Telecom Review managed to secure an exclusive interview with engineer doctoral candidate Nasser Bin Hammad, the current head of space Strategic Partnership and International Cooperation at UAE space Agency, and the former Director of International Affairs at Telecommunications Regulatory Authority.

Read more: The rapid pace of technological innovation is creating millions of new jobs - Eng. Naser Bin Hammad

Carol Wan, Vice President, Data Sales for the Asia Pacific region at PCCW Global has called for the wholesale carrier industry to start developing standards for the development and use of blockchain technology. Telecom Review managed to secure an exclusive interview with the charismatic executive who expressed eloquently how the industry needs to cooperate in order to embrace the cutting-edge technology, which she feels will bring many benefits to the sector.

Read more: “The wholesale carrier industry needs to develop standards for the use of blockchain” – Carol Wan,...

The world of ICT was once a male dominated environment but the landscape has changed dramatically over the years.  Telecom Review is going to celebrate that diversity and the shifting of demographics in the telecommunications industry by conducting a special series of interviews over the next few months entitled 'Women in ICT'. In today's interview, we speak to Maria Varsellona, who is president of Nokia Technologies and chief legal officer of Nokia.

Read more: Nokia aiming to create technology with social purpose, quality and integrity

5G transport networks are the foundation of 5G E2E systems and vital to scaled deployments of diverse applications across vertical sectors. To fulfill future service demands, transport networks must provide strong support for the assorted business demands of the 5G industry. For operators, the biggest concern is how to achieve long-term evolution based on existing architecture while ensuring maximized investment returns in as short as possible ROI periods for early 5G pilot deployments. Building a cost-effective 5G transport network within the shortest possible period to address both short- and long-term challenges has proved a difficult task for global operators.

Read more: Huawei: Transport Networks are the first step towards 5G

Telecom Review managed to secure an exclusive interview with Mahmoud Al Ghazali, Data Centres Sales Manager, Middle East, Corning Optical Communications at ICT industry event BICSI.

Read more: “Our technology addresses challenges faced by our clients and enables them to expand” – Corning

Telecom Review managed to secure an exclusive interview with Dr. Marwan Alahmadi; an industry veteran who after building and scaling Telecom and IT businesses that include launch CEO of Zain Saudi Arabia and founding CBO of the Enterprise Business at Mobily, is now aiming to disrupt the Cloud market in KSA.

Read more: CEO of AlKhalijiah: “Cloud technologies will drive digital transformation”

NXN, a thought leader in smart cities and next generation technology innovations domains recently announced a strategic agreement with telecommunications operator, EITC (du), to help accelerate the deployment of smart energy solutions within various industries across the UAE. Telecom Review managed to secure an exclusive with NXN's chief business officer, Labib Matta, in an effort to find out more about this innovative partnership.

Read more: “This partnership will enable us to drive innovation and efficiency faster in the energy...

StrataNet is one of the newest entrants in the international telecommunications market. It is set to “shake things up” starting with the submarine fiber optic cable market across Asia. It is not your typical telco or just another private equity group looking to build the next multi-country subsea cable system, who promises to outperform anything the market has seen before.  Instead, StrataNet’s sole purpose is to integrate and monetize disparate, under-utilized and under-valued telecommunication assets to deliver a multi-path, multi-country network underpinned by an unprecedented commercial model for its customers. This approach is now enabling several StrataNet customers to rapidly expand their network at well-below average market costs. Telecom Review visited with Chris de Josselin, CEO, StrataNet Group, who gives an overview of some of the services and commercial innovations that StrataNet is bringing to the marketplace.

Read more: The next era in subsea - 3 billion people, 12 countries, 6 systems, 1 network

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