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Etisalat boasts a wide range of solutions in many different sectors and has achieved a great deal of success over the years through its ability to find new and innovative ways to serve its customers and keep them up to date with the latest futuristic technologies. It is no doubt that Etisalat deserves to be one the region’s telecom leader and the most valuable brand.

Read more: Etisalat Group: A success story in MENA for the telecom world

MEF recently published the industry’s first global standard defining an SD-WAN service and its attributes. MEF has emerged as the world’s leading communications industry organization shaping the direction and growth of the SD-WAN services market through standardization and upcoming certification of services, technologies and professionals. Telecom Review had the opportunity to interview Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF, to discuss the standard, its relevance to the market and next steps for driving SD-WAN market innovation.

Read more: MEF: Powerful hybrid networking combines standardized SD-WAN + automated underlay connectivity...

Quality Telecom Services (QTS) provides in-class turnkey telecom services in Lebanon, where it is headquartered, and Iraq. Telecom Review spoke to Issam El Hajal, CEO, QTS, in an exclusive interview to know more about the company’s current projects.

Read more: QTS brings Lebanon closer to fiber and 5G deployments

Attending Mobile World Congress 2016, Lebanese Telecom Minister, H.E. Boutros Harb was present at the annual International Conference on Telecommunication in Barcelona, where he spoke about the Lebanese government's policy for the development of the mobile telecom sector in Lebanon in the future.

Read more: Lebanese Telecom Minister at MWC to present Lebanon's government's policy for developing the...

Dubai set a goal to become the world's smartest city by 2017. As the leading Middle Eastern business and tourist hub, Dubai is among many cities around the world embracing ambitious smart city goals. We spoke to Ghazi Atallah, managing director at NexGen, the only consultant for the Smart Dubai project, who shared his thoughts on the ambitious strategy.

Read more: NeXgen: The essential component of Smart Dubai

Every time we fill out raffle coupons and provided our name, address, email address and telephone numbers, we have given our unwritten consent and provided sensitive information to merchandisers to contact us - whether we win or not.

After realizing the disambiguation of the fine prints on this small piece of paper, at the end of the paragraph, a small statement clearly states that "'we may contact you for promotions available or related to this product." Then, giving us a blank space to sign away and complete the form.

How often we have done this unconsciously? Do we even care about where the piece of paper ends up after the raffle draw? In short, where did our personal details end up?

These are questions we rarely ask ourselves as we excitedly fill out forms, but are questions too important to not ask, particularly in this day in age where we are used to clicking and agreeing to terms and conditions. Installing software on our devices and downloading an app that we find useful are typical examples. These actions involve giving out our personal information, and as we connect those devices to one another, this information can be emitted and transmitted to the internet. We must be wary and have regard for what we share or give over to the connected world. It starts now.

Read more: Privacy: An utmost priority in IoT (internet of things)

Middle East telecoms' adoption of 5G will support the global USD 164 billion Internet of Things market by 2018, announced one of the world's leading technology companies at Mobile World Congress.

Read more: Middle East Telecoms supports global USD 164 billion Internet of Things market by 2018

Market research firm Gartner noted that smartphone sales soared in the third quarter of 2015 as compared to the same period last year. The research firm added that this growth stemmed from continued demand for affordable smartphones in emerging markets. The top five device makers are namely: Samsung, Apple, Huawei, Lenovo and Xiaomi.

Read more: Powering mobiles of the future: A look into battery innovations

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