By An Jian, president of carrier networks business group, Huawei Middle East

No industry can ignore the need for digitalization. The development of new technologies such as IoT, artificial intelligence, 5G and cloud computing has made data collection and value mining increasingly simple. These technologies are bringing benefits to every industry in which they have been adopted, but digitalization also poses new challenges, including the need for higher agility and flexibility from service applications. This places new demands on data infrastructure.

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By Chen Zhou, president Cloud & Data Center Marketing and Solution Sales, Huawei

According to the Huawei Global Industry Vision (GIV) report, the global volume of data will see an enormous increase from 32.5ZB in 2018 to 180ZB in 2025. In addition, data will become a critical production factor in the 5G era. Data production and mobility are accelerated by 5G, 4K/8K videos, IoT, V2X and other new apps. However, given that less than 2% of data is stored, and less than 10% is analyzed and utilized, it is clear that there are enormous challenges to overcome.

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MEF is pleased to announce that Nuage Networks from Nokia, Versa Networks, and Infovista are the first technology vendors certified to support MEF 3.0 SD-WAN services. This certification enables service and technology providers to validate the conformance of their services and products to the industry-leading SD-WAN Service Attributes and Services (MEF 70) global standard.

Read more: MEF announces first vendors to receive SD-WAN certification

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