Monty Mobile is a GSMA certified Open Connectivity SMS Hub and Roaming Broker, and a leading VAS provider in emerging markets. Monty Mobile 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: Monty Mobile offers an opportunity to Mobile Operators to become advertising mediums

The telecommunications landscape has changed dramatically over the years, and as a consequence, operators have seen their traditional revenue models decimated by the rise of OTTs such as Skype, Facebook and WhatsApp. We’re now living in a digital economy and operators have recognized that they need to embrace digital transformation in an effort to survive.

Read more: Operators need to become a one-stop-shop to meet evolving demands of customers – Strategy&

Established in 1994, Emirates Data Clearing House (EDCH) has come a long way as the only data-clearing house in the Middle East with customers from across the globe. They have enabled mobile operators and enterprises to enhance their revenues while reducing operating cost offering comprehensive solutions including data and financial clearing, revenue assurance, messaging, value added services, SIM and eSIM among others. EDCH participated in Mobile World Congress this year to engage in discussions on potential opportunities and at the same time explore new areas for future growth of the company.

Read more: EDCH brings new SIM card and messaging solutions for mobile network operators and enterprises

Saudi telecommunications operator STC (Saudi Telecom Company) has been a pioneer for decades in terms of championing revolutionary new technologies that have transformed the daily lives of Saudi citizens. It is in their DNA to embrace change and to deliver cutting-edge innovations and solutions that ultimately enhance the quality of life in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Read more: STC outlines its ambition to become a world-class digital leader

Invigo, leading device and SIM management provider, has announced recently that it has received GSMA accreditation for its eSIM Manager solution. Telecom Review spoke to Fouad Ghoraieb, Managing Director at Invigo on the sidelines of the Mobile World Congress 2019 to know more about how the company received the accreditation and why the eSIM Manager solution is important in the era of IoT.

Read more: Invigo leads the MENA region with its eSIM Manager solution

5G will soon be a reality in Lebanon thanks to the tremendous efforts deployed by Lebanese operator touch managed by Zain Group. touch has conducted last year the first commercial trial of 5G in Lebanon and will continue working on developing the required infrastructure and network in order to meet its 5G aspirations. Telecom Review spoke to Emre Gurkan, Chief Executive Officer, touch to discuss the progress the operator has made in its 5G journey in addition to the importance of MIC Ventures Fund in which touch is an active stakeholder.

Read more: By 2023, touch will become a Digital Network Accelerator, says CEO Emre Gurkan

Apigate is a new-breed Application Programming Interface (API) platform that connects a world class ecosystem to enable businesses to transform digitally. To know more about the company’s background and the platform it offers, Telecom Review conducted an exclusive interview with Apigate CEO Zoran Vasiljev during the Mobile World Congress 2019.

Read more: Apigate CEO on enabling businesses achieve monetization

Corning Optical Communications will be a key enabler in facilitating not only the existing demand from communication service providers to have higher data speeds, but also for their future fiber demands, as telecommunications operators continue their preparations for the commercialization of 5G networks. That was the view expressed by Juan Colina, Regional Sales Director of Corning Optical Communications, during an exclusive interview with Telecom Review.

Read more: Corning focused on investing in innovation designed to solve network challenges

With the aim of knowing where Ogero is exactly in the implementation of some of the major projects it launched last year, Telecom Review interviewed Imad Kreidieh, Director General and Chairman, Ogero, who announced when exactly will Lebanon have public Wi-Fi and its own national datacenter.

Read more: Ogero projects bring Lebanon closer to digital economy

Data is at the heart of every discussion tackling the latest in the telecoms industry and the prospects for the future. At the 11th Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit which was held in Dubai in December 2018, a panel entitled “Capacity and data traffic” addressed the effect data has had on the industry and how telcos have managed to embrace big data.

Read more: Sameh Sobhy explains how PCCW Global is connecting three continents

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