IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Vodafone Group and ITU, the United Nations’ specialized agency for information and communication technologies, launched an initiative to address the global digital divide. In line with the Broadband Commission Global Targets 2025 on affordability and connectivity, the new Working Group’s aim is to provide an additional 3.4 billion people the ability to access and use the internet through a smartphone by 2030.
Huawei plans to invest $15 million over the next three years in the newly-launched Huawei Cloud Oasis Program to accelerate the development of technology enterprises and ecosystems in the Middle East.
Help AG, the cybersecurity arm of Etisalat Digital and the region’s trusted IT security advisor, has partnered with Zscaler, the leader in cloud security.
Global leaders in network equipment Arista, Cisco, Huawei, Juniper, and Nokia joined hands in helping reduce the most common threats to the Internet’s routing system. This is through a groundbreaking Equipment Vendor Program announced as part of the Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) initiative, supported by the Internet Society.
SES-17 has completed its performance tests at the Thales Alenia Space facility in Cannes, France and is being prepared for shipment to Arianespace’s Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana on 22 September 2021. The spacecraft is scheduled to be launched by Arianespace, using an Ariane 5 vehicle on 22 October 2021, SES has announced.
In a very impelling interview, Rita Mokbel, head of global sales at Ericsson, shared to Telecom Review her background, skills, and growth opportunities within the ICT sector, as well as her advice to those who want to excel in their careers and self-development journeys.
Following the publication of the white paper entitled ‘Pivoting the international carrier business’, Telecom Review spoke to one of the contributors, Andrea Faggiano, partner, telecom, information, media & electronics practice lead, Arthur D. Little Middle East to highlight how the wholesale industry has evolved and what strategies should telcos adopt to realize the full potential of their international wholesale strategies.
In an exclusive interview with Charles Yang, President of Huawei Middle East, the leading telecom vendor’s role, priorities, strategies, and outlooks have been put into detail with relation to the ongoing digital transformation in the region and the COVID-19 pandemic’s massive influence to the fourth industrial revolution.