Telecom Review managed to secure an exclusive interview with Dr. Marwan Alahmadi; an industry veteran who after building and scaling Telecom and IT businesses that include launch CEO of Zain Saudi Arabia and founding CBO of the Enterprise Business at Mobily, is now aiming to disrupt the Cloud market in KSA.
Hany Aly, executive vice president, Enterprise Business, du, has claimed that the anticipated deployment of 5G technology will create a revolution in the types of new applications available to consumers. The du senior executive provided a fascinating insight into the diversification process the company has underwent in the last 12 months, and also highlighted how embarking on its own digital transformation journey has helped them guide other enterprises into making that transition.
StrataNet is one of the newest entrants in the international telecommunications market. It is set to “shake things up” starting with the submarine fiber optic cable market across Asia. It is not your typical telco or just another private equity group looking to build the next multi-country subsea cable system, who promises to outperform anything the market has seen before. Instead, StrataNet’s sole purpose is to integrate and monetize disparate, under-utilized and under-valued telecommunication assets to deliver a multi-path, multi-country network underpinned by an unprecedented commercial model for its customers. This approach is now enabling several StrataNet customers to rapidly expand their network at well-below average market costs. Telecom Review visited with Chris de Josselin, CEO, StrataNet Group, who gives an overview of some of the services and commercial innovations that StrataNet is bringing to the marketplace.
Digital transformation is critical for telecom operators looking to deploy 5G networks because the technology will require them to be more agile and cost-efficient, a Huawei executive said at the Telecom Review Summit held in Beirut on 13 April. An Jian, President of Huawei Wireless Marketing and Solution Sales, said the 5G "is quite important for the transformation of society, especially for the digitalization of traditional industries."
President of Huawei Middle East, Charles Yang has claimed that as we approach 2020, the growth of 5G-based enhanced mobile broadband networking applications will skyrocket. In a compelling interview, Yang offers his insights into why he believes the rise of 5G is causing such a seismic shift globally in the ICT industry, addresses the challenges in deploying the next-generation technology - and predicts what impact 5G will have in the Middle East.
Technology is revolutionizing the healthcare sector with new innovations emerging every now and then. E-health was a topic discussed in depth during the 10th edition of Telecom Review Summit held in Lebanon on April 13. H.E. Ghassan Hasbani, Lebanese Minister of Health spoke to Telecom Review about a new e-health initiative which he announced during the e-health panel.
Emphasizing the operator's leading position in Egypt, Eng. Ahmed El Beheiry, CEO, Telecom Egypt, spoke to Telecom Review about the new brand "WE". Telecom Egypt CEO tackled several topics ranging from financial results to FTTH deployment and OTT players.
Reflecting on the challenges involved in building a successful tech startup, Mounir Ladki, President and CTO of MYCOM OSI, says entrepreneurs need to accept that mistakes will be made and that taking risks is essential. Mr. Ladki spoke during a panel session at the Telecom Review Summit held in Beirut on 13 April, where he shared his story of co-founding an innovative tech company that develops telecom-centric solutions.
VP of Sales and Service providers, MEA, CommScope, Femi Oshiga, has stated that operators need to figure how they monetize use cases in order to accelerate the deployment of 5G. Operators appear thus far to be cautious before making huge investments in the required 5G infrastructure until they're assured that they will reap the returns of the capital invested.
The greatest opportunities for students graduating from university are going to be in technology and the knowledge economy, the head of the Arab region's top ranked university said at the Telecom Review Summit in Beirut on 13 April. Dr. Fadlo Khuri, President of the American University of Beirut (AUB) said the Lebanese economy needs to diversify if it's to retain its graduates.