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.

Read more: How PatAlert is transforming the world of patents

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.

Read more: It’s time for operators to become virtual banks: Even better than a bank!

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.

Read more: SES’ O3b mPOWER marking new possibilities to answer evolving governments’ mission-critical needs

New initiatives and strategies were set out during the second General Assembly of the FTTH Council MENA held after the 7th annual conference in Muscat last November. The new board of directors has been elected as of 1st January 2016 to build the new plans for FTTH deployment in the MENA region.

Read more: New FTTH initiatives in the MENA region

The UAE Drones for Good Awards held from 4 to 6 February showcased the most innovative drone concepts from the UAE and around the world. With showcases from big brands like Nokia and Etisalat, and even the UAE Government itself, the exhibition did not disappoint. Set up in Dubai Internet City, and launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the event proved just how much society can benefit from exceptional drone technology for the greater good.

Read more: Dubai hosted the finest of drone technology at the UAE Drones for Good Awards 2016

The RIPE NCC, in cooperation with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority in Bahrain (TRA), organized an IPv6 technical training from 25 until 28 January in Manama, Bahrain. A total of 30 private and governmental bodies participated in the workshop. The visit to Bahrain was initiated by organizing a lunch for members in Bahrain to meet with RIPE NCC staff on 24 January.

Read more: RIPE NCC in Bahrain: Member lunch and IPv6 training workshop

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