IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Etisalat and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) today signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly support customers with an innovative new mobile loyalty app focused on providing products and services for all DEWA's customers.
Telecom Egypt and Etisalat Misr have formally announced they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide the latter with virtual fixed voice services. The agreement, which represents the first of its kind in the Egyptian market, covers all the basic terms that shall allow both companies to formalize a commercial agreement in due course. Under this MoU, Telecom Egypt through its nationwide fixed network will enable Etisalat Misr to provide its customers with fixed voice services.
Yahsat, the UAE based satellite operator, announced today the launch of YahClick Wi-Fi Enterprise Solution in partnership with Italian Wi-Fi cloud management software provider Tanaza. The announcement coincides with the signing of an agreement between the two companies the terms of which allow Tanaza's cloud based Wi-Fi management platform to be used along with YahClick Wi-Fi Enterprise Solution across YahClick's footprint.
Yahsat has overhauled the management structures of Thuraya Communications following its acquisition of the Abu Dhabi government-backed satellite agency. He has announced that Ali Al Hashemi will be the company's new CEO. However, it was also announced that he will continue in his role of General Manager at Yahsat Government Solutions.
As the Middle East undergoes rapid digital transformation, the regional leadership is putting strategies in place to accelerate their digital agendas as a part of their national visions. The reason is simple: investing in digitalization pays. To cope with market demands and maintain a competitive edge, organizations are moving to the cloud and adopting machine learning and AI technologies to enhance their performance and are becoming smarter in the way they operate. All this requires a reliable, cost-effective and agile ICT infrastructure. This, perhaps, is the defining line between success and failure of a business or a country's economy in todays' world.
Virgin Mobile, the second mobile brand to operate under EITC, has done well since entering the telecommunications industry in the UAE almost twelve months ago. Telecom Review managed to secure an exclusive interview with the charismatic figurehead for Virgin Mobile UAE, Karim Benkirane, in an effort to find out his reflections on its first year in the market, its strategic vision for the future, its recent partnership agreements with Samsung and Careem, industry challenges and why the Virgin Mobile brand has been embraced by today's digitally savvy consumer.
Ribbon Communications is a global technology company with more than two decades of leadership in real-time communications. Built on world-class technology and intellectual property, the enterprise delivers secure, embedded and engaging real-time communications for today's world. Telecom Review managed to secure an exclusive interview with one of the most experienced and dynamic executives in the ICT industry, Patrick Joggerst, CMO and EVP, Business Development, at Ribbon Communications. Joggerst has enjoyed a distinguished and decorated career in the ICT and telecommunications industry.
The world of ICT was once a male-dominated environment, but the landscape has changed significantly over the years. Telecom Review aims to celebrate that diversity - and the shifting of demographics in the telecommunications industry by conducting a special series of interviews entitled 'Women in ICT'. In today's interview we speak to Natalia Ellis, chief financial officer at Speedflow Communications.