The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) – the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – has launched a new Focus Group to contend with the increasing prevalence and severity of natural disasters with the help of artificial intelligence (AI).

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The Infoblox SP Virtual Summit by Telecom Review will be held on February 17 at 15:00 (Dubai time). Entitled “Thoughts and consideration for designing next generation service providers network”, the virtual summit will address the requirements of next generation SP networks.

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The year 2020 was the year of 5G – with global launches and global subscribes both spiking rapidly throughout the year. As COVID-19 induced lockdowns and restrictions kept people indoors, a fast network kept them connected, and here 5G played a major role in helping people work, study and stay entertained. By Q3-2020, there were nearly 228.7 million 5G subscribers globally, representing 2.44% of the entire global mobile market. 5G subscriptions were expected to reach 236 million globally by the end of 2020 and are expected to breach the 3 billion mark by 2025.

Read more: How the GCC is showcasing global leadership in 5G experiences

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