Saudi Telecom Company (stc) has recently gone through a major transformation. The telco has navigated its way through Industry 4.0 with great diligence and perseverance, and has become one of the region’s most renowned telecom brands.

Read more: stc accelerates its performance globally through its digital transformation journey

STC is one of the key players in the region and in Saudi Arabia, in particular. The operator has made great strides last year under the leadership of CEO Eng. Nasser Al Nasser who explained in an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, how STC adapted its strategy to be in line with digitalization.

Read more: Eng. Nasser Al Nasser sheds light on STC’s DARE strategy

Egypt has been spearheading digital transformation in Africa for the past couple of years through innovative projects and initiatives. Fiber Misr, a subsidiary of Benya Holding, has been contributing to the country’s digital transformation leadership since its establishment three years ago. Telecom Review spoke to Ahmed Mekky, chairman, Benya Holding, who highlighted the role played by the company and its subsidiaries, namely Fiber Misr, in Egypt and the region.

Read more: Benya Holding strategically targeting national projects and investments in Africa

In order to know more about the company and its content delivery model, Telecom Review sat down with Marwan Shehab, VP, MEA, Qwilt. In the interview, he highlights the how service providers can benefit from the open edge cloud solution offered by Qwilt in addition to the latter’s role in the 5G era.

Read more: Qwilt offers the ideal architecture for content delivery

Etisalat is on a mission to drive the digital future in the Middle East and this has been apparent through a variety of initiatives, which the service provider launched over the years, along with its readiness and eagerness to deploy the latest and greatest in tech.

Read more: Etisalat’s Salvador Anglada discusses impact of disruptive tech on the UAE

Telecom Review sat down with Nexign’s CEO, Igor Gorkov, and regional head and vice president of sales MEA, Ahmad Sayed, to discuss the company’s debut in the MEA region, its latest projects and partnerships and its ability to keep a competitive advantage in the BSS market.

Read more: Nexign’s take on digital transformation and BSS market trends

Red Hat, the world’s open source leader, has been at the forefront of innovation in the ICT sector for several years now. The company uses a community-powered approach to deliver LINUX, cloud and Kubernetes technologies, among others, to ensure that companies standardize across a variety of environments, develop applications which are cloud-native and to integrate, secure and manage complex environments.

Read more: Red Hat’s Denise Dumas talks women in tech and open source market

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan recently announced the winners of its inaugural GCC Women’s Empowerment Scholarship. Recognizing the critical and growing role that women’s empowerment plays in the region, the scholarship aims to develop and enhance the leadership skills of GCC executives with a commitment to gender diversity and women’s empowerment. One of the winners of the scholarship is Heba Sayed, marketing manager, IBM, Watson Customer Engagement, Middle East & Africa.

Read more: Heba Sayed: Empowering women in the ICT industry

The Arab Information and Communications Technologies Organization (AICTO), the government agency which falls under the Arab League, is responsible for ensuring ICT development in the Arab world. At the 13th edition of the Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit, the largest VIP ICT gathering, Telecom Review secured an interview with AICTO’s Secretary-General, Eng. Mohammed Ben Amor, to discuss one of the industry’s pressing issues in the Middle East: digital inclusion.

Read more: Mohammed Ben Amor on addressing digital inclusion in the Middle East

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