The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) concluded its participation in GITEX Technology Week 2021, by honoring its strategic partners in the digital government stand at the Dubai World Trade Center.

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Countries in the Middle East have formulated strategies to boost the contribution of information and communications technologies (ICT) to its economic and digital transformation. Frost & Sullivan's 2021 analysis finds that digital transformation initiatives and acceptance of disruptive technologies from governments and enterprises catalyze ICT market growth. As a result, the region’s ICT market is expected to reach $95 billion by 2025 at a CAGR of 2.4%.

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The UAE Government’s Cyber Security Council has issued directives to all governmental and semi-governmental entities in the country to adopt advanced solutions in the field of cybersecurity to raise national operational efficiency, ensure business continuity, and protect against any cybersecurity attacks that would pose a potential risk.

Read more: Cyber Security Council, in collaboration with Etisalat, calls for heightened cyber incident response

Huawei’s Arab Innovation Day Conference took place on October 19 at Dubai World Trade Centre‘s Al Multaqa Ballroom on the sidelines of GITEX Global. The packed hall had attendees ranging from government leaders, academia, industry experts, and regulators to discuss and share the role of ICT across the Arab region.

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The 7th Ultra-Broadband Forum (UBBF 2021), the world's largest summit in the fixed network field, hosted by Huawei aimed at highlighting the role of ultra-broadband network in keeping the world connected. The theme of this year’s event is titled "Extend Connectivity, Drive Growth".

Read more: Huawei Ultra-Broadband Forum 2021 puts sharp focus on the power of fixed network as growth drivers

NXN, a leading provider of end-to-end smart digital services for digital transformation in the MENA region, has announced that it is to become part of ZainTech, a new regional entity established by Zain Group, a leading telecommunications operator across the Middle East and Africa providing mobile voice and data services. The news follows the buyout of remaining minority shares of NXN’s MENA operations, in accordance with the strategic investment and agreement that was entered into by Zain Group and NXN’s co-founders in 2016.

Read more: ZainTech incorporates smart city arm NXN after acquiring remaining shares

In partnership with China Mobile International (CMI), EVOTEQ is primed to launch a smart bracelet solution powered by Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT), a first for the UAE to utilize this technology. Customized to meet the needs of Tandeef, the waste collection division of the Middle East’s sustainability company Bee’ah, the innovative solution aims to enhance the safety and security of street cleaning crew, while improving management efficiency.

Read more: EVOTEQ goes hi-tech: to deliver UAE’s first smart bracelet solution for Bee’ah’s street cleaning...

The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) is presenting an interactive presentation entitled "TDRA everywhere" through its stand at GITEX 2021, which shows the high readiness of the telecommunications sector in the United Arab Emirates in the event of any malfunction in global cables that could result in interruption of Internet service or communications.

Read more: TDRA presents UAE’s telecom infrastructure readiness at GITEX2021

Imagine playing immersive virtual games indoors where the projected objects interact with the surroundings as you navigate them through the corridors and lampstands from your hand-held devices. Or imagine the possibility of manufacturing firm employees working on digital content overlaid onto physical objects to safely operate and maintain equipment and even undertake training on physical equipment through digital training modules. Welcome to the world of spatial computing where the merging of the digital world with the physical one takes up a whole new level thanks to emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), cameras with sensors, and computer vision trackers of the environment, and IoT that provides the user interface for spatial computing.

Read more: Entering spatial web through AR/VR

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