MENA

  • Abu Dhabi strengthens cybersecurity infrastructure with new initiative

    The Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA), in partnership with cybersceuirty company Trend Micro, launched the Cyber Defense Challenge.

  • Data center spend for smart cities in MENA to exceed $5bn by 2020

    As the Middle East accelerates its digital transformation and Smart Cities growth, regional data center spend will reach a record-high of USD 5 billion by 2020, industry experts announced today ahead of GITEX Technology Week.

  • Digital inclusion: is the MENA region there yet?

    As technological innovation accelerates towards a more intelligent society, our world is changing every day. Innovations in technology and science have brought us greater convenience and have caused society to evolve but it has also created the digital gap.

  • Dubai and Abu Dhabi emerge as the Top Cities in the Middle East

    In a new survey by Bayt.com titled ‘Top Cities in the Middle East and North Africa', both Dubai and Abu Dhabi ranked the highest for cities to live in. The ranking was based on several factors including economic, environmental, standard of living, socio-cultural, and entrepreneurship factors.The survey determined that the top 10 cities in the MENA are: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Eastern Province, Doha, Riyadh, Marrakech, Rabat, Jeddah, and Kuwait City.

  • Egypt’s digital development strategy takes shape

    In September 1999 a national project for a technological renaissance was announced in Egypt reflecting the commitment of the government to developing the country's IT sector. That commitment is reflected today by the introduction of 4G services, the nation's pledge to improve ICT education, and its vision for a more digital and sustainable future.

  • Ercan Aydin from Palo Alto Networks comments on the future of cybersecurity

    Cybersecurity leader Palo Alto Networks showcased some of its latest offerings at GITEX Technology Week in Dubai, where Smart Cities World Forums sat down with Ercan Aydin, the firm’s Regional Vice President, Middle East and Africa. In the interview, Aydin talked about the cybersecurity landscape of the region and what the future of the industry holds with regards to artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics.

  • First robotic fulfillment center to open its doors in Dubai

    IQ Fulfillment, the Middle East and North Africa region’s first robotic fulfillment centre, has opened in Dubai.

  • GSMA Announces First Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – Middle East and North Africa

    The GSMA today announced the first speakers for its Mobile 360 Series - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) conference taking place 9-10 October in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The two-day event, which is now in its fifth year, will bring together senior-level delegates from across the region to debate and discuss the key opportunities and challenges facing the mobile industry. The program includes topics such as the Internet of Things, 5G, digital identity, artificial intelligence and more.

  • IoMT: a revolutionary breakthrough for healthcare in the MENA region

    As the global market for the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) continues to experience exponential growth, the entire landscape of the healthcare industry will continue to evolve and change, all in the name of more efficient patient care.

  • neXgen Group Launches Vidsys CSIM platform for Smart Cities

    Vidsys, the leading global software technology manufacturer of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, announced that neXgen Group, a leading smart city advisory and managed services provider based in the UAE, will be offering Smart Safety & Security as a service leveraging Vidsys' CSIM multi-tenant cloud-based solution.

  • Smart city solutions the key aspect of SAP’s strategy in MENA

    SAP had a strong presence at Mobile World Congress this year, featuring a connected car demo, a connected stadium demo, and an announced collaboration with Apple to deliver the expanded SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS. In addition, SAP named its new Head of Telco for the MENA region, Mr. Bulent Unsal, who said the Middle East and North Africa is an important region for the company where it has formed partnerships with local telcos to implement smart city solutions.

  • stc deploys region’s first state-of-the-art 5G Smart Campus

    STC has announced the successful deployment of the first ‘5G Smart Campus’solution in the MENA region.

  • Zain Kuwait becomes first operator in MENA to use drones for cell tower automation

    Zain Kuwait, the leading digital service provider in Kuwait announces entering an agreement with Zain Drone to undertake inspections of its tower infrastructure. The agreement sees Zain Kuwait as one of the first operators in the MENA region to deploy drone technology to inspect and maintain its cell tower infrastructure, demonstrating the operator’s drive to become a more agile and cost-efficient operator. The agreement also represents the first commercial deal for Zain Drone.