With the world turned upside down by the coronavirus, telecommunications companies face one of the greatest challenges in their history. Like other organizations, they have a duty to, first and foremost, support and care for their employees. But telcos are also under enormous pressure to continue delivering infrastructure and services critical to everyone, especially during a crisis of this magnitude.

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RIPE is a large and diverse community of network operators and others working on Internet coordination and governance. While most of its work takes place on mailing lists, the community comes together twice each year for a busy week of plenary presentations, working group sessions and ad hoc discussions… that is, until COVID-19 changed everything.

Read more: RIPE NCC hosts 2000 people on first virtual meeting

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) celebrated the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, which falls on May 17 of each year, the International Telecommunication Union’s founding day. The celebration took place through a digital session on Microsoft Teams attended by H.E. Eng. Majed Al Mesmar, TRA deputy director general for the telecom sector, department directors and employees of TRA. The session discussed the role of the telecom sector in enabling all sectors in the country to ensure business continuity and to overcome the current challenges.

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Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, andAVEVA, the global leader in engineering and industrial software, have announced their expanded partnership to deliver innovative solutions for the data center market.

Read more: AVEVA, Schneider Electric extend partnership with innovative solutions for data center market

Telecom vendors have been playing a crucial role amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The technologies and solutions they are offering are helping businesses overcome the current challenges. Nokia is one the vendors that are leading the battle against COVID-19 with its state-of-the-art solutions. On the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, we are celebrating such achievements made by telecom giants to serve people and guarantee communication in all circumstances.

Read more: Nokia connecting the world

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