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Majid Saad Alarifi, Marketing Vice President and Elm spokesperson, revealed Elm’s plan to expand its investments in emerging entrepreneurial projects. He said during an exclusive interview with Telecom Review that Elm is working on entering new markets in the year ahead.

Read more: Elm: We innovate for the future and we invest in emerging entrepreneurial projects

MEF recently published the industry’s first global standard defining an SD-WAN service and its attributes. MEF has emerged as the world’s leading communications industry organization shaping the direction and growth of the SD-WAN services market through standardization and upcoming certification of services, technologies and professionals. Telecom Review had the opportunity to interview Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF, to discuss the standard, its relevance to the market and next steps for driving SD-WAN market innovation.

Read more: MEF: Powerful hybrid networking combines standardized SD-WAN + automated underlay connectivity...

By Orlaith Finn

With GITEX Technology Week fast approaching, the world’s leading service providers are gearing up to showcase the latest innovations in key areas. Red Hat, multinational software company providing open-source software products to the enterprise community, will be there to present its most recent products and solutions. Lee Miles, vice president of Red Hat in the CEMEA region, spoke to Telecom Review prior to the event held at Dubai World Trade Center.

Read more: Red Hat extends commitment to open source solutions for enterprises

EVOTEQ is a trusted partner for digital transformation with a comprehensive ICT portfolio of services, bringing the latest and greatest in digital transformation to the Middle East.

Read more: Digital transformation will ‘help power a booming circular economy’, says Jihad Tayara

Following his appointment to a new role in France, Alain Nohra, who is now the director of sales for telco, utilities, media & region and white spaces at Oracle France spoke to Telecom Review about his new role and the shift from the Middle East region of which he was responsible for the past 15 years.

Read more: Oracle France reinforces its telco team

We are showcasing 5G powered innovations that will take visitors on a journey of the future, said Etisalat Group CEO Eng. Saleh Abdullah Al Abdooli in an interview with Telecom Review ahead of GITEX 2019. The CEO highlighted what the attendees of the technology week should expect to see at operator’s booth this year which will be powered by the latest and most advanced technologies.

Read more: 5G: A world without limits

The telecom ecosystem in the MENA region is very diverse in that while many countries are striving to deploy the latest network innovations, many less mature markets are struggling to keep up. Telecom Review sat down with Mavenir’s head of region in Dubai, Mark Charman, to gain some insight into the latest 5G innovations, trends and developments in the region, specifically in the UAE.

Read more: How Mavenir is navigating the diverse telecom ecosystem in the MENA region

Etisalat boasts a wide range of solutions in many different sectors and has achieved a great deal of success over the years through its ability to find new and innovative ways to serve its customers and keep them up to date with the latest futuristic technologies. It is no doubt that Etisalat deserves to be one the region’s telecom leader and the most valuable brand.

Read more: Etisalat Group: A success story in MENA for the telecom world

CommScope has played a key role in shaping the digital future here in the region through positioning itself at the forefront of smart infrastructure through the products and services that it offers which have made communication easier, faster and more efficient. Its mission is to build stronger connections and shape the future of communication through optimizing bandwidth.

Read more: ‘The 5G future has just begun’ says CommScope’s Femi Oshiga

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