ICT

  • Whale Cloud and Alibaba Group have recently announced their collaboration with the Republic of Ghana with the aim of transforming Accra into a smart city. The two Chinese companies have pledged to offer their IoT, Big Data, Cloud and AI solutions to accelerate the achievement of this goal.

  • InterContinental Shenzhen, Shenzhen Telecom and Huawei signed a strategic cooperation agreement to create the world's first 5G smart hotel.

  • In Ethiopia, a project of about $3 billion is being prepared to create a technology city called "the real Wakanda" in partnership with Hub City Live. This technologically advanced city will be located in Bahir Dar, in the federal state of Amhara and the project should be completed in eight to ten years.

  • The European Commission has shocked many technology experts by supporting a Wi-Fi based standard for cars that is being pursued by automotive behemoth Volkswagen.

  • ICT experts have claimed that increased investment is a 'necessity' if Africa wants to benefit from the forthcoming 5G revolution. Globally, the sector is currently advancing its networks in an attempt to deploy 5G early. However, one prominent ICT expert has recommended greater investment in 4G-LTE for the Africa continent.

  • A team of smart city experts have issued a stark warning to many Asian countries currently embarking on a mission to make its cities 'smart'. They have warned that many are at risk of creating 'stupid cities' because of its current approach - which is to work in 'isolation' and resist technological innovation.

  • Hong Kong’s Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) has finally released a spectrum roadmap for 2019-2021.

  • Huawei held their Global FSI Summit 2019 with its partners I Shanghai, China on Thursday where industry key players discussed the latest developments in FinTech.

  • The landscape of cybersecurity is always evolving, says David Francis, Huawei's European Cyber Security Officer. In an interview, Francis expressed the need for wider acceptance of the role each of us has to play in combating cybercrime.

  • Huawei held a conference on its newly launched HCNA-AI in Beijing where it announced that the Huawei's AI engineering certification is the first step for the Chinese multinational to build an artificial intelligence talent certification system. With the theme "Never stop learning, create the future with AI", Huawei welcomed more than 100 educators, academic experts, Huawei training partners, university professors, students and AI technology enthusiasts. This new certification designed for tech professionals aims to promote the artificial intelligence technology and industry through talent development, and it will ultimately facilitate technological progress of enterprises looking to make an impact in the digital economy.

  • Huawei announced the industry's highest-performance Advanced RISC Machine (ARM)-based CPU. The new CPU, dubbed Kunpeng 920, is designed to boost the development of computing in big data, distributed storage, and ARM-native application scenarios. Huawei will join with industry players to advance the ARM industry and foster an open, collaborative, and win-win ecosystem, taking computing performance to new heights.

  • Chinese telecommunications vendor Huawei has announced a series of new partnerships with leading ICT players in the Middle East region in a bid to make 'smart cities' safer. Huawei revealed that it will deliver tailored public safety solutions necessary in order to meet the demands presented by increased urbanization in the fact of smart city transformation.

  • Rapid urbanization has made public safety a top priority of city governance. Governments worldwide recognize that urban safety plays a vital role in protecting people's lives and property, and is the cornerstone of economic growth in modern cities. To make cities smarter and safer, they are adopting innovative information and communications technologies (ICT) designed to prevent and react to evolving threats.

  • Huawei's global partners Microsoft, Thales, and SAP have discussed the importance of building a collaborative ICT ecosystem for business driven innovation that is relevant to the UAE.

  • Chinese telecommunications behemoth Huawei has announced that continuous large bandwidth (100 MHz per operator) has become the key trend to drive future 5G business success. Huawei made the declaration at the Fourth Annual Asia-Pacific Spectrum Management Conference.

  • Global ICT solutions provider Huawei will conduct a six-country roadshow across the Middle East from April to May 2018. Under the theme 'Leading New ICT, The Road to Digital Transformation', the roadshow puts the spotlight on advanced ICT technologies that are driving digital transformation and helping to achieve the development agendas in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and Pakistan.

  • Huawei was the first ICT solutions provider to complete the entire second phase of 5G technology R&D test organized by the IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group. The results obtained during the test were showcased at the PT/Expo China 2017.

  • Industry leaders in telecommunications, key decision makers and political figures gathered at the 7th annual Telecom Review Summit to discuss ICT as being the heart of a ‘Smart City’. Esteemed guests included His Excellency Mr. Yasser El Kady, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Arab Republic of Egypt, who delivered an inspiring keynote speech.

  • The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has conducted a case study centered on Moscow's progress in meeting the objectives of its 'smart city' strategies and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Entitled Implementing ITU-T International Standards to Shape Smart Sustainable Cities: The Case of Moscow​, the study was undertaken using the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Smart Sustainable Cities developed by the United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) initiative.

  • The ITU will present the key findings of its Focus Group at a Workshop on 'Digital Financial Services and Financial Inclusion' - which will be hosted by the World Bank in Washington DC, on April 19th. The event has been organized by the ITU and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The workshop provides the opportunity for the Focus Group to highlight the 85 policy recommendations it has made following its extensive two-year consultation research project.