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.

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.

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Telecom Operators

Driven by the diverse and ever-growing needs of its customers, touch, the leading mobile telecommunicationsand dataoperatorin Lebanon, managed by Zain Group, launched two new bundles catering to different segments: postpaid Web & Talk Elite and prepaid Daily Data bundle.

Web & Talk Elite provides unprecedented value at a smart price whereby postpaid customers can benefit from 40 hours talk time, 2 hours international, 15 GB of internet data and 1,000 local SMS, all at a 47% discount rate.

The Daily Data bundle on the other hand, helps prepaid magic line holders to stay connected at all times with 50 MBs at $1 only, valid for 24 hours.

Commenting on these new offers, Mr. Nadim Khater, chief commercial officer at touch, said: ""Web & Talk Elite is a high value bundle for heavy mobile users while the Daily Data bundle empowers customers with a clever and affordable solution. Both offers are the perfect illustration of touch’s customer-oriented approach, always seeking to develop innovative, yet tailor-made products and services that seamlessly meet customer needs.""