King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness (RC) Award has honored Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, with the first place prize of the prestigious King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award. This announcement was made during the illustrious annual Award Gala which took place on 12th November at Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh. During the event, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman recognized Huawei for its excellent sustainability practices and responsible competitiveness leadership, as well as its exceptional management capabilities and innovative social and environmental initiatives.

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Zain Group, the leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, has been selected by Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, to become a strategic partner in the offering of HUAWEI CLOUD services in Kuwait and across the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA).  

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Ankabut, the United Arab Emirates' Advanced National Research and Education Network (NREN) offering academic institutions connectivity to other education networks around the world and Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, has partnered to launch a cutting-edge new cloud solution in the UAE, Microsoft's Azure Stack. This will be the first implementation of Microsoft's Azure Stack solution in GCC and the ME Region.

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Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) unveiled the much-anticipated HUAWEI Mate 20 Series to users in the Middle East and Africa region during a launch event that took place at Burj Park where the audience was treated to a Huawei lightshow projected on the city's most prominent landmark, the Burj Khalifa.

Read more: Huawei brings its flagship smartphone the Mate 20 Series to the Middle East

Huawei's Ascend 310 chip stood out among more than 400 technology achievements to win Fifth World Internet Conference (WIC) World Leading Scientific and Technological Achievement award. This honor recognizes artificial intelligence (AI) system-on-chips (SoC) as having the industry's strongest compute capabilities for edge computing scenarios, with support from the unified and scalable Da Vinci architecture. This marks the third consecutive year Huawei has received this award and the opportunity to showcase its innovation during the conference.

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Nokia introduced its 'Future X for industries' strategy and architecture, developed by Bell Labs, to drive dramatic productivity improvements across a wide range of industry sectors. As technologies such as industrial Internet of Things (IIoT); edge cloud supporting augmented intelligence and advanced security analytics; and end-to-end 5G capable networks become a reality, they will radically speed up the digital transformation of industries such as manufacturing, logistics, transportation and energy, as well as governments and cities. Nokia's holistic approach promises to help drive a new era of productivity and human-machine interaction that will unlock trillions of dollars of economic value in the next decade.

Read more: Nokia embraces the Industry 4.0 revolution with its new 'Future X for industries' strategy

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