During FutureNet MENA, Telecom Review conducted an exclusive interview with Stelios Savvides, CTO, Vodafone Oman, who highlighted the company's dedication to providing the latest capabilities, ensuring an exceptional customer experience, prioritizing sustainability, and enhancing cybersecurity and operational efficiency across their network and IT infrastructure.

Read more: Vodafone Oman: Future-Ready Networks, AI-Powered Security

Collaboration and synchronization are paving the way for an expected surge in fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) connections. This expansion of FTTH connections is not only meeting the growing demand for bandwidth-intensive applications but also laying the groundwork for future digital innovation and economic growth. In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, Dr. Alaa Mousa, CEO at EarthLink Telecommunications and President of Fiber Connect Council MENA, shared his insights on this matter.

Read more: Fiber for All: Driving Innovation and Cooperation in MENA's Connectivity Landscape

During GISEC 2024, Telecom Review conducted an exclusive interview with Rodrigo Brito, Head of Cybersecurity Portfolio at Nokia, to discuss the company’s AI-powered security innovation and commitment to ensuring GenAI integration is implemented efficiently and securely. 

Read more: Future-Proofing Telco Security: Nokia's Commitment to GenAI Integration

In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, Adrian Pickering, General Manager for Red Hat Middle East and North Africa, explained how Red Hat's open-source approach is impacting the operations and service delivery of telecom companies in the MENA region and beyond.

Read more: Red Hat: Driving Collaborative and Open-Source Methodology in IT Modernization

During GISEC 2024, Telecom Review conducted an exclusive interview with du’s Chief ICT Officer, Jasim Al Awadi, who discussed the significance of digital trust, collaboration and artificial intelligence within the cybersecurity landscape, along with the digital telco’s impact and commitment to enhancing the UAE’s cyber defense.

Read more: du's Impact on Cybersecurity Explored at GISEC 2024

From leading 5G infrastructure development in Kuwait and three other markets to pioneering the concept of Tower sale and leaseback across the region, as well as achieving an ‘A-’ score in the ‘CDP Score Report – Climate Change 2023’ for the third year in a row, staying ahead of the curve and pushing boundaries with sustainability at the core, are things that are deeply rooted in Zain’s DNA.

Read more: Zain Kuwait: New Leadership to Build on Strong Foundations

Cloud transformation in the telecom industry requires a collective shift, and Dell Technologies has deep experience in guiding telcos as they embark on this journey. Over the last few years, Dell’s Telecom Systems Business (TSB) has led multi-year cloud transformation shifts across leading UAE customers, bringing significant reductions in costs while dramatically fueling business agility.

Read more: Transforming UAE Telecoms Through Cloud Security and Open Standards

In 2024, the International Girls in ICT Day, supported by the ITU, will be celebrated on April 25. For this year’s theme, the discourse will focus on ‘Leadership,’ underscoring the critical need for strong female role models in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers.

Read more: Breaking Glass Ceilings, Building Bridges: Celebrating Women's Leadership in ICT

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