The fourth industrial revolution has arrived, bringing with it a digital cache of untapped potential ranging from biometrics to blockchain. Companies, enterprises and institutions across multiple sectors are now gunning to become the first within their industries to adopt, implement and fully utilize these emerging technologies that come with such rapid global digitisation. Out of all the new technologies that will undoubtedly change our lives, Big Data is the most crucial and in-demand field that not only allows us to harness incredible amounts of data at any given time, but helps us collect, curate and analyse specific aspects of that data that can be used to leverage actionable insight and ameliorate real-time decision making challenges. 

Read more: Big Data: Asia’s newest socio-economic ally

The Telecommunications Standardization Bureau (TSB) of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) works on developing international telecom standards. It currently includes 11 study groups which are dedicated to developing standards which range from fiber optics, all the way to the application layer. Some of their study groups are technical in nature, while others are more regulatory in nature such as managing telephone numbers internationally, managing the secure use of IoT-powered devices on 5G networks, managing economic and policy issues, tariffs, international roaming and internet connectivity charges.

Read more: ITU’s Bilel Jamoussi discusses region-specific challenges faced by MENA region’s telcos

With Malaysia poised to be one of the next key players in the race towards 5G deployment in Southeast Asia, Telecom Review Asia Pacific sat down with TM ONE’s Chief Network Officer, Ir. Azizi Hadi to discuss the transformative plans for 5G in the region and the importance of working closely with customers to ensure a smooth and seamless transition into the next phase of the digital revolution.

Read more: CNO of TM: “5G is a journey and we all need it”

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), a subset of the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to transform a variety of industries. Digital transformation has reverberated across several, if not all, industries and it will definitely continue to do so over the next few years, especially with the rise of 5G network adoption across the globe, it will give IoT the power to function in the best way imaginable.

Read more: What Industrial IoT means for the future of the manufacturing sector

As a leading communications service provider in Malaysia with the nation’s only all-IP; all-4G network, YTL Communications is committed to providing class leading mobile Internet services that are not only affordable, but as a platform to enable the next phase of telco evolution -- IR 4.0 and 5G network.

Read more: YTL Communications CEO: “It’s our job to provide the best service using the resources that we have”

Having focused on research in the telecom industry in areas ranging from TDM to IP, then to Cloud for over 20 years, Jason Tu Jiashun, Principal Scientist of NFV/SDN Solutions, ZTE Corporation explained in an exclusive interview with Telecom Review Asia how the 5G Slice Store solution encourages vertical industries to participate in orchestration and life-cycle management of network slicing.

Read more: ZTE promotes 5G commercialization through revolutionary B2B2C model

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