By Heiko Perkuhn, Managing Consultant at Detecon International GmbH, with contributions by Managing Consultants Dr. Britta Cornelius and Dr. Daniela Drube

If telcos develop and market campus networks as products, they will fail. If they sell them as solutions, they will succeed. Does this sound a bit simple? Probably. And yet the success of marketing campus networks depends on telcos approaching from the right angle when addressing their clientele.

Read more: How telcos will succeed with 5G campus networks

According to the new report of the Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) entitled ‘Low-Band Spectrum for LTE and 5G,’ 515 operators in 173 countries hold licenses enabling the launch of LTE or 5G using low-band spectrum. 

Read more: Over 500 operators now hold spectrum licenses for low-band LTE and 5G

For the third time in a row, Positive Technologies (PT) has a tier 1 ranking as a signaling firewall provider in the annual Signalling Firewall Vendor Benchmarking Report 2021. Its product, Next Generation Signaling Protection Platform, Telecom Attack Discovery, was ranked as one of the best out of 27 vendors after the evaluation of 97 mobile network operators (MNOs), across 88 countries, receiving an overall rating of 4.54 out of 5.

Read more: Positive Technologies secures tier 1 rating as a signaling firewall provider

Upgrading networks has always been a dynamic process to keep businesses on the go. However, today’s network architecture and infrastructure constantly need upgrades and balance between enterprise networks with residential ones because of a surge in demand for internet-enabled devices for education, remote working, streaming, and online gaming which requires better network coverage and infrastructure..

Read more: Technology shift: The edge of intent-based networking

When it comes to the transmission of signals and connectivity, telecom providers nowadays provide a more flexible and robust model where fiber is backed up by satellite. These two work side-by-side to ensure that downtime and outages can have no adverse effects. So in case fiber interruptions happen due to uncontrollable or unexpected factors, satellite connectivity enables enterprises, governments, and facilities to continue functioning smoothly.

Read more: State of being connected: How fiber optics and satellites work

International Data Corporation’s reports about the economies of Oman and Kuwait show that the IT sectors of these Middle East countries will experience an increased 5-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) due to accelerated investments in public, private, and hybrid cloud solutions.

Read more: Cloud services to drive IT sector in Oman, Kuwait by 2024

The State of the Market Report 2021 by Help AG, the cybersecurity arm of Etisalat Digital, delivers cybersecurity intelligence across a range of parameters, including the top threats over the course of 2020; the region’s biggest vulnerabilities; security investment patterns of organizations in the region; and where the market is headed in terms of technologies and evolution.

Read more: State of cybersecurity in the Middle East: Help AG report

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