Technological developments offer vast opportunities for telecommunications and technology companies to improve their performance and compete on a global scale. The greatest responsibility lies within service providers, whose role has become essential to secure a special experience for clients.

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MTN GlobalConnect, a digital wholesale and infrastructure services company, supports Africa’s digital transformation with new technologies. Leading the journey is General Manager of International Roaming Arne Casteleyn, inspired by opportunities and the change in consumer needs and expectations. Telecom Review had the chance to talk with Arne about MTN GlobalConnect International Roaming.
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As more industries across the Middle East embrace digital transformation, a focus on collaborative development will be pivotal to extending the gains achieved to date, according to Huawei’s top executive in the region. Steven Yi, the recently appointed president of Huawei Middle East, spoke with Telecom Review on how many governments and enterprises in the Middle East today have benefited greatly from being at the forefront of emerging technologies—be it 5G commercial deployments, adopting cloud capabilities, designing intelligent city infrastructure, and more.

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Ribbon, which has a longstanding presence in the region and offices in Dubai and Riyadh, supports mission critical networks for tier one service providers and large enterprises in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and other GCC countries. The company serves banks, airlines, government organizations, and others who require the highest standards of quality and security. In this Q&A with Ashraf Hassan, regional vice president of sales, we find out more about the company and its offering.

Read more: Ribbon leverages innovation to help drive the future

The ICT industry has been transforming the lives of people around the world over the last few decades. This digital transformation is responsible for driving major changes in Egypt and the MEA region, and has had substantial positive impacts on governance, economies and societies as a whole. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformation efforts, as countries, governments and people worldwide adapt to our new norm. In this exclusive interview, Telecom Review spoke to Eng. Ahmed Mekky, CEO and Chairman of Benya Group, one of the leading advocates for digital transformation as a human right in Egypt and the MEA region.

Read more: Meeting Ahmed Mekky, the man behind “Benya Group”: Working to connect cities and unite nations

In an exclusive with Telecom Review, a joint discussion between Marc Veelenturf, Chief Executive Officer, Middle East and Turkey and Head of Telecom, Media and Technology for Growing Markets of Atos and Peter Larnholt, Chief Information Officer, du, has brought light the ongoing technology innovation within the Middle East region such as cloud transformation, edge adoption, private 5G networks, network automation, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and decarbonization.

Read more: Atos and du: Shaping the digital world of telcos and businesses

The evolution to 5G is destined to change all societies around the globe, and that is particularly evident in the Middle East region. The widespread adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, and artificial intelligence (AI) have all been supported by 5G networks, transforming our way of living for the better.

Read more: Kuwait: A leader in the 5G era, bridging the 5G divide to everyone

Climate change is one of the few global issues that cannot be addressed singlehandedly. More and more commitments are being made within the telecom and technology industry, putting it at the forefront of the fight against global warming.

Read more: Achieving a net-zero world combines technology and collective responsibility

In an exclusive with Telecom Review, Sandeep Shetty, co-founder and CEO of NorthLadder, shared how the tech startup works. The transition to 5G will entail a massive smartphone upgrade cycle globally and device trade-ins will play a significant role in helping this transition. NorthLadder offers a unique auction platform to leverage this opportunity.

Read more: Device trade-in can play a very big role in 5G transition, says NorthLadder CEO

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