Friday, 16 November 2018

M800: Carriers must evolve as the industry moves into the digital age

By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom
Friday 07 September 18

In the run up to the Carriers World 2018 event, we caught up with Steven Yap, Chief Executive Officer at M800 Limited, to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the carriers' community

What trends are you noticing developing in the market at the moment?   Many enterprises currently are working towards elevating the security of their communication and data handling. The progress of technology in recent years has brought about various ways for individuals and businesses to communicate and store data. These include email, the cloud, and public communication apps. These platforms are freely accessible and convenient for communication but are highly susceptible to attacks. Governments have shown their concerns regarding this fact as well. The recently established GDPR in Europe was created specifically to address this and is evidence of the transformation of data privacy.     For companies, there are those that are in heavily-regulated industries such as fintech and banking where millions of dollars are being exchanged on a regular basis and the risk of hacking needs to be kept at zero. The solution that many of these company found was either to invest in building their own private servers to store their data or rent infrastructure usage from a trusted certified party…

What trends are you noticing developing in the market at the moment?   Many enterprises currently are working towards elevating the security of their communication and data handling. The progress of technology in recent years has brought about various ways for individuals and businesses to communicate and store data. These include email, the cloud, and public communication apps. These platforms are freely accessible and convenient for communication but are highly susceptible to attacks. Governments have shown their concerns regarding this fact as well. The recently established GDPR in Europe was created specifically to address this and is evidence of the transformation of data privacy.     For companies, there are those that are in heavily-regulated industries such as fintech and banking where millions of dollars are being exchanged on a regular basis and the risk of hacking needs to be kept at zero. The solution that many of these company found was either to invest in building their own private servers to store their data or rent infrastructure usage from a trusted certified party…

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