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The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
Leaders and experts from the telecommunications industry gathered this year at the SAMENA Council Leaders Summit hosted by Huawei for the ninth consecutive year. The annual gathering was held under the theme “Prospering with Resilience and Integration in the Field of New Opportunities” and focused on the new business opportunities that 5G and related technologies enable all industries and economic sectors. .
This year, Huawei shed light on the role of 5G, cloud and digital power in addressing the sustainability needs of the telecom industry and commented that an integrated smart ICT architecture will inform the future. Through its “Everything as a Service” model, Huawei has emphasized the essential role of the cloud in enabling the digital economy and data sovereignty. The Summit also focused on the opportunities offered by technology integration, infrastructure investment, connectivity and spectrum availability, which will benefit vertical industries and economic sectors.
Steven Yi, President of Huawei Middle East, highlighted the crucial role of 5G in driving digital transformation in the region and the immense opportunities for businesses in the 5G era. “The pandemic-triggered digital renaissance has taken digital transformation to new heights, with 5G-era infrastructure and communications technologies taking center stage. Strong digital transformation momentum is underway around the world, and Huawei is committed to bringing the ingenious new technologies that enrich people’s lives with immersive digital services and provide new opportunities in the digital transformation of the industry with smart digital solutions. Yi one noted.
Bocar A. BA, CEO of the SAMENA Council, said, “We had very fruitful discussions about the future direction of our networks, especially in the era of 5G. What was evident was the transformational role of networks in digital transformation and economic growth. agreed that the networks themselves need to be assessed to achieve the region’s sustainability goals. In this regard, the role of innovation in the transition to net zero through digital power technologies is increasingly important for the Middle East.
Vanness You, Vice President of Marketing and Solutions, Huawei Middle East, also launched Huawei IntelligentRAN in the region. Vanness You noted that: “Ahead of the future, intelligence in every industry and connection, Huawei IntelligentRAN is forging new paths towards wireless intelligence, bringing the next level of service capability, including agile service, l “The smart experience, the smart environment, and the smart operation and maintenance.
Additionally, IntelligentRAN enables intelligent air interfaces to utilize key technologies such as intelligent networks, planning dictionaries, and channel graphs. These tools can intelligently configure air interface resources and achieve optimal user experience and capacity. Service prediction with IntelligentRAN also guides non-real-time spectrum and channel selection on the network side and real-time symbol planning and transmission power configuration on the base station side. This reduces power consumption across the entire network.
Huawei executives participated in several roundtables. Mohamed Madkour, vice president of marketing and wireless network solutions at Huawei, participated in the panel “Leaders’ Exchange Connectivity for the New Decade”. He noted that smart connectivity is the lifeline for everyone and part of every country’s digital economy. He reiterated Huawei’s commitment to providing powerful, intelligent, simple and efficient digital infrastructure and functional tools to create more business and social values for societies, industries and economies. He also pointed out that growth-optimized ICT policies are key to creating an enabling environment for business and technology innovations.
Emaad Ahmed, Chief Expert, Huawei Middle East, took part in a panel discussion titled “Techno-Business Convergence for Sustainable Integration in the 5G Era”. It is noted that operators’ OPEX is increasing due to system and network complexity. Therefore, reducing OPEX and achieving green development is essential for the future growth of operators given the context of carbon neutrality and the demand for cost reduction and increased efficiency.
Joined by senior executives from leading companies in the region, Mr. Paul M. Scanlan, CTO, Carrier Network Business Unit, Huawei, participated in the panel discussion “Cloud & Network Synergies: Achieving Resilience in Service Delivery” . Leaders discussed cloud resiliency, hybrid cloud, cloud native security, multi-cloud, cybersecurity, cloud service models, “X2B”, cloud and network synergies.
The Summit also saw the launch of a joint report by UNESCO and Huawei titled “Talent Ecosystem for Digital Transformation: Insight Report on ICT in Higher Education and TVET (Technical and Vocational Education) in the Middle East and Pakistan”. The report echoes the importance of developing ICT talent and creating relevant ecosystems to improve ICT skills in the region and expand access to career opportunities in the digital world. The report showed that the focus on ICT skills development has taught high ICT skills among people in the region. Data shows that 79% of people in the UAE had basic ICT skills in 2019. The corresponding figure is 61% in Saudi Arabia and 63% in Bahrain. With a legacy of high quality human capital development, Jordan has 63% of people with basic ICT skills.