Being connected is not only a basic human need, but a basic human right, said Osman Sultan, CEO of UAE telecom provider EITC (“du”) speaking at the GSMA Mobile 360 MENA event in Dubai on Oct. 9. Being connected is essential, he said, if you want access to decent education, healthcare, etc. But societies today are built on an “abundance model” whereby the amount of data consumed is “multiplying exponentially”.

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Elm Company, a pioneer in business, learning, training, and digital solutions, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government at the College headquarters in Dubai. The MoU was regarding the joint cooperation in the areas of training, education, leaders’ preparation, scientific research, and documenting and publishing the best governmental practices.

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Nokia and du have demonstrated how 5G will transform people's lives with a showcase of 5G robot control and live streaming at GITEX Technology Week 2017 in Dubai. The live streaming uses the Nokia OZO+ virtual reality camera and OZO Live, a real-time 3D 360 stitching software that delivers live virtual reality broadcasting.

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Huawei, the leading global ICT solutions provider, is transforming its enterprise services strategy with the introduction of several channel services policies and programs at GITEX 2017. The new strategy will focus on constructing a comprehensive cloud-based services ecosystem for its Middle East customers and offering innovative services and solutions. This will help accelerate industries’ shift to the cloud, build a corresponding service ecosystem, develop the needed talent in cloud technology, and lead the service channel transformation through a network of multinational service partners.

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SAP, the global digital government enabler, is showcasing at GITEX technology Week the strong success from of collaboration with The Executive Council of Dubai, to deploy SAP SuccessFactors and the Human Capital Management suite. This ensures following the world’s latest and best practices in all aspects.

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Ericsson and telecommunications operator Swisscom are now live with a full-stack telco cloud infrastructure, with the first service assisting small and medium enterprises. The Swisscom cloud-based enterprise service is deployed on Ericsson's Network Functions Virtualization infrastructure (NFVi) solution [1], and went into commercial operation in September.

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Huawei hosted its highly anticipated ‘Innovation Day’ at GITEX Technology Week – and outlined its strategic vision aimed at continuing the acceleration of ‘digital transformation’ in the GCC region. The event hosted a number of high-profile and distinguished panelists which were comprised from a host of leading ICT firms and regulatory bodies.

Read more: “Openness to innovation will fuel digitalization in the Middle East” – Huawei Innovation Day

Data connectivity is growing around MENA (Middle East and Africa), but telecom operators have seen their traditional revenues depleting, said Etisalat chief business officer, Salvador Anglada, speaking at the GSMA Mobile 360 MENA event in Dubai during GITEX 2017. IoT (Internet of Things), he said, will compensate operators for traditional loss of revenues if they are willing to embrace it.

Read more: Etisalat CBO: IoT will compensate for traditional revenue loss

The leading global ICT solution provider Huawei is hosting its second annual Innovation Day, with the theme "Exploration, Lights the Way Forward". Scheduled to take place on the first day of GITEX 2017 at Sheikh Maktoum Hall, DWTC, "Huawei ME Innovation Day" will explore the role of ICT innovations in driving digital transformation and building sustainable knowledge-based economies in the Middle East.

Read more: Huawei to host its 2nd annual “Huawei Middle East Innovation Day”, addressing the future of...

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