Reflecting on the challenges involved in building a successful tech startup, Mounir Ladki, President and CTO of MYCOM OSI, says entrepreneurs need to accept that mistakes will be made and that taking risks is essential. Mr. Ladki spoke during a panel session at the Telecom Review Summit held in Beirut on 13 April, where he shared his story of co-founding an innovative tech company that develops telecom-centric solutions.

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VP of Sales and Service providers, MEA, CommScope, Femi Oshiga, has stated that operators need to figure how they monetize use cases in order to accelerate the deployment of 5G. Operators appear thus far to be cautious before making huge investments in the required 5G infrastructure until they're assured that they will reap the returns of the capital invested.

Read more: “Operators need to find ways to monetize use cases to accelerate deployment of 5G” – CommScope

The greatest opportunities for students graduating from university are going to be in technology and the knowledge economy, the head of the Arab region's top ranked university said at the Telecom Review Summit in Beirut on 13 April. Dr. Fadlo Khuri, President of the American University of Beirut (AUB) said the Lebanese economy needs to diversify if it's to retain its graduates.

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Hany Aly, executive vice president, Enterprise Business, du, has claimed that the anticipated deployment of 5G technology will create a revolution in the types of new applications available to consumers. The du senior executive provided a fascinating insight into the diversification process the company has underwent in the last 12 months, and also highlighted how embarking on its own digital transformation journey has helped them guide other enterprises into making that transition.

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Digital transformation is critical for telecom operators looking to deploy 5G networks because the technology will require them to be more agile and cost-efficient, a Huawei executive said at the Telecom Review Summit held in Beirut on 13 April. An Jian, President of Huawei Wireless Marketing and Solution Sales, said the 5G "is quite important for the transformation of society, especially for the digitalization of traditional industries."

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Technology is revolutionizing the healthcare sector with new innovations emerging every now and then. E-health was a topic discussed in depth during the 10th edition of Telecom Review Summit held in Lebanon on April 13. H.E. Ghassan Hasbani, Lebanese Minister of Health spoke to Telecom Review about a new e-health initiative which he announced during the e-health panel.

Read more: New milestone towards e-health in Lebanon

American multinational computer technology corporation, Oracle, which specializes in cloud applications and platform services, is committed to creating a digital transformation strategy that is aligned with customer business objectives, according to senior vice president - Technology, Middle East and Africa, Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban. Oracle is shifting the balance from IT-driven projects to business-driven initiatives where technology is geared towards serving the business, he said.

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