Riverbed, an American IT company that develops products to improve application performance across wide area networks (WANs), recently commissioned a study surveying 1,000 IT decision makers globally to explore the impact legacy and next-generation networks have on cloud adoption and digital transformation. Telecom Review discussed the findings with Charbel Khniesser, Riverbed's Regional Presales Director for Middle East, Turkey and North Africa.

Read more: Riverbed: SD-WAN essential for building next-generation networks

UAE telecom provider “du” (EITC) has over ten years’ experience dealing with multiple partners from various industries. Bundling everything together that those partners bring to the table means du can give its customers the best value for money and significantly improve processes, said du’s chief commercial officer, Fahad Al Hassawi, speaking to Telecom Review.

Read more: Partnerships benefit customers, says du CCO

Saudi Arabia is going through rapid transformation, according to Deemah AlYahya, CEO of Saudi Arabia’s National Digitization Unit (NDU), a government arm mandated to accelerate efforts to achieve Saudi Vision 2030 objectives, an initiative to diversify the kingdom’s economy away from oil dependence. This transformation, Ms. AlYahya said, will require collaboration, open data sharing and injecting innovation into citizens.

Read more: Saudi NDU CEO: 'We want to inject innovation into citizens'

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