5G could be the great enabler

The 5G networks that stand at the edge of deployment demand artificial intelligence. They fuel and empower it. Their potential is so much greater than the previous generation of network that they are set to drive AI capability into every aspect of society. With...

High-performing networks key for 4IR

Mobile network operators will play a crucial role in providing the infrastructure ecosystem that will enable other industries to harness the benefits of digitisation and implement new age solutions that will be brought about by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Over...

Telcos need to diversify to transform their business

Communications service providers (CSPs) have seen the expectation of their customers evolve rapidly over the past 10 to 15 years, and simply being able to provide users with a fixed or mobile voice service and basic messaging is no longer enough in a modern, digital...

The significance of communication satellites

There are many different types of satellites. They are classified by their function to do a specific job, writes Dr Dawie de Wet, CEO of Q-Kom. The satellite must be designed specifically to fulfil its role. The following are a few examples of different types of...

Telco transformation is critical to Africa’s IoT adoption

As more industries and services around the world become ‘smart’, the focus is often placed on the proliferation of sensing devices to collect various types of information, or on the growth in the level of computing power that is required to analyse data...

Europe needs to act fast on 5G or lose out

Europe needs urgent and decisive action if it is to benefit from the competitive and innovative capabilities of 5G or it will lose out to the US, China, and other regions, Ericsson president and CEO Börje Ekholm has warned. In a keynote address – Europe and 5G: the...