Engaging with the industry’s global dialogues

19 February 2021

Martin Jarrold, chief of international programme development, GVF

Martin Jarrold, chief of international programme development, GVF

With the conclusion on 3 December of the GVF-Satellite Evolution 2020 Webinar Series we are now planning the 2021 schedule.  Whilst 2021 may at some point see a return to the joys of the visa applications, airport security queues, busy departure lounges, and boarding delays associated with international travel, I doubt a full return to the world as it was pre-pandemic: busy schedules of international travel to attend exhibitions, contribute to meetings, and address conferences.  

Consequent on the experience of lockdown, social distancing and WFH, and the realities of restrictions on moving around the globe introduced by governments responding to the pandemic, has come the realisation of effective alternatives to travel that employ cyberspace to convey ideas and enable exchanges of knowledge.  This will mean a permanently different world when it comes to the means and platforms we use to collaborate and cooperate, debate and discuss, negotiate and forge deals.

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How IoT healthcare is transforming testing for infectious diseases across Africa

04 February 2021

The approach Africa is taking towards universal healthcare is by necessity a different route from other continents

In fact, the World Health Organisation says that there are fewer than 5,000 intensive care beds across 43 of Africa’s 55 countries which is about five beds per million people, compared with about 4,000 beds per million in Europe.

However, a shortage of physical infrastructure - hospitals and beds - doesn’t mean that the people of Africa go undiagnosed and untreated both during the current Covid crisis - and in the future.

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Top five telecommunications trends to watch in 2021

18 January 2021

Igor Gorkov, CEO of Nexign

Igor Gorkov, CEO of Nexign

In 2020, telco operators worldwide faced a challenge associated with the new normal. Telecom operators played a prominent role in keeping teams together by effectively managing network bandwidth in residential areas across the variety of connectivity options. Since many companies will remain remote in 2021, CSPs can still support work-from-home trend and ensured employees’ uninterrupted access to corporate networks by offering fixed-mobile convergence and setting app-based policies that prioritise the most critical business.

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How mobile fraud is draining Africa’s economy

26 November 2020

Evina, as a leading cybersecurity company specialized in payment and advertising, has been monitoring the worldwide digital market for years and has witnessed a steep increase in fraud everywhere: malwares are present today more than ever, and fraud has never been so malevolent.

This means every company in the digital market experienced, is experiencing or will experience fraud. It also means you shouldn’t take it personally or be surprised if fraudsters attack your company.

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