Top marks for GCC nations in digital connectivity index

Countries in the GCC are ranking among the highest in the world when it comes to the state of their digital connectivity in 2023


Huawei holds ICT competition in Bahrain to develop tech skills

More than 27,500 students from over 600 universities across 21 Middle Eastern and Central Asian countries have participated in this year’s competition

Yahsat satellite

UAE: Yahsat reports strong quarterly results for Q3

Yahsat attributed its strong results due to the performance of its smart ICT solutions arm Thuraya Telecommunications

Muscat hosts the regional finale of Huawei ICT Competition Middle East 2022

Muscat hosts the regional finale of Huawei ICT Competition Middle East 2022

The winners will represent the Middle East and Central Asia in the global finals competition that will take place next year in Shanghai

Shunli Wang

Insights: Why public-private partnerships are key to ICT talent cultivation in the Middle East

In the digital economy landscape, ICT skills are vital to support long-term national economic expansion and diversification plans

Syed Basar Shueb, CEO Off IHC

Abu Dhabi-based IHC acquires majority stake in Emircom for Dhs250m to expand digital portfolio

Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, Emircom has a wide customer base that includes government organisations, educational institutes, finance houses and healthcare organisations

Enterprise IT spending in the META region to top $40bn in 2022: IDC

IDC forecasts that digital transformation initiatives in the post-pandemic period will grow as a share of enterprise IT spending, rising from 26 per cent in 2020 to 38 per cent in 2024

Here are the foundational elements of Middle East’s digital economy

As core infrastructure like 5G grows across the region, optimising ICT infrastructure with a focus on sustainability is critical to building a flourishing digital economy, says Steven Yi, president, Huawei Middle East

Advanced infrastructure and youth talent pave way for Jordan’s growing ICT sector

The government initiative ‘Jordan Source’ will facilitate and ease new investments into Jordan’s digital outsourcing economy and create more jobs for its digital talents

Saudi women phone

Saudi to provide 60,000 additional free wifi points, including at the two Holy Mosques

The initiative will see free wifi provided at hospitals, malls and public parks across the country

Global Exclusive: How tech event LEAP aims to transform Saudi’s ICT landscape

Saudi Arabia is transforming its technology landscape, aiming to become the regional hub for innovation and building an ecosystem where the tools of tomorrow are conceptualised and created. Powering that ambition is LEAP, a new mega tech event set to have a ‘seismic’ impact on the global stage