The network of interconnectivity enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT) technology is gaining momentum as a catalyst for enhancing AI and ML capabilities, data analysis in real-time, industrial solutions, advanced security, edge computing, centralized connectivity, and data management, etc. for efficient operations.

Read more: Endless possibilities of Internet of Everything

Fixed wireless access (FWA) has risen in prominence over the past year. With FWA services surging almost 20% yearly to over 80 million in 2020, a market analysis sees that number of FWA connections would rocket to almost 200 million by 2026.

Read more: Fixed wireless access to bring 200 million connections by 2026

45 countries/territories have been identified with private network deployments based on LTE/5G or where 5G-suitable private network spectrum licenses have been assigned. The new ‘Private Mobile Networks’ market status report of GSA reveals that while LTE still accounts for the majority of private mobile networks deployment, the market share of 5G is growing.

Read more: 5G is now being deployed in 44% of private mobile networks

With the rise of cloud communications, voice calls using the internet have prospered. Voice over Internet Protocol — or VoIP in short — has existed since 1995 and its significance to the way communication evolved through time is often overlooked.

Read more: VoIP advancements with artificial intelligence and machine learning

With the proliferation of artificial intelligence and deep learning technologies, networks that replicate the functions of the human brain, the smartest and most complex known creation, have been created. You can thank these artificial neural networks (ANNs) for many of applications we use every day, such as Google’s search engine, Apple’s Face ID iPhone lock, and Amazon’s Alexa AI-powered assistant.

Read more: Brain of tomorrow: Artificial neural networks

The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) affirmed that the 2G (GSM) shutdown process in the UAE is proceeding according to plan. Scheduled for the end of 2022, service providers (Etisalat and du) will discontinue support for 2G networks completely.

Read more: Shutdown of 2G networks in UAE proceeds as scheduled

Cloud technology is changing the way telecom operators function. Today’s networks demand faster and more reliable access to a growing number of resources, applications, and services. The increasing data traffic trend has given way to virtualized mobile core networks instead of on-premise infrastructure even as the rapid rollout of 5G deployments is underway globally.

Read more: Advantages of cloud-native technologies for telcos

In a bid to persuade a Canadian court from refusing the US government’s extradition request of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, defense lawyers have questioned the reliability of information provided by the United States.

Read more: Huawei CFO case: defense says US extradition request info ‘unreliable’

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