In an exclusive interview, Amr Eid, Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Bridge International, explains the value-centric strategy, ‘smarter’ business model and agility behind the evolution of GBI - the Middle East region’s leading connectivity, content and cloud enabler that has recently concluded its transformation into a global shared and managed services provider. In the Networked World with 50 billion devices predicted to be connected globally by 2020, GBI provides the vital infrastructure that empowers businesses, communities, countries and economies, and contributes to the shift towards smart economies in the Middle East.
Qualcomm Technologies plays a leading role in the journey to 5G. In October 2016, the company announced the industry's first 5G modem - the Snapdragon X50 - at the Qualcomm 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong. Qualcomm prides itself on being a wireless technology leader, which is at the very heart of its identity. The chipset maker's inventions have pushed the boundaries of wireless technology for decades. Speaking to Telecom Review, Jay Srage, president MEA and East Europe at Qualcomm, discussed the company's essential role in synchronizing the 5G and IoT ecosystem for both operators and vendors so that we may one day soon enjoy all that 5G has to offer.
Bringing over 30 years of international business experience across the Middle East, Africa, North America and Europe, and gaining a proven track record of success in managing large businesses in complex and challenging environments, in an interview with Telecom Review, Ahmad Farroukh, CEO, Mobily KSA, discussed his significant role in bringing Mobily back on the right track despite the challenges, along with the company's role in dealing with cyber security and their plan for IoT infrastructure and 5G.
Transformation was the key topic of discussion when Osman Sultan, the charismatic chief executive of du (Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company) spoke to Telecom Review. du is in the midst of a massive transformation to make way for a more connected and efficient future for the people of the UAE. Mr. Sultan discussed du's important role in executing the rollout of the Smart Dubai Platform, which goes hand-in-hand with du's commitment to cybersecurity, M2M communication, 5G, IoT and achieving Dubai's smart city vision. Finally, Mr. Sultan touched on du's involvement at GITEX this year, and his vision for du looking ahead.
Since Joseph Ged's appointment as the CEO of Ooredoo Algeria in 2007, the company has launched a number of life changing services for its customers including 2G, 3G and 4G mobile internet, adding that these network investments, amongst other service breakthroughs, have helped cement the operator's leadership in the country. Thanks to the company's recent Q2 results, Ooredoo Algeria has officially achieved the market leadership position.
Bringing happiness to people through technology innovation is the biggest achievement of Lebanese mobile operator Alfa, managed by Orascom Telecom, according to Marwan Hayek, CEO and Chairman. In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, Marwan opens up about the organization's accomplishments, plans and challenges, showing us how the operator is aspiring speedy transformation in the mobile telecommunications sector.
ICT is driving transformation and is really changing the game according to Rafiah Ibrahim, president of Ericsson, region Middle East and Africa. In an interview with Telecom Review, Rafiah shared her thoughts on Ericsson Global Mobility Report, specifically on IoT, mobility and 5G deployment.
After the launching of 4G in Tunisia, Telecom Review had the chance to interview Youssef Al Masri, CEO, Ooredoo Tunisia, who explained the new opportunities this technology offers and talked about the operator's latest activities in terms of state-of-the-art technologies.
The idea of transforming Dubai into the 'smartest' and 'happiest' city in the world is an intriguing idea, but is it realistic? What makes Dubai a smart city? How can it be measured? What has the Smart Dubai initiative actually accomplished? In an exclusive interview, the pragmatic H.E Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, director general of the Smart Dubai Office, opens up about Smart Dubai; her passion for eGovernment and the public sector, the collaborations essential to the Smart Dubai model, and how the citizens of Dubai can truly benefit from the work that Dr. Aisha and her incredible team have accomplished.
Awasr stands as the first specialized broadband internet provider in the Sultanate of Oman. The company offers superior customer care and is dedicated to delivering high quality broadband services to the people of Oman, with a mission to "help customers unlock the power and enjoyment of the internet." Awasr recently launched its services in regions previously untouched by high speed internet, with plans to expand to the rest of Muscat and other areas throughout the Sultanate.