New AI invention... What are Digital Humans?

Digital human technology advances artificial intelligence (AI) applications to a whole new level by having 3D, photorealistic versions of human beings in the virtual world indistinguishable from the real thing.  As users and business leaders become more comfortable with the common application of AI, digital humans are no longer limited to a futuristic approach.  Several […]

Data Centers to Enable India's Trillion-Dollar Digital Economy Growth

India’s data center industry will lead to a trillion-dollar digital economic growth by 2025, and Chennai and Mumbai will be the effective accelerators of its capacity expansion, according to a study titled “Data Centers: The building blocks of the digital revolution in India” by JLL and Extra.   The study stresses that India’s data center will […]

Google to Invest up to $1bn in Airtel to Boost India Digitalization

India’s second-ranking mobile-phone operator Bharti Airtel announced Thursday that it would receive a $ 1billion investment from Google as part of its Google for India Digitization Fund.   As such, the investment includes an equity investment and a range for commercial agreements during the next five years, while Google will make a $700 million equity investment […]

Batelco launches three new digital companies in Bahrain

Bahrain’s telecom provider Batelco launched three new independent digital companies set to operate in Bahrain and beyond.   As such, the new companies will offer state-of-the-art solutions that provide the evolving needs of today’s business in areas such as ICT, cloud computing, cyber security, and digital communications.   The announcement of the three brands – Beyon Cyber, Beyon Solutions, and Beyon Connect, which […]

Vodafone Oman Unveils Next-Gen Digital Services for Users

Oman’s leading mobile network operator Vodafone Oman launched new digital services for the customers. As such, the operator opened up a time-limited “launch offer” featuring 77GB of data, 777 minutes, and 777 SMS messages to prospective customers. It has also launched a flagship Vodafone Hub store at Muscat’s Mall of Oman, providing what is described […]

China to establish data centers to provide digital infrastructure

In an effort to enhance connectivity, China approved plans to build four mega clusters of data centres in the country’s north and west in order to support the data needs of Beijing and major coastal centres, according to the country’s top state planner on Wednesday. As such, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) announced […]

Leading Saudi bank and Red Hat accelerate digital banking innovation

Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, announced Monday that Arab National Bank (ANB), a leading banking institution in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), is speeding its transformation in key areas. Those areas include digital banking, open finance and customer engagement with agile delivery and modern apps built on a […]

M-Pesa Africa active users reach 50 million in 2021

Mobile money transfer platform M-Pesa has shown continued tailwinds under the rise of digital and, specifically, contactless payments after it recently hit the 50 million active users mark in Africa to cement its position as Africa’s largest fintech platform. In 2007, Safaricom and Vodafone launched M-Pesa, Africa’s largest fintech platform, in Kenya as a way […]

Lessons from Mobile World Congress: Seizing digital opportunities

As a highlight of many tech company calendars, Mobile World Congress (MWC) was sorely missed in 2020. Back with an albeit smaller, socially distanced bang in June 2021, MWC still didn’t disappoint. One of the event’s greatest takeaways was that — whether telcos are ready or not — we’re entering a new, digital era. Let’s […]