The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has issued its ‘3-year Outlook for Commercial and Innovative Use of the Spectrum in Saudi Arabia’ where it plans to improve access to more than 23 GHz of spectrum. In line with this, the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) commends CITC designating the entire 6 GHz band for license-exempt use.

Read more: Wireless Broadband Alliance recognizes CITC’s new spectrum outlook

In line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS), the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development has advocated the need for innovative financing mechanisms, impactful partnerships, bold decision-making and holistic approaches to capacity and content development to make the best use of broadband Internet.

Read more: State of broadband: Building an inclusive post-COVID digital future

“We are seeing the beginning of things. Web 2.0 is broadband. Web 3.0 is 10 gigabits a second” said Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix. By definition, broadband is the transmission of bandwidth data over a high-speed internet connection, allowing you to enjoy everything that can be found online.

Read more: Passive optical networks (PON): Pathway to 10G broadband

Governor of Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) Dr. Mohammed bin Saud Al-Tamimi said that the progress in terms of communications and information technology embodies the wise leadership’s support for this vital sector during the annual Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Indicators Forum.

Read more: CITC: Saudi Arabia’s telecom market is the largest, most developed in MENA

At present, there are countless benefits and applications of space technology. These include communications, earth observation, navigation/GPS, and tech demonstration and development. Out of all the satellites circling our planet, only approximately 40% are operational.

Read more: Evolution of satellites: Broadcasting and telecommunications

With an expectation to create new collaboration opportunities to Abu Dhabi’s ecosystem of innovative and tech-enabled companies, Mubadala Investment Co. and Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners, part-owned by Mubadala, announced they had invested a combined $150 million in messaging app Telegram.

Read more: Mubadala, Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners jointly invest $150 mn in Telegram

Nexign (a part of ICS Holding LLC), a leading Business Support System (BSS) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider, has completed the large-scale digital transformation project that addresses the challenges of CSPs globally, including the Middle Eastern and African regions. Nexign claims that technologies and methodologies introduced in the unified billing project help CSPs of any size reduce time to market (TTM) for new digital services by up to 5 times, simplify cooperation with partners and optimize costs for support of billing systems.

Read more: Nexign helps operators slash time to market and cut costs

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