With 5G technologies powering the next wave of business ecosystems and capabilities, a new and diverse revenue mix will be created for operators who can turn their networks into platforms for deeper interaction with content and services.

Read more: MYCOM OSI’s CTO and President outlines the role of service assurance in 5G monetization

Technology is advancing at a blistering pace, and the pandemic has brought digitalisation to the fore, with the world gaining a renewed appreciation for how crucial connectivity is in every aspect of our lives. With digitalisation taking centre stage, 5G is becoming more important than ever, for the transformation of the telecoms industry but also global economies on a larger scale. 

Read more: CSG leads businesses towards digital evolution

Throughout the pandemic, there was a drastic increase in the deployment of smart city technologies, namely in GCC countries. Weathering the storm of the pandemic was no easy feat but the GCC countries harnessed their advanced infrastructure to the maximum in an effort to contain the spread of the virus. From contact tracing technologies to apps, the GCC did a great deal. However, with new technology, comes new challenges. What does the deployment of these new technologies mean for corporate governance?

Read more: PwC’s Hazem Galal talks corporate governance, pandemic-induced tech at Telecom Review Summit

Digital transformation has become a necessity today, especially with what the world experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In an interview with Telecom Review, Ahmed Mekky, Chairman and CEO of Benya shed light of the company’s mission to accelerate digital transformation and fulfill the Egyptian government’s Vision 2030.

Read more: How Benya is ensuring a faster, smoother and a more reliable transformation experience

Data traffic made headlines in the telecoms industry in light of the exceptional measures businesses and individuals had to abide by due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, data traffic increases were registered all over the world and telcos had to be up to the challenge of catering to data-related needs.

Read more: MTN GlobalConnect CEO lauds the operator’s network resilience

TELUS was recognized this year for its record download speeds over 4G LTE. Telecom Review spoke to Dr. Ibrahim Gedeon, CTO, TELUS about this milestone and discussed the importance of such an achievement at a time when speed and network quality are essential for business continuity.

Read more: TELUS catering to users’ needs despite challenging circumstances

This year has been nothing short of transformational for several public and private enterprises across the region and the rest of the world. The wholesale industry, in particular, had a unique experience throughout the pandemic, as people were forced into lockdown and began to study and work from home, causing a huge surge in internet traffic.

Read more: Vaneet Mehta discusses experience of wholesale industry amid COVID-19 at 14th Telecom Review Summit

In the months since the COVID-19 outbreak, communications providers have found themselves at the heart of a fast-changing world. Communications and connectivity are in great demand as entire populations are staying at home and digital infrastructure is becoming increasingly essential for human interaction. Supporting this dramatic change has not been easy, but operators have shown themselves to be agile and resilient.

Read more: Elias Saab highlights importance of telcos’ social responsibility

In just a few months, the COVID-19 crisis has brought about years of change in the way companies in all sectors and regions do business. The rapid migration to digital technologies driven by the pandemic is expected to continue into the recovery period and beyond.

Read more: NXN CEO on building a successful digital transformation roadmap

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