With 5G wireless networks continuing to be deployed in 2020, the issue of 5G cybersecurity remains a huge area of uncertainty. Despite telcos’ enthusiasm to roll out the network as quickly as possible, Dr. Ibrahim Gedeon, CTO of Canadian telecom provider, TELUS, stresses that security is not a feature that should be added after the design of a product or service, but rather as an integral part of the design process. He believes that building secure products from the ground-up requires a strong reliance on a root of trust.
In order to know more about the company and its content delivery model, Telecom Review sat down with Marwan Shehab, VP, MEA, Qwilt. In the interview, he highlights the how service providers can benefit from the open edge cloud solution offered by Qwilt in addition to the latter’s role in the 5G era.
The digital revolution has exposed abundant value opportunities for companies to raise efficiency and develop new kinds of products, services, and business models. Accenture is the engine to help transform businesses and leverage the new technologies that are disrupting the industry as we know it. Only by building strong innovation capabilities, can companies successfully make the wise pivot and manage disruption. Xavier Anglada is the Strategy & Consulting lead for Accenture in the MENA region, and is leading his team in harnessing the power of innovation and disruption in the digital era. Telecom Review sat down with Anglada to explore how disruption is playing out in the Middle East, and how companies can leverage new digital technologies to power through their digital transformation journey.
Telecom Review sat down with Nexign’s CEO, Igor Gorkov, and regional head and vice president of sales MEA, Ahmad Sayed, to discuss the company’s debut in the MEA region, its latest projects and partnerships and its ability to keep a competitive advantage in the BSS market.
Deploying 5G network infrastructure is not easy feat. Apart from the physical construction and implementation of the technology, a great deal more happens behind the scenes, namely within public sector institutions in charge of licensing and devising the right regulations. While new technologies present tremendous opportunities, they may also pose tremendous challenges and uncertainty.
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan recently announced the winners of its inaugural GCC Women’s Empowerment Scholarship. Recognizing the critical and growing role that women’s empowerment plays in the region, the scholarship aims to develop and enhance the leadership skills of GCC executives with a commitment to gender diversity and women’s empowerment. One of the winners of the scholarship is Heba Sayed, marketing manager, IBM, Watson Customer Engagement, Middle East & Africa.
Saudi Telecom Company (stc) has recently gone through a major transformation. The telco has navigated its way through Industry 4.0 with great diligence and perseverance, and has become one of the region’s most renowned telecom brands.
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.
Charlie Warda, head of Regional Sales, Voice and Mobile Services at Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier, provided insights into the organization’s present and future goals.
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.