The UAE’s leadership in innovation has made it a model for digital transformation


Hatem Dowidar, CEO of Etisalat Group, said, “The mobile phone industry has today become a major contributor to supporting and accelerating economic growth, promoting job opportunities and empowering communities,” noting that the UAE’s leadership in innovation has made it a global destination and a model for digital transformation.

This came during Dowidar’s participation in the fourth edition of the “Mobile 360 ​​- Eurasia” conference, which is organized by the Global Association of Mobile Networks “GSMA” this year in Moscow.

Etisalat said in a statement yesterday that Dowidar participated in a discussion session entitled “Empowering a Data-Based Society”, which included a number of telecom sector chief executives, operator leaders, a selection of infrastructure companies, and ICT service providers. .

The discussion session focused on the role of crises in accelerating innovation, which is a vital factor in launching the post-crisis growth phase by relying on future technologies, such as artificial intelligence, the fifth generation “5G”, big data, and the Internet of things, in shaping the future and improving people’s lives. , rebuilding and shaping a more connected and interactive society.

The CEO of Etisalat Group stressed: “The mobile phone industry is currently witnessing an unprecedented global spread, at a time when the telecommunications sector continues its commitment to work effectively with governments and international institutions across various global and regional platforms,” adding: “Here, governments play the most Being open to technical progress plays an important role in enabling the data-driven economy, and in reaping the benefits based on a strong and advanced regulatory infrastructure that supports this progress.”

He said: “The UAE has become a role model, thanks to the wise leadership’s constant and continuous support for the telecommunications sector, and in a way that contributed to making the UAE one of the five best countries in the world in terms of technological infrastructure, adoption of communication and information technology, and investment in telecommunications services.” .

Dowidar pointed out that this support contributed to inspiring Etisalat Group to continue its investments in building the fastest mobile network in the world, and in providing the latest pioneering and future digital services and technologies, in the interest of its customers and shareholders alike.

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