Nizar Bouguila, chairman and chief executive officer at Tunisie Télécom, attended Mobile World Congress this year to witness new trends in the industry, keep up with strategic news from the different leaders in the sector, and catch up on the evolution of new equipment services and the devices. Nizar spoke to Telecom Review at the event about his plans for Tunisie Telecom looking ahead, including 5G.

Read more: Tunisie Telecom is laying groundwork for the introduction of 5G, says CEO #MWC17

A leading telecommunications provider has introduced a number of cutting-edge products it has developed which will provide a smooth transition from 4G to 5G. Infinera Corporation, a multinational organization which is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, is a market leader in providing Intelligent Transport Networks.

Read more: Infinera introduces new solutions to market which will provide smooth evolution to 5G

Mobile World Congress promises to be world's largest gathering for the mobile industry, where hot technology topics are introduced, discussed, analyzed and eventually implemented. Ghazi Atallah, CEO of Dubai-based smart city consulting and managed services group neXgen, shared his perspective on what trends to look out for this year that will significantly shape smart city services of the future. From blockchain technology to cognitive computing, Ghazi gave Telecom Review the smart city scoop in order to prepare for the ultimate technology event of the year.

Read more: neXgen’s Ghazi Atallah discusses smart city hot topics

In an interview with Telecom Review, Isabelle Morency, head of Engineering and Standards, iometrix, talked about the importance of standardization in the telecoms sector and the major role iometrix is playing, in collaboration with standards development organizations, that is shaping the future of the telecoms industry.

Read more: iometrix: Enriching the telecommunications industry

What makes Infoblox stand out from other organizations offering cyber attack defenses? That's the question Cherif Sleiman, Infoblox's MEA general manager, addressed when he recently spoke to Telecom Review. ""All we ever hear about today is cybersecurity this and cyber security that,"" he said. ""In fact, companies that have nothing to do with cybersecurity are marketing themselves under cybersecurity which makes things confusing."" What sets Infoblox apart from other security firms, he explained, is the way it acts as an invisible layer that blocks access to hackers.
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Technology is not the answer, it is just a tool - happiness is the answer, said Her Excellency Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director-General of Smart Dubai, who spoke to Telecom Review ahead of Mobile World Congress 2017, where she will be giving two keynote speeches, highlighting Dubai's approach to smart cities.

Read more: Smart Dubai: Technology is just a tool - happiness is the answer

The discovery of electricity, whoever that should be rightly attributed to, forever changed the way we see the world. Today’s most critical inventions have sprung from manipulation of the natural phenomena of positive and negative electricity. Since the 18th Century, our world has been electric in business.

Read more: Aiming big for the next 10 years

Established in 2014 in Saudi Arabia, Virgin Mobile turns out to be successful in targeting the largest mobile market in the Middle East and especially the youth. In an interview with Telecom Review, Virgin Mobile’s CEO, Fouad Halawi, talked about the company’s achievement so far, the hosting of MVNO that boosted competition and its close relationship with the young consumer.

Read more: Virgin Mobile: Elevating the customer journey experience

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