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Wednesday, 29 March 2023 06:51 GMT

Qatar Leads In Network Evolution And Security

(MENAFN- Gulf Times) Qatar is prioritising the development of its ICT sector as it aims to transform into a knowledge-based economy in
line with Qatar National Vision 2030 – this progress is coherent through intentional action rather than accidental progress.
The corporate space in Qatar is leading digitisation in the region as Qatari businesses are continuously transforming their operations to boost efficiency and production across all industries.
This demonstrates the crucial governmental support Qatar has for ICT, both in direct intervention and through collaboration with the private sector.
Overall, the region has a record of incorporating digital-first systems across different industries as local countries consistently activate their economies to enable talents to innovate freely – with Qatar leading the region in digital transformation, network capabilities and registering unprecedented success across various domains.
An exemplary example of such local plans in action is prioritising advanced ICT infrastructure.
Qatar deployed one of the world's first commercial 5G networks and today is home to an increasing number of 5G-driven use cases.
We are proud to be part of Qatar's journey to roll out advanced digital infrastructure that will spearhead Qatar's digital economy push.
As a leading global 5G vendor, Huawei is keen to utilise our global expertise and capabilities in paving the way for Qatar's digital transformation to advanced phases.
Huawei is a global leader in 5G with the highest number of 5G patents and has maintained the No 1 ranking for the 5G market share globally for the past year.
We power 50% of 5G networks globally, including a strong presence in all countries in the Middle East and serving over 1/3 of the world's population by providing stable operations of over 1,500 networks.
We are determined to continue leading an open collaboration with all our local stakeholders and apply our competencies for the benefit of Qatar digital future.
Qatar has been recognised as a global leader in mobile internet speeds due to its focused approach on technology.
The nation was ranked first globally for the fastest mobile internet speeds in the world, with a median download speed of 176.18Mpbs and median upload speed of 25.13Mbps, according to Ookla's November 2022 Speedtest Global Index Rankings report.
Two of Qatar's cities – Doha and Al Rayyan – were ranked as the top cities with the fastest mobile internet speeds worldwide, further cementing the nation's position as a leader in network advancements.
The country's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) also established the Tasmu Digital Valley, which connects entrepreneurs, startups, investors, academics, researchers, students, multinational corporations, and institutions to innovate new digital solutions.
Different sectors can come together in this innovation cluster to help achieve the vision of Smart Qatar. Success in hosting the World Cup, including enabling connectivity and communication for 1.4mn visitors, has set new standards for digital and technical infrastructure for countries around the world.
The event allowed Qatar to showcase itself as a technologically advanced country, which is key to attracting further international investment in the digital economy.
Amid this progress, the critical importance of the telecom infrastructure in providing unparalleled experiences to Qatar and the role of 5G capabilities in creating unforgettable user experiences cannot be gainsaid.
Ahead of the World Cup, Huawei was keen to provide support to operators to provide a best-in-class user experience during the tournament.
As part of the co-operation, Huawei agreed to cater to international visitors and provide the best possible network experience by dedicating more than 100 experts from across various domains to work around the clock and ensure success during the month-long event.
With Qatar recording a global accomplishment during the World Cup, the event proved to be a catalyst for the nation to establish a competitive advantage in emerging technology segments.
Post-event, Qatar can continue building on this success to prosper leadership in digital services.
One such example is sports tech is set to continue generating and commercialising innovative business ideas in the space in years to come.
We can also expect to see further improvements in Qatar's cloud space.
In previous years, Qatar's businesses strongly benefited from cloud services helping them respond and recover efficiently to the epidemic.
Cloud is the foundation of digital transformation and the driver of a dynamic digital world while providing the foundation for other applications of AI in all areas of life.
As part of our commitment to developing a global network, we are committed to introducing digital productivity across industries and building a global cloud platform for innovation.
Huawei will also continue investing and focusing on R&D and innovation to ensure that we create a robust cloud ecosystem and lead Qatar's digital economy.
To ensure further progress, there is also a critical need to secure the country's networks and digital assets through proactive and advanced cybersecurity processes.
This is another area where Huawei's strengths in cybersecurity can benefit customers, partners and governments through joint initiatives.
Huawei believes cybersecurity is a shared responsibility that is best tackled through collaboration in an open and transparent platform with all cyberspace stakeholders to ensure end-to-end cybersecurity to support our vision of building a fully connected, intelligent world.
Huawei's cybersecurity capabilities are highly regarded in the region; recently, Huawei Qatar was awarded the OIC-CERT Global Cybersecurity Award 2022, endorsing its cybersecurity excellence and innovation.
Presently, Qatar is actively chasing its digitalisation goals to accelerate the implementation of its 2030 national vision by creating the right environment that enables its digital economy.
Digital transformation has incredible potential for Qatar-based businesses to achieve optimal opportunities across various sectors – improving operational efficiency by reducing costs, helping companies course through uncertainties by applying the right technology, and increasing their overall sustainable footprint.
Working with our Qatar partners to accelerate digitalisation, we continue to support the country in upskilling local ICT professionals and steadily delivering leading innovations in revolutionary technologies to strengthen the local digital ecosystem aligned with the national vision and objectives.


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