Wholesale carriers are facing a growing number of challenges, including considerable changes in their revenue mix, an ongoing shift from voice to data, increasing focus on mobility, and a dent in revenue due to OTT services. Despite the many challenges in the market, wholesale carriers still have an opportunity to generate revenue for their company.

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By Tala Issa

The global telecom industry is currently experiencing a new age in connectivity, with the impending introduction of the world’s fastest next-generation network, 5G. There is no doubt that this industry will experience yet another era of unprecedented opportunities and innovation.

Read more: Consolidating trust in the digital age

A special report by Telecom Review 5G technical investigative team

As many operators around the globe have or are preparing to deploy and launch 5G networks and devices, the 3.5 GHz band has emerged as the de-facto band for most deployments, which has created economies of scale for devices and network equipment.

Read more: Spectrum and regulatory policy in the Race for 5G

The agreement between Oman Future Telecommunications (OFT) and the British company Vodafone for a third Oman Mobile Operator will help provide all essential services for the establishment of the new company, including the use of the brand, technical support and knowledge during the 15-year contract.

Read more: Vodafone’s Johannes Hummer recognized for the ‘Best Project Achievement’

Mr. Osman Sultan, former CEO, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) won the ‘Merit Leader Award for Lifetime Achievement’ at the Telecom Review Excellence Awards 2019, held in the Meydan Hotel in Dubai.

Read more: Osman Sultan receives lifetime achievement award at Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit

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.

Read more: Huawei 5G data infrastructure advancing the digital economy

At this year’s Telecom Review Summit, the Middle East’s most renowned ICT event of the year which brings together the most esteemed figures within the industry, Engineer Nasser Suleiman Al Nasser, CEO of Saudi Telecommunications Company (STC) won ‘Industry CEO of the Year- Operator’.

Read more: STC’s Eng. Nasser Suleiman Al Nasser achieves ‘Industry CEO of the Year’ Award

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