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The rise of blockchain and nonfungible tokens (NFTs) has undoubtedly found their way into the gaming arena. According to the Blockchain Game Alliance, NFTs games generated a revenue of US$2.32 billion in the third quarter of last year, accounting for about 22% of all NFT trading. The number of wallets linked to gaming also skyrocketed from 29,563 in the first week of 2021 to 754,000 in the third quarter, representing a 2,453% growth.

Read more: Blockchain and NFTs: The future of gaming

Accelerating digital capabilities and building resilience in a fast-evolving and competitive market is paramount to long-term enterprise growth. Across the board, business leaders are navigating emerging technologies as a force multiplier to scale their digital ambitions and seize new opportunities in a changing landscape. Here, we identify some significant tech trends that will shape telcos.

Read more: Tech trends that will transform telcos

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Entering 2022, the world continues to endure the pandemic. But the security industry has, no doubt, continued to shift, adapt, and develop in spite of things. Several trends have even accelerated. 

Read more: Key trends in the security industry in 2022

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StarHub has received spectrum rights from IMDA to build and operate a state-of-the-art 5G standalone network jointly with M1, and confirmed that the preferred 5G technology partner, subject to final contract, is Nokia for the 5G radio access network.

Nokia is also the preferred technology supplier for StarHub's 5G core and mmWave networks. StarHub is exploring other network elements with vendors including Nokia, Huawei, and ZTE.

As a leading wireless service provider, StarHub will leverage the new 5G technology to enable Singaporean consumers, enterprises and government clients to enjoy faster data speeds, better response times, more secure transmission as well as innovative digital services and new applications such as AR/VR live feeds anywhere, AI-based solutions like facial recognition services and advanced IoT like robots, drones and autonomous vehicles.

StarHub believes 5G will be a key enabler for the development and management of a Smart Nation strategy, as many future essential services in Singapore will be interconnected to 5G networks from millions of devices and sensors.

5G will also unlock economic benefits and accelerate business transformations, creating better customer experiences and service innovations as well as new jobs and skills in the long run. StarHub is excited about the new services and opportunities to come and will announce more details about its 5G service offering later.

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