Virgin Mobile, the second mobile brand to operate under EITC, has done well since entering the telecommunications industry in the UAE almost twelve months ago. Telecom Review managed to secure an exclusive interview with the charismatic figurehead for Virgin Mobile UAE, Karim Benkirane, in an effort to find out his reflections on its first year in the market, its strategic vision for the future, its recent partnership agreements with Samsung and Careem, industry challenges and why the Virgin Mobile brand has been embraced by today's digitally savvy consumer.

Read more: Virgin Mobile UAE is a business unit within EITC that was ‘born digital’ – Karim Benkirane

Ribbon Communications is a global technology company with more than two decades of leadership in real-time communications. Built on world-class technology and intellectual property, the enterprise delivers secure, embedded and engaging real-time communications for today's world. Telecom Review managed to secure an exclusive interview with one of the most experienced and dynamic executives in the ICT industry, Patrick Joggerst, CMO and EVP, Business Development, at Ribbon Communications. Joggerst has enjoyed a distinguished and decorated career in the ICT and telecommunications industry.

Read more: New acquisition by Ribbon will enable it to further creativity and innovation

The world of ICT was once a male-dominated environment, but the landscape has changed significantly over the years. Telecom Review aims to celebrate that diversity - and the shifting of demographics in the telecommunications industry by conducting a special series of interviews entitled 'Women in ICT'. In today's interview we speak to Natalia Ellis, chief financial officer at Speedflow Communications.

Read more: “Women are now afforded the same opportunities as men” – Natalia Ellis