The pandemic accelerated digital transformation across many verticals and countries. According to Huawei, global network traffic has increased by 50% in the past year and a half. Demand for home broadband also rapidly grew by 20% in 2020 alone. According to McKinsey's research, COVID-19 has sped up digital transformation by seven years globally.

Read more: ‘Huawei’s digital mission is a fully connected, intelligent world’

The first-ever and the biggest show in the Arab world is officially on following a stunning opening ceremony watched by the entire world. Countless technological advances will be on display at the Dubai Expo 2020 as nations share their developments in innovation and research designed for an increasingly connected world. The event organizers are expecting footfalls of over 25 million during the 6-month event. Pavillons for more than 190 countries is spread across an area of 4.38 square kilometers of the Dubai South District, near the Al-Maktoum International Airport, and will be divided into three thematic districts -- Opportunity, Mobility, and Sustainability.

Read more: Innovation and technology marvels at the Dubai Expo 2020

Telecom Review is organizing another virtual panel on October 5 entitled “Digitizing the capacity industry”. Wholesale and capacity industry experts will join the moderator, Toni Eid, founder of Telecom Review Group, at 3 pm (Dubai time) to discuss different angles of the wholesale and capacity sector.

Read more: High-level speakers convene at the upcoming Telecom Review virtual panel

Hidden from the eyes and not quite understood by many, connectivity in the modern era relies heavily underneath on subsea cables, not only on the cloud. As a matter of fact, for networks to work, they cannot depend on one side of technology anymore. The interconnectedness is brought by combining the wireless landscape powered by 5G, AI/ML, cloud, IoT, and network automation to the fiber-optic infrastructure lying on the ocean floor.

Read more: The Atlantis of connectivity: Subsea cables

MEF, a global industry association of network, cloud, and technology providers working together to empower enterprise digital transformation, announced a comprehensive set of new APIs, services, and programs in response to significant market demand to accelerate the implementation of MEF Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) APIs.

Read more: Top service providers adopt MEF LSO APIs for business automation

After an almost three-year house arrest in Canada, Huawei CFO Meng Whanzou has been freed to go back home. "Without a strong motherland, I would not have my freedom today," wrote Meng aka Huawei’s princess on WeChat while traveling back to China aboard a chartered jet.

Read more: Huawei CFO finally moves forward after quashing extradition

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