Comarch stands as a leading global powerhouse, specializing in the design, implementation and integration of advanced IT services and software. The Middle East is an important region for the company as it expands its M2M and internet of things (IoT) portfolio. Telecom Review sat with Marcin Dabrowski, vice president, Comarch, who shared insights about the company's strategy in the Middle East, recent partnerships with STC and Nokia, and expansion into smart cities.

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In 2015, Ericsson teamed up with Kathrein, the global wireless antenna marker and Swiss operator Swisscom to develop a groundbreaking in-ground antenna system to provide additional wireless coverage in densely populated areas. The technology is called Kathrein Street Connect, developed to assist operators with deploying additional cell sites in places where site acquisition is difficult due to zoning issues. To gain further insight, Telecom Review caught up with Helmut Muehlbauer, head of Product Management, Mobile Communication Antennas, who shared his views on benefits, challenges and future aspirations related to the innovtive technology.

Read more: Insights from Kathrein about its groundbreaking in-ground antenna system

US-based QLogic is a global leader and technology innovator specializing in high performance server and storage networking connectivity products. Leading OEMs and channel partners worldwide rely on QLogic for their server and storage networking solutions. At this year's Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, QLogic introduced new ethernet connectivity products for its telco, enterprise, managed service provider, cloud and storage customers. Telecom Review caught up with Greg Scherer, VP & CTO, QLogic, at MWC, who shared his insights about the company; its new FastLinQ 45000 Series, strengths, challenges and future prospects.

Read more: QLogic: VP addresses new FastLinQ ethernet-based technology

Not only is the telco industry gearing for transformation, but a number of players in the industry might even prove to be disruptive. ONEm is one such company and Telecom Review recently spoke with Christopher Richardson, CEO, about the company's value proposition, customer experience and how it could help operators compete with OTT.

Read more: One for the operator

Telecom Review catches up with Safder Nazir, regional VP Smart Cities & IoT at Huawei, to examine how Dubai has become a global pioneer in smart city planning, and what lessons its journey holds for other metropolises on the road to digital transformation.

Read more: A path to the future
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