Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) have emerged as the ideal choice to meet the increasing in-building wireless coverage demand and provide the expected quality of experience (QoE), said Mr. Ayman Raba, managing director & CEO at Kathrein Middle East, speaking to Telecom Review.

Read more: KBOW & IoT: The new era of Kathrein’s solutions

Mobile chipset/platform manufacturer Qualcomm plays an important role in facilitating the next generation mobile technology platform and the internet of things (IoT). As a leading partner of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Qualcomm enables emerging smartphone brands and connected device manufacturers to expand their global market and product footprint beyond phones into connected ecosystems, explains Jay Srage, President East Europe and MEA, Qualcomm, speaking to Telecom Review.

Read more: Qualcomm’s role in facilitating the next generation mobile ecosystem

Analyzing data is essential to successful smart city services, Labib Matta, chief business officer at NXN, told Telecom Review. Once a smart city consulting firm, NXN has grown into a full-fledged digital service provider with a list of heavyweight clients. Smart data analytics is the "key cornerstone" of NXN's services, said Matta - the essential component of its growing digital services portfolio.

Read more: Big data at the heart of NXN’s smart city as a service offering

Telecom Operators

Guillaume Boudin has been named Chief Executive Officer of Sofrecom, with effect from 1st July  2017.

Until now, Guillaume Boudain led the "Communication & Collaboration" Business Unit within Orange Business Services. In a highly competitive global market, he has overseen the development of communication and collaboration offers for both French and multinational companies.

He also served as Board Member of Arkadin company, and Vice President of Networks Product Line at Equant and Global One, where he launched the 1st IP VPN services on the market.

At Orange France, Guillaume Boudin held both operational and marketing responsibilities.
He headed the "South Ile-de-France" region, with its network of sales agencies, customers assistance centers, and technical field intervention units. He participated in the launch of the first mobile offers for the mass market, as well as the first "pay per view" TV services.

Guillaume Boudin launched his career by creating a start-up which in Europe was the second value-added reseller for NEXT, the company founded by Steve Jobs before his return to Apple.

He holds degrees from the Ecole Polytechnique and Telecom ParisTech.

Guillaume Boudin particularly appreciates teamwork and developing new business territories. He enjoys traveling and discovering new cultures and has lived in many countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Throughout his professional experiences, building global teaming and developing business territories continues to be the most rewarding aspects of his career. He also enjoys travelling & discovering new cultures, and has lived in countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.