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The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
Telecom industry leaders and experts gathered this year at the SAMENA Council Leaders Summit hosted by Huawei for the ninth consecutive year. The annual meeting was held on the theme “Thrive with resilience and integration in the field of new opportunities” and focused on the new business opportunities that 5G and related technologies offer to all industrial and economic sectors.
This year, Huawei shed light on the role of 5G, cloud and digital energy in addressing the sustainability needs of the telecom sector and how an integrated intelligent ICT architecture will inform the future. Through its “Everything as a Service” model, Huawei has highlighted the essential role of the cloud in fostering 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 digital renaissance triggered by the pandemic has taken digital transformation to new heights, with the infrastructure and communication technologies of the 5G era taking center stage. There is a strong momentum of digital transformation underway around the world, and Huawei is committed to bringing ingenious new technologies that will enrich people’s lives with immersive digital services and provide new opportunities in the digital transformation of the industry with intelligent digital solutions. Yi noted.
Bocar A. BA, CEO of the SAMENA Council, said: “We have had very fruitful discussions about the future direction of our networks, especially in the 5G era. What was evident was the transformative role of networks in digital transformation and economic growth. agreed that the grids themselves must evolve to achieve the region’s sustainability goals In this regard, the role of innovation in the transition to net zero through digital energy technologies is increasingly important for the Middle East.
Vanness You, Vice President Marketing and Solutions, Huawei Middle East, officially launched Huawei IntelligentRAN in the region. Vanness Did you notice that: “In view of the future, of intelligence in every sector and connection, Huawei IntelligentRAN is opening new paths to wireless intelligence, bringing the next level of service capability, including agile service, intelligent experience , intelligent environment and intelligent operation and maintenance. ‘
In addition, IntelligentRAN enables intelligent air interfaces to use key technologies such as smart grids, planning dictionaries and channel charts. These tools can intelligently configure air interface resources and achieve optimal user experience and capacity. Service prediction with IntelligentRAN also drives non-real-time spectrum and channel selection on the network side and real-time symbol scheduling and transmit power configuration on the base station side. This significantly reduces energy consumption on the entire network.
Huawei executives participated in several round tables. Mohamed Madkour, Huawei’s vice president of marketing and wireless networking solutions, attended the “Leaders’ Exchange Connectivity for the New Decade” panel. He noted that intelligent connectivity is the lifeline for everyone and an integral part of any country’s digital economy. He reiterated Huawei’s commitment to providing a powerful, smart, simple and efficient digital infrastructure and operational tools to create more corporate and social values for companies, industries and economies. He also stressed that growth-oriented ICT policies are essential to create an environment conducive to technological and commercial innovations.
Emaad Ahmed, Chief Expert, Huawei Middle East, took part in a panel discussion entitled “Techno-Business Convergence for Sustainable Integration in the 5G Era”. He noted that operators’ OPEX is increasing due to the complexity of the system and the network. Therefore, the reduction of OPEX and the achievement of green development are essential for the future growth of operators, given the context of carbon neutrality and the demand for cost reduction and greater efficiency.
Together with senior executives from leading companies in the region, Paul M. Scanlan, CTO, Carrier Network Business Unit, Huawei, participated in the round table “Cloud & Network Synergies: Achieving Resilience in Service Delivery”. Leaders discussed cloud resilience, 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 UNESCO and Huawei report entitled “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 for enhancing ICT skills in the region and expanding access to career opportunities in the digital world. The report showed that the focus on ICT skills development has led to high ICT skills among the population of 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% people with basic ICT skills.