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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Etihad Etisalat Mobily signed a strategic partnership agreement with Ooredoo; the leader telecom operator in Qatar, to cooperate together in international data services, the matter which enhances collaboration and added value for both parties.

As per this agreement, each party offers a range of leading international data services such as International Private Leased Circuit (IPLC) services, IPLC Transit services, Global Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) services, MPLS Transit services and IP Transitservices.

The agreement provides an added value for both parties, especially in strengthening the business relationship with data services partners and the international linking for the two companies. Furthermore, the agreement enables Mobily of the border link with Qatar through the largest operator in this country, which contributes to accelerate data transfer process between the two countries.

This agreement contributes to mobily's large presence inthe launch of regional and international connectivity services provided in collaboration with international partners through its highly reliable world-class infrastructure.