ICT innovation

  • Is 5G the competitive edge?

    As technology suppliers develop the next-generation of wireless technologies, mobile operators invest in the networks of the future, and governments launch innovation programs, the early benefits of 5G will go to economies where globally aligned 5G spectrum and technology innovation is readily available.

  • London launches new tech initiative in effort to become world’s ‘smartest’ city

    The Mayor of London has once again reiterated his desire to make the UK capital the 'smartest' city in the world by launching a new innovative tech entrepreneur program.

  • Moscow’s smart-tracker revolutionizes construction monitoring of public facilities

    Since the start of 2019, over 15 building sites in Moscow have been equipped with the Personal Smart-Tracker system, which helps to monitor the construction process itself and improve the safety of each worker by determining the number of staff on site and measuring the activities of different categories of workers.

  • Nissan and Japanese software firm to launch public trials of self-driving service next year

    Japanese car manufacturing giant Nissan and its software gaming partner DeNA has announced that it plans to commence the public pilot of its self-driving ride-sharing service in Japan early next year. The disclosure represents the latest collaboration between a global car manufacturer and a technology firm that is leveraging automated driving technology into new mobility solutions.

  • Nokia announces winner of the 2019 Nokia Open Innovation Challenge

    Nokia has announced that Canadian startup company HaiLa, which offers technologies that can drastically reduce energy consumption for Internet of Things devices, has won the 2019 Nokia Open Innovation Challenge.

  • Political leaders examine the impact of digital transformation at World Government Summit

    Political leaders and dignitaries from all across the globe have gathered in Dubai for the sixth annual edition of the World Government Summit. The three-day event aims to examine and explore how digitalization of traditional industries will transform and completely revolutionize societies as we know them.

  • San Antonio forms “R&D League” to improve city’s operations

    San Antonio has founded the “R&D League” in partnership with Southwest Research Institute, the United Services Automobile Association and the University of Texas to help residents via technology.

  • Share the Smart Cities Expertise

    Smart Dubai has announced the introduction of a global online network that aims to connect cities by facilitating and promoting the sharing of knowledge and expertise between smart city stakeholders.

  • The oldest city in the world set to embrace technology and become ‘smart’

    The oldest city in the world is set to embrace technology that will transform its services in an effort to become a 'smart city'. The city of Varanasi, which is recognized as the holiest site for those who follow Hinduism is located on the Ganges Rivers in Northern India.

  • TRA signs agreement to fund ambitious Emirates Mars Mission 2117

    The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), represented by ICT Fund, the TRA's funding arm, signed a cooperation agreement today with Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC). Under this agreement, the TRA will fund the Emirates Mars Mission 2117 launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

  • UK train companies embrace technology for ‘smarter’ travel

    UK rail firms are embracing technology and entering new partnerships in an effort to overhaul and transform its current travel systems. The rail industry in the UK has announced that it will publish more real-time information in a bid to facilitate technology firms aiming to develop intelligent travel apps for the future.

  • US city deploys digital technology to help people connect with their community

    An Internet of Things powered media entity, Smart City Media, has announced that it has agreed to enter into a strategic partnership with Duke Energy One that will oversee the deployment of outdoor digital technology in Louisville.

  • US firm releases new AI product

    Pure Storage, the all-flash storage platform that helps innovators build a better world with data, has announced its second AI-Ready Infrastructure offering, AIRI™ Mini, powered by NVIDIA. Architected by Pure Storage and NVIDIA, AIRI is purpose-built to enable data architects, scientists and business leaders to extend the power of the NVIDIAⓇ DGX-1™ system. With AIRI Mini, organizations of all sizes and budgets can implement a simple, powerful solution to build competitive advantage through AI at a price point that’s accessible for virtually any organization in any industry.

  • Washington DC earns global award for its leadership in energy and environmental design

    Washington DC has been awarded a global award for its outstanding leadership in energy, sustainability and environmental design. The US capital achieved its sustainability targets under the 'Smarter DC' program - and it now becomes the first ever recipient of the LEED Cities Platinum award.