In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, Cisco’s Mohamed Tantawi, managing director - telcos and service providers for Middle East, Africa and Turkey, spoke about the key offerings the company has that make it ideal for the telecom industry. He also spoke about how relationships with partners are maintained in the region and highlighted some of the major challenges that the telcos and service providers face in today's digital transformation.

Read more: “The true value of Cisco is the lifecycle that we deliver,” says Mohamed Tantawi

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 path to building a truly connected world is closely intertwined with transformation in the telecommunications industry. New technologies, together with global efforts to connect previously unconnected populations, are enabling growth for telcos and mobile network operators (MNOs) across the world.

Read more: Bringing connected experiences everywhere on Earth

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

5G network slicing promises the delivery of a new generation of high-speed services, allowing operators to meet requirements towards network adaptation, modification, scaling to accommodate new subscribers or more capacity. Aji Ed, CTO Mobile Networks MEA, Nokia, talks more about this technology in an exclusive interview with Telecom Review.

Read more: Network slicing and migration to 5G standalone architecture to gather pace from 2022: Nokia

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

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.

Read more: “We strive to further expand our footprint in telecom, government and enterprise segments in...

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.
Read more: An exciting time to be in international roaming

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.

Read more: Steven Yi: Effective cyber security and privacy protection through openness and transparency is...

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