The chairman of the Hong Kong Federation of e-commerce and newly appointed chairman of the WTA (World Trustmark Alliance) Joseph Yuen has declared that online trust remains the No.1 issue in terms of accelerating digital transformation on a global scale in relation to e-commerce.

Read more: WTA chairman says online trust remains No.1 issue in global digital transformation

Nowadays, more and more operators are realizing that video is not just a value-added service on top of traditional telco services but is also fundamental to future strategy, especially in the coming 5G era. 5G cellular will enable significantly greater capacity and dramatically lower latency, and optimized support for Ultra High Definition (UHD) streaming video embedded with many advanced applications and services including Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), telemedicine, education, and various IoT enabled applications and services

Read more: ZTE to meet customer expectations for the video streaming services

Chinese telecommunications behemoth Huawei has established itself over the years to become one of the major global players in the telecommunications industry, and has enjoyed phenomenal success. Huawei is the third biggest manufacturer of smartphones behind Apple and Samsung and continues to expand its operations rapidly despite coming under intense scrutiny in the United States in recent months.

Read more: Huawei remains committed to providing cutting-edge technologies and innovations

One of the world’s leading mobile satellite service operators, Thuraya Telecommunications Company, has introduced a new solution entitled ‘Thuraya Aero’ to the marketplace. The innovative new solution is a satellite communication service that enables in-flight connectivity for internet access, voice calls, text messaging and high-speed data applications on board small- to medium-sized aircrafts.

Read more: Thuraya Communications ‘takes flight’ with onboard connectivity solution

Opinion feature by Dr. Winnie Tang, Honorary Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Hong Kong:

Acquiring foreign talent is proved to be a shortcut to promote social and economic development of a place. The United States being well known as the melting pot of various nationalities is a typical example in this respect.

Read more: “Openness is the best strategy to attract global talents” - Dr. Winnie Tang, Smart City Consortium

For content providers and mobile operators alike, the growth of data consumption has grown at a torrid pace. Northern Asia has among the highest data use globally with the developing SE Asian nations catching up each year.  In general, the demand for capacity is being driven by the introduction of new data services along with an insatiable appetite for video and content heavy applications with all of these being lapped up by consumers and enterprises across Asia, SE Asia’s rapidly growing middle class. 

Read more: StrataNet owned network covers Asia to USA

Carol Wan, Vice President, Data Sales for the Asia Pacific region at PCCW Global has called for the wholesale carrier industry to start developing standards for the development and use of blockchain technology. Telecom Review managed to secure an exclusive interview with the charismatic executive who expressed eloquently how the industry needs to cooperate in order to embrace the cutting-edge technology, which she feels will bring many benefits to the sector.

Read more: “The wholesale carrier industry needs to develop standards for the use of blockchain” – Carol Wan,...

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