.3 million times.

Read more: 5.2 million used UAE’s National Portal in third quarter of 2021

If you have traveled abroad or you have friends and relatives overseas, subscribing to the roaming feature is quite useful. Already existing for the earlier generations of 2G/3G/4G, subscribers will expect comparable levels of bandwidth and latency when roaming over 5G to home network connectivity. High demand can be seen from the number of 5G roaming subscribers up to 5G roaming data traffic.

Read more: Connectivity boost: Roaming in the 5G era

Telecom Review had been invited to a roundtable conference hosted by Palo Alto Network as the company released its second annual ‘The Connected Enterprise: Internet of Things (IoT) Security Report 2021,’ research conducted by global technology market research firm Vanson Bourne.

Read more: Non-business connected devices creating more risk for enterprise, says Palo Alto report

Technology and its innovations are among the fastest-growing areas of our economy. Smartphones, hybrid work setup, sensor-based controls, contactless shopping,  cloud-native virtual networks – all these things and more are being created, maintained, and upgraded by Science, Technology, and Engineering (STEM) professionals.

Read more: Expanding Egypt: Local, young talents to cultivate ICT growth

The telecommunications and digital government regulatory authority (TDRA) celebrated the UAE Flag Day, with the participation of TDRA’s employees in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, in a stand that reflected the pride of the UAE people in the flag of their country, and their determination to move forward under the guidance of their wise leadership, emphasizing their pride in the united house, their belonging to the UAE, and their quest for achieving its future visions and goals.

Read more: TDRA celebrates UAE Flag Day with aspirations in the next 50 years

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