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HKT is considered to be Hong Kong's premier telecommunications service provider for the public, local and international businesses. Aiming to provide the best services and technologies to its clients, HKT is investing in new spectrums and in 5G to develop smart cities. In an exclusive interview, Paul Berriman, Group Chief Technology Officer at PCCW and HKT Group, spoke to Telecom Review about the newest spectrum the company applied for, its smart cities projects and the importance of security in 5G.

Read more: HKT’s Paul Berriman explains how 5G is all about society and smart cities

5G is no longer a farfetched technology. It’s here. Vendors around the world have been in a fierce competition to offer operators 5G equipment and lead the way in the digital era. The capabilities of the fifth generation technology are tremendous and so far, Asia has proven itself as a pioneer in this field. Consumers in South Korea - where nationwide 5G mobile network has been launched in a world first - have already subscribed to 5G, Hong Kong has released its 5G spectrum roadmap and China has just issued 5G licenses for commercial use.

Read more: 5G is here and Asia is more than ready

In this era, almost every organization needs to become digital. Digital transformation is taking place, making more companies multi-cloud based, powered by data and ready to take on new challenges by turning them into opportunities.

Read more: “Digital transformation will create new opportunities for vertical solutions providers” – Dell...

Maintaining a high level of security for all 5G use-cases will be a huge challenge whereas the attack surface will deeply increase. Those were the insights shared by Emmanuel Lugagne Delpon, Group CTO and Senior Vice President, Orange, in an exclusive interview with Telecom Review.

Read more: 5G challenges should be overcome with a ‘security by design’ approach, says Orange CTO

SES is the world’s leading satellite operator and the first provider to deliver a differentiated and scalable geostationary earth orbit (GEO) and medium earth orbit (MEO) offering worldwide. Through its value-added, end-to-end solutions offered in two key business units: SES Video and SES Networks, SES has the capability, knowledge and expertise to connect and enable broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers, changing the lives of billions of people worldwide. SES’s pioneering and progressive approach to new emerging technologies and disruption within the industry over the years is what ultimately keeps SES Networks ahead of its competitors.

Read more: SES Networks strengthens offerings with more end-to-end managed connectivity services following...

5G is today the buzzword in the telecom industry. With new technology comes the fear of the unknown. 5G will surely present many benefits to its users, but as with any new technology, cyber criminals will be ready to exploit its weaknesses and as such, experts must evaluate the risk of 5G connectivity and how it may directly or indirectly impact the user. It’s not only that 5G brings new threats, but existing ones might undergo considerable lateral expansion and amplification.

Read more: AT&T capitalizes on SDN to counter 5G cyber threats

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