From virtual reality country to holographic football matches, the Middle East will be investing heavily in ultra-fast 5G network infrastructure by 2021. According to a recent report by consultancy Deloitte, Middle East mobile operators are expected to invest USD 50 billion in network infrastructure from 2017-2021, with particular focus on 5G networks.
“With 5G based ICT infrastructure and visionary digital transformation agendas, the Middle East is ideally positioned to deliver innovative mega events for millions of people” said Jean Pierre Brulard, SVP and General Manager, VMware EMEA. VMware is currently working with service providers and over the top players to deliver 5G with network function virtualization to some of the world’s largest sporting events.
“The 2020 Tokyo games will be a spring board for VMware’s support for Middle East mega events to deliver new business models, innovative athlete, fan, and media experiences and world class security for millions of people” said Ahmed Auda, Managing Director, VMware, MENA.