COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of telecommunications and the need to have resilient infrastructure capable of ensuring a seamless experience in light of the rise of remote experiences’ trend. EY published recently a study entitled “Top 10 risks in telecommunications” which sees failure to maintain network resilience in a post-pandemic world emerge as the most pressing challenge for the industry. Telecom Review spoke to Tom Loozen, EY global telecommunications leader, to discuss the outcomes of the study and highlight its main findings.

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Charles Yang, President of Huawei Middle East Region, discusses the future of the ICT sector in rebuilding post-pandemic economies and bringing digital to every person home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world

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The first half of 2020 has been nothing short of transformational for several industries as businesses everywhere had to adapt in order to survive. Thanks to the ICT sector, many businesses have managed to stay afloat and new solutions were even created in an effort to ease customer business operations and manage consumer expectations.

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COVID-19 updates

stc have announced that more than 1.6 billion ‘awareness’ messages have been transmitted during the last 44 days, in 10 different languages. stc believe it is their social responsibility to spread accurate information on COVID-19.

stc began its awareness campaigns early on prevention of the Coronavirus, specifically on the 13th of last February, as it broadcasts its messages in Arabic and English and eight other languages to millions of citizens and residents.

stc are working in cooperation with a number of government agencies, such as the Ministries of Health, Interior, Education, Hajj and Umrah, in addition to the Communications and Information Technology Commission. The awareness messages were also transmitted in  Chinese, German, Malay, Persian, Spanish, Korean, Tagalog and Urdu.

These messages come within the stc initiatives to launch awareness campaigns that are implemented in partnership with the relevant official authorities to contribute to raising awareness of the prevention of the new Coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19).