Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, is partnering with STC, the largest telecom operator in the Middle East, to rollout telehealth solutions powered by Artificial Intelligence in a move that could transform the ability to diagnose and treat patients in remote and rural areas. The telehealth solutions provided by Philips allow hospitals and clinics anywhere in the country to be connected to command centers, through which doctors in other locations can treat patients remotely, providing better access to higher quality and more cost-effective care.

Read more: STC partners with Philips to transform healthcare in KSA

Telecom Egypt announced that it has signed a landing party agreement with Pakistan & East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) Cable International Network Co. and PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecom service provider. PEACE is a 12,000 km long cable system with landings in Pakistan, Djibouti, Egypt, Kenya and France that provides open, flexible and carrier-neutral services for its customers.

Read more: Telecom Egypt reinforces partnership with PEACE Cable International Network

For the year 2019, the mobile operator Etisalat Misr announces an investment of more than 3 billion Egyptian pounds (167,272,358 US dollars) for the modernization of its telecom network, according to Hazem Metwally’s words, chairman and CEO of the telecom company.

Read more: Etisalat Misr makes huge investment for network upgrade

du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has showcased the company’s latest Smart City, IoT and Blockchain Solutions, as the official Gold Sponsor at the recent Microsoft Innovates event held in Abu Dhabi.

Read more: EITC collaborates with Microsoft in effort to deliver UAE’s digital transformation goals

Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC (DFM: “du”) has published its financial results for the three months ended 31 March 2019, announcing revenue of AED 3.14 billion, compared to AED 3.33 billion in Q1 2018, driven by a decline in mobile revenue, which is partially offset by growth in fixed revenue.

Read more: EITC CEO expresses satisfaction with financial performance in Q1 2019

The fourth industrial revolution is set to propel a new era where technologies revolutionize sectors and create exceptional opportunities. Artificial intelligence, Big Data, IoT, Machine learning, robotics, among others, have proven to have an unprecedented but significant direct and sometimes indirect impact on all industries. The Sultanate of Oman has been tirelessly working towards improving its ICT and telecommunications sector in order to smoothly implement its fourth industrial revolution plan. 

Read more: Omani investment funds and leading global telecom operator team up to launch 3rd mobile operator

Mobily has successfully conducted site tests in cooperation with Ericsson for 5G (fifth generation) in Makkah around the Haram area reaching speeds in excess of 1 gigabit (1,000 megabits). The tests by Mobily and Ericsson are the first such tests in the Haram area, which has one of the highest concentration of mobile users in the world; upon deployment, 5G will boost their customer experience.

Read more: Saudi operator successfully conducts a series of 5G tests

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