We are in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution, the most advanced revolution of all time which has been driven by the creation and adoption of emerging technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), the Internet of things (IoT), as well as augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR), among others.
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As the global market for the internet of medical things (IoMT) continues to experience exponential growth, the entire landscape of the healthcare industry will continue to evolve and change, all in the name of more efficient patient care.
By An Jian, president of Carrier Networks Business Group, Huawei Middle East
5G is expanding at an exciting pace, creating opportunities for operators and end users alike. In the past, after a new generation of mobile communication technology has been launched, the pace of network deployment is managed step by step by operators, while investment and ROI come mainly from the consumer market. However, 5G is changing things – the differentiated capabilities offered are much more, the projected demand segments are diversified and the business model is redefined. In order to better monetize the available markets, 2C and 2B, a multi-way collaboration model between all stakeholders ought to materialize especially between carriers and vertical industries.
From intelligent homes to connected devices being applied to several aspects of our lives, we are currently experiencing one of the most prominent industrial revolutions the world has ever seen: the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The internet of things (IoT) comprises of the billions of connected devices embedded in our homes, offices and cities, which are constantly collecting, analyzing and transmitting data. Some IoT devices, such as fitness trackers, are present with us everywhere we go. Others we interact with remotely, such as a smart thermostat system. Many are also invisible, operating to modulate traffic flows, industrial control systems and much more.
The telecommunications industry has been going through different phases of change. Ever since the notion of digital transformation arose, industry experts started calling for adaptation on both technological and business levels. Data is one of the elements that triggered the need for change, notably because of the huge amounts increasingly being generated which required revamped management models and strategies. But it’s not only about management. Data analytics are currently one of the most important pillars of a successful digital transformation.
Following the coronavirus outbreak, the GSMA had to cancel recently the Mobile World Congress 2020 which was set to be held in Barcelona. Following that decision and for the same reasons, the GSMA in conjunction with the event host MTN GlobalConnect, has decided to postpone the April 2020 WAS meeting in Cape Town to the same venue to March 2021.
By Ehab Kanary, vice president of enterprise at CommScope
2019 saw the introduction of WiFi 6 certified products, the deployment of shared spectrum, availability of 5G handsets and service in select cities in the region, and an uptick in interest for private networks. These new standards, products and services will give enterprises more choices in 2020 as to how they meet increased demands for both capacity and coverage, as well as meet increased end user expectations.
Etisalat Group has announced its consolidated financial statements for the year ending December 31 2019. According to the report, twelve month consolidated revenues reached to AED 52.2 billion, while consolidated net profit after Federal Royalty for the twelve month amounted to AED 8.7 billion, an increase of 1% compared to same period last year.
A new mobile application that allows users to share their contact information without having to exchange business cards was recently launched. HereYouGo is an ecofriendly renovated concept of the traditional business card - offered to users free of charge – that allows them to exchange contact details effortlessly in one simple step.