The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc to almost every single industry out there and over the past few months, the pressure has been on for telecom operators and vendors to take it upon themselves to ensure efficient connectivity and to help businesses function and navigate the ‘new normal’.

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COVID-19 has undoubtedly cast it shadow over all industries and has proven the significant reliability on communication. The satellites industry is playing an important role during these difficult times by guaranteeing connectivity and entertainment to people all over the world. Imran Malik Khan, VP, global sales fixed data, SES Networks spoke to Telecom Review about the company’s role during these difficult times.

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The impact of the COVID-19 has been significant on all industries, but the telecommunications industry has been considered an important pillar to overcome this crisis. Femi Oshiga, vice president of service providers for MEA, CommScope explained to Telecom Review how the company is helping its customers and highlighted the importance of connectivity in these difficult times.

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“Although most of us are still in the depths of the crisis and there is much uncertainty, we know that at some point it will end.” Those were the words of Ignacio Garcia Alves, chairman and CEO, Arthur D. Little, in the introductory letter of the recent report published by the company and to highlight how businesses are handling the situation today in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Telecom Review asked all about what the report entails in an exclusive interview.

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Sofrecom has been up to the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In an interview with Telecom Review, Guillaume Boudin, CEO, Sofrecom, outlines the measures the company has taken to protect its employees and guarantee business continuity at the same time. He emphasizes the role that operators and infrastructures are currently playing and stresses that this role will be amplified once the crisis is over.

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Not long ago, satellite television was being written off as an outdated medium of consuming content that would not survive the digital age. Orbit Showtime Network - OSN, is a long-standing satellite provider serving the MENA region for almost 25 years. OSN welcomed Patrick Tillieux as chief executive officer just over a year ago. Since his appointment, he has made profound changes to OSN, to which he refers as a “radical evolution” of the company. Tillieux has a much more positive approach towards satellite TV. He believes that there is still potential in the market and intends to continue work on both traditional and digital methods of consuming content.

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