IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Following a competitive pitch that included several leading agencies in the Middle East, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) has announced the appointment of Start Design as its new brand agency of record.
Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has announced new appointments of a number of Saudi senior executives.
The appointment includes the appointment of Eng. Haithem Bin Mohammed Al Faraj as senior VP - Technology & Operations, Eng. Alayan Bin Mohammed Al Wateed as senior VP - Customer Unit, Eng. Badr Bin Abdullah Al Lahib as VP - Operation Sector in the Technology and Operations Unit, Eng. Abdullah Bin Mohsen Al Owaini as VP - Applications sector in the Technology and Operations Unit and Eng. Riyad Bn Hamdan Al Enzi as VP - Customer Care sector in the Customer Unit.
By Ahmad Sayed, Regional Director, Middle East and Africa at Nexign
Happy New Year! I trust the holiday season was a time of celebration and delight for all of you. In an expat-heavy region, you undoubtedly observed another tradition—that of phoning home. That simple observance probably had a range of outcomes. Some of you may have been connected straightaway; others may have experienced lags; others may have given up and tried the next day.
Zain Group, the leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, has been selected by Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, to become a strategic partner in the offering of HUAWEI CLOUD services in Kuwait and across the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA).
UAE consumers are increasingly relying on technology and have a growing desire to be connected, with 67 percent stating that they see value in harnessing the power of technology. This is according to the findings of the UAE edition of a new study by KPMG International, titled Me, my life, my wallet. The report analyses factors driving consumer behavior and choices in the UAE — and how these could change as the customer of tomorrow emerges.
UAE operator du has always been at the forefront of the country’s technological development with the revolutionary solutions and services that it offers to its customers. Lately, du has been very active in the area of smart cities given the efforts deployed in Dubai to make the city a leading smart city. In this context, it has chosen to take part in the 2nd edition of Smart Cities World Forums’ “Building the SMART Future” conference as the Smart ICT Partner. At the event, we spoke to Jihad Tayara, VP ICT Business Development, EITC, to know more about the operator’s participation in the event.
The Swedish telecommunications giant, Ericsson, is positioning itself as the partner of choice for operators in their efforts to accelerate the commercial deployment of 5G networks. Ericsson has been a pioneering force in the ICT industry for decades, and has established itself as a global brand visible in almost every major market worldwide.
Telecom Review managed to secure an exclusive interview with PCCW Global CEO, Marc Halbfinger onsite at the 11th edition of the Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit following his presentation at the industry-leading conference.