Global leaders in network equipment Arista, Cisco, Huawei, Juniper, and Nokia joined hands in helping reduce the most common threats to the Internet’s routing system. This is through a groundbreaking Equipment Vendor Program announced as part of the Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) initiative, supported by the Internet Society.

Read more: Huawei, Nokia, Cisco set to improve internet routing security worldwide

In line with Saudi Vision 2030 of developing ICT skills in the kingdom, Huawei through its ICT Academy Program will provide the know-how on advanced technologies to the students of the King Faisal University (KFU) in Saudi Arabia under an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  signed by the two parties.

Read more: Huawei partners with KSA university to advance ICT transformation

Cisco commits to reaching net zero across all scopes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2040, which includes product use, operations, and supply chain. This is 10 years ahead of when climate scientists say the planet must reach net zero to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

Read more: “We must set the standard for sustainable business practices,” says Cisco VP MEA

Scheduled for November 2021, CommScope announced the general availability of its Fiber Optic Splice Closure (FOSC) modular solution. This dome splice closure builds on FOSC’s legacy of innovation and protection for billions of fiber optic connections around the world. A new, modular seal design that leverages NOVUX technology can accommodate an unprecedented range of applications in fiber-deep installations and deployments.

Read more: CommScope accelerates fiber installation with new FOSC modular solution

Atrebo, a Seville-based company specializing in the digital transformation of asset and critical infrastructure management with more than 200,000 client infrastructures around the world, has won the Digitalisation and Innovation Award as part of the 5th Seville 2021 SMEs of the Year awarding ceremony.

Read more: Atrebo wins ‘Digitalisation and Innovation Award’

Nokia announced that Asiacell Telecom, Iraq’s leading telecommunications services provider, has chosen Nokia to build its next-generation microwave network. This new microwave network will be essential to meet the capacity and provide the ultra-low latency required to delivering compelling experiences to end users. For this project, Nokia will replace legacy microwave equipment by either modernizing or deploying approximately 3,000 network links across multiple locations in Iraq over the next five years.

Read more: Nokia, Asiacell partner to build reliable and future proof microwave network

The Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature (EAACL), organised by the UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY) and sponsored by Etisalat, has offered public and private schools in the UAE a curated collection of titles which have previously won the prestigious prize with the aim of making quality literature accessible to UAE’s schoolchildren.

Read more: Etisalat Award: a nice back to school gift for UAE students

Recognizing the growing digital threats in the kingdom, Cisco and the Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Programming and Drones (SAFCSP) have joined hands to develop the digital skills of 8,000 trainers in the fields of cybersecurity and programming.

Read more: Cisco, SAFCSP join forces to upskill 8000 cybersecurity workforce

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