Etisalat boasts a wide range of solutions in many different sectors and has achieved a great deal of success over the years through its ability to find new and innovative ways to serve its customers and keep them up to date with the latest futuristic technologies. It is no doubt that Etisalat deserves to be one the region’s telecom leader and the most valuable brand.

Read more: Etisalat Group: A success story in MENA for the telecom world

CommScope has played a key role in shaping the digital future here in the region through positioning itself at the forefront of smart infrastructure through the products and services that it offers which have made communication easier, faster and more efficient. Its mission is to build stronger connections and shape the future of communication through optimizing bandwidth.

Read more: ‘The 5G future has just begun’ says CommScope’s Femi Oshiga

MEF recently published the industry’s first global standard defining an SD-WAN service and its attributes. MEF has emerged as the world’s leading communications industry organization shaping the direction and growth of the SD-WAN services market through standardization and upcoming certification of services, technologies and professionals. Telecom Review had the opportunity to interview Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF, to discuss the standard, its relevance to the market and next steps for driving SD-WAN market innovation.

Read more: MEF: Powerful hybrid networking combines standardized SD-WAN + automated underlay connectivity...

The Middle East has an increasingly diverse tech ecosystem, with many players at the forefront of innovation and transformation while others are still trying to keep up. It is indeed a dynamic market and Nokia has been working with various countries in the Middle East to deploy 5G technology. Telecom Review managed to secure an interview with Nokia’s Bernard Najm, head of the Middle East Market Unit, to discuss the latest developments within the region regarding 5G deployments, how to better understand the region’s needs and finding ways to address these needs.

Read more: Nokia brings end-to-end 5G global leadership to the Middle East

EITC (du) has differentiated itself in the telecoms industry in the MENA region through its customer centric approach which is at the bottom line of everything they do. du’s mission is to make customers’ lives easier.

Read more: ‘Transformation is no longer a project, it is a culture’, says du’s Anthony Shiner

Following his appointment to a new role in France, Alain Nohra, who is now the director of sales for telco, utilities, media & region and white spaces at Oracle France spoke to Telecom Review about his new role and the shift from the Middle East region of which he was responsible for the past 15 years.

Read more: Oracle France reinforces its telco team

Internet of Things (IoT) is reshaping entire industries, shifting the way businesses operate, employees work and integrating into the lifestyles and homes of consumers. Businesses are using IoT to differentiate their existing products and services from the competition, creating new products and enhancing customer experiences.

Read more: How Vodafone is driving digital transformation with IoT solutions

The telecom ecosystem in the MENA region is very diverse in that while many countries are striving to deploy the latest network innovations, many less mature markets are struggling to keep up. Telecom Review sat down with Mavenir’s head of region in Dubai, Mark Charman, to gain some insight into the latest 5G innovations, trends and developments in the region, specifically in the UAE.

Read more: How Mavenir is navigating the diverse telecom ecosystem in the MENA region

As the fourth industrial revolution prevails, 5G is edging closer to becoming a reality in the UAE. From showcasing 5G tech to its customers, to leveraging the benefits of emerging tech, du has taken considerable measures towards enabling the society of the UAE to integrate into the future 5G ecosystem.

Read more: du expands and innovates services amid “data-tsunami”

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