Research conducted by Ciena explores how sustainability, connected industries, and always-on connectivity drive the digital landscape in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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The internet has come a long way since the 80s when the ARPANET and the Defense Data Network were officially converted to Transfer Control Protocol/Internetwork Protocol (TCP/IP) standard that allowed people to use computers on different networks to connect.
Saudi Arabia has been recognized as the fifth-generation (G5) regulator by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the United Nations body responsible for activities related to information and communication technologies (ICT).
Over the last 2 decades, the internet has become an integral part of our lives and it is hard to imagine life without it. However, out of the 7.8 billion world population, 46% remain off the grid. At a time when the advancement of digitalization is opening business opportunities and enhancing communication, making internet connectivity available in hard-to-reach locations warrants a wholehearted approach by both public and private organizations of every nation.
Regulating the spectrum is vital to the mobility and connectivity surging within today’s data-heavy and tech-savvy generation. Allocation of spectrum through licenses guarantees flexibility to regulators to secure the best usage of the spectrum in society, and enables operators to offer innovative services with predictable quality service.
The world we have today is quickly turning to the cloud for various purposes such as hosting applications and services, SD-WAN, big data analytics, storage, and backup recovery, among others. Hence, the global cloud computing market is expected to be valued at over $620 billion by 2023, with global spending on cloud services to reach $1 trillion in 2024.
The modern IT network infrastructure model is witnessing rapid changes. With the deployment of 5G network architecture gaining momentum, business organizations cannot afford to overlook the importance of customer experience, increased adoption of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA) and migration to cloud from their IT service management (ITSM) strategy.
Japan, Finland, China, Europe, Korea, and the US, are among the global players involved in preparation for the sixth-generation (6G) technology. Even amid an era where 5G adoption is still yet to be mainstream, planning for the next decade has already commenced.
Oman Vision 2040’s digital transformation is expected to boost the Sultanate’s ICT market to RO2.2 billion ($5.6 billion) by 2024.
Over the years, we’ve gained a perspective on just how intensive and complex it is to achieve a complete digital transformation. What it takes to succeed requires a lot of time, money, and effort and not everyone can deal with that.