In the midst of a global pandemic, the highly anticipated 14th edition of Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit became the first-ever hybrid event to be organised in the region. The Summit enabled industry leaders, partners and the who’s who of the telecoms world to come together both physically and virtually to explore some of the most important topics affecting the industry, namely the impact of the pandemic on the ICT sector and the future of digital transformation post Covid-19.

Read more: SpaceLee (Li Xiangyu) lauds success of first-ever hybrid Telecom Review Summit

With 5G technologies powering the next wave of business ecosystems and capabilities, a new and diverse revenue mix will be created for operators who can turn their networks into platforms for deeper interaction with content and services.

Read more: MYCOM OSI’s CTO and President outlines the role of service assurance in 5G monetization

Throughout the pandemic, there was a drastic increase in the deployment of smart city technologies, namely in GCC countries. Weathering the storm of the pandemic was no easy feat but the GCC countries harnessed their advanced infrastructure to the maximum in an effort to contain the spread of the virus. From contact tracing technologies to apps, the GCC did a great deal. However, with new technology, comes new challenges. What does the deployment of these new technologies mean for corporate governance?

Read more: PwC’s Hazem Galal talks corporate governance, pandemic-induced tech at Telecom Review Summit

Notes from the Chief Editor
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This edition marks the 7th anniversary of Telecom Review North America! We appreciate all of our loyal readers and advertisers, and look forward to many more years to come.

Our publication has always been a high-quality print edition and we have added many additional versions since we began. We now have the weekly digital newsletter, the online version and the mobile APP version, in addition to the print edition.

Since the launch, Telecom Review North America has been among the leading media groups in both the USA &and Canadian ICT/telecom markets.

Now, our weekly digital E-newsletters are sent to a very large subscription database with a high-level opening rate, and has become a much-anticipated weekly publication in North America, with a regular increase of our subscription database.

Telecom Review North America is a media sponsor for several leading industry events including MWC, ITU, MEF, Asia Carrier Conference, MWC-Americas, INCOMPAS and many others.

Covering the ICT/OTT and carrier space certainly has seen many changes in this business over the last seven years. We have met many colleagues from the "C" suite in our industry, and have made some very good friends during this time.

As always, we look forward to hearing from our friends in the industry so that we may continue to provide you with an excellent product!

Toni Eid,
Founder, editor in chief
Telecom Review International

Jeff Seal,
Managing partner, editor in chief
Telecom Review North America

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