Nexign has been a key player in Business Supports Systems (BSS) with 28 years of leadership in the BSS market and currently operates in over 15 countries worldwide.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc to almost every single industry out there and over the past few months, the pressure has been on for telecom operators and vendors to take it upon themselves to ensure efficient connectivity and to help businesses function and navigate the ‘new normal’.

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Staying connected and safe are key in today’s current scenario in the country for families, friends and businesses. During this unprecedented period, that has challenged both health and economy, Etisalat has taken all steps to make sure that its network, services and teams are well equipped to help all our customers.

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Notes from the Chief Editor

A few years ago, my editor’s letter was about the danger of drones and the importance of regulations. Many colleagues and friends from the ICT industry and government didn’t like what I had to say, and thought I was opposed to the fast deployment of technology.

Right now, I’m writing this letter as I watch the news that Gatwick Airport is closed, the second largest airport in UK; over 800 flights have been cancelled this holiday season. It’s catastrophic! And it’s because sophisticated drones are flying near the airport and putting civil aviation at risk.

So yes, drones can be used for bad purposes, including the disruption of civil aviation which puts many people at risk and has a huge negative impact on the economy. And don’t forget drones can be used for spying and for terrorist attacks.

And yes, regulations for drones all over the world should start now. Further delays will cause economic losses, disruption and damage at a time when “being sorry” will not help at all. Drones for good are only good in a regulated environment – a tough one – with limited flying zones.

This is a call to all governments to act ASAP before the worst happens!