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.

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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.

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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.

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Telecom Operators

du is participating in one of the Middle East region's leading events focused on broadcast, satellite and content delivery - CABSAT 2017, running from March 21-23. During the event, du is showcasing content delivery services and the ability to significantly enhance the customer experience.

"CABSAT is an exciting event for us and we are thrilled to be a part of it once again! As ranked leading global teleport operator as per WTA, we are looking forward to not just showcase our capabilities, but also leverage the platform to strengthen our partnerships with other leading players in the broadcast and content delivery space," said Hany Fahmy Aly, Executive Vice-President, Enterprise Business, du.

du's presence at CABSAT this year features an interesting twist - an engaging live format that will include a host of shows in High Definition (HD) such as "GooDay"- a morning talk show discussing news, trends & various activities to do, "Doctor Cook" - a healthshow that provides on a healthier lifestyle by a certified nutritionist and "The Wheel Deal" - a game show, just to name a few. The shows will be filmed live and edited in the cloud by du's "media cloud" solution, whereby the content will then be broadcast live on IPTV and du View app..

du is attending at CABSAT, the leading event in the region for the broadcast, production, content delivery, digital media and satellite sectors. This year will see du showcase its broadcasting and CDN capabilities, its content delivery services and the ability to significantly enhance customer experience of end users on any device, anywhere. Building on du's media cloud services that were launched at last year's GITEX, du's participation at CABSAT 2017 showcases its end-to-end content delivery services.