Iraq-based mobile operator, Korek Telecom, offers network coverage to the entire country through the use of its cutting-edge technology and is currently the country’s fastest growing operator which serves the 18 provinces of Iraq. The operator has, time and time again, overcome tremendous challenges over the years as Iraq has been subject to political unrest.

Read more: Korek COO discusses potential 5G use cases for Iraq

5G will bring a new level of complexity which can be faced with the adoption AI to augment human capabilities together with automation in order to act in digital time, according to Henrique Vale, head of Nokia software for MEA. Telecom Review discussed 5G complexity with Vale in an exclusive interview and tackled Nokia’s role in the new digital era.

Read more: Nokia’s Henrique Vale calls for a different business mindset in the era of 5G

Mavenir, the telecom industry's only end-to-end cloud-native network software provider for Communication Service Providers, has done a lot of work in the MENA region with regards to transforming and redefining network economics. The company offers everything from 5G application to packet core and RAN and has been leading the way in cloud-native networking solutions and enabling innovation throughout the region, namely amongst the region’s most renowned telecom operators.

Read more: Mark Charman on how Mavenir enables innovation through cloud-native networking solutions

By Orlaith Finn

Omantel – the first and leading provider of integrated telecommunication services in the Sultanate of Oman – is gaining recognition for its fast-paced transformation from a regional wholesale hub to a global provider. It has significantly invested in technology, networks, and subsea cable deployments to transform its ecosystem. Recently, Omantel has rolled out its commercial 5G network after 2-3 years of active preparations. A third mobile operator is expected to enter the market soon, Omantel expressed their belief that competition strengths the market and aligns with their mission to provide the best service to their customers as they strive to lead the way into the digital future. In an exclusive interview, Telecom Review spoke with Omantel’s CEO Talal Said Al Mamari, where he highlights the efforts undertaken to position the Sultanate as a global technology hub of the future.

Read more: Omantel: A driving force in the new digital era

By Orlaith Finn

NXN, a major thought leader in smart cities and digital services, reveals that it has joined forces with Microsoft Asia. NXN’s digital platform, DNX, and all of its services will be ported on to Azure for Microsoft customers to enjoy. As an integral part of enabling technologies and driving the digital transformation in multiple industries, NXN has recently formed other partnerships in order to deliver the best solution to the market, namely in the health sector. Telecom Review managed to secure an exclusive interview with Ghazi Atallah, CEO, where he shared his excitement at the opportunity to scale NXN on a regional and international level. 

Read more: NXN’s CEO on new particular partnership

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