IoT is not just a technology; it is a business strategy, according to Craig Price, SVP mobility products and marketing, PCCW Global, who spoke to Telecom Review about the company’s IoT roadmap and the relevance of its Console Connect platform in the era of 5G and IoT.

Read more: PCCW Global providing end-to-end IoT connectivity

With 5G wireless networks continuing to be deployed in 2020, the issue of 5G cybersecurity remains a huge area of uncertainty. Despite telcos’ enthusiasm to roll out the network as quickly as possible, Dr. Ibrahim Gedeon, CTO of Canadian telecom provider, TELUS, stresses that security is not a feature that should be added after the design of a product or service, but rather as an integral part of the design process. He believes that building secure products from the ground-up requires a strong reliance on a root of trust.

Read more: “The era of secure, private and ethical by design is here,” says TELUS CTO

The digital revolution has exposed abundant value opportunities for companies to raise efficiency and develop new kinds of products, services, and business models. Accenture is the engine to help transform businesses and leverage the new technologies that are disrupting the industry as we know it. Only by building strong innovation capabilities, can companies successfully make the wise pivot and manage disruption. Xavier Anglada is the Strategy & Consulting lead for Accenture in the MENA region, and is leading his team in harnessing the power of innovation and disruption in the digital era. Telecom Review sat down with Anglada to explore how disruption is playing out in the Middle East, and how companies can leverage new digital technologies to power through their digital transformation journey.

Read more: Accenture’s Xavier Anglada on harnessing digital disruption

Notes from the Chief Editor

5G is here - right now - and deployment has started. 5G chipsets are undergoing the last stages of manufacturing, and 5G devices are already available for testing.

Everyone agrees that 5G will create a massive data transaction on telcos’ networks due to the ultra-high speed, extra capacity and low latency provided by these networks, and will increase the number of connected devices in all categories from transport to automotive from banking to industrial, and any other service such health, utilities ,etc.

However, the most important thing is that transactions and data are secured in a way so that systems don’t crash and personal information isn’t hacked. Data privacy must be preserved.

Telecom Review has launched at the 12th edition of the Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit which was held on March 29th in Beirut, Lebanon a special edition about 5G and cybersecurity featuring exclusive interviews with the most influencing CTOs of the industry in North America, Europe and Asia, along with independent opinion features from research labs and universities.

This edition is online on all Telecom Review websites so don’t miss the chance to check what international industry leaders had to say about 5G and cybersecurity threats and solutions. 
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