The 12th Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit which was held in Beirut gathered the ICT industry’s leading experts and CxOs, as well as specialized organizations and governmental entities working to reinforce the deployment of new technologies. The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) was represented by Dr. Bilel Jamoussi, Chief, Study Groups Department, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, ITU who, in an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, discussed the importance of financial inclusion and highlighted the Union’s role in the 5G era.

Read more: Dr. Bilel Jamoussi touts Fintech as driver for financial inclusion

Digital transformation has been on the agenda of organizations for several years and we are witnessing its implementation across industries. AI, machine learning and IoT are key pillars to this transformation and all neighboring countries seem to have already started implementing a digital-first approach, with Lebanon is on its way. Even though there is no clear strategy in place to enable the country’s digital transformation, Numbase, as an international mobile VAS provider, has been making efforts to develop cutting-edge technologies to boost Lebanon’s position between countries.

Read more: Numbase striving to expedite digital transformation in Lebanon

Ericsson made a number of key announcements at Mobile World Congress which fundamentally reinforced the belief that it is going to play a major role in helping operators commercially deploy 5G networks across global markets.

Read more: “Ericsson’s 5G platform enables operators to deliver services that customers demand” – Ekow Nelson

Managed services are an important element in a company’s digital transformation journey. Data Consult is a leader in this field driving a better evolution of the infrastructure and smoother operations, while minimizing business-impacting incidents. Marc Nader, Chief Operating Officer, Data Consult SAL spoke to Telecom Review about the role of managed services in the digital era.

Read more: Data Consult enhancing clients’ digital journey

YahClick, the leading satellite broadband service from UAE-based global satellite operator Yahsat and its partner Hughes Network Systems showcased their incredible portfolio of transformative satellite services at CABSAT 2019.

Read more: YahClick solutions are unlocking human potential in education and healthcare

Ericsson has enjoyed a meteoric resurgence and renaissance since the appointment of Borje Ekholm as its CEO. The Swedish telecommunications behemoth was a company in distress when he was tasked with the responsibility of restoring the pioneering force in the ICT industry back to the top.

Read more: Ericsson CEO says its technology leadership has made it a global leader in 5G

Telecom Review secured an exclusive interview with MATRIXX Software CEO and co-founder, Dave Labuda, during his recent visit to their regional offices in Dubai. Labuda rose to prominence following the success of his company, Portal Software, in the late 90s. He later sold the company to Oracle in 2006.

Read more: MATRIXX Software: The key enabler for telecom transformation

Lebanon is on the right evolutionary path towards 5G, says Roger Ghorayeb, customer team head for growth in West MEA, Nokia in an exclusive interview with Telecom Review. Ghorayeb highlighted the role of Nokia in expediting 5G deployment in Lebanon.

Read more: “Nokia is better positioned to deliver 5G in Lebanon” – Roger Ghorayeb, Nokia

DarkMatter has positioned itself in the vendor industry as a global leader in developing smarter, safer and cyber resilient ways of doing business and using technology. The Abu Dhabi-based organization recently launched its latest innovation: the KATIM R01, a smartphone that is as tough on the outside as it is on the inside.

Read more: DarkMatter launches bulletproof and self-destructible smartphone

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