Dawiyat Integrated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Electricity Company, was established with the aim of optimizing investment of SEC's fiber optic systems covering more than 83,000 km across the Kingdom including villages, hamlets and borders, and use them to provide integrated telecom services and improve quality and speed of Internet in the Kingdom in line with the Kingdom Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program 2020 which includes many initiatives in this aspect, the most prominent of them is the initiative of deploying the broadband fiber-optic systems to homes.

Read more: Dawiyat enabling digitization in Saudi Arabia

The most anticipated ICT Summit of this year was held on November 18th at the Meydan Hotel in Dubai and was broadcasted live over Zoom. The 14th Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit was both physical and virtual which allowed panelists to join the panel discussion in The Meydan Hotel, Dubai from anywhere in the world and all panels and keynotes were watched online at the same time by hundreds of registrants.

Read more: Telecom Review honors ICT leaders with prestigious awards

By Anis Sinno, head of marketing for Nokia, Middle East

The Middle East region has been among the first ones globally in 5G adoption with Nokia leading the trends and momentum. It is not new that 5G will transform business models and open new revenue streams for enterprises, revolutionizing the way individual consumers and industries live and operate especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. This will create opportunities for CSPs to enter new markets and deliver extraordinary experiences.

Read more: Unleash the value of 5G, thrive in your business

The Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) attended the roundtable session organized by the SAMENA Telecommunications Council entitled “Building Fiber-optic Connectivity Corridors for Digital Economy: Lighting Up a Fiber Future”, with participation of key leaders and personalities from the ICT industry worldwide.

Read more: TRA UAE participates in roundtable to discuss the future of fiber

By Femi Oshiga, vice president of Service Providers, Middle East and Africa

Every year, we predict what trends will impact the networking market in the coming year. 2020 was particularly inaccurate because nobody was anticipating the COVID-19 pandemic, which changed the way people work and play. Still, some of our projections based on fundamental underlying trends came true, while others got delayed.

Read more: Hits and misses on our predictions for 2020

By Mounir Ladki, President and CTO at MYCOM OSI

The agile CSP is an organization that is focused on business outcomes, not a checklist of features and rigid scope of work. It has a relationship with its vendors that is based on shared success and value.

Read more: Digital transformation means CSPs and their vendors working together in a different way – in an...

As million more devices connect to their networks, telecommunications service providers are migrating from hardware-based network appliances to virtualized infrastructure to enable them to rapidly and economically scale to meet ever increasing demands from customers.

Read more: New, enhanced, and useful customer experiences are vital to the successful adoption and...

Connectivity in 2020 has taken on a whole new meaning. It has become more essential than ever before, as individuals, businesses, and governments have leaned on their technology to stay connected as seamlessly as possible during the global COVID-19 pandemic. With the importance of technology and digital transformation elevated to a new level, President of the Huawei Middle East region, Charles Yang, says that the next point of focus is in creating value with synergy across five tech domains: connectivity, cloud, artificial intelligence (AI), computing, and industry applications – all of which are enabled by the roll-out of 5G networks.

Read more: Creating value across five tech domains to build an intelligent world in the Middle East

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