Corning Inc., a company which is essentially built on the idea of innovation, has been serving the MENA region for several years now. This year marked the 50th anniversary of the company’s world-changing invention of low-loss optical fiber.

Read more: Juan Colina talks FTTH inclusion in MENA region amid 50 year anniversary of optical fiber

In what can only be described as a dismal year for many companies, a minority have shone. The challenging economic outlook and continued uncertainty are forcing CEOs to contemplate some difficult choices. Some are pulling in, making cuts, and focusing on riding out the storm. Others, however, are taking decisive action to make sure that when the crisis ends, they’ll emerge stronger than ever before.

Read more: OSN’s transformative CEO reveals second major milestone of 2020

Since its inception in 2010, Es'hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, has grown into a major satellite operator in the Middle East. Es’hailSat’s satellites, the Es’hail-1 and Es’hail-2 are currently transmitting high quality, premium DTH television content across the MENA region.

Read more: Es’hailSat talks demand and future of satellite communications

Oracle has been at the very forefront of innovation for decades. Throughout the pandemic, the company was going above and beyond to ensure that businesses stayed afloat.

Read more: ‘Cloud technologies have been at the forefront of steering us through the new normal’ – Abdul...

The global telecommunications industry is a unique and vibrant industry that is constantly evolving due to the new technologies and infrastructure which continue to filter into the market. Now more than ever, telcos depend on the adaptation to a digitized environment, the efficiency and optimization of business processes, as well as monitoring and reporting capabilities.  

Read more: Atrebo towards excellence and process automation

When 5G is fully implemented, it will be set to supersede the old generation of network connectivity by powering groundbreaking technology including AI, cloud computing, smart cities, and autonomous transport. 

Read more: "Nokia Software helps CSPs to monetize revenue opportunity, improve operational efficiency and...

COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of telecommunications and the need to have resilient infrastructure capable of ensuring a seamless experience in light of the rise of remote experiences’ trend. EY published recently a study entitled “Top 10 risks in telecommunications” which sees failure to maintain network resilience in a post-pandemic world emerge as the most pressing challenge for the industry. Telecom Review spoke to Tom Loozen, EY global telecommunications leader, to discuss the outcomes of the study and highlight its main findings.

Read more: The challenge of maintaining network resilience

Charles Yang, President of Huawei Middle East Region, discusses the future of the ICT sector in rebuilding post-pandemic economies and bringing digital to every person home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world

Read more: Building a smarter tomorrow on the back of a sustainable ICT sector

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