At present, there are countless benefits and applications of space technology. These include communications, earth observation, navigation/GPS, and tech demonstration and development. Out of all the satellites circling our planet, only approximately 40% are operational.

Read more: Evolution of satellites: Broadcasting and telecommunications

With an expectation to create new collaboration opportunities to Abu Dhabi’s ecosystem of innovative and tech-enabled companies, Mubadala Investment Co. and Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners, part-owned by Mubadala, announced they had invested a combined $150 million in messaging app Telegram.

Read more: Mubadala, Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners jointly invest $150 mn in Telegram

Nexign (a part of ICS Holding LLC), a leading Business Support System (BSS) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider, has completed the large-scale digital transformation project that addresses the challenges of CSPs globally, including the Middle Eastern and African regions. Nexign claims that technologies and methodologies introduced in the unified billing project help CSPs of any size reduce time to market (TTM) for new digital services by up to 5 times, simplify cooperation with partners and optimize costs for support of billing systems.

Read more: Nexign helps operators slash time to market and cut costs

The Internet landscape in the Gulf region has grown tremendously in time. The latest report by RIPE NCC highlights the market development, infrastructure, and Internet routing within Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Yemen.

Read more: The current state of Internet landscape in the Gulf region: report

Infinet Wireless, the global leader in fixed wireless broadband connectivity, will host its Tech Day 2021 virtual event, the first online conference for this year exclusively designed for engineers and technical specialists in the field of wireless technology. It will be held at different time zones to cater for the company’s growing international customer base: first in English on April 7th at 12:00 pm GMT for the attendees from the APAC region, also on the same day at 15:00 GMT for the EMEA audience. The Russian language version of the conference will be held on April 13th at 11:00 MSK, followed by the event in Spanish on April 14th at 10:00 Colombia time for the Americas region.

Read more: Exclusive Infinet Wireless Tech Day 2021 virtual event: Insights into the reliability of our...

It was clear enough during the virus-ridden year of 2020 that physical sales channels rather than digital ones made it hard for all industries, including the ICT industry to operate at an optimal level. Despite the best efforts, delivering result-oriented customer engagement initiatives suffered, to say the least.

Read more: Roads to change: Modern ICT service providers’ landscape

According to the latest findings revealed by Dell Technologies on its ‘Digital Transformation Index 2020,’ the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia are ahead of the rest of the world when it comes to accelerating digital transformation and embracing cutting-edge technologies.

Read more: UAE, Saudi Arabia are global leaders in digital transformation

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