TAKING A DIGITAL-FIRST APPROACH FOR OUR INDIAN DEFENCE NETWORKS
As warfare extends to domains like information maneuver, electromagnetic spectrum, cyber, and space, it's imperative for our defence forces to take a digital-first approach. In his piece for BW Business World, KS Rao, CEO, Network Services, and Software, STL, talks about how important it is for our defense forces to leverage digitisation and network-centric ecosystems to bolster combat readiness, as well as modernise battlefield operations to use it as a strategic deterrence. He further goes on to elaborate on the range of select few digital technologies that can prove to be a game-changer for our forces.
PLATFORM BUSINESS MODEL: THE NEW WAY FOR TELCOS TO COMPETE
With new technologies such as 5G, IoT, IIoT, Edge Computing, Data Analytics, ML, AI becoming mainstream, telecom companies are expected to play a pivotal role in the acceleration of ‘digital’ for individuals and enterprises. This digital reinvention means Telcos will impact all the verticals in the next few years.
In his piece with TM Forum, STL's Head of Network Software, Shantanu Kulkarni, talks about the transition that Telcos need to make from being a traditional CSP to a ‘digital lifestyle provider’. He highlights the challenges and the multiple advantages this identity shift will bring in for the telcos.
Network Virtualisation came in as a fascinating concept, and 5G tech became the next big thing. Much before the buzz about the ORAN began in the industry, we were working on adapting and scaling it at various levels. While interacting with LiveMint, Our Group CEO, Dr. Anand Agarwal emphasizes the efforts being carried out by the organization to match the demand for sustainable wireless systems across the globe.
It has been a rough year for the Telcos, but, now what’s the road ahead? Sandip Das, Board Member, STL in his Voice and Data piece, sheds light on telcos and their gravitation towards the ‘next phase’. They now face larger responsibilities, new partners, and alliances to come out of their murky situation. STL with its range of 5G and network solutions is helping telcos realise that new tech along with intense fiberisation together will change the telecom landscape.
The need of the hour is to merge traditional CSR activities with practical impact investing methods so that not just the investors but also the country reap maximum benefits. STL’s Head-Social Impact & Sustainability, Akanksha Sharma, provides an insight into the evolution of CSR in the country during her chat with Economic Times. STL has ensured social development through its various CSR initiatives and pledges to continue doing so.