In an exclusive discourse with Telecom Review, Aziz Aluthman Fakhroo, managing director of Ooredoo Group, talked about the most recent milestones the Group achieved, its optimistic outlook for the rest of 2021, and its continued commitment to digital transformation.

Read more: Ooredoo Group: Transforming the business to deliver stronger growth

Internet registry RIPE NCC provides global internet resources and related services, such as IPv4, IPv6, and AS Number resources, to members in its service region. Its members comprise mainly of internet service providers, telecommunications organizations, and large corporations across the 75 countries.

Read more: IPv6 is the only sustainable strategy to future growth, says RIPE NCC's Chafic Chaya

Fastlink has announced that over 40% of its LTE network has deployed the state-of-the-art green hybrid power technology to tackle the power shortage and realize “0” D.G operation. Its Network OPEX has been significantly reduced by 25% since 2019.

Read more: Fastlink fulfills in actions to become the green power pioneer in Iraq towards its “Net Zero” green

In an exclusive face-to-face interview, Hani ELKukhun, chief commercial officer of OSN, discussed with Telecom Review the company’s commercialization tactics and the motivation behind, the impact of the pandemic and 5G on the streaming demand and experience of consumers, and the importance of telecom partnerships in delivering premium entertainment content.

Read more: “We've evolved into this new world of streaming that requires 5G,” says OSN

With the leadership of Eng. Eyad Abu Khorma and his extensive international experience in the technology and telecommunications industry, a new digital hub is underway. The Aqaba Digital Hub is set to benefit not only Jordan, but also all the Middle East region, profiting from the presence of big CDNs, international operators, new submarine cables, and OTTs coming to the region.

Read more: Eyad Abu Khorma set to make Aqaba the real neutral digital hub of the Middle East

In an exclusive for Telecom Review with Nicole Arian-Markazi, head for customer success in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region and head of UN Women Program at Nokia, we learned how with shared commitment and focus, meaningful progress is made towards making diversity, equality, and inclusion a reality globally and within the company's workplace.

Read more: “Inclusion and diversity are a platform for greater innovation,” says Nicole Arian-Markazi

In an exclusive interview to Telecom Review, Moiz Baig, cyber security advisor at Nokia MEA talks about different aspects of 5G security: challenges, best practices and frameworks, “zero-trust” approach, and guaranteeing a secure 5G network for customers.

Read more: 5G security: A must to the overall architecture from the start

In a very impelling interview, Rita Mokbel, head of global sales at Ericsson, shared to Telecom Review her background, skills, and growth opportunities within the ICT sector, as well as her advice to those who want to excel in their careers and self-development journeys.

Read more: Rita Mokbel: “It is never about your gender, it is about your contribution”

Founded in 2008, GBI is a global cloud, connectivity, and content enabler that owns and operates a smart and fully managed network. GBI’s multilayer terrestrial and subsea cable meshed network bridges the East to the West through the Middle East, empowers businesses, connects societies, and contributes to the region’s accelerated digital transformation. That said, Telecom Review had the chance to talk exclusively with GBI CEO, Cengiz Oztelcan, to shed light on GBI’s growing prominence in the region and globally.

Read more: GBI empowers digital economies by being a preferred and trusted infrastructure partner

Following the publication of the white paper entitled ‘Pivoting the international carrier business’, Telecom Review spoke to one of the contributors, Andrea Faggiano, partner, telecom, information, media & electronics practice lead, Arthur D. Little Middle East to highlight how the wholesale industry has evolved and what strategies should telcos adopt to realize the full potential of their international wholesale strategies.

Read more: “Consolidation can help propel the wholesale industry to greater heights”, says Andrea Faggiano

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