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Harassing scam calls have plagued the global telecommunications industry, resulting in the high incidence of fraud and financial losses among users. Over the years, criminal scammers have been evolving and adopting more sophisticated technologies to carry out fraudulent activities and continue to be a source of problems.

Read more: How can telecom operators and the governments combat scam calls

Increased smartphone penetration and a rise in demand for over-the-top (OTT) content have driven the growth of the global direct carrier billing (DCB) market. Valued at US$29.8 billion in 2019, the global DCB market is estimated to reach US$70 billion by 2025, fuelled by a surge in video and audio streaming, as well as consumers’ preference for seamless, secure, and accessible payment modes.

Read more: The future of direct carrier billing and carrier-OTT partnerships

As countries work towards digitalising economies, Telecom Review Asia Pacific interviews Robert Tay, Cluster Director at Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) in charge of the ATxSG Programme Office to find out its role in shaping Singapore’s tech scene and advancing economies in the region. 

Read more: IMDA: Forging a shared digital future in Asia

With the rise of IoT and connected devices as companies innovate to drive profitable growth, location data is becoming an increasingly important asset across myriad industries such as retail and logistics, where consumers are reached out to based on location data to create enhanced customer experiences.

Read more: The rise of location-based advertising in a digitalized world

The annual Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit will be back in its 15th edition on December 8th at Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City, UAE. The Summit will be both physical and virtual which will allow panelists to join the panel discussions in Dubai from anywhere in the world and anyone will be able to virtually participate.

Read more: Save the date for the 15th Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit

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