While the world is busy with 5G mobile networks, a new generation of wireless standards is also underway. WiFi 6 or 802.11ax achieves four times higher network bandwidth and four times more concurrent users than WiFi 5, in addition to reducing the average network latency from 30 milliseconds to 20 milliseconds. The WiFi Alliance had disclosed that WiFi 6 will be out by end of 2019 after ensuring that available devices are compliant with the specified standards.

Read more: The next generation of wireless connectivity: Demystifying WiFi 6

Following the successful launch of the first 5G commercial device in the UAE, Etisalat and Huawei today unveiled Huawei's first commercial 5G-enabled smartphone HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) at Etisalat’s ultra-modern Open Innovation Centre in Dubai in the presence of Etisalat and Huawei senior management and the media.

Read more: Etisalat and Huawei unveil HUAWEI Mate 20 X 5G device

Closing the gender gap is still a pressing concern in the ICT industry. Many are of the belief that more needs to be done to help women thrive in the ICT workforce, and that it is not just a moral obligation to do so, but it should be viewed as an opportunity for the growth of today’s digital economy. Closing the gender gap in the tech industry is no easy mission.

Read more: The gender dimension in ICT

By Charles Yang, president, Huawei Middle East

Today’s artificial intelligence (AI) advancements are an important part of the world’s wider digital transformation journey. Those of us in the ICT industry have been championing the benefits of AI for some time now, and many organizations in the Middle East now realize these benefits and are starting to embrace the AI movement as a real game changer.

Read more: Opening the doors to industrial AI

5G networks are the future of modern connectivity. Faster downloads and smoother browsing has now become one of the prime needs of users all around the world. While this has urged smartphone manufacturers to develop their own 5G powered devices, Huawei took one step ahead and brought in flagship features that help it dominate the 5G market.

Read more: HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G) is dominating the 5G market

A fourth telecom player is set to enter the Kuwait market which serves around 4 million people. Kuwait’s Communications and Information Technology Regulatory Authority has announced that a license will be granted to a virtual telecom operator by the first quarter of 2020.

Read more: Kuwait set to issue license for fourth telecom player

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is among the leading nations in the Arab world when it comes to 5G. In fact, Saudi operators have already announced the launching of the service end of June. For the fifth generation network to be activated, four global vendors are developing the adequate infrastructure.

Read more: Four global vendors are laying the foundation for 5G in KSA

Prominent government leaders and business executives from across the region recently came together at the Huawei Day Lebanon 2019 held at the Seaside Pavilion in Beirut to identify ways of accelerating the country’s move towards a new digital era. The two-day conference included a series of panels and workshops focused on how to address the transformation of industry today, leveraging innovative technologies to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully-connected intelligent world.

Read more: Huawei Day Lebanon 2019 explores AI and 5G as drivers for a digital future

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