Intelligent automation outperforms costly, labor-intensive and manual processes, making a provision for remediation and delivering enhanced network performance. In an interview with Telecom Review Asia, Ricky Boyle, senior vice president, business development, B-Yond, delved deep into the importance of network automation and how operators can meet SLAs in today’s hyper-connected world.

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One of the distinguished guests during the 16th Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit was Dr. Atsuko Okuda, head of ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. Together with the Telecom Review Group Founder Toni Eid, she was part of the debate focusing on “Building the Asian Dream,” where she was also a panelist in the event’s esteemed Women in ICT panel.

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In an exclusive interview with Joe McStravick, managing director of international for BlueJeans by Verizon, he explains why the future of work is hybrid and how digital platforms are driving a new era with virtual, remote and hybrid events.

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5G promises new and innovative capabilities that bring marked improvements to enterprises. Apart from being the improved version of preceding mobile communication technology, 5G enables new applications across enterprise sectors, taking IoT and industrial applications to unprecedented levels. These new capacities allow enterprises to create new digital services, new business opportunities and viable monetization models to raise their overall competitive edge in a fast-evolving business landscape.

Read more: Advancing Enterprise 5G to Sustain Growth and Transformation

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StarHub has received spectrum rights from IMDA to build and operate a state-of-the-art 5G standalone network jointly with M1, and confirmed that the preferred 5G technology partner, subject to final contract, is Nokia for the 5G radio access network.

Nokia is also the preferred technology supplier for StarHub's 5G core and mmWave networks. StarHub is exploring other network elements with vendors including Nokia, Huawei, and ZTE.

As a leading wireless service provider, StarHub will leverage the new 5G technology to enable Singaporean consumers, enterprises and government clients to enjoy faster data speeds, better response times, more secure transmission as well as innovative digital services and new applications such as AR/VR live feeds anywhere, AI-based solutions like facial recognition services and advanced IoT like robots, drones and autonomous vehicles.

StarHub believes 5G will be a key enabler for the development and management of a Smart Nation strategy, as many future essential services in Singapore will be interconnected to 5G networks from millions of devices and sensors.

5G will also unlock economic benefits and accelerate business transformations, creating better customer experiences and service innovations as well as new jobs and skills in the long run. StarHub is excited about the new services and opportunities to come and will announce more details about its 5G service offering later.

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