At MWC Shanghai, Telecom Review sat down with a speaker from the event, representing PatAlert, a startup run by AWA in Sweden. Cathrin Johansson, Head of Innovation at AWA, spoke to us about the world of patents and how PatAlert is going to change the way tech companies develop their businesses and manage their patents.

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Monty Mobile positions itself as an international SMS wholesale intermediary hub, roaming broker and a leading VAS solution provider in emerging markets. It has developed close working relationships with major mobile operators in an effort to help them push their profits and tap into new streams of revenue across global markets.

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SES Networks is providing its government customers with tailored solutions that address their specific needs, said James Hooper, VP global governments, SES Networks in an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, in which he highlighted the flexibility offered by O3b mPOWER during governments’ critical missions.

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Marc Halbfinger has been chief executive officer of PCCW Global Limited at PCCW-HKT Limited since July 2007. He is responsible for the integrated global communication solutions business at PCCW Global. Marc sat with Telecom Review to update us on why MWC is such an important event to attend and where PCCW Global stands in an industry that is shifting at an unprecedented velocity.

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We are delighted to inform you that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has announced the launch of Dubai Wholesale City. It's the region's first fully integrated wholesale trading hub, and the latest addition to TECOM Group's expanding portfolio of dedicated business communities.

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The FTTH/B average take up rate in the MENA region has reached 43%, while UAE leads the market at 75%, according to the latest FTTH MENA Panorama study. The full 2015 study was released at end of January 2016 after major statistics announced during the 7th edition in Muscat last November.

Read more: FTTH leads in the MENA region and the global market

Evidence such as rising global temperatures, increased flooding, droughts and storms, all suggest that climate change is upon us. It is widely accepted today that humans are largely to blame for recent climate change, because over the past century, our activities have released large amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere as a result of burning fossil fuels. Greenhouse gases act like a blanket around the earth, thus trapping energy in the atmosphere and warming up the planet. The threat is very real and we need to do something about it. But what can we do? Surprisingly, big data has emerged as a key component to the solution.

Read more: Big data & the fight against climate change

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