Monthly : March 2012

12 Mar

A Mobile Future Depends on Spectrum

by Brian Wesolowski

At the recent Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona February 27 – March 1, a stroll through the seemingly endless showcases of the latest in mobile communications left me feeling that the future really is all about mobile. There were countless new smartphones to play with (I was actually impressed by the new Nokia-Windows phone… […]

07 Mar

Fascinating Exhibits on display at QITCOM 2012

by Denise Mc Manus

There is an energy buzzing through the QITCOM 2012 exhibition hall this year and with 10,000m2 of space, 11 participating countries, 115 exhibitors, and 378 brands there is a lot to take in. Three, large buses dominate the floor, with QSTP, MEEZA, eGOV, MOI, QSatelite, SAP, Cisco, ICT Start ups, the Tech Zone, Vodacom, QTel, Mada […]

06 Mar

H.H. the Emir Shares Bold Vision in Opening Connect Arab Summit

by Sarah Spendiff

His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani opened the ITU Connect Arab Summit in Doha, Qatar today, demonstrating his prioitization of ICT in Qatar and his commitment to connecting the unconnected in the Arab world. The Emir spoke about the many challenges facing the Arab world and said we must rise to these challenges in […]

06 Mar

The Connected Car: More than Just a Vehicle

by Julia Astashkina

If you have ever been stuck in a traffic jam on your way to work wondering if you are going to be late for that important meeting, then you may be interested in the concept of car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure communications. This is a car that automatically re-routes you to avoid traffic jams and dials a […]

05 Mar

Empowering Youth & Women at QITCOM 2012

by Sarah Spendiff

QITCOM 2012, Qatar’s only ICT industry focused Conference and Exhibition, today explored how best to encourage the youth and the women of the region into entrepreneurialism. The panel of industry leaders and ICT experts all agreed a key ingredient was to be a risk taker who wasn’t afraid of failure. Panelist, Mr. Christos Mastoras, Director […]