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  • President of Huawei Middle East, Charles Yang has claimed that as we approach 2020, the growth of 5G-based enhanced mobile broadband networking applications will skyrocket. In a compelling interview, Yang offers his insights into why he believes the rise of 5G is causing such a seismic shift globally in the ICT industry, addresses the challenges in deploying the next-generation technology - and predicts what impact 5G will have in the Middle East.

  • The revolutionary potential of 5G is not yet fully understood by the public. While the switch from 3G to 4G was mostly a matter of increased speed, the rise of 5G will unlock the potential of a flood of new technologies. From self-driving cars to virtual reality, from Internet of Things to drones, 5G has the power to propel the Middle East forward on its path to digitalization.

  • The Philippines will get its first ever subway system as part of a massive investment to overhaul and modernize the country's infrastructure. Controversial President Rodrigo Duterte has announced the initial details of its $100bn three-year development which he has claimed will kick off a 'golden-age of infrastructure'. The subway system set to be erected will be the most expensive of all the planned infrastructure projects estimated at a cost of 227bn pesos.

  • Rwanda's president has appealed to all leaders in Africa to work together in their efforts to make the continent 'smart'. President Kagame said it was imperative that all leaders in the respective nations across the continent embrace and recognize the benefits of technology that can transform and revolutionize the lives of its residents.

  • US President Donald Trump has expressed the need to invest in Artificial Intelligence and dedicate more pertinent resources and research in the framework of the American AI initiative under which, the administration will call upon government agencies to prioritize AI investments in R&D, increase access to federal data and models and train employees on AI-related skills.