5G will soon be a reality in Lebanon thanks to the tremendous efforts deployed by Lebanese operator touch managed by Zain Group. touch has conducted last year the first commercial trial of 5G in Lebanon and will continue working on developing the required infrastructure and network in order to meet its 5G aspirations. Telecom Review spoke to Emre Gurkan, Chief Executive Officer, touch to discuss the progress the operator has made in its 5G journey in addition to the importance of MIC Ventures Fund in which touch is an active stakeholder.

Read more: By 2023, touch will become a Digital Network Accelerator, says CEO Emre Gurkan

The Swedish telecommunications giant, Ericsson, is positioning itself as the partner of choice for operators in their efforts to accelerate the commercial deployment of 5G networks. Ericsson has been a pioneering force in the ICT industry for decades, and has established itself as a global brand visible in almost every major market worldwide.

Read more: Ericsson: The key enabler in helping operators achieve their 5G aspirations

Corning Optical Communications will be a key enabler in facilitating not only the existing demand from communication service providers to have higher data speeds, but also for their future fiber demands, as telecommunications operators continue their preparations for the commercialization of 5G networks. That was the view expressed by Juan Colina, Regional Sales Director of Corning Optical Communications, during an exclusive interview with Telecom Review.

Read more: Corning focused on investing in innovation designed to solve network challenges

Telecom Review managed to secure an exclusive interview with PCCW Global CEO, Marc Halbfinger onsite at the 11th edition of the Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit following his presentation at the industry-leading conference.

Read more: PCCW Global aiming to become the digital platform of choice for hybrid cloud utilization

Data is at the heart of every discussion tackling the latest in the telecoms industry and the prospects for the future. At the 11th Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit which was held in Dubai in December 2018, a panel entitled “Capacity and data traffic” addressed the effect data has had on the industry and how telcos have managed to embrace big data.

Read more: Sameh Sobhy explains how PCCW Global is connecting three continents

MYCOM OSI is a global leader in providing cloud native assurance, automation and analytic solutions that enable communications service providers (CSPs) and managed service providers (MSPs) and enterprises to manage their digital experiences and hybrid networks. MYCOM OSI was one of the first in its industry to introduce and commercialize next generation cloud native solutions coupled with innovative subscription business models. Telecom Review managed to secure an exclusive interview with MYCOM OSI president and CTO, Mounir Ladki, at the Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit.

Read more: MYCOM OSI and AWS collaboration will help operators automate their networks

Accenture is a company that is renowned for its experience, knowledge and expertise in providing professional consulting services across a whole range of different industries worldwide. However, it has also now positioned itself as a leader in helping enterprises and organizations embrace digital transformation, as emerging technologies continue to majorly disrupt almost every industry on a global scale.

Read more: “Accenture success has been our ability to transform ourselves in the digital space” – Matteo Maga

UAE operator du has always been at the forefront of the country’s technological development with the revolutionary solutions and services that it offers to its customers. Lately, du has been very active in the area of smart cities given the efforts deployed in Dubai to make the city a leading smart city. In this context, it has chosen to take part in the 2nd edition of Smart Cities World Forums’ “Building the SMART Future” conference as the Smart ICT Partner. At the event, we spoke to Jihad Tayara, VP ICT Business Development, EITC, to know more about the operator’s participation in the event.

Read more: Overcoming challenges with smart solutions is what smart cities are all about

US multinational conglomerate Cisco is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of networking hardware and telecommunications equipment. The technology thought-leader is considered by many within the ICT industry to be a global leader and pioneer in championing and developing new innovative products and solutions.

Read more: Cisco will continue to innovate in preparation for next-generation technologies

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