Telecom Review, the world’s leading telecoms news platform, held a virtual panel, entitled ‘Digital transformation: A necessity brought forward by COVID-19’, which was attended by over 300 participants, featuring industry leaders from across the world, to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has triggered a tremendous acceleration in the digital transformation.

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Enea announced that it has acquired Aptilo, a leading provider of policy and access control solutions for carrier Wi-Fi and IoT (Internet of Things), headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The total consideration amounts to SEK 92 million which corresponds to an enterprise value of SEK 150 million on a cash and debt free basis. The acquisition will be financed through cash and bank loan and is expected to be earnings per share accretive in 2021. Aptilo is estimated to generate sales of approximately SEK 88 million for the full year 2020.

Read more: New acquisition solidifies Enea's position as leading 5G software provider

ConnecTechAsia 2020 kicked off early this week, incorporating BroadcastAsia, CommunicAsia and NXTAsia to showcase innovative broadcast technologies, state-of-the-art communication services as well as provide an opportunity for industry leaders and business owners to build their network.

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PCCW Global, a leading international communications service provider, and New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX), the only Cable Landing Station (CLS) colocation campus in the U.S offering Tier 3, carrier-neutral data center capabilities, announced the launch of a new point-of-presence (PoP) at NJFX CLS for direct access to PCCW Global’s MPLS network and the Console Connect platform.

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The Infocomm Media Development Authority (“IMDA”) has partnered with Singapore’s Mobile Network Operators (“MNOs”) to hire and reskill 1,000 professionals to support Singapore’s 5G rollout. Of these, 30% are new roles, while the remaining are telecom professionals who will be upskilled in the areas of 5G network, cybersecurity and solution engineering to futureproof their jobs.

Read more: IMDA, Singaporean MNOs to develop skilled workforce for 5G expansion

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