One day ahead of the Mobile World Congress, Nokia held its traditional press and analyst event where CEO and President Rajeev Suri gave a detailed presentation with the aim of explaining how Nokia sees 5G development over the next few years and why it is well positioned as that happens.

Read more: Nokia CEO: “5G is here and we are remarkably well-positioned”

By Charles Yang, president of Huawei Middle East

The arrival of 5G will accelerate digital transformation on a global scale – this we’ve known for years. But on a local level, the technology will ignite a competitive battleground that has the potential to define the status and prosperity of entire cities. Those cities wishing to remain competitive, at the forefront of globalization, and to facilitate AI will be compelled to integrate the next generation of cellular communication across business, tech, medical and transport sectors to unlock new venues of growth and innovation for organizations.

Read more: 5G: A new battleground for smart cities

The term ‘digital’ has changed everything the moment it emerged and has become somehow a label. Coupled with different other factors, the world has found itself amid a whole new era built on digital transformation, digital currencies and digital economies. The change that occurred had a significant impact on consumers’ behavior, business operations, government systems, and of course, finance. This is when the concept of a digital tax was born.

Read more: Are economies ready for digital taxes?

By Sylvain Morlière, Senior Manager Mobile Financial Services, Sofrecom

While it is difficult today to imagine any telecommunications networks operating in complete isolation from other national or international networks, the mobile money services offering interoperability with other mobile money services are few and far between. As at the end of 2016, only fifteen countries were home to domestic services for inter-network money transfers using the “mobile money” system. Most banks, however, do offer the option of carrying out transactions on an interbank basis.

Read more: Mobile financial services: Developing uses through interoperability

The introduction of the iPhone in 2008 fundamentally reshaped how societies in the Western world functioned. Smartphones have completely altered the way we interact with each other and no other technological innovation has had a bigger impact on our daily lives.

Read more: Data brokers facing intense scrutiny as European regulators clamp down

Reseaux IP Europeens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC) - the independent, not-for-profit membership organization that supports the infrastructure of the Internet through technical coordination in Europe, Middle East and Central Asia – published its first country report on opportunities and challenges for the Internet in Saudi Arabia and the GCC countries.

Read more: RIPE NCC highlights internet opportunities and challenges in the Middle East

InfiNet Wireless, the global leader in fixed broadband wireless connectivity, will showcase the latest breakthrough in cutting-edge wireless technology at Mobile World Congress 2019, where it will premiere its record-breaking spectral efficiency solution – Quanta 5.

Read more: InfiNet Wireless to stage global debut of ground-breaking spectral efficiency solution at MWC 2019

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