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The momentum for Open RAN is growing as operators anticipate mobile traffic increases, and with it, the need for networks to become more agile, flexible, intelligent, scalable, and energy-efficient. According to Dell’Oro Group, the global open RAN revenue is predicted to reach $15 billion by 2025, to account for more than 10% of the overall RAN market. Underpinning this strong momentum is growing interest in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.

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The ongoing pandemic has sealed the global adoption of technology to sustain continued connectivity. Regarded as an essential service as newer technologies and 5G change the way people work, study and live, the telecom industry remains at the forefront of communications and connectivity – a force multiplier for other industries and an economic driver for countries. The following are some trends in the telecom sector as we enter 2022.

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Fiber broadband has been on the rise, fuelled by increased bandwidth demands in the new normal and the arrival of 5G mobile. By 2026, Omdia predicts that approximately 70% of all broadband connections will be through fiber.

Read more: ZTE wins lion’s share of both China Mobile and China Telecom PON tenders

The 15th edition of the Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit hit high records in terms of number of attendees, represented countries and supporting sponsors. Regardless of all the great figures reflected in the statistics, one of this summit’s success elements was the series of video interviews conducted onsite.

Read more: Exclusive audio visual coverage of a global mega Summit

Private 5G networks are on the rise as transformative applications support digitalization and IoT. Telecom Review Asia Pacific speaks to Wang Quan, vice president of ZTE Corporation, to find out how private 5G networks provide operators with new opportunities as 5G brings strong impetus for transformation across industries.

Read more: Creating value with private 5G networks to transform industries

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