• ICT

    OBG’s coverage of the telecoms sector looks at market structure, regulatory framework, government goals, foreign participation and the roll-out of new technologies. Our ICT analysis reviews hardware and software markets, corporate spending, national bandwidth and government support.
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Qatar has unveiled a new strategy to bolster artificial intelligence (AI) development.

Dubai is looking to place itself ahead of global trends by investing heavily in ICT and innovation. With an already highly developed market for ICT products and services, the emirate is seeking to harness the transformative potential of digitalisation to facilitate government-to-government and government-to-citizen transactions, and increase...

As Dubai looks ahead to Expo 2020, activity across numerous sectors related to the mixed-use District 2020 legacy project could catalyse rapid progress in the emirate’s plans to build an innovation-driven economy. District 2020 is the emirate’s project to rapidly repurpose the site of Expo 2020, building a new commercial and residential area, built...

An increasing amount of commercial transactions are moving online, while digital technologies are affecting every facet of the traditional economy. This has provided businesses with new channels through which to reach existing clients, as well as new opportunities for expanding their market share. For consumers, the ever-expanding digital economy...

The opening of a new innovation centre and the success of local start-ups highlights the continued centrality of Dubai Internet City (DIC) to the emirate’s ICT and innovation sector. The free zone, which opened in 2000, began its operations by attracting many of the world’s most significant technology multinationals – including IBM, Cisco, Oracle...

How is blockchain technology reshaping the public sector and its administrative procedures?