The 14th edition of Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit will be held this year with a new twist. The Summit will be both physical and virtual which will allow panelists to join the panel discussion in The Meydan Hotel, Dubai from anywhere in the world and anyone will be able to virtually participate. Under its annual theme ‘It’s All about Smart Networking’, Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit will focus on the industry’s main trends such as 5G, cybersecurity, data trafﬁc and digitalization.
Reports and Coverage
By Omar Akar, Regional Vice President and Managing Director, Cloud and AI Business Group, Huawei Middle East
It offers security and performance, and you’ve probably already got the cable.
It’s official: The future of work is distributed. With COVID-19 prompting office closures and a sudden shift to remote work, companies have had to adapt to and learn to work with new technologies in recent months, and change is still coming. Even if your organization has adjusted successfully, the “new normal” is an ever-moving target, especially when it comes to technology.
While quantum computing is still in the early phases, there have already been many innovations and breakthroughs. Companies like IBM, Microsoft, Honeywell, and Google have been investing heavily in the technology.
The past week's news has been dominated by earnings reports. Most telcos showed a bounce back from the weaker results of Q2 during the first coronavirus lockdowns. However, with new lockdowns starting around the world, the outlook for Q4 is uncertain.
Bridging the gender divide in the ICT sector is still a pressing concern. While the future for women in this industry seems very bright and full of potential, there is still a long way to go.
A confluence of existing factors driving cloud transition has been further accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis. As a result, cloud spending rose another 33% year on year to $32.8 billion during the third quarter of 2020.
The new normal has imposed new trends that existed long before the coronavirus pandemic, but have gained ground in light of it. Remote work and remote education have emerged and have been effective thanks to video conferencing applications backed by improved network performance. With the rise of video applications, one questions the role of mobile operators and the impact it has had on them.
The Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Bernadette Lewis to lead the organization as its first female Secretary-General in its 120 year history. Ms. Lewis, a national of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, was recruited for the position following a competitive selection process.