Trends

  • African telco’s need to monetize ‘Internet of Things’ to remain competitive

    A leading expert in telecommunications has warned that African telco's need to adapt to the ever-changing information technology landscape in a bid to attract and retain customers in order to remain competitive - in what is already a saturated market.

  • Building the SMART Future 2017: A successful first edition

    The first edition of “Building the SMART Future” conference was organized on December 7th, 2017 at the Meydan Hotel, Dubai, UAE. The conference highlighted the latest smart cities trends and technologies and tackled the challenges that governments and telcos are facing in their journey to make their cities smarter.

    Panels discussed artificial intelligence and its impact on transportation, employment and health sectors in addition to IoT being a driver of smart cities around the world. 

    In addition, the conference hosted the ITU CXO meeting. ITU hosted the first CXO meeting in October 2016 in Tunisia. The conclusion of the first CXO meeting went on to feed discussions in ITU on the promotion of OTT (over-the-top) innovation, possible regulatory approaches to OTT, and the value of partnerships between OTT players and network operators 

     

     

  • Cybersecurity in the age of automation

    Digitalization has seeped its way into all areas of society in the postmodern world, namely in the developed world, be it politics or economics; it has changed our lives for the better in the ways that we interact with one another and go about our daily lives. While it has simplified a number of processes and enabled businesses to become more efficient, it has brought about a great deal of vulnerabilities that were not previously accounted for to organizations that use these new emerging technologies.

  • Projected business value of AI will reach 1.2 trillion in 2018

    Global business value derived from artificial intelligence (AI) is projected to total $1.2 trillion in 2018, an increase of 70 percent from 2017, according to Gartner, Inc. AI-derived business value is forecast to reach $3.9 trillion in 2022.

  • The synergy between telecom and energy: Huawei’s take on emerging trends

    Huawei has released a report on the 10 emerging telecom energy trends in 2025 in an effort to provide a reference for operators on site infrastructure construction.

  • Which technology trend is set to make Canadian telecommunications sector more efficient?

    A new report conducted by the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) has found that the Internet of Things will make the Canadian telecommunications sector much more efficient - and claimed that the industry is competitive in comparison to other markets on a global basis.