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AI is a technology that is promising to unchain millions of workers globally from mundane and unfulfilling jobs. Those advocating for AI claim that the integration of automation into major industries will create a raft of new opportunities and better jobs for the proletariat, which in turn will lead to a better society for all citizens.

Read more: AI technology: Freedom for the proletariat, or a dystopian nightmare?

By: Dr. Daniel Diemers, Partner, PwC Strategy& Switzerland, Jad Hajj, Partner and Imad Atwi and Ramzi Khoury, Principals with Strategy& ME, part of the PwC network

Blockchain has the power to transform the public and private sectors, with significant effects on the national economy. For telecom operators in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), leading and facilitating that change presents a major opportunity.

Read more: How MENA telecom operators can win the race to blockchain

On Monday the 13th of May 2019, Whatsapp admitted yet to another breach in their security system: enabling targeting spyware to be installed on phones through voice calls. An Israeli spying firm indeed has been accused of using that security hole in Whatsapp used by 1.5 billion people.

Read more: Can banks still trust “Whatsapp Business” after major security breach?

A recent report published by The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation found that the UAE has progresses from the 104th to the first rank globally in terms of the internet and telephony level of competition.

Read more: The UAE ranks first globally in internet and telephony level of competition

Success after success, we’ve reached a new milestone. It all started in 2005 when Trace Media launched Telecom Review Middle East. What started off as a business and telecoms magazine has transformed, fourteen years later, into a pioneering comprehensive telecom media platform. The publishing industry as well as the telecommunications industry have tremendously changed, thus paving the way for a change in Telecom Review that was quite mandatory to keep pace with all the developments.

Read more: Highlighting the success story behind 150 editions

Few decades ago, mobile wireless communication networks have witnessed huge evolution and development. In each of its versions, the network has been created for a specific end. The latest generation, 5G, is today the talk of the town. While it won’t be available for commercial use until the 2020s, it is promising unprecedented performance goals which are heavily grounded on the availability of fiber - and lots of it – and cell sites, and without fiber, they would simply be impossible.

Read more: Fiber optics: Pillar stone for 5G networks

Shipments of connected wearables reached 116.8 million worldwide in 2018, according to the findings of Berg Insight. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.4 percent, total shipments of smartwatches, smart glasses, fitness & activity trackers, smart clothing, mobile telecare and medical devices as well as other wearable devices are forecasted to reach 238.5 million units in 2023. Bluetooth will remain the primary connectivity option in the coming years. A total of 67.7 million of the wearables sold in 2023 are forecasted to incorporate embedded cellular connectivity, mainly in the smartwatch and telecare and medical device categories.

Read more: Growth in connected wearables shipment highlights promising outlook

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