IoT is not just a technology; it is a business strategy, according to Craig Price, SVP mobility products and marketing, PCCW Global, who spoke to Telecom Review about the company’s IoT roadmap and the relevance of its Console Connect platform in the era of 5G and IoT.

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With 5G wireless networks continuing to be deployed in 2020, the issue of 5G cybersecurity remains a huge area of uncertainty. Despite telcos’ enthusiasm to roll out the network as quickly as possible, Dr. Ibrahim Gedeon, CTO of Canadian telecom provider, TELUS, stresses that security is not a feature that should be added after the design of a product or service, but rather as an integral part of the design process. He believes that building secure products from the ground-up requires a strong reliance on a root of trust.

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The digital revolution has exposed abundant value opportunities for companies to raise efficiency and develop new kinds of products, services, and business models. Accenture is the engine to help transform businesses and leverage the new technologies that are disrupting the industry as we know it. Only by building strong innovation capabilities, can companies successfully make the wise pivot and manage disruption. Xavier Anglada is the Strategy & Consulting lead for Accenture in the MENA region, and is leading his team in harnessing the power of innovation and disruption in the digital era. Telecom Review sat down with Anglada to explore how disruption is playing out in the Middle East, and how companies can leverage new digital technologies to power through their digital transformation journey.

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Employees of all Fujairah's government departments and their families will be privileged with world class voice and data services from du. As part of a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by His Excellency Mohammed Khalifa Al Zayoodi, director of the Human Resources Department in Fujairah, and Marwan Thani, vice president Government Sales at du. The telecommunication company will provide a host of telecommunications services to all Fujairah government entities based on their unique requirements, including national data plans and special rates on calling with the latest smartphones.

Employees of any Fujairah government department can visit the du Shop in Fujairah City Centre with their official documents and work ID to benefit from the agreement. The offers will be customized to include value added services that suit customer spend patterns.

His Excellency Mohammed Khalifa Al Zayoodi, director of the Human Resources Department in Fujairah, said: ""This MoU is testament to our commitment to growing a collaborative ecosystem between the government and private sectors of the UAE. Our alignment with du will empower our employees across all Fujairah's government departments with the best in breed connectivity and communications services.""

""At du, we continuously seek to improve our service offerings so that our customer benefits from best in breed solutions that are tailored to their unique requirements. We are collaborating with a variety of entities throughout the Northern Emirates and reaching the communities where we operate in various ways,"" said Marwan Thani, vice president Government Sales, du.

Last year, du launched an exclusive plan for government employees in the UAE. The Government Plan offers increased national data and minutes allowances, an LTE-enabled mobile device with zero upfront cost and an exclusive number. Employees using the plan will have unlimited call time allowances to call each other within the scope of their work. As a part of the package, government employees have the flexibility to further tailor their mobile packages with add-on bundles, created exclusively for them.

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