The Canadian-based firm iBwave Solutions has formed a stellar reputation in the telecommunications industry over the last fifteen years, its industry standard in-building wireless network design software iBwave Design, is hugely popular amongst telecom operators, systems integrators and equipment vendors.

Read more: “Network densification is paving the way for 5G” – Stephane Bendayan, iBwave Solutions

Qualcomm's former chairman Paul Jacobs will head a new San Diego-based company which he launched along with two other former Qualcomm executives, Derek Aberle and Matt Grob. XCOM will mainly focus on developing 5G technology. Aberle will be the company's COO and Grob will assume the role of CTO.

Read more: Former Qualcomm executives launch 5G-focused company

Only 1 percent of CIOs indicated any kind of blockchain adoption within their organizations, and only 8 percent of CIOs were in short-term planning or active experimentation with blockchain, according to Gartner's 2018 CIO Survey. Furthermore, 77 percent of CIOs surveyed said their organization has no interest in the technology and/or no action planned to investigate or develop it.

Read more: Survey reveals that deployment of blockchain is massively ‘overhyped’

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states show great promise for renewable energy deployment, according to a recent study by management consultancy Strategy& Middle East (formerly Booz & Company), part of the PwC network.

Read more: PwC projects that renewable energy in the GCC could reach $16bn by 2020

Data protection has made the headlines following the recent Cambridge Analytica and Facebook scandal which revealed that the personal data of millions of people was harvested from Facebook and shared with the political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica. The scandal coincided with the announcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union after four years of preparation and negotiations. What is GDPR exactly and what impact will it have in Europe and internationally?

Read more: The EU Global Data Protection Regulation dilemma

Global economic superpowers China and the US remain engaged in tense trade negotiations - although the threat of an all-out trade war between Washington and Beijing now appears to have been avoided. Relations appear to have now improved somewhat following a series of recent discussions and talks between representatives from both the United States and China and there now appears to be real hope that the issues at hand will be resolved in an amicable and fair manner.

Read more: Did China ‘trump’ the US in trade talks?

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has launched a campaign aiming at the development of the content of the official portal of the UAE Government ( The campaign started in the first week of May and is open to all sections of the public, government entities and private sector establishments.

Read more: TRA launches campaign which allows users to help develop government portal

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