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 an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, Stefano Resi, Sales Director, Nokia MEA shared insightful notes on the influence that webscalers have on the telecommunications scene and cited some of Nokia's webscale networking solutions.

Read more: “New Relationship between OTT and Telcos Has Potential to Trigger Positive Changes in MEA...

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

Women are proving themselves in the workplace and developing their skills in all sectors which has allowed them to assume leadership positions, notably in the telecommunications and ICT industry. Denise Helou, Senior Business Development Manager at Verizon Partner Solutions, shares, in an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, the achievements made by the company thus far during its digital transformation journey, and tackles the importance of Arab women’s role in this field.

Read more: Verizon Enhances Its Digital Journey with Diversity and Inclusion

PROSE, the spinoff of Rosenberger Technologies' antenna and wireless product portfolio, was announced in early 2022. We connected with Vick Mamlouk, the Senior Advisor at Rosenberger Technologies, to shed light on the essence of this new brand, their current business environment, and the growth outlook within the wireless industry.

Read more: PROSE: For Everyday Communication of People, Networks, and Data

Ooredoo Oman had the highest score in terms of customer satisfaction, customer care, store experience, customer journey, and network. Aligning with the Ooredoo Group’s digital-first strategy into 2022, the company is digital from A-Z, shifting from ‘brick to click’.

Read more: Ooredoo Oman Thinks Beyond Digital to Empower Customer Experience

Red Hat aims to make the cloud infrastructure as easy to consume as possible. Azhar Sayeed, Senior Director, Global Telco Technical Development at Red Hat spoke with Telecom Review during the 5G MENA event about the key to building a multi-cloud strategy for telcos and how CSPs can maximize the cloud sustainably, among other insights.

Read more: Red Hat Platform Empowers CSPs’ Multi-Cloud Strategies

Nokia is a global technology leader that is focusing on addressing the Middle East and African (MEA) region’s requirement and challenges. From responding to the surge of traffic up to fulfilling the needs of the enterprises and operators, Nokia’s state-of-the-art solutions are deployed with high level of quality, efficiency, and sustainability in mind.

Read more: Shifts in Traffic Trend: Nokia Leading MEA's Sustainable Future and Network Evolution

CommScope Mosaic comes as a solution to the challenges of 5G rollouts. On the sidelines of the 5G MENA event, Raed Aoude, Director of Sales - MENAPAK & SEA, CommScope, enlightened Telecom Review of the 5G commercialization scene in the MENA region and how they are addressing the problems being faced by their partners on this matter.

Read more: CommScope Mosaic Fixes 5G Rollout Issues, Now and in the Future

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