The Middle East has an increasingly diverse tech ecosystem, with many players at the forefront of innovation and transformation while others are still trying to keep up. It is indeed a dynamic market and Nokia has been working with various countries in the Middle East to deploy 5G technology. Telecom Review managed to secure an interview with Nokia’s Bernard Najm, head of the Middle East Market Unit, to discuss the latest developments within the region regarding 5G deployments, how to better understand the region’s needs and finding ways to address these needs.

Read more: Nokia brings end-to-end 5G global leadership to the Middle East

Monty Mobile positions itself as an international SMS wholesale intermediary hub, roaming broker and a leading VAS solution provider in emerging markets. It has developed close working relationships with major mobile operators in an effort to help them push their profits and tap into new streams of revenue across global markets.

Read more: It’s time for operators to become virtual banks: Even better than a bank!

EITC (du) has differentiated itself in the telecoms industry in the MENA region through its customer centric approach which is at the bottom line of everything they do. du’s mission is to make customers’ lives easier.

Read more: ‘Transformation is no longer a project, it is a culture’, says du’s Anthony Shiner

SES Networks is providing its government customers with tailored solutions that address their specific needs, said James Hooper, VP global governments, SES Networks in an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, in which he highlighted the flexibility offered by O3b mPOWER during governments’ critical missions.

Read more: SES’ O3b mPOWER marking new possibilities to answer evolving governments’ mission-critical needs

Internet of Things (IoT) is reshaping entire industries, shifting the way businesses operate, employees work and integrating into the lifestyles and homes of consumers. Businesses are using IoT to differentiate their existing products and services from the competition, creating new products and enhancing customer experiences.

Read more: How Vodafone is driving digital transformation with IoT solutions

We are in the midst of an immense industrial revolution which has begun to leave its mark on the world. Many companies have begun their journey towards digital transformation while others have not because they don’t know where to start or how to sustain it. Centrigent is a company that is dedicated to filling this gap in the market.

Read more: Centrigent CEO Jay Srage tackles the new industrial digital divide

As the fourth industrial revolution prevails, 5G is edging closer to becoming a reality in the UAE. From showcasing 5G tech to its customers, to leveraging the benefits of emerging tech, du has taken considerable measures towards enabling the society of the UAE to integrate into the future 5G ecosystem.

Read more: du expands and innovates services amid “data-tsunami”

In a male-dominated industry, more women are assuming high level positions. Zahra Zayat, VP and head of Middle East and North Africa, YuppTV, is one of the women who were able to make an impact in the ICT industry. In an exclusive interview, Telecom Review got to know more about YuppTV’s new partnership with Emirati operator, du, and the challenges that the video on demand (VoD) company is facing.

Read more: Zahra Zayat: “The industry needs women leaders”

At MWC Shanghai, Telecom Review sat down with a speaker from the event, representing PatAlert, a startup run by AWA in Sweden. Cathrin Johansson, Head of Innovation at AWA, spoke to us about the world of patents and how PatAlert is going to change the way tech companies develop their businesses and manage their patents.

Read more: How PatAlert is transforming the world of patents

Telecom Review secured an interview in Dubai with the senior vice president of ICT Solutions and Smart City Operations at du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), Marwan bin Dalmook, to discuss the latest smart city solutions that have been developed in an effort to delve deeper into this already futuristic city’s digital transformation.

Read more: ‘Dubai Pulse is a vital solution to digital transformation in the UAE,’ says du’s Marwan bin Dalmook

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