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.

Read more: Nokia intelligent software paves way for digital transformation

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.

Read more: A role model in the world of telecom

Notes from the Chief Editor
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This edition marks the 7th anniversary of Telecom Review North America! We appreciate all of our loyal readers and advertisers, and look forward to many more years to come.

Our publication has always been a high-quality print edition and we have added many additional versions since we began. We now have the weekly digital newsletter, the online version and the mobile APP version, in addition to the print edition.

Since the launch, Telecom Review North America has been among the leading media groups in both the USA &and Canadian ICT/telecom markets.

Now, our weekly digital E-newsletters are sent to a very large subscription database with a high-level opening rate, and has become a much-anticipated weekly publication in North America, with a regular increase of our subscription database.

Telecom Review North America is a media sponsor for several leading industry events including MWC, ITU, MEF, Asia Carrier Conference, MWC-Americas, INCOMPAS and many others.

Covering the ICT/OTT and carrier space certainly has seen many changes in this business over the last seven years. We have met many colleagues from the "C" suite in our industry, and have made some very good friends during this time.

As always, we look forward to hearing from our friends in the industry so that we may continue to provide you with an excellent product!

Toni Eid,
Founder, editor in chief
Telecom Review International

Jeff Seal,
Managing partner, editor in chief
Telecom Review North America