CSG announced it has appointed Ken Kennedy as chief operating officer and president of its revenue management and digital monetization solutions unit. Previously president of technology and product, Kennedy has dedicated the last 15 years of his career at CSG to leading the company’s product management, engineering, and platform operations across CSG’s solutions portfolio.
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Orange announced that its venture capital arm, Orange Ventures has become a separate legal entity with an increased allocation of 350 million euros, empowering it to be more agile and competitive in seeking out and supporting the best start-up talent worldwide. Orange Ventures invests in high-growth sectors, in areas traditional to Orange expertise such as connectivity, cybersecurity, the digital enterprise, and innovative financial services, as well as new territories that the group is exploring, like e-health.
The UAE took the 13th place out of 99 countries that offer infrastructure suited for online business to start and flourish, according to a study conducted by Best Accounting Software, a service that reviews and rates financial software.
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has hailed the role of the Saudi Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) as the regulator of choice for the Communications and Information Technology sector in Saudi Arabia.
Questions are being raised on whether WhatsApp is losing its reputation as the simple, reliable, secure messaging app after it has announced that users failing to agree to its new data policy before February 8 would risk losing their accounts.
Benya, a leader in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure and digital transformation in Egypt, Africa and the Middle East announced the establishment of its Global Advisory Board (GAB). This represents an important milestone for the company as Benya is strengthening its position as a trusted partner to deliver high quality ICT solutions. The established board is set to empower the company’s vision by providing counsel to Benya’s leadership.
Lawyers for Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou argued in a court to let her leave home without the security detail that was a condition of her bail since she was released after her December 2018 arrest.
2020 has been quite a year and the least we can say is that it was “unprecedented”. Existing ICT and telecommunication trends gained more ground in light of the new normal imposed on everyone as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The telecommunications industry was put under the spotlight given its substantial role in keeping businesses and almost all sectors running. As 2021 begins, new opportunities for telecom players will emerge.
The General Authority for Regulating the Telecommunications Sector (TRA) organized the first meeting of 2021 of the Online Service Index (OSI) Executive Team, an indicator of UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda.
By Rabih Farhat, founder and managing partner, Related Inc