Access to the latest and greatest in emerging technologies places us in a favorable position as a society when it comes to combatting the pandemic. COVID-19 has essentially affected the entire world, not just in terms of health, but has also placed many businesses and entire industries at risk and has forced us all to work and learn from home. This has caused quite the disruption and many organizations and governments across the world are working tirelessly to put an end to the crisis in recent months.

Read more: Big data: A force to be reckoned with in the time of COVID-19

According to Deloitte, 2020 is the ‘Year of 5G’ as businesses start to understand the benefits and limitations of the technology and we start to see the first wave of solutions based on 5G begin to emerge. With the arrival of 5G networks, including network slicing with service level agreements (SLAs), comes fast, high volume, low latency data streams that provide a whole host of new business opportunities in IoT devices, autonomous vehicles, and augmented reality.

Read more: Harnessing the power of data in 5G networks

Dear esteemed partners,

 

In these critical times we’re facing due to the coronavirus pandemic, we must stand together to overcome all the ensuing challenges. As always, we are here to support you now more than ever.

We have recognized the importance of digital transformation long before this health crisis and built a strong digital presence. Our media platforms are covering the latest measures that telcos are taking to serve customers and the impact that COVID-19 is having on the telecoms and ICT industry.

In order to abide by the instructions of the World Health Organization and local governments, we will temporarily stop the publication of special print editions while maintaining our newsletters sent to our large database. Interview opportunities with ICT leaders are still available through email exchanges, phone calls or video calls with our editorial team.

We are confident that these hard times shall pass and we will resume normal business activities with more perseverance and dedication. Until then, we are executing remote working policy and conducting regular meetings via video conferencing calls.

Stay safe and we hope to see you again soon

 

Toni Eid,

founder of Telecom Review

and CEO of Trace Media

A smart city is an urban area that uses different types of electronic Internet of Things (IoT) sensors to collect data, using it to manage assets, resources and services efficiently. Smart cities look at all aspects like mobility, public safety, governance and health, improving existing local institutions, digitising access to employment while maintaining the security of their citizens, and Singapore is a nation that is recognised for its efforts in successfully doing this.

Read more: What we can learn from Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative

With 5G deployment fast becoming a reality in many parts of the world, mobile operators are scrambling to get their hands on the latest products and solutions that will catapult their businesses to greater heights. Advancing right alongside this 21st century digital phenomenon is ZTE, who is not only leading the way towards a 100% software-based, end to end mobile network infrastructure solutions, but also smashing through traditional telco methods and welcoming a new generation of continued innovation and market proliferation.

Read more: ZTE: Strong partnerships are at the heart of digital transformation

The severity of COVID-19 has hit an all time high. In addition to the human toll that the virus has accumulated, the significant commercial impact on various global businesses has been unprecedented. As a result of the pandemic and its consequences on industry operations, companies worldwide have been forced to adapt and adopt new ways of handling the crisis in order to maintain business continuity and cater to the changing needs of their customers. 

Read more: Metaswitch’s contingency plans successful in combatting pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing in Europe, China has already won the staged victory with scientific method to fight against COVID-19. According to the latest official data, the infection situation in China has been initially controlled and only a few or even no new cases have been reported over the past several days. Meanwhile, Chinese researchers have started to share China's experience of "Anti-COVID-19" at multiple countries' request.

Read more: Following China’s lead in combating COVID-19 pandemic

The ZTE corporation has long been a global pioneer in the telecommunications and information technology industries, so much so it is without question that it would play a pivotal role in the growth and development of fixed network capabilities and solutions. The success of ZTE’s fixed network and multimedia products, which include CPE, OAN, MSAN, IPTV, OTT and integrated CDN/cache, is wholly attributed to its Vice President and General Manager of Fixed Network and Multimedia Products, Mr Fang Hui.

Read more: ZTE: Commercial success is contingent upon industry collaboration

The telecoms industry is on the fast track towards global digital transformation and, by the looks of it, isn’t planning on slowing down anytime soon. With the arrival of 5G and a list of other emerging technologies into the ecosystem, it is no surprise that data analytics and network security will play a critical role in protecting and optimizing mobile network operations in the future.

Read more: CMO: Mobileum’s action driven solutions will set a new paradigm for the telecom industry

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