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1&1 and Orange unveil agreement on international roaming German budget mobile operator 1&1 and French global operator Orange have concluded a long-term agreement for the provision of international roaming services for the 1&1 mobile network. China grants commercial aircraft maker first 5G private license The Chinese government has granted the first 5G private network license to Commercial Aircraft Corp of China, the manufacturer of the C919, the country's first self-developed...

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Vocus to resell Starlink Business Network provider Vocus has signed an agreement with SpaceX to sell Starlink Business services to Australian enterprise and civil government customers. Deutsche Glasfaser signs 10 year FTTH deal with Vodafone German broadband fibre network owner Deutsche Glasfaser Group has inked a 10-year wholesale deal with UK headquartered global telecommunications provider Vodafone which will Vodafone nationwide access to Deutsche Glasfaser’s FTTH network. CPP...

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EU gives green light for advanced 5G on planes The European Commission (EC) has given the green light for airlines to provide the latest 5G technology on their planes, as the regulatory body updated the implementing decision on spectrum for mobile communications on-board aircrafts, designating certain frequencies for in-flight 5G technology.. stc Kuwait and BICS claim world first live 5G SA roaming connection In what is claimed to be a word first, Belgium-based international carrier BICS...

28th November 2022

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SKT launches ifland metaverse in 49 countries and regions South Korean telecommunications giant SK Telecom (SKT) has launched its metaverse platform ‘ifland’ simultaneously in 49 countries and regions throughout the world. Meta caves to German regulator - VR headset users don't need Facebook account Facebook owner Meta has caved to demands by the German national competition regulator the Bundeskartellamt, which insisted that its VR headset products conform to open platform requirements in...

25th November 2022

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DigitalBridge acquires Malaysian AIMS Group and forms edge data centre platform Florida-based digital infrastructure firm DigitalBridge Group has acquired an ownership stake in Malaysian data centres operator AIMS Group from Kuala Lumpur-based connectivity provider TIME dotCom Berhad. Rakuten to build UK Open RAN customer experience centre Japanese operator Rakuten Mobile and and sister company mobile services provider Rakuten Symphony have announced plans to build an Open RAN customer...

24th November 2022

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DTAC and True merger in Thailand delayed until 2023 A proposed merger between DTAC and True, two of Thailand's biggest mobile operators, has been put off until 2023 because the respective owners of the two companies have yet to satisfy conditions set by regulator the Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand. SVOD spending on 718 Australian programmes hits $335.1 million: ACMA SVOD providers spent $335.1 million on 718 Australian programmes, up from $178.9 million in the previous...

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Authored by Rim Jallouli and Safa Kaabi

The increasing use of e-commerce technologies has been studied in several fields and from different perspectives: technological, economic, organizational and social: hence, the need for a literature review that provides a map of top strategic e-commerce technologies from a managerial perspective and, more specifically, for digital marketing research. This paper aims to provide researchers with a comprehensive overview of the range of e-commerce technologies that have had a significant role in shaping digital marketing strategies. Based on a thematic analysis, e-commerce technologies were classified through eleven categories. The objective is to reveal how each set of technologies affected the different digital marketing strategies. Both descriptive and clustering analyses show that the most evoked technologies in the digital marketing literature are Information and Communication Technologies and platforms. Results outline the growing interest in artificial intelligence technologies. Moreover, this literature review reveals how digital marketing research has focused on technology-enabled segmentation and targeting strategies, along with the use of social platforms and the development of new products and services. The scarcity of marketing papers studying the impact of cloud technologies, IoT, blockchain and data analytics orient researchers towards exploring further the potential of these technologies for digital strategies.

The Covid-19 that has hit the world since the end of 2019 has had a considerable impact on the Indonesian economy, especially on business people. This paper considers how businesses in Indonesia could benefit from implementing a Retail Direct Order (RDO) process to respond to social changes, particularly restrictions on movement, brought about by the pandemic. The paper first reviews the literature on supply chain management and logistics and the effects on them due to greater digitization of businesses, operational automation and globalization. It then proposes how RDO can assist businesses in Indonesia – especially department stores, supermarkets, convenience stores, and non-store retailers – to adapt to the new business environment. One benefit of properly managed RDO is to reduce panic buying by supporting a more dependable supply of goods.

