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98% of the world’s internet traffic is carried by submarine cables. From enabling video calls to initiating bank transactions, these conduits are crucial to the makeup of today’s society. They not only have vast economic benefits, boosting industries from manufacturing to financial services, but with data demand increasing, it’s clear that subsea cables have a pivotal role to play in the world’s infrastructure and technological revolution.

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The United Arab Emirates has been ranked among the world’s leading countries in various digital life indexes, attributable to the significant advancement of its information and communication technology sector, the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) has determined.

Read more: UAE’s Digital Lifestyle Pointers High, Says TDRA

There is no denying that technology-driven forces are shaping our world immensely. New technologies including 5G Advanced, 6G, IPv6+ and advanced computing technologies will further enable new applications as we move forward, and indeed, the internet is the engine of this digitization.

Read more: Unraveling the Next-Gen Internet Ecosystem

Egypt stands out as a civilization with a rich scientific and cultural background. Serving a population of over 100 million, the Egyptian economy is one of the largest in the Arab world and is currently witnessing a digital revolution empowered by the ICT sector.

Read more: Egypt: A Catalyst of Digital Transformation, Tech Adoption

Telecom operators are on a constant quest to update their offerings and networks in order to meet rising customer expectations and growing needs. With digitalization being a major goal, network automation is the key to delivering diversified digital services while maintaining low OPEX.

Read more: One Step Closer: Embracing Network Automation

“Organizations no longer have the option to continue on as they have — they have to adopt and accelerate digitalization.” That’s the view of Gartner, a leading technology research and consulting company, which goes on to say that business acceleration is more important than ever because of three reasons: COVID-19, costs and operations, and results. And after almost two decades in the telecoms industry, I couldn't agree more.

Read more: Why CSPs Should Embrace Digital Transformation Now

NGMN Alliance will hold its highly recognized global Industry Conference & Exhibition (IC&E) taking place every two years, on September 7-9, 2022, at the Pavillon d'Armenonville in Paris. C-level and other top management participants will share their perspectives on today’s and tomorrow’s opportunities and challenges and the future of mobile telecommunications.

Read more: NGMN IC&E 2022 Brings Strategic Focus on Mobile Telecommunications

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