A new global program to advance research in digital finance and accelerate digital financial inclusion in developing countries, the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative, has been launched by the World Bank Group, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI), with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Read more: ITU, World Bank Group and CPMI launch ‘Financial Inclusion Global Initiative’

Before making an actual purchase, 87% of Orange customers take a look at the website first. To make Orange sites even more appealing at reasonable cost, and with the goal of doubling the proportion of online sales within three years, Orange launched a plan to optimize its digital traffic acquisition in seven European countries and in Egypt. Sofrecom assisted Orange in this strategic project.

Read more: Orange optimizes its e-commerce traffic acquisition strategy in Europe and Egypt

The third cycle of Huawei's global CSR program for top Saudi students, 'Seeds of the Future', has recently culminated in the People's Republic of China. Launched in collaboration with the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia's initiative aims to cultivate the Saudi ICT future leaders that will carry on the responsibility of the anticipated digital transformation, a key pillar of the Saudi vision.

Read more: Top Saudi students complete Huawei's ICT program in China

Our networked society is changing the way we live, says United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in the International Telecommunication Union's ‘fast-forward progress' report which highlights various ways to leverage technology to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty and inequality. The report provides insights into the risks and opportunities in using ICT to achieve the goals, such as the broad benefits of big data.

Read more: Harnessing ICT to end poverty and inequality

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