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The importance of the wholesale business has been put under the spotlight as capacity demands increase. Industry leaders convened to discuss the role of the wholesale and capacity industry and if it’s gaining more ground in the digital era.

Read more: Industry Leaders Demystify the Wholesale Sector in Telecom Review’s Webinar

At the post MWC22 sharing session recently organized by the GSMA, Xie Junshi, EVP and COO of ZTE, explored several exciting new trends in scenario-based 5G applications, mobile technologies, and industry development in an increasingly digitalized world.

Read more: ZTE COO Xie Junshi: Digitalization is the key to greater societal resilience

With a global data volume expected to reach 175 zettabytes by 2025, it’s clear that data is growing rapidly. Together, with massive amounts of data to store and manage, organizations are embracing cloud adoption. Especially during the pandemic, since remote working became the norm, cloud adoption soared as many organizations migrated their applications and data from data centers to the cloud.

Read more: Cloud Security: Mitigating Threats as Organizations Enter the Cloud

South Korea and the United States were amongst the first countries to introduce 5G in early 2019. Many countries have since jumped onto the 5G bandwagon and have continued to speed up their 5G adoption. By the end of 2021, Ookla reported 5G deployments in 116 countries, compared to 99 countries at the end of 2020. The GSMA estimates that by the end of 2025, a quarter of mobile connections will be operating with 5G, increasing threefold from the end of 2021, accounting for 8% of all global mobile connections.

Read more: Asia Pacific: Breeding Ground for a High-growth 5G Experience

Zheng Xiaolong, chief researcher of Data Center Network (DCN), Huawei Canada Research Center, delivered a keynote speech titled "Zero-packet-loss ethernet helps release 100% computing power" at the MPLS, SD & AI Net World Congress. In the keynote, Zheng delved into how Huawei's CloudFabric 3.0 Hyper-Converged DCN solution offers an innovative solution to the packet loss problem on DCNs and builds ethernets with low latency, high throughput, and large scale to unleash 100% of computing power.

Read more: Huawei CloudFabric 3.0 Hyper-Converged DCN solution empowers lossless ethernet, unleashing 100% of...

With spectrum auctions in the pipeline – likely in the coming months – India’s telecom operators are bidding regulators ahead of time to keep 5G prices down so that more can be rightfully directed toward expanding services to deploy faster and higher quality networks across more cities.

Read more: India: Gearing toward 5G

The 23rd MPLS, SD & AI Net Network World Congress (known as the MPLS Forum) — the world's highest-level third-party forum in the IP field — was successfully held in Paris. During this congress, Luigi IANNNONE, IP protocol team leader of Huawei's Paris Research Center, delivered a keynote speech titled "Innovation of computing-aware routing in intelligent IP network", sharing Huawei's reflections on computing-aware routing innovations in the computing network era.

Read more: Innovation of computing-aware routing in intelligent IP network

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