Authored by Zeineb Ayachi and Rim Jallouli

In the new era ushered in by Covid-19, priority has been given to peoples’ wellbeing. Wellbeing in virtual communities was analysed from several perspectives, such as healthcare, technology, and social science: hence, the importance of a literature review that clarifies how studying health, happiness, comfort and quality of life of virtual communities’ members could guide firms to conceive their digital communication and marketing strategies. This work presents a literature review of papers spanning from 2010 to 2021, and which study digital marketing strategies driven by wellbeing in virtual communities. Results indicate a growing research interest after the pandemic regarding both positive and negative wellbeing dimensions, especially as drivers for digital segmentation, targeting and positioning strategies. Moreover, results highlight the remarkable increase of papers focusing on the tourism industry, game related strategies, and marketing analytics as relevant tools that support digital communication and influence strategies towards virtual communities. Finally, this literature review provides researchers with guidance for future studies in terms of relevant methodologies and areas of research not yet explored.

The technology acceptance model (TAM) has long-term implications for management studies. However, the evolution of the literature on technology acceptance ideas received very little attention in the bibliographic review. Few research reviews provided a systematic overview of the development and progress of the TAM literature based on the entire citation network, while many research reviews focused on re-examining the links between TAM components through meta-analysis. This study investigates: a) how TAM research has evolved and expanded over the last 30 years; b) the main areas in which the TAM model has been used; and c) key contributors to TAM research and their collaborations. This bibliometric analysis was carried out based on 8207 papers published in the Scopus database between 1990 and 2020 to assess the feasibility of the model and its applicability. The findings revealed that early TAM research was conducted both by Eastern and Western scholars and that it has since continued to evolve and be shared widely. Nonetheless, most TAM publications have focused on the same narrow domains of computer science, social science, business, management, and accounting and the trendiest topics were usefulness, trust, ease of use, e-learning, adoption, e-commerce, and social media.

With increasing Internet-of-Things (IoT) protocols and connectivity, a growing number of attacks are emerging in the associated networks. This work presents approaches using deep learning (DL) to detect attacks in an IoT environment, particularly in narrowband Internet-of-Things (NB-IoT). By virtue of its low cost, low complexity and limited energy, an NB-IoT device will not likely permit cutting-edge security mechanisms, leaving it vulnerable to, for example, denial-of-sleep (DoSl) attacks. For performance analysis, a NB-IoT network was simulated, using ns-3, to generate a novel dataset to represent an implementation of DoSl attacks. After preprocessing, the dataset was presented to a collection of machine learning (ML) models to evaluate their performance. The considered DL recurrent neural network (RNN) models have proven capable of reliably classifying traffic, with very high accuracy, into either a DoSl attack or a normal record. The performance of a long short-term memory (LSTM) classifier has provided accuracies up to 98.99%, with a detection time of 2.54 x 10-5 second/record, surpassing performance of a gated recurrent unit (GRU). RNN DL models have superior performance in terms of accuracy of detecting DoSl attacks in NB-IoT networks, when compared with other ML algorithms, including support vector machine, Gaussian naïve-Bayes, and logistic regression.

Authored by Bin Liang, Mark Gregory, and Shuo Li

The fifth generation (5G) mobile network technologies include ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications (uRLLC) capability. To fully exploit uRLLC, distributed Multi- access Edge Computing (MEC) is being developed and introduced at the network edge with an architecture that supports applications and services. Some of the MEC applications will benefit from uRLLC, including virtual reality, augmented reality, education, health, online gaming, automatic manufacturing and Vehicle-to-everything. However, unique challenges and opportunities exist for 5G cellular networks and MEC due to a range of factors, including end-user device mobility and the implementation of the network Control Plane (CP) and User Plane (UP). In this regard, there is a need to optimize protocols and network architecture. This paper investigates latency and related network elements in the next generation mobile cellular network. We also analyze the 5G network latency in the CP and UP. Finally, the paper identifies protocol optimization considerations for MEC integration with 5G to achieve low end-to-end latency.