Year 2019 has been linked with the rollout of fifth generation technology (5G). Industry experts have embarked on their 5G journey and are aspiring to see their efforts bear fruit in 2019. However, other trends are expected to impact the telecommunications industry. Technological advances have created what is dubbed the ‘digital era’ and are paving the way for significant IT and network architecture changes in 2019.

Read more: Outlook to 2019: What should we expect?

Nowadays, more and more operators are realizing that video is not just a value-added service on top of traditional telco services but is also fundamental to future strategy, especially in the coming 5G era. 5G cellular will enable significantly greater capacity and dramatically lower latency, and optimized support for Ultra High Definition (UHD) streaming video embedded with many advanced applications and services including Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), telemedicine, education, and various IoT enabled applications and services

Read more: ZTE to meet customer expectations for the video streaming services

 The 11th edition of Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit offered a great opportunity to meet regional and international industry C-level leaders. One of them was Chris de Josselin, CEO, StrataNet, who attended the event and took part in a panel that focused on cybersecurity measures in light of the increase in data traffic.

Read more: StrataNet is taking the submarine cable industry to the next level

One of the world’s leading mobile satellite service operators, Thuraya Telecommunications Company, has introduced a new solution entitled ‘Thuraya Aero’ to the marketplace. The innovative new solution is a satellite communication service that enables in-flight connectivity for internet access, voice calls, text messaging and high-speed data applications on board small- to medium-sized aircrafts.

Read more: Thuraya Communications ‘takes flight’ with onboard connectivity solution

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