With the development of high-speed broadband internet, the widespread availability of smart devices and region-wide support of digital initiatives, the
Additionally, the rising penetration of connected devices in the region is leading more governments to adopt more e-Government initiatives, making the transformation into digital economies with the initiation of smart city technologies.
"Connectivity is becoming an increasingly important way of life in the
Over the past several years, he said that mobile broadband has been developing rapidly, now covering more than two billion people. More and more individuals, businesses, and organisations are joining a more connected world. This is certainly true for the
By 2019, 50 per cent of handset subscriptions in the
Fawakherji said that mobile subscriptions are expected to exceed world population in 2015.
As a result, the relationship between connected technology and physical work is undergoing a profound change. Work and life is made easier thanks to connectivity. By incorporating connected items into various exploration activities, true human potential can be unleashed creating untapped business opportunities. But this is just the beginning.
"We have already seen it happening, glasses, watches and health monitors are now becoming connected as we move toward a wearable technology trend. In time we will see cars, roads, homes, shoes and even toothbrushes becoming Â€˜intelligent', being connected in ways we never imagined possible," he said.
"With convergence of ICT a developing trend in the region, we believe that the digital transformation of the information society presents immense opportunities for the ICT industry, and that the convergence of the digital and physical worlds will usher in an era of big data, more real-time big data platforms, and an enormous volume of connected things," he said.
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