Under the patronage of the President of the Council of Ministers Mr. Saad Hariri, Ogero launched public WiFi and 5G fixed wireless services in Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport which marks yet another milestone in Ogero’s journey.

Read more: Public WiFi and 5G fixed wireless services are now available in Beirut International Airport

#Cyber_Saber_Hackathon, the leading hackathon competition in the region held alongside the 7th #MENAISC2019 conference at Crowne Plaza Riyadh RDC Hotel & Convention, was concluded. King Abdulaziz University won the first place, with a total number of 46 male and female participants.

Read more: ITC honors the winners of the 3rd Cyber Saber Hackathon 2019

The UAE’s Telecommunication Regulatory Authority participated in the International Telecommunications Union’s Forum in the Hungarian capital, Budapest. The forum discussed ideas on hastening innovation in the ICT field, aiming at achieving social and economic development by introducing innovative solutions and exchanging experiences at the global level.

Read more: The TRA’s participation in ITU Telecom World reflects efforts to harness innovation culture

The Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC), in collaboration with Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), held five workshops and three training courses to foster the deployment of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) in Saudi Arabia. The course took place over a four-day period at CITC headquarters in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), and was attended by CITC, local Internet Service Providers (ISPs), telecom operators and other interested parties.

Read more: RIPE NCC and CITC support IPv6 deployment in Saudi Arabia

MEF is pleased to give companies until Thursday, 19 September, to make submissions for the 2019 MEF Awards program, which recognizes service, application, technology, and professional excellence and innovation on a global basis.

Read more: You still have the chance to make submissions for MEF Awards 2019

Huawei unveiled its ground-breaking HUAWEI Mate 30 Series at an exclusive launch event in Munich. Setting new standards in every area from aesthetic design through to hardware engineering and software innovation, the HUAWEI Mate 30 Series is the world’s first second generation 5G smartphone and the pinnacle of mobile technological development.

Read more: Huawei Mate 30 Series is out

The connected car, while still in its early stages, is expected to improve traffic flow and most importantly, consumer safety. However, concerns have been on the rise about the cybersecurity element of these vehicles.

Read more: Connected cars: A golden safety opportunity or a hacker’s playground?

Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA) officially launched its corporate identity in Abu Dhabi, following law No. 16 of 2019, which was recently decreed by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in his capacity as the Ruler of Abu Dhabi, for the establishment of the authority replacing Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre (ADSIC).

Read more: Abu Dhabi Digital Authority launches new corporate identity

We currently live in a time where changes are stubbornly and relentlessly taking place and telcos have to incessantly deal with a different set of realities. Over the past two centuries, the ways in which we have communicated with one another as a society have changed immensely. Telecommunications, even in its early days, took the world by storm, changed the ways in which we communicated. The speed and manner at which it was done and gave way for industrial revolutions to take place - notwithstanding the fact that it keeps us all interconnected with one another.

Read more: The evolution of the UAE’s telecom industry

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