Sparkle has enhanced its software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solutions by adopting a multi-vendor approach. Sparkle’s managed SD-WAN solutions provide hybrid, secure and low-latency connections globally, thanks to its global IP and fiber-optic backbone and worldwide presence as well as direct and secure access to major cloud providers.

Read more: Sparkle enhances SD-WAN offering with network security capabilities

Leading regional and global industry experts unpacked the future of IP networking for Middle East governments and enterprises at the Huawei Middle East IP Club Carnival 2021.

Read more: Huawei Middle East IP Club Carnival 2021 showcases the future of IP networking in the Middle East

According to a global study published by the GSMA, the mobile industry will need an average of 2 GHz of mid-band spectrum between 2025 to 2030 to meet the United Nations (UN) International Telecommunications Union (ITU) IMT-2020 requirements of reliable 100 Mbps end-user download speeds and 50 Mbps upload speeds.

Read more: 2 GHz of mid-band spectrum needed to support 5G growth

The Gunnebo Group, a global provider of security solutions for public, commercial, industrial & high-risk sites, is announcing the accession of Jacob Touma to Vice-President Middle East, Africa, Central Asia and Caucasus as of 1 July 2021.  Jacob will be part of the leadership team and will be reporting to Stefan Syrén, president and CEO of The Gunnebo Group

Read more: Jacob Touma assigned as vice-president of Gunnebo Group for MEA

Acknowledging the importance of data governance in today’s digital age, Kuwait’s Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) has recently drafted Kuwait’s first comprehensive data privacy protection regulation, applicable to both public and private sector entities processing personal data of Kuwaiti citizens and domestic and overseas residents of Kuwait.

Read more: Kuwait CITRA drafts first comprehensive data privacy protection regulation

In a bid to survive the ever-growing video on demand (VOD) space, OTT service provider Disney+ doubled its spending over the last five years to acquire content from various media to feed its 26.5 million subscribers. With leaders such as Netflix and Amazon riding the roost, in 2020, the global video streaming market size was valued at $50.11 billion and it is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.0% from 2021 to 2028.

Read more: Content and collaboration: Playing field for telcos and OTTs

MEF announced several milestones for its MEF 3.0 certifications, fueled by the need for validated services, technologies, and professionals to help enable enterprise digital transformation. More than sixty service providers and technology vendors around the globe now offer MEF 3.0-certified Carrier Ethernet (CE) and SD-WAN solutions.

Read more: MEF 3.0 Certification empowering enterprise digital transformation

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