Cloud adoption is accelerating worldwide: Forbes calculated the compound growth rate of cloud computing at a staggering 19 percent, meaning that its market value will rise from USD 67 billion in 2015 to USD 167 billion in 2020. The Middle East is at the forefront of this trend. Experts forecast that by 2020, there will be a 440 percent increase in datacenter traffic in the region. It is only a matter of time before the cloud supports the whole world.

Read more: Huawei: The intelligent cloud for digitalization of the Middle East

Nokia says that 5G will be a key-enabler for what it is labeled as the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' and that the next-generation technology has the power to completely transform societal norms in sectors such as manufacturing, transportation, energy and healthcare. Telecom Review managed to secure an exclusive interview with Head of Customer Marketing and Communications, MEA at Nokia, Joachim Wuilmet during GITEX Technology Week.

Read more: Nokia emphasizes 5G is now primarily the technology for industry and Internet of Things

BridgeWave Communications, a market leader in the development and deployment of high capacity microwave and millimeter wave backhaul and front-haul solutions, is set to accelerate its growth and footprint in the Middle East following the regional launch of its NAVIGATOR DT systems at GITEX Technology Week.

Read more: BridgeWave set to accelerate growth in the Middle East with introduction of new products at GITEX

Notes from the Chief Editor
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Telecommunications has changed the world, our everyday lives and the basic way we communicate. Technology is converging and it impacts every category, every field and every aspect. There is no doubt that connectivity means a higher GDP.

The most advanced countries are focusing on the ICT sector and its relation to their economy, utilizing all capabilities for it. This is why the Canadian government is targeting the digital economy; Tunisia the knowledge economy; and Singapore is now transforming the whole country into a smart nation.

Lebanon has enough talent in this sector with a very high rate of engineers. Many of the most successful diaspora of ICT leaders and professionals all over the world are Lebanese.

After our continuous success in Dubai with global attendees from the ICT sector and government leaders, Telecom Review is proud to hold its next event in Lebanon to show the whole world that Lebanon is an important hub for the ICT; it offers capacity, talented leaders and professionals.