Saudi Arabia, the only country in the world that forbids women from driving vehicles, will soon lift the controversial ban - a move that has been welcomed by human rights groups around the world. A decree was issued by Saudi Arabia's King Salman. The announcement comes shortly after the kingdom allowed access to internet video calling services.

Read more: Saudi Arabia to allow women drivers

InfiNet Wireless, the global leader in fixed broadband wireless connectivity, showcases its cutting-edge Smart City solution portfolio at GITEX Technology Week 2017 in Dubai, 8-12 October.

Read more: InfiNet Wireless showcases its latest Smart City solutions at GITEX Technology Week 2017

Under the patronage of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, represented by Minister of Telecommunications Jamal Al-Jarrah, BeitMisk and Ogero held a press conference on Saturday September 16th to launch fiber-to-the-home and introduce BeitMisk as the first Smart City project in Lebanon.

Read more: BeitMisk, in collaboration with Ogero, launches fiber optic network and smart city concept

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has revealed the market shares of its accredited registrars, and as well as those responsible for managing registration processes in the national UAE domain (.ae), for the first half of 2017.

Read more: TRA reveals the market shares of the national domain (.ae) registrars

High-level ICT industry executives (CTOs) have highlighted the strategic importance of international standardization's support for the evolution of global telecommunications networks and the contribution of artificial intelligence (AI) to the reduction of operational expenditure and the improvement of the use and maintenance of networks.

Read more: ITU-TSB director CTO meeting: Exchanging views on industry needs and standardization priorities

According to Kuwait's Criminal Investigation Department (CID), three men have been arrested in the country after successful raids in a residential area of Salmiya, where they had been operating a sophisticated illegal cable network. TV network OSN welcomed the news of a major blow to criminals stealing its content.

Read more: Kuwait authorities crack down on illegal cable network

Huawei has outlined its ambition to become a "global iconic tech brand". Ms. Glory Cheung, Huawei Consumer Business Group's Chief Marketing Officer, made the statement at the Chinese company's ‘Future of Innovation' event held in Dubai on Sept. 20. Ms. Cheung was joined by two other Huawei Business Consumer Group executives, who emphasized the company's ambition to become the number one smartphone brand.

Read more: Huawei aims to become ‘global iconic tech brand’

Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, have launched the Mars Science City project.

Read more: UAE to build city simulating life on Mars

Independent research conducted in the US and UK on behalf of Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize mobile traffic, has found that the majority of mobile subscribers (76%) welcome help from mobile operators who can offer them sign-ins for apps and services.  

Read more: 76% of Subscribers are interested in single sign-on services from their mobile operator

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