The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) affirmed that the 2G (GSM) shutdown process in the UAE is proceeding according to plan. Scheduled for the end of 2022, service providers (Etisalat and du) will discontinue support for 2G networks completely.

Read more: Shutdown of 2G networks in UAE proceeds as scheduled

Telecom Review, the Middle East’s leading ICT media platform, under its parent company Trace Media International, organized a webinar titled ‘IPv6 Enhanced Innovation: Paving the way for digital transformation in the Gulf Region’ on August 3. This was the 2nd event for the IP industry that aimed to provide a fresh perspective into the transition from IPv4 to IPv6.

Read more: Telecom Review webinar unravels IPv6 and IPv6+ growth and opportunities

In a bid to persuade a Canadian court from refusing the US government’s extradition request of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, defense lawyers have questioned the reliability of information provided by the United States.

Read more: Huawei CFO case: defense says US extradition request info ‘unreliable’

When we talk about developing software, this usually consists of a number of steps and stages such as design, development, testing, and deployment that result in the creation of operational software. Think about developing a robust 5G network infrastructure; it runs with the same analogy.

Read more: Evolution of software development: Low-code/no-code technologies

The United States and China continue to tread along their intense international competition with the global audience keeping its eye on a rising power and a not-so declining one. As policymaking in Washington — from economics to infrastructure — is increasingly formulated to go head-to-head with China, businesses have recently expressed their major concerns to take “swift action” in addressing “burdensome” tariffs.

Read more: US-China bilateral tension widens, businesses urge to negotiate

Saudi Arabia plans to launch a $15 billion technology fund to advance the digital infrastructure in the kingdom. The public-private partnership was announced by Haytham AlOhali, vice minister of the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (MCIT) at a conference held in Riyadh, according to state news reports.

Read more: KSA to launch $15 billion fund to boost fourth industrial revolution

China's 5G rollout is in the lead ahead of other nations in the world.  In fact, amid the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020, the world’s most populous country added more than 200 million 5G connections, taking its share of global 5G connections to 87%. This number is expected to hit 822 million by 2025, as per GSMA’s forecast.

Read more: How does 700 MHz 5G network construction drive investment and bring benefits to telecom vendors in...

United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital Abu Dhabi has ranked among the fastest capitals globally in the 5G network index with the fastest median download speeds (421.26Mbps) in the first half of 2021. The ranking was provided by the latest data from Ookla®, a global leader in fixed broadband and mobile network testing applications, data and analysis.

Read more: Abu Dhabi proven to have one of the fastest 5G networks in the world

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