Realising full network digital transformation starts from the inside out

05 December 2022

Digital transformation is soaring in southern Asia, with MNOs racing to keep up with the latest developments. Mark Brewer, VP of service industries, IFS, outlines how telcos can realise true network transformation in a time of immense change

South Asia’s telecommunications industry is a complex and diverse one. Singapore boasts one of the most mature and competitive telecommunications markets in the world. Yet the market is different in India where the long-awaited rollout of 5G in the coming months is expected to fuel huge growth in the number of mobile subscribers.

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Greater cyber protection required for maritime operators

05 December 2022

The increasing reliance on wireless communications technology, and particularly the internet, across the maritime industry has had a dramatic effect on the volume of cyber-attacks that ship owners and operators are now having to face. Vessel owners incorporate connectivity at sea via very small aperture terminal (VSAT), delivering ship-board services through WiFi and ethernet, which are not necessarily secure. In the past three years alone, the number of reported attacks has increased by 900% and is set to continue on an upward trajectory for the foreseeable future. With the average cost of an attack measured in millions of dollars, cybersecurity has now become the top-ranked serious business risk globally according to the Allianz Risk Barometer.

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GVF at the India Space Congress

05 December 2022

Martin Jarrold, vice president international programme development, GVF

Martin Jarrold, vice president international programme development, GVF

Since 1997 GVF has been committed to facilitating various initiatives in support of satellite and space, two of which – the globally benchmarked GVF Training & Certification programme and the GVF Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Response (HADR) collaboration initiative – were a feature of high level dialogue during the recent India Space Congress in New Delhi. GVF’s Pune-based lead on international programmes for capacity building, HADR & network validation, Riaz Lamak, speaking for GVF, commented: “in the case of a natural disaster, robust and swift communication is a vital necessity. GVF’s initiative is to facilitate and coordinate collaborations between all engaged stakeholders, including governments, NGOs and the satellite communications industry to enable every possible assistance in saving human lives.”

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Reducing complexity and cost in future control room implementations

05 December 2022

Harald Ludwig,
chair of TCCA’s Technical Forum

Harald Ludwig,
chair of TCCA’s Technical Forum

The ecosystem that first responders rely on to support them pivots around the control room and the operators carrying out their critical operations in front of their working positions (also called dispatchers or consoles). Control rooms provide essential communications, linking users in the field to a centralised command centre. Control rooms play a vital role as the bridge between the general public and the end users who utilise mission critical communications to protect people, property and communities.

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