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“The first thing a refugee asks for upon arrival at a camp is not water or food but the wi-fi password.” This is what Kann Terzioglou, the CEO of Turkish mobile phone operator Turkcell said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, adding that a smartphone has become a basic humanitarian need because it allows displaced people to connect with the loved ones they’ve been separated from.
While of course communication services are not as important as food and water for human survival, today, everyone needs equal access to digital services and smart technologies to fully participate and keep up with the world that is all set to enter into a new era of globalisation.
The telecommunications industry is at the foundation of this digitalisation, shaping the way people interact and conduct business; navigating the fourth industrial revolution forward and setting up an era in which advances in multiple technological areas, specifically when it comes to emerging tech such as 5G, Big Data, Internet of Things, edge computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and machine learning are congregating to fundamentally change the world.
However, in order to realise this future, the industry must compete with market disruptors and new entrants by adopting new business models and launching innovative intelligent services.
With large-scale projects on the cards, our economy would soon be no longer alien to cutting-edge technologies including blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning and the...

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