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Airbus has launched a connectivity services business through the creation of a dedicated HAPS Services Business based around Zephyr, Airbus’ leading HAPS technology platform. This will enable it to industrialize rapidly and begin serving a substantial total addressable market, providing low-latency connectivity services from the stratosphere for telecommunications and Earth observation applications. The new business is a subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space.

Read more: Airbus to Develop Connectivity Services with New HAPS Services Business

The Plenipotentiary Conference of the African Telecommunication Union (ATU) 2022 requested Member States to support African candidates for ITU positions and noted, in particular, that Dr. Bilel Jamoussi had been endorsed by the African Union as Africa’s sole candidate for the position of Director, ITU-TSB. It expressed unanimous support for him and called upon African countries to vote for him during the upcoming ITU PP-22.

Read more: Dr. Bilel Jamoussi’s Candidacy for the Position of Director ITU-TSB Gaining Widespread Support

The annual IPv6 Enhanced Summit was held online on June 23, in its 3rd Middle-Eastern edition, with international and regional industry experts who gave insightful keynotes on the online summit’s main theme “IPv6 Enhanced: Inspiring Innovation, Boosting Middle East Digitalization”.

Read more: The 3rd Middle East IPv6 Enhanced Online Summit Wraps Up with Great Success

Covid-19 placed considerable strain on societies globally as they dealt with the consequences of the pandemic that restricted people to their homes and placed unprecedented reliance on digital connectivity. This forced several traditionally in-person practices to the online space, resulting in substantial increases in online shopping, socializing and learning, as well as the shift to remote working, which predicated the popularization of hybrid working.

Read more: 2G and 3G Network Sunsets Make Way for 4G and 5G in Middle East and Northern Africa