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.

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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

Huawei has announced the launch of its Middle East ICT Skill Competition 2017. Aimed at universities and students, the program seeks to unearth and nurture the region's finest ICT talent. In line with Huawei's mandate to support governments' digitization strategies, national visions and plans for growth of critical industries, the competition will foster development for the next generation responsible for driving the digital transformation. Ten countries in the region are expected to participate, with registration open till October 10.

Read more: Huawei announces launch of coveted ICT Skill Competition to unearth and nurture local talent

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

Samsung Electronics posted financial results for Q2 2017. The company's components businesses and sales of the S8 and S8+ contributed to strong results. Samsung's revenue for the quarter was KRW 61 trillion (approximately US$ 54.2 million), an increase of KRW 10.06 trillion YoY (year on year), while operating for the quarter posted a record KRW 14.07 trillion, an increase of KRW 5.92 trillion year on year.

Read more: Samsung’s components businesses and S8 sales contribute to strong Q2

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