Hidden from the eyes and not quite understood by many, connectivity in the modern era relies heavily underneath on subsea cables, not only on the cloud. As a matter of fact, for networks to work, they cannot depend on one side of technology anymore. The interconnectedness is brought by combining the wireless landscape powered by 5G, AI/ML, cloud, IoT, and network automation to the fiber-optic infrastructure lying on the ocean floor.
Reports and Coverage
MEF, a global industry association of network, cloud, and technology providers working together to empower enterprise digital transformation, announced a comprehensive set of new APIs, services, and programs in response to significant market demand to accelerate the implementation of MEF Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) APIs.
The National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) and the Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) have signed an MoU to form a permanent joint committee that would develop the system for regulating free competition in the Egyptian telecom market.
After an almost three-year house arrest in Canada, Huawei CFO Meng Whanzou has been freed to go back home. "Without a strong motherland, I would not have my freedom today," wrote Meng aka Huawei’s princess on WeChat while traveling back to China aboard a chartered jet.
The pandemic accelerated digital transformation across many verticals and countries. According to Huawei, global network traffic has increased by 50% in the past year and a half. Demand for home broadband also rapidly grew by 20% in 2020 alone. According to McKinsey's research, COVID-19 has sped up digital transformation by seven years globally.
For scalability, innovation, security, and flexibility, telecom companies are transforming their IT and architectural capabilities. This is a must as the demand for faster, better, and more efficient services and operations is higher than before.
Telecom Review is organizing another virtual panel on October 5 entitled “Digitizing the capacity industry”. Wholesale and capacity industry experts will join the moderator, Toni Eid, founder of Telecom Review Group, at 3 pm (Dubai time) to discuss different angles of the wholesale and capacity sector.
The sixth annual SDG impact report from the GSMA shows that the mobile industry increased its contribution to all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2020 by 50%.
Ibrahim Gedeon, chief technology officer of TELUS, discussed with Telecom Review about their new graduate program that enables future-proofing technology talent pools while nurturing the innovators of the future.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has chosen two Emirati women as ambassadors for the Women in Cyber Mentorship Programme, an initiative targeting to overcome the barriers that prevent women's broader integration in the field of cybersecurity.