Huawei highlights commitment to technological advances and creating new values | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

Huawei highlights commitment to technological advances and creating new values

TDT | Manama  

The Daily Tribune –

Leaders and experts from the telecommunications industry came together at this year’s SAMENA Council Leaders’ Summit hosted by Huawei for the ninth consecutive year. The annual gathering was held under the theme of “Thriving with Resilience & Integration in the New Opportunity Realm”.

This year, Huawei shed light on the role of 5G, cloud and digital power in tackling the sustainability needs of the telecom industry and how an integrated intelligent ICT architecture will light up the future.

Through its ‘Everything as a Service’ model, Huawei highlighted the cloud’s integral role in enabling the digital economy and data sovereignty. The Summit also focused on the opportunities gained by integrating technologies, 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 across the region and the immense opportunities for enterprises in the 5G era.

“A strong drive for digital transformation is taking place worldwide, and Huawei is committed to bring the ingenious new technologies that will enrich people’s lives with immersive digital services and enabling new opportunities in the industry’s digital transformation with smart digital solutions.” Yi noted.

Bocar A. BA, SAMENA Council CEO, said, “We held very fruitful discussions on the future direction of our networks, particularly in the 5G era. What was apparent is the transformational role of networks in driving digital transformation and economic growth.

Participants also agreed that networks themselves must evolve to meet the region’s sustainability goals. In this regard, the role of innovation in enabling net-zero transition through digital power technologies is increasingly important for the Middle East.”

Vanness You, Vice President of Marketing and Solution, Huawei Middle East, officially launched Huawei IntelligentRAN in the region.

Huawei Executives took part in several panel discussions. The Summit also witnessed the launch of a joint UNESCO Huawei report 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 showed a focus on ICT skills development has resulted in high ICT skills among the populations in the region. Data shows that 79% of individuals in the UAE have basic ICT skills in 2019. The corresponding figure is 61% in Saudi Arabia and 63% in Bahrain. With a legacy of developing high-quality human capital, Jordan has 63% of individuals with basic ICT skills.