MTN GlobalConnect, a digital wholesale and infrastructure services company, has set itself a goal to grow the fibre network from an 85,000 km of proprietary fibre to 135,000 km in the coming years and expand African connectivity. Leading the journey is CEO Frédéric Schepens, who is compelled and determined to grow social and economic benefits in Africa. Telecom Review Africa had the chance to talk with him and dig deeper into MTN GlobalConnect’s plans and ambitions.

Read more: MTN GlobalConnect: Unfolding the fibre journey

In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, Kamal Ballout, head of enterprise, MEA, Nokia highlighted how the COVID-19 pandemic paved the way for networks modernization and facilitated digital transformation. In addition, he explained more about Nokia Bell Labs Future X architecture and how it provides an intelligent and dynamic communications and cloud-based platform as the foundation for smart grids.

Read more: Nokia’s role in digitalizing utilities’ networks

HFW is a sector-focused law firm that specializes in subject matter expertise across shipping, aviation, energies, renewables, and insurance. As Global Director of IT, Mark Parr’s responsibility in the organization involves overseeing the technology as it stands in support of the delivery of legal services as well as being in the room for conversations with clients and making sure that technology is seen as a differentiator for HFW and provides smart technology solutions to support the clients. For that, Telecom Review spoke to Mark Parr, to explore the Enterprise networks infrastructure from the perspective of a global legal firm.

Read more: The future of networks will be much more around zero trust, says HFW’s Mark Parr

With more network providers announcing their deployment of the fifth-generation mobile network, it is almost impossible to believe that 4G has only been around for 10 years. However, in the telecom industry, a decade is not a ten-year time frame, but the time it takes to develop the next generation mobile network.

Read more: Monty Mobile offers 5G Pro to mobile operators

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is considered one of the most advanced countries in the field of telecommunications and the adoption of modern technologies. In line with this, its national government undertakes the task of evaluating the need to appropriately allocate and enforce specific radio spectrum uses.

Read more: Radio spectrum is a key enabler for UAE’s digital economy

In conversation with Telecom Review during the Huawei Middle East IP Club Carnival 2021, Alaa Elshimy, managing director and senior vice president, enterprise business group, Huawei Middle East shared some company insights with a focus on enterprise networking.
Read more: Huawei’s Alaa Elshimy: Autonomous and intelligent connectivity are vital for businesses

In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review during the Huawei Middle East IP Club Carnival 2021 at the Atlantis, Dubai, Mr. Alaa Bawab, vice president, enterprise networking business, Huawei Middle East, talks about the company’s innovations and offerings for enterprise networks.

Read more: Intelligent networks key to business growth, says Huawei’s Alaa Bawab

Huawei’s CFO case in Canada has posed a lot of controversy for almost 3 years, given the unusual arrest and the long extradition proceeding reflecting political tension between the United States and China. Telecom Review caught up with Richard Kurland, attorney at law in the provinces of British Columbia and Quebec, Canada, who explained in depth the progress achieved thus far in the case of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou and shared his insights into the political interference in the case.

Read more: Huawei CFO case: New information and evidence revealed

During the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2021, Mikaël Schachne, CMO and VP of mobility and IoT business at BICS, talked to Telecom Review about the importance of uninterrupted global communication during the pandemic, the broad transformation that the pandemic has catalyzed in telecoms, and how BICS is contributing to the deployment of next-generation technologies like IoT and 5G.

Read more: BICS connecting communities and enabling seamless, borderless communication

Nezar Banabeela, stc Bahrain CEO, had an exclusive interview with Telecom Review during the Mobile World Congress 2021. The C-level executive shared his insights about Bahrain’s ICT sector as well as the ongoing deployment of the 5G technology.

Read more: It’s not only about coverage but quality of service, says stc Bahrain CEO

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