In an interview with Telecom Review, Henrique Vale, Global Business Center MEA Leader, Applications & Analytics, Nokia talked about the company's ongoing assistance to CSPs in transforming towards digitalization, improving customer experience and increasing their profitability.

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As a "hidden champion" of digitalization, Detecon International, a leading German management and technology consultancy, becomes 40 years young (founded 7/7/77). They are Deutsche Telekom Group's own management consultancy that guides national and international clients, including many telecommunications companies, through the process of digital transformation. In an interview with Telecom Review, Peter Krüssel and Falk Schröder, managing partners at Detecon International, talked about how they are helping companies to improve their performance and get them closer to digitization and 5G deployments.

Read more: Detecon: Digitalization and 5G bring new opportunities for telcos

Starting off as an analyst-programmer back in 1988 and growing year by year, pursuing the IT and telecom business sector, to establishing her own company,  Zakie Karam, General Manager & Co-Founder of DON TELECOM is definitely an inspiration in the world of Telecom.

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Telecom Operators

In a surprise move, the CEO of Mobile Telecommunication Company Saudi Arabia (Zain KSA), Mr. Hassan Kabbani, has stepped down citing personal reasons. He submitted his resignation to the Board of Directors on December 6, 2016, and his resignation was approved on the same day to be effective as of December 31, 2016. To replace Kabbani, Zain KSA has announced the appointment of Mr. Peter Kaliarpoulos as the new CEO - a position that will take effect on January 1, 2017. The Board of the Company approved this resolution on December 6, 2016.