During the 15th Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit held at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Telecom Review welcomed James Kirby, SVP and head of EMEA, CSG, in person. In an exclusive interview, Kirby elaborated on CSG’s technologies and plans for the years to come as well as his outlook on why telecoms is a crucial part of the world’s dynamic and challenging market conditions at present.

Read more: CSG empowers customers to quickly adapt changing market demands

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 interview with Telecom Review during the Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit 2021 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City, Marc Halbfinger, CEO, PCCW Global shared his insights on NAAS, automation, and forging stronger strategic relations with stakeholders in the MENA region.

Read more: Interoperability with local service providers high on PCCW Global’s growth agenda

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

Along the sidelines of the recently-concluded International Telecommunication Union (ITU) CxO meeting, Saleem AlBlooshi, chief technology officer, du, had an exclusive interview with Telecom Review to elaborate about du’s latest 5G developments and what this technology entails to enterprise customers as well as to the digital transformation journey within the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Read more: 5G promises the enablement of digital transformation, says du CTO

During the 15th Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit held at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Telecom Review welcomed Kevin Vachon, chief operating officer, MEF, in person. In an exclusive interview, Vachon elaborated on how the MEF 3.0 Global Services Framework is being adopted and executed upon by industry partners and customers globally as well as the organization’s plans to innovate and solve industry challenges and develop new opportunities in 2022 and beyond.

Read more: MEF: We deliver more than just standards, we bring together the pieces to automate services across...

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

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

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