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Carbon neutrality has become the most urgent and critical mission in the world. Currently, it has been proposed as a target in over 120 countries and regions. The ICT industry is the main force in global economic development. With the large-scale commercial use of 5G, carbon emissions have become a serious challenge to the development of the industry. Building zero carbon networks and achieving carbon neutrality are the strategic objectives of major operators and Internet giants. The ICT industry should not only achieve its own carbon neutrality, but should also empower thousands of industries and promote the carbon neutrality process of them. According to the ITU statistics, in 2020, the ICT industry technology empowers various industries to reduce about 7.8 G tons of equivalent carbon dioxide emissions, accounting for 15% of the total annual emissions. It could be said that the ICT industry contributes greatly to the social carbon emission reduction.

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The world is experiencing quantum leaps in digitalization, as technology is embraced in ways never before prior to the pandemic. At the same time, digital fraud poses a bigger threat as digital transaction volumes increase, with annual losses amounting to $10.5 trillion by 2025 globally. With further developments in technology, we can only expect greater risks to data privacy and security and growing pressure for enterprises and industries to ensure compliance.

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In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review Asia Pacific, Scott Minehane, managing director of Windsor Place Consulting Pty Ltd, delves into the importance of allocating mid-band spectrum for licensed and unlicensed use in Asia Pacific.

Read more: 6 GHz band partitioning to power digital economies in the Asia Pacific

By Geoff Bennett, Director of Solutions & Technology, Infinera

Submarine cable systems provide a vital communication pathway between continents. According to analyst firm Telegeography, there are 487 of these cables operating around the world today. Each cable is unique – some are simple, unrepeatered cables, while others stretch across the oceans for over 10,000 kilometers. But there are certain factors that determine the performance of any cable, as measured by two crucial metrics – the maximum wavelength data rate and the total transmission capacity of each fiber pair.

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In conjunction with Huawei’s 12th Global Mobile Broadband Forum (MBBF), Telecom Review Asia Pacific interviews Daisy Zhu, vice president of Huawei Wireless Marketing to learn about the direction of 5G evolution and key trends that shape the development of the wireless industry in the Asia Pacific region.

Read more: 5G innovations and policy-making key to digital evolution in the Asia Pacific

There is a global consensus on the importance of digital technology, a key enabler in today’s landscape as industries and businesses embrace innovation to build resilience. Stressing on the role of digital in his keynote speech for Huawei Connect 2021, Eric Xu, rotating chairman, Huawei, spoke in depth about Huawei’s on-going effort to innovate to accelerate digitalization, in line with national digital strategies undertaken by more than 170 countries.

Read more: Huawei committed to growing APAC start-up ecosystem to boost digital economies

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