Fintech was one of the main topics discussed at the 12th Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit and a panel of leading industry experts tackled the evolution of the financial sector and how technology revolutionized payment methods. Elie Nasr, Managing partner, FOO who took part in this panel, spoke onsite to Telecom Review. He explained why FOO is a one-of-a-kind company in Lebanon and shared his insights on the Fintech market in the MENA region.

Read more: One-of-a-kind portfolio makes FOO a leading Fintech player

With fifth-generation wireless networks starting to be deployed this year, the issue of 5G security was in focus at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Unlike upgrades of wireless networks in the past, 5G will deliver not just faster speeds and low latency but also open up a new realm of possibilities such as connected cars and devices.

Read more: “Security is a journey and not a one-time event” – TELUS CTO

Governance Dynamics is a professional services firm focused on providing governance related services and solutions that are pragmatic and designed to address the issue at hand taking into consideration the strategic outlook of the business in the immediate short term and the long term. Fadi Sidani, Managing partner, Governance Dynamics, explained more about the company to Telecom Review at the 12th Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit.

Read more: “We are raising the bar when it comes to governance”, says Fadi Sidani, Governance Dynamics

Since 2000, Korek has been able to keep pace with the technological evolution and has managed to overcome all the challenges, which has made it achieve unprecedented progress throughout the years.  In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, Mr. Sirwan Mustafa, Korek Chairman, explained more about the company’s strategy that allowed it to achieve continuous success.

Read more: Korek: Providing global services with an Iraqi twist

Maintaining a high level of security for all 5G use-cases will be a huge challenge whereas the attack surface will deeply increase. Those were the insights shared by Emmanuel Lugagne Delpon, Group CTO and Senior Vice President, Orange, in an exclusive interview with Telecom Review.

Read more: 5G challenges should be overcome with a ‘security by design’ approach, says Orange CTO

5G is today the buzzword in the telecom industry. With new technology comes the fear of the unknown. 5G will surely present many benefits to its users, but as with any new technology, cyber criminals will be ready to exploit its weaknesses and as such, experts must evaluate the risk of 5G connectivity and how it may directly or indirectly impact the user. It’s not only that 5G brings new threats, but existing ones might undergo considerable lateral expansion and amplification.

Read more: AT&T capitalizes on SDN to counter 5G cyber threats

Data Consult has been sharing much of its expertise in technology from all its aspects in the past editions of Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit and this year wasn’t much different. After being present during the whole day and moderating the panel on the role of FTTx deployment in accelerating digital transformation and smart cities, Mr. Marc Nader, COO of Data Consult accorded to the team of Telecom Review a get a quick talk on what distinguished this Summit edition and an overview about the company.

Read more: “A strong infrastructure is a necessity to build on top all the digital services”- Marc Nader,...

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