Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 74 - Page 16


Power International Holding selects Darktrace AI in the run-up to the World Cup being designed to accommodate football fans over the course of the World Cup , and serve Qatari communities for years to come .

As part of the project , PIH relies on an extensive group of suppliers and contractors . Self-learning AI is Darktrace ’ s flagship technology and powers its entire range of cybersecurity products .

Darktrace , a global leader in cybersecurity

AI , has announced that Power International Holding ( PIH ), the Qatari business conglomerate assisting with providing infrastructure for the 2022 FIFA World Cup , has selected Darktrace AI to protect its digital environments against cyberthreats .
A giant in its industry , PIH has over 60,000 employees and operates over 50 companies in six major sectors . The organisation is rolling out extensive projects in preparation for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup , including the Integrated Family Housing and Labour Accommodation developments , which are
“ A cyberattack against PIH could cause massive disruption to our global client operations , and even sabotage the country ’ s efforts to effectively prepare for the FIFA World Cup ,” commented Jasim Abdul Rahman , Group Chief Information Officer at Power International Holding .
“ With autonomous response technology , we can rest assured that our employees and customers are protected against increasingly targeted , fast-moving attacks , and critically , that disruption to business operations is avoided .”

Ericsson and Ooredoo partner to offer football fans 5G experiences at FIFA World Cup 2022

Ericsson and Ooredoo Qatar have partnered to ensure that hundreds of thousands of football fans from around the world will enjoy the best next-generation 5G connectivity experiences possible – inside several event stadiums and across the country – when Qatar hosts the FIFA World Cup from November to December 2022 .

The partnership will see Ericsson and Ooredoo Qatar managing 5G radio access network ( RAN ) operation performance across the network through Ericsson Managed Services solutions .
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulla Al Thani , Deputy Group CEO and CEO , Ooredoo Qatar , said : “ Expectations are running high for the major football tournament in Qatar in 2022 , making it ever more important for us to leverage the full potential of 5G . As a global pioneer of the fifth-generation technology , we aim to deliver seamless experiences to visitors as well as spectators and provide a highly digital , immersive and intelligent Qatar 2022 tournament experience to our subscribers .”
Fadi Pharaon , President of Ericsson Middle East and Africa , said : “ After equipping Qatar ’ s stadiums with the best-in-class
Ericsson Radio System , we are thrilled to partner with Ooredoo to bring our sports event management and network operations expertise to Qatar . We look forward to power a fully 5G-enabled football tournament , leveraging the combination of extensive capacity , high speed and low latency .”
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