At GITEX Technology Week 2020, EVOTEQ is pushing the boundaries of innovation with its first-ever unmanned stand in the UAE, signalling the future of the new normal and adapting to the challenges brought on by the pandemic.
Telecom Review had the opportunity to speak with EVOTEQ’s CEO Jihad Tayara to discuss plans for supporting business continuity for its customers as well as showcase major projects on this new platform to further drive digital transformation in the region.

Read more: EVOTEQ highlights the future of innovation with cutting-edge unmanned platform

In the midst of a global pandemic, the highly anticipated 14th edition of Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit became the first-ever hybrid event to be organised in the region. The Summit enabled industry leaders, partners and the who’s who of the telecoms world to come together both physically and virtually to explore some of the most important topics affecting the industry, namely the impact of the pandemic on the ICT sector and the future of digital transformation post Covid-19.

Read more: SpaceLee (Li Xiangyu) lauds success of first-ever hybrid Telecom Review Summit

This year, Avaya is redefining customer and employee experience solutions to address the emerging needs of the multiexperience economy. The idea is to empower organizations with the communications and collaboration solutions they need to work smarter and engage with customers and employees more effectively.

Read more: Avaya’s President on addressing the needs of the multiexperience economy

With 5G technologies powering the next wave of business ecosystems and capabilities, a new and diverse revenue mix will be created for operators who can turn their networks into platforms for deeper interaction with content and services.

Read more: MYCOM OSI’s CTO and President outlines the role of service assurance in 5G monetization

As the year 2020 draws to a close, the ICT industry has faced one of its most challenging yet undoubtedly transformational years to date. The pandemic not only rapidly changed our current way of doing business but has also created a ripple effect that will surely be felt by multiple companies within ICT in the years to come. At this year’s GITEX Technology Week, CommScope is one such company that has decided to embrace the new normal and participate in the event virtually.

Read more: CommScope discusses future of business and consumer relationships

Throughout the pandemic, there was a drastic increase in the deployment of smart city technologies, namely in GCC countries. Weathering the storm of the pandemic was no easy feat but the GCC countries harnessed their advanced infrastructure to the maximum in an effort to contain the spread of the virus. From contact tracing technologies to apps, the GCC did a great deal. However, with new technology, comes new challenges. What does the deployment of these new technologies mean for corporate governance?

Read more: PwC’s Hazem Galal talks corporate governance, pandemic-induced tech at Telecom Review Summit

GITEX Technology Week 2020 theme this year ‘Empowering the Digital Future & Beyond’ is all about the convergence of 5G, AI, big data and IoT bringing people, devices and systems even closer together. Intelligent connectivity is expected to drive huge growth in MENA economies by creating value across most industries.

Read more: Empowering the Digital Future & Beyond

Data traffic made headlines in the telecoms industry in light of the exceptional measures businesses and individuals had to abide by due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, data traffic increases were registered all over the world and telcos had to be up to the challenge of catering to data-related needs.

Read more: MTN GlobalConnect CEO lauds the operator’s network resilience

“GITEX Technology Week is an exceptional event and we are always eager to participate in it. But this year we have a surprise for our customers and partners; we will broadcast our activities directly to almost 150 cities around the world, so that those who cannot attend are able to experience our presence virtually. It’s the perfect opportunity to find out about the latest technical solutions we have developed to enable business sustainability and the globalization of work.”

Read more: It’s showtime for Avaya at GITEX 2020

This year has been nothing short of transformational for several public and private enterprises across the region and the rest of the world. The wholesale industry, in particular, had a unique experience throughout the pandemic, as people were forced into lockdown and began to study and work from home, causing a huge surge in internet traffic.

Read more: Vaneet Mehta discusses experience of wholesale industry amid COVID-19 at 14th Telecom Review Summit

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