Telecom industry players have been experiencing major transformations, with 5G and IoT, among others, resulting in new revenue opportunities and value streams. But alongside these are an increased security risk and pressure that require every telco to create a better defense mechanism.

Read more: Telecommunication security: DDoS attacks

PCCW Global, a leading telecommunications service provider, has launched a globally-connected Embedded-SIM (eSIM) service that is immediately ready for Internet of Things (IoT) deployment globally, providing ground-breaking device connectivity that is expected to revolutionise the automobile, logistics, and connected equipment manufacturing industries.

Read more: PCCW Global launches globally-connected eSIM service

GSMA launches its new annual report entitled ‘Mobile Net Zero – State of the Industry on Climate Action 2021’ which provides an analysis of how the mobile industry is progressing towards its ambition to be net-zero by 2050.

Read more: Over a third of mobile operators commit to net-zero emissions by 2050

The vast majority of the world’s data has been created within the digital era, and the growth of data becomes unstable — showing no sign of slowing down. Believe it or not, IDC forecasts that the world’s overall data will grow to 175 zettabytes in 2025.

Read more: Multi-access edge computing: Bringing data to the cloud

The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance publishes its first 6G White Paper entitled 6G Drivers and Vision. Here, they identified the key drivers for 6G and outlined their vision for 6G toward the future transition of networks, enabling differentiated services with expanded market opportunities and novel experience.

Read more: NGMN takes lead in providing impactful guidance for global 6G activities

PCCW Global, a leading telecommunications service provider, and Frequentis, a supplier of safety-critical communication and information solutions have collaborated to deliver aviation-specific Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technologies over the newly-commissioned Common Aeronautical Virtual Private Network (CRV) that serves International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)’s Asia Pacific and the Middle East (APAC and MID) regions.

Read more: PCCW Global, Frequentis launch first aviation-specific SaaS for APAC, Middle East

In the Q1 2021 findings of the Internet performance analyst firm Ookla, Saudi Arabia is ahead of the 5G network landscape across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region and around the world. The Kingdom has the highest 5G adoption among GCC countries and faster 5G speed than the global average.

Read more: Saudi Arabia: 5G leader within GCC region, 127% faster 5G speed globally

“Our latest AI research shows 86% of businesses currently reaping the benefits of better customer experience through AI, and 25% of companies with widespread AI adoption expect to see the tech pay out in increased revenue during 2021. The pandemic has uncovered the value of AI, lending itself to enhancing tasks related to workforce planning, simulation modeling and demand projection,” said Anand Rao, global artificial intelligence lead at PwC.

Read more: What drives AI domination in 2021?

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