With a history spanning over 140 years, Ericsson has proven itself to be a resilient partner for telecom operators looking to monetize into new revenue streams. Speaking to Telecom Review, Rafiah Ibrahim, President of Ericsson Middle East and Africa, said the company's experience and understanding of using automation and processes makes it the ideal partner for telecom operators willing to embrace change.

Read more: Ericsson: Helping operators monetize into new revenue streams

Sofrecom, an Orange Group subsidiary, is a consulting and engineering company in the telecommunications sector. Telecom Review spoke to Sofrecom CEO Guillaume Boudin and managing director of Sofrecom Middle East, Elias Saab, about the company's role in reshaping telecom operators' business models to keep up with industry disruption. 

Read more: Sofrecom: Reshaping operators’ business models

Smart Dubai, an initiative anchored in the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, aims to make Dubai the happiest and smartest city on earth. The organization's visionary leader, Her Excellency Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General, spoke to Telecom Review about the importance of embracing digital practices and data sharing.

Read more: Smart Dubai’s vision of a digital and interconnected city

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