IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Dr. Imad Hoballah has taken office as industry minister in Lebanon’s new cabinet formed by prime minister H.E. Hassan Diab. Dr. Hoballah was the provost and chief academic officer at the American University of Dubai which he joined in 2017.
Saudi Telecom Company (stc) announced it is partnering with MATRIXX Software to drive continued growth for its Jawwy brand. stc Solutions is the prime contractor for this project and system integrator Celfocus has been selected for delivery.
Lebanon’s new prime minister, H.E. Hassan Diab formed a new council of ministers with H.E. Talal Hawat as minister of telecommunications succeeding H.E. Mohamed Choucair.
stc announced the company’s interim consolidated condensed financial results for the period ending at 31 December 2019. Revenues for the 12 months period of 2019 reached SR 54,376m with an increase of 4.64% compared to the corresponding period last year.
Etisalat has set another milestone by coming out on top again as ‘The Most Valuable Consumer Brand’ and ‘The Most Valuable Telecom Brand’ in Middle East and Africa (MEA) by Brand Finance as a recognition for the success and growth of the brand spurred by digital customer service driven strategy and engaging with consumers across markets with innovative global branding initiatives.
STC is one of the key players in the region and in Saudi Arabia, in particular. The operator has made great strides last year under the leadership of CEO Eng. Nasser Al Nasser who explained in an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, how STC adapted its strategy to be in line with digitalization.
Egypt has been spearheading digital transformation in Africa for the past couple of years through innovative projects and initiatives. Fiber Misr, a subsidiary of Benya Holding, has been contributing to the country’s digital transformation leadership since its establishment three years ago. Telecom Review spoke to Ahmed Mekky, chairman, Benya Holding, who highlighted the role played by the company and its subsidiaries, namely Fiber Misr, in Egypt and the region.
Etisalat is on a mission to drive the digital future in the Middle East and this has been apparent through a variety of initiatives, which the service provider launched over the years, along with its readiness and eagerness to deploy the latest and greatest in tech.