Climate change and telecommunications have rarely been put together in one context. However, lately, given the climate emergency that the whole world is facing, telcos are trying to leverage their assets and offer new services and solutions while taking into account the environmental impact.

Read more: Telcos take action in the fight against climate change

“Telecom operators are fundamental for the digital transformation; those are the ones that invest, build and operate the networks,” said Verena Weber, head of the telco policy unit at Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Read more: Role of telecom operators in the innovating ‘digital age’

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

According to the in-depth analysis and data-driven insights of Arizton, the Middle East data center market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 7% between 2021−2026. This may lead to a $4.5 billion market size during the forecast period.

Read more: Middle East data center market to reach $4.5 billion, 7% CAGR by 2026

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 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

“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

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