Oracle has been providing leading edge capabilities in software as a service, platform as a service, infrastructure as a service, and data as a service for hundred thousands of customers all over the world, which has placed it as a leader in the ICT field. Senior vice president - Technology, Middle East and Africa at Oracle, Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban told Telecom Review in an exclusive interview on the sidelines of GITEX Technology Week 2018, how he sees the company's role in the Middle East. He also explained the process of shifting to the hybrid cloud, which something many companies are considering.

Read more: Oracle takes cloud database to the next level

Global vice-president of Infinet Wireless, Kamal Mokrani, has said that the introduction of its new generation of products will ensure it meets the ever-evolving demands of its customers in relation to emerging technologies such as 5G and internet of things.

Read more: New generation of products from Infinet Wireless will ensure it meets 5G demands

Open source solutions are accelerating nowadays cloud adoption and innovation and their adoption has accelerated throughout the years. Red Hat, provider of enterprise grade open source software solutions is a world leader in this field with its flagship Linux Enterprise operating system. In order to discover more about open source solutions, Telecom Review spoke to Mike Piech, Vice President and General Manager, Middleware, Red Hat.

Read more: “The open source world is where the innovation is happening” says Red Hat’s Mike Piech

Jay Srage established himself as one of the most prominent leaders and visionaries in the ICT industry in the Middle East during his highly successful tenure as president of Qualcomm in Eastern Europe and the MEA region.

Read more: Jay Srage launches new enterprise to accelerate the adoption of emerging technologies

The telecommunications industry has rapidly evolved creating a whole new ecosystem fostering new trends and technologies that are at the core of what we call "digital transformation". In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, Osman Sultan, Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) highlighted how the company has maintained a leading position in the market thanks to the approach it has adopted in terms of digital transformation.

Read more: EITC: Taking the market to the next level

Egypt's largest incumbent operator Telecom Egypt has been heavily investing in its network to deliver high internet speeds and improve customer satisfaction, said CEO Eng. Ahmed El Beheiry. In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, Telecom Egypt CEO highlighted the efforts undertaken to enhance broadband services in Egypt and the operator's CSR initiatives aiming at developing the Egyptian society.

Read more: Telecom Egypt striving to achieve customer satisfaction

Nexign (formerly Peter-Service), a leading business support system (BSS) provider for communications service providers (CSPs), has announced plans to open the company's Middle East and Africa (MEA) headquarters in Dubai, UAE.

Read more: Nexign will enable operators to transform their business models in MEA region

Eva Andren, VP and Head of Managed Services at Ericsson has claimed that AI and Machine Learning will drive operational efficiency in next-generation networks and claimed the Swedish telecommunications colossus is well-positioned to maintain its position as a global-leading vendor for operators as they continue to prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Read more: “AI and Machine Learning will drive operational efficiency in next-gen networks” – Eva Andren -...

Etisalat's main theme this year at GITEX Technology week is focused on 'Driving the Digital Future to Empower Societies'. This is built on our vision to provide futuristic solutions and services that will have a fundamental impact on people's lives.

Read more: Driving the digital future and leading the 5G revolution to empower societies

The technological revolution has affected all sectors either directly or indirectly with its significant impact on all their aspects, including customer experience. The latter is one of the pillars of the telecoms industry given the fact that the final objective is always customer satisfaction. Indranil Das, Head of Digital Services, Ericsson Middle East and Africa spoke to Telecom Review about the new era of customer experience.

Read more: Ericsson’s Indranil Das highlights technology’s impact on customer experience

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