The evolution to digital business strategies and an increased awareness of emerging cyber threats will boost global security spending by 8 percent in 2018 to reach $96.3 billion, research firm Gartner predicts. Yahoos recent shocking revelation that up to 3 billion user accounts were hacked in 2013 is a reminder to all organizations that security spending is a worthy investment.

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Telecom Review is a trusted global media brand in the telecommunications industry. As the brand has expanded across regions and into new mediums (Telecom Review Summit), Telecom Review now has its own video media platform: Telecom Review TV www.telecomreview.tv The platform was launched by Telecom Review founder and CEO of Trace Media International, Toni Eid, at the 9th edition of the Telecom Review Summit from 6-7 December.

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Telecom Review continued its dedication and commitment to the ICT industry and exceeded all expectations by holding the best and largest high-level executive ICT gathering. The Telecom Review Excellence Awards, held on Dec. 6, recognized industry leaders for their efficient and hard work in 2017, and are a special way for Telecom Review to help celebrate the winner’s success.

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE), represented by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), chaired the preparatory workshop for the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-2019), which was held recently at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

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New technologies like 5G, edge, softwarization and cloudification will shake up the network factory of telco operators. Stone Age monolithic NT equipment producing plain voice and data services are in the past. The modernization of the network factory opens up new opportunities for telcos to monetarize their network capabilities and increase efficiency significantly.

Read more: Detecon: The network factory of the future needs a new way of working

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