The term IoT (internet of things) is widely recognized, and activity in the market to develop and install IoT solutions has grown exponentially over the last decade. The use of IoT for business operations has already been proven to deliver immense value. In spite of this success, there are increasing instances of IoT project failures. For a variety of reasons, it is estimated that nearly three-quarters of all IoT projects started will not be considered successful by the organizations using them.
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Ericsson has increased its estimate for the number of global 5G users by the end of 2020, from 13 million to 190 million in its latest instalment of the Ericsson Mobility Report.
In order to fulfil its commitment to support Arab countries and all stakeholders in facing the COVID-19 pandemic through digital technologies and highlight their efforts in this matter, the Arab Information and Communication Technologies Organization (AICTO) and the Technical Secretariat of the Council of Arab Ministers organized in partnership with ESCWA the first Arab Webinar entitled “ICT fighting Covid-19: Arab initiatives and success stories”. The webinar allowed all stakeholders in the region to present their experiences and share best practices to confront the coronavirus pandemic.
Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer, Meng Wanzhou, raised a new argument which accused the Canadian police and border agents of colluding with the FBI.
After discussing the impact that COVID-19 has had on 5G deployment from the point of view of operators and vendors, the panel’s moderators, Toni Eid, Founder of Telecom Review and CEO of Trace Media asked the panelists whether they think that 5G played a certain role during the pandemic.
The first virtual panel by Telecom Review will address the delay in 5G development caused by the novel coronavirus and the ensuing impact on operators and vendors, in addition to how 5G played an important role in the fight against COVID-19.
The first part of the panel highlighted the causes of delay in 5G deployment and the consequences on the industry, namely on operators and vendors. Toni Eid, Founder of Telecom Review and CEO of Trace Media, who was the panel’s moderator, steered the conversation to know all of the panelists’ opinion.
By Hazem Galal, partner, Global Leader for Cities & Local Government, PwC Middle East and Rahul Puri, regional sales head, MEA, STL
The last part of the panel answered a futuristic question. How the response to COVID-19 would have been if 5G was already deployed? An Jian, President of Carrier Business Group, Huawei Middle East Region mentioned China as an example of how 5G helped in the intervention to counter the pandemic.
By Hicham Saoud, Head of BSS Consulting & Digital Government, Sofrecom