Telcos are on a continuous journey to provide diversified services and meet the needs of their customers. In spite of all the recent crises, the ICT sector’s leaders have been able to overcome the ensuing challenges and draft futurist strategies. This is the case for Ooredoo Oman. Chief Technology and Information Officer at Ooredoo Oman, Dr. Ahmed Abdullah Al Abri, discussed in an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, how the operator is driving digital innovation.

Read more: Ooredoo Oman Driving Innovation in Business and Telecommunications

Telecom Review sat down with Samar Mittal, Head of Cloud and Network Services, Nokia MEA, to talk about his new position, the company’s role in helping CSPs unlock their network value, as well as the main business trends in the region and Nokia’s complimentary business-centric solutions.

Read more: Nokia: Three Key Pillars Behind Unlocking CSPs’ Network Value

As digital technologies gain a deeper foothold in our everyday lives, telco players are urged to restructure their business strategies and models to seize emerging opportunities and create value for more segments of customers. Operating with the core principle of a digital-first ecosystem, Zain KSA has been an early mover, reinventing its value creation model and adopting agile strategies, thereby swiftly responding to the changing customer behavior patterns. Sultan AlHadlag, Zain KSA’s business development and marketing executive general manager, discusses in an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, the company’s data-driven transformation into a one-stop-shop digital partner and business technology provider and its impact on empowering Saudi Arabia’s business environment and economic growth.

Read more: Championing a Digitally Agile Future for Saudi Arabia’s Businesses

Cybersecurity in the UAE has always maintained a credible record. In the latest Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI 2020) issued by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UAE came in fifth. In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Al-Kuwaiti, Head of Cybersecurity for the UAE Government, shares insightful information on the cybersecurity scene in the UAE and highlights his goals and aspirations.

Read more: Adaptive, Proactive and Dynamic: The UAE’s Cybersecurity Scene

As a leading ICT player, Huawei’s role in telcos’ digital transformation journeys is prominent. The President of Huawei Middle East & Africa, Steven Yi, spoke to Telecom Review in an exclusive interview about the telecom giant’s efforts to deliver a fully connected, intelligent world.

Read more: Investing and Innovating for a Connected, Intelligent Future

Many people in the industry have been very much interested in knowing about the latest developments of Rosenberger, the high-tech telecommunications leader, especially after the spinoff of its Antenna and DAS wireless coverage product portfolio. Laurence Miao, the vice president of Rosenberger Asia Pacific, was interviewed by Telecom Review to outline his insights, together with the outlook for growing Rosenberger’s business in the region.

Read more: Rosenberger: Refocus for Today and Future

Oman is believed to be well positioned as the regional data hub connecting East, West and Africa. As one of the key ICT players in the country, Sultan Al Wahaibi, Chief Business & Wholesale Officer, Ooredoo Oman shares how the company aims to stay at the forefront when it comes to innovation and collaboration, as well as ensuring high service and connectivity standards, both locally and internationally.

Read more: For Oman’s Digital Transformation, Developing Infrastructure is Key

In order to shed light on the importance of private wireless networks, Telecom Review had an exclusive interview with Danial Mausoof, head of sales for mobile networks at Nokia in Middle East and Africa. He touched on Nokia’s contribution to the PWN market in the MEA and shared insights on the pertinent security aspect.

Read more: Private Wireless Networks Are a Vital Step in Digital Transformation Journeys, says Nokia

In the spotlight of the August 2022 edition, Telecom Review had an exclusive interview with Omantel’s CEO Talal Said Al Mamari, the kingpin of the company since June 2014 and a well-seasoned telecom professional with 26 years of experience. Under his term, critical initiatives and projects have been carried out including the company’s 750-million-dollar initial public offering (IPO) sale in 2005, the restructuring of Omantel that brought the mobile and fixed operations together, and the acquisition of a 21.9% stake in Zain Group, the biggest transaction of its kind in the region.

Read more: Omantel: A Trusted Digital Transformation Partner in Oman

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