In the rapidly changing world of smart cities and digital transformation, one person is leading the way in innovation, vision and progress. Mr. Mar Vin Foo is an experienced expert in designing and consulting for smart cities. He is making a significant impact with his projects and various entrepreneurial ventures.

Read more: Pioneering Smart Cities and Sustainability in Asia

For over four decades, HCLTech has played a pivotal role in the ASEAN information technology landscape. Recently, HCLTech Singapore commemorated 43 years with the launch of a year-long campaign centered on the theme of Tech + Community. This initiative aims to deepen the company’s connection with the Singaporean community around the arts, corporate social responsibility and industry talent, as well as the prestigious Women Top 50 Leaders award, reaffirming its commitment to technology-driven progress and positive societal impact.

Read more: HCLTech: Driving Innovation and Transforming Enterprises in ASEAN

In the era of digital transformation, Sparkle, a leading player in the submarine cable industry that boasts an extensive network spanning Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and the Americas, is at the forefront of powering digital infrastructure that is pivotal for advancing business growth. Telecom Review Asia connects with Enrico Maria Bagnasco, CEO of Sparkle, to learn how the company is addressing the ever-increasing demand for bandwidth and efficiency in its submarine cable network and staying focused on delivering resilience and diversification in its offerings.

Read more: Sparkle’s BlueMed and Beyond for Futureproof Submarine Cable Systems

Network slicing promises to be an enabler to unlock the full value of the 5G network. To adequately support an enterprise environment with thousands of cloud, SaaS or custom applications, traffic steering in network slicing is key. In an exclusive interview, Lindsay Notwell, senior vice president, 5G strategy & global carrier operations and Lisa Guess, senior vice president, solutions engineering & sales engineering at Cradlepoint, delve into 5G-optimized SD-WAN for traffic optimization to grow secure, scalable and future-proof applications.

Read more: ­5G and SD-WAN Key to Traffic Steering and Optimized Network Slicing 

In the digital age, with ever-increasing connectivity demands, fiber optic cables are revolutionizing internet connectivity and global telecommunications to support innovation and growth. Telecom Review Asia interviews Nicholas Collins, chief commercial officer of EXA Infrastructure, to explore the pivotal role of fiber optic cables today and how EXA Infrastructure is at the forefront of providing Asian customers with reliable access to Europe's vast digital landscape.

Read more: Bridging Continents Through the Transformative Power of Fiber Optic Cables

During Asia Tech x Singapore (ATxSG) 2023, Aaron Chan, Vice President, Pan Asia Sales, DZS, shared valuable insights into the offerings and strategies of the company. In the interview with Telecom Review Asia, Chan highlighted the unique position of DZS in the market as well as its global partnerships with operators to transform the access, subscriber, optical and cloud edge to advance digital transformation.

Read more: Transforming Networks with Revolutionized Edge

In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, Mohamed Nasr, managing director and chief executive officer at Telecom Egypt, explains how the company is innovating in the digital experience and providing an attractive commercial model, delivering a new era for Telecom Egypt in the subsea cable market.

Read more: Agility in Global Connectivity: Re-Shaping the International Infrastructure Ecosystem

Fixed wireless access (FWA) is revolutionizing connectivity by delivering fast, reliable and cost-effective connectivity to empower individuals and businesses in the digital age. At ATxSG 2023, Telecom Review connects with Andreas Serras, chief executive officer of Intracom Middle East, to learn about the company’s innovative offerings in this area, focused on delivering mmWave, ultra-broadband FWA to benefit operators and communities.

Read more: Ultra-Broadband FWA Essential for Next-Generation Connectivity

With the Asia Pacific becoming a rising economic and technological epicenter, submarine cables have become pivotal in sustaining the region's growth and enhancing global interconnectivity. In an exclusive interview, Telecom Review Asia connects with Thomas Soerensen, VP of global submarine solutions, Ciena, to learn about ongoing developments and innovations within this dynamic and vital telecommunications ecosystem. 

Read more: Empowering Submarine Cable Innovation in Asia Pacific

On the sidelines of Asia Tech x Singapore (ATxSG) 2023, Yeo Siang Tiong, general manager, South East Asia, Kaspersky, talked about how the company is leading the way to foster cyber immunity against a rising threatscape. In an interview with Telecom Review Asia, Yeo emphasized how Kaspersky has adopted a preventive approach rather than being reactive when dealing with cyber threats.

Read more: Cyber Immunity for Future-Proof Digital Environments

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