Mondia, a leading private digital experiences company, signed a strategic agreement with Apigate, the next generation Application Programming Interface (API) platform. This new bilateral partnership will serve as a bridge for Mondia to extend its Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) and Over-The-Top (OTT) services to the Asia Pacific.  Similarly, Mondia will enable Apigate to extend its services to Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Read more: Apigate and Mondia expand their direct carrier billing reach across EMEA and APAC

One day ahead of the Mobile World Congress, Nokia held its traditional press and analyst event where CEO and President Rajeev Suri gave a detailed presentation with the aim of explaining how Nokia sees 5G development over the next few years and why it is well positioned as that happens.

Read more: Nokia CEO: “5G is here and we are remarkably well-positioned”

Nexign, a leading Business Support System (BSS) and Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider, today announced new capabilities to its product portfolio that will empower communications service providers (CSPs) to build digital partnerships and collaborate more efficiently, with other industry players, on a global level.

Read more: Nexign enhances its product portfolio to empower CSPs to forge new digital partnerships

By Charles Yang, president of Huawei Middle East

The arrival of 5G will accelerate digital transformation on a global scale – this we’ve known for years. But on a local level, the technology will ignite a competitive battleground that has the potential to define the status and prosperity of entire cities. Those cities wishing to remain competitive, at the forefront of globalization, and to facilitate AI will be compelled to integrate the next generation of cellular communication across business, tech, medical and transport sectors to unlock new venues of growth and innovation for organizations.

Read more: 5G: A new battleground for smart cities

By Claire Khoury, Marketing & Communication Director of Sofrecom Group

Digital technology has an impact on the governance of organizations. It profoundly changes the way management takes place in the private sector as well as the governance of public organizations and the training of State civil servants. It implies adopting a continuous improvement approach. It is an opportunity to usher in simplicity and efficiency, and to improve the quality of services provided to users.

Read more: Change management, the cornerstone to governments’ digital transformation

By Sylvain Morlière, Senior Manager Mobile Financial Services, Sofrecom

While it is difficult today to imagine any telecommunications networks operating in complete isolation from other national or international networks, the mobile money services offering interoperability with other mobile money services are few and far between. As at the end of 2016, only fifteen countries were home to domestic services for inter-network money transfers using the “mobile money” system. Most banks, however, do offer the option of carrying out transactions on an interbank basis.

Read more: Mobile financial services: Developing uses through interoperability

By Alastair Williamson, CEO at Ranplan Wireless

The benefits of 5G will be felt first by IoT, smart cities, public safety and other real-time applications requiring fast wireless communications. While deployments are starting to appear, it is foreseen that 5G will co-exist with other radio access technologies (RATs) such as LTE-A/Pro, NB-IoT, and WiFi for some time yet.

Read more: Planning 5G networks

Reseaux IP Europeens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC) - the independent, not-for-profit membership organization that supports the infrastructure of the Internet through technical coordination in Europe, Middle East and Central Asia – published its first country report on opportunities and challenges for the Internet in Saudi Arabia and the GCC countries.

Read more: RIPE NCC highlights internet opportunities and challenges in the Middle East

We are stepping into an era, which marks the beginning of ‘Intelligent Connectivity’ underpinned by ubiquitous and hyper connectivity. This term is used to describe the powerful combination of flexible, high-speed 5G networks, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). This will have a significant and profound change on individuals, industries, society and the economy, transforming how we live and work.

Read more: Etisalat at the helm of telecom brands in the Middle East

InfiNet Wireless, the global leader in fixed broadband wireless connectivity, will showcase the latest breakthrough in cutting-edge wireless technology at Mobile World Congress 2019, where it will premiere its record-breaking spectral efficiency solution – Quanta 5.

Read more: InfiNet Wireless to stage global debut of ground-breaking spectral efficiency solution at MWC 2019

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