Huawei released its 2020 Annual Report explaining that despite a slowed growth in the past year, the company's business performance was largely in line with forecast. Huawei's sales revenue in 2020 rounded off at CNY891.4 billion, up 3.8% year-on-year, and its net profit reached CNY64.6 billion, up 3.2% year-on-year.

Read more: Huawei 2020 Annual Report: Creating greater value for customers and society

Commending Saudi Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC)’s decision to open the complete 5925-7125 MHz band (6 GHz band) for unlicensed access, Martha Suarez, President of Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) said that the move will foster innovation and provide last-generation connectivity and digital empowerment in the Kingdom.

Read more: KSA's plans for unlicensed 6 GHz access and spectrum sharing will foster digital innovation: DSA

The UAE Cybersecurity Council held its third meeting in 2021 at the headquarters of the Armed Forces Officers Club in Abu Dhabi, chaired by Dr. Mohamed Hamad Al Kuwaiti, head of cybersecurity at the UAE Government.

Read more: UAE Cybersecurity Council addresses cyberspace attacks in its third meeting in 2021

According to the Global Gender Gap Report 2021 of the World Economic Forum (WEF), data shows a significant improvement in the performance of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) toward successfully bridging the gender gap and achieving gender parity within tech roles.

Read more: UAE among the best 5 improved countries in bridging the gender gap

The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has issued its ‘3-year Outlook for Commercial and Innovative Use of the Spectrum in Saudi Arabia’ where it plans to improve access to more than 23 GHz of spectrum. In line with this, the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) commends CITC designating the entire 6 GHz band for license-exempt use.

Read more: Wireless Broadband Alliance recognizes CITC’s new spectrum outlook

The Executive Council of Dubai chaired by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, has approved the development of the Dubai Strategic Plan 2030 -- a roadmap for Dubai’s innovation-driven growth in the current decade.

Read more: Executive Council gets the ball rolling for Dubai Strategic Plan 2030

“We are seeing the beginning of things. Web 2.0 is broadband. Web 3.0 is 10 gigabits a second” said Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix. By definition, broadband is the transmission of bandwidth data over a high-speed internet connection, allowing you to enjoy everything that can be found online.

Read more: Passive optical networks (PON): Pathway to 10G broadband

“Huawei has been operating in the Middle East region for over 20 years and we are very satisfied with our performance there,” said Ken Hu, rotating chairman, Huawei at the Huawei 2020 Annual Report press conference which took place online.

Read more: Very satisfied with our performance in Middle East, says Huawei’s Ken Hu

Governor of Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) Dr. Mohammed bin Saud Al-Tamimi said that the progress in terms of communications and information technology embodies the wise leadership’s support for this vital sector during the annual Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Indicators Forum.

Read more: CITC: Saudi Arabia’s telecom market is the largest, most developed in MENA

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