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5G, one of the most prominent modern leaps in emerging technology, brings with it the promise of efficiency and real-time services. This highly anticipated 5G wireless network technology is expected to be so powerful that it will enable the mass production of highly anticipated autonomous cars, virtual reality in real time, download speeds which are ten times faster than what we are used to and the list goes on.
By Femi Oshiga, vice president of service providers for the Middle East and Africa, CommScope
By Heiko Perkuhn, managing consultant and Szymon Lis, Senior Consultant, Detecon International
As COVID-19 continues to impact communities and businesses around the world, Ooredoo Group is supporting customers across its global footprint with both digital solutions and relief measures. Ooredoo teams are working together to share knowledge and experiences internationally to better serve and support customers.
YouTube, Facebook and WhatsApp are cracking down on fake news and conspiracy theories linking 5G to the recent outbreak of the Covid-19 virus. In recent weeks, concerns about the risks associated with 5G have circulated rapidly, with many baseless claims now linking the rollout of the next-generation network to the coronavirus pandemic.
Not long ago, satellite television was being written off as an outdated medium of consuming content that would not survive the digital age. Orbit Showtime Network - OSN, is a long-standing satellite provider serving the MENA region for almost 25 years. OSN welcomed Patrick Tillieux as chief executive officer just over a year ago. Since his appointment, he has made profound changes to OSN, to which he refers as a “radical evolution” of the company. Tillieux has a much more positive approach towards satellite TV. He believes that there is still potential in the market and intends to continue work on both traditional and digital methods of consuming content.
Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa, the GCC’s only mobile provider with multiple live operations and millions of active customers, has a proven track-record of delivering outstanding mobile experiences to customers across the region. The company operates in the region under two brands: Virgin Mobile and FREiNDi Mobile. Telecom Review sat down with Erik Dudman Nielsen, founder and CEO of Virgin Mobile MEA, to talk about the company’s success in some of the region’s most mature markets and to gain greater insight into what makes their services truly outstanding to their customers.
For more than 140 years, Ericsson has been continuously at the forefront of innovation. The tech giant has been a key player in the MEA region with its outstanding network infrastructure, dependable services and ability to understand and capitalize on the latest industry trends.