Embracing innovation and digitalization is critical to etisalat by e&’s success. In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, CEO Masood M. Sharif Mahmood sheds light on the telecom arm’s transformation in line with the major rebranding, factors that impacted its latest performance, steps taken to maintain its strong position in the market and the role of telcos in addressing modern digital needs within the Middle East.

Read more: etisalat by e&: A ‘Customer Champion’ in a Hyper-Connected Digital World

In an exclusive interview, Jay Srage, head of operations at the Michigan Ross School of Business in MEA and managing director at Centrigent Consulting DMCC, discussed the benefits of integrating AI into telecommunications strategies and the top industries that are impacted by digital transformation as well as the overall future of the telecom sector.

Read more: The Time Is Now: Shifting to a Digitalized World

Vodafone Qatar is committed to a culture of continuous improvement and network enhancements. In an exclusive interview, Chief Technology Officer Ramy Boctor, sheds light on the company’s digital transformation efforts, its technology integration and its CSR approach.

Read more: Vodafone Qatar: Using Next-Generation Technologies to Simplify Customers’ Lives

The industry’s move to software, cloud and AI-based solutions has opened up a whole new world of broadband monetization opportunities. Learn more on this topic with Telecom Review’s exclusive interview with Mohamed Salama, head of fixed networks, Nokia MEA.

Read more: Nokia MEA: Software Is a Key Enabler of New Revenue Streams

In an exclusive interview with Abdallah Nassar, chief engineering and network officer, Orange Cameroon, he discussed Orange’s network security challenges, the company’s partnership with Nokia, the solutions Nokia provides and the value of the cooperation.

Read more: Orange Cameroon: Partnering With Nokia to Face Security Challenges Head-On

In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, Sofrecom CTIO Davy Letailleur explains how the company leverages emerging technologies to support the digital transformation within the telecom sector as well as the market trends within the MEA region, among other insights.

Read more: Sofrecom Collaborates With Telcos to Maximize Technologies and Facilitate Integration

Nokia has developed partnerships with key CSPs and TowerCos in the MEA region to deliver its Rural Connect solution. In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, Danial Mausoof, head of sales for mobile networks, Nokia Middle East and Africa, shares information about this innovative solution, the partnerships behind it and its growth outlook, among other valuable insights.

Read more: Nokia MEA’s Rural Connect: An Innovative, Full Turn-Key Green Solution

The driving of regulatory and risk management efforts is integral to digital leadership. In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, Hanan Ahmed, chief regulatory affairs and risk officer, du, talked about fulfilling regulatory obligations and customer expectations, the company’s commitment to Emiratization and their efforts in empowering the next wave of women leaders, among other informative topics.

Read more: du’s Hanan Ahmed: A Trailblazer for Women in Technology

Middle Eastern countries were strategic and proactive in their quick adoption of 4G and 5G. Now the region is at the forefront of the next evolution in cutting-edge networks, 5.5G and F5.5G. These technologies will unleash unprecedented upgrades in network performance, connectivity, reliability, energy efficiency and intelligence. On the end-user side, 5.5 G's ultra-broadband capabilities and deterministic latency will empower various sectors, enhancing human-to-human, human-to-vehicle and human-to-thing interactions.

Read more: 5.5G Paves the Way for the Intelligent World

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