Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Al Yah Satellite Company (Yahsat) and Northrop Grumman announced ‘DhabiSat’, the second CubeSat designed and developed by Khalifa University students with support from partners, lifted off aboard the Cygnus NG-15 spacecraft on the Antares rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, US.

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In the framework of the discussion on ‘designing next-generation service providers’ network,’ the panelists touched upon the emergence of 6G technology and looked at ways of monetizing 5G with investment in IoT technology before new technologies would take over.

Read more: Infoblox Summit: Value addition key to monetizing 5G

The Infoblox SP Virtual Summit by Telecom Review was held on February 17 and addressed the theme “Thoughts and consideration for designing next generation service providers network”. The virtual summit tackled the requirements of next generation SP networks.

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In the framework of the discussion on ‘designing next-generation service providers’ network,’ the panelists sought to address what future service providers needed to focus on when it came to rewiring their skillsets given the shift from telco to IT and how they can invest in their re-learning.

Read more: Infoblox Summit: Areas of focus for future service providers

Stressing that advancement in technological innovation alone cannot solve the issue of inequity in the world, Ken Hu, Huawei's deputy chairman, underscores the importance of empowering individuals and communities in bridging the digital divide.

Read more: ‘Can't just focus on innovation, need to invest in people’

In the framework of the discussion on ‘designing next-generation service providers’ network,’ the panelists discussed the alignment between technology and the business opportunity in bringing the services closer to the edge of the network and thereby bringing about new customer experiences that were not available in the previous generation of networks.

Read more: Infoblox Summit: Positive user experience in 5G edge and cloud computing

Innovation is an important topic to discuss since it is really what’s driving 5G deployment. At the Infoblox SP virtual summit organized by Telecom Review, Ooredoo Qatar represented by its CTIO, Günther Ottendorfer, talked about the key technology areas that the company is engaging in, to accelerate that growth and that innovation.

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In the framework of the discussion on ‘designing next-generation service providers’ network,’ the panelists felt that a lot had been talked about security for the networks and channeled their focus on issues related to protecting consumers and mobile users from attacks and ransomware on 4G as well as 5G.

Read more: Infoblox Summit: DNS as first line of defense against malicious attacks

Security is becoming a new B2B and B2C business model that SPs are driving towards. Yasser Najeeb Alswailem, Cyber Security VP, stc, detailed more the top security services that are in demand today and what are stc’s top priorities in terms of deploying these services in a panel of Infoblox dedicated to designing next-generation service providers’ network.

Read more: Tackling cyber security at Infoblox SP Virtual Summit

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