In a very impelling interview, Rita Mokbel, head of global sales at Ericsson, shared to Telecom Review her background, skills, and growth opportunities within the ICT sector, as well as her advice to those who want to excel in their careers and self-development journeys.

Read more: Rita Mokbel: “It is never about your gender, it is about your contribution”

Zain KSA has been a key player in the digitalization plan and vision of the Kingdom, through its countless achievements and initiatives. Telecom Review caught up with Eng. AbdulRahman bin Hamad AlMufadda, CTO, Zain KSA on the operator’s contribution to the advancement of telecoms and how it is enabling the Kingdom-wide digital transformation in line with Saudi Vision 2030.

Read more: Zain KSA committed to driving innovation for a sustainable future

Following the publication of the white paper entitled ‘Pivoting the international carrier business’, Telecom Review spoke to one of the contributors, Andrea Faggiano, partner, telecom, information, media & electronics practice lead, Arthur D. Little Middle East to highlight how the wholesale industry has evolved and what strategies should telcos adopt to realize the full potential of their international wholesale strategies.

Read more: “Consolidation can help propel the wholesale industry to greater heights”, says Andrea Faggiano

Following the launch of Nokia’s latest generation of Airscale radio, massive MIMO antenna and baseband products, Petri Moilanen, mobile networks MEA director of sales, Nokia explained in an exclusive interview with Telecom Review about the recent products launch and the main differentiating features.

Read more: Nokia’s new generation of products helping customers cope with 5G capacity and demand

In an exclusive interview with Charles Yang, President of Huawei Middle East, the leading telecom vendor’s role, priorities, strategies, and outlooks have been put into detail with relation to the ongoing digital transformation in the region and the COVID-19 pandemic’s massive influence to the fourth industrial revolution.

Read more: Creating value with open innovation and inclusive development

MTN GlobalConnect, a digital wholesale and infrastructure services company, has set itself a goal to grow the fibre network from an 85,000 km of proprietary fibre to 135,000 km in the coming years and expand African connectivity. Leading the journey is CEO Frédéric Schepens, who is compelled and determined to grow social and economic benefits in Africa. Telecom Review Africa had the chance to talk with him and dig deeper into MTN GlobalConnect’s plans and ambitions.

Read more: MTN GlobalConnect: Unfolding the fibre journey

Telecom Review caught up with Aji Ed, head of technology, mobile networks, Nokia who explained in details about the new generation of AirScale radio, massive MIMO antenna and baseband products that Nokia had recently launched. He also highlighted their relevance for the Middle East and Africa region.

Read more: Mobile operators can now scale up their network capacity for 5G with Nokia’s new radio products

HFW is a sector-focused law firm that specializes in subject matter expertise across shipping, aviation, energies, renewables, and insurance. As Global Director of IT, Mark Parr’s responsibility in the organization involves overseeing the technology as it stands in support of the delivery of legal services as well as being in the room for conversations with clients and making sure that technology is seen as a differentiator for HFW and provides smart technology solutions to support the clients. For that, Telecom Review spoke to Mark Parr, to explore the Enterprise networks infrastructure from the perspective of a global legal firm.

Read more: The future of networks will be much more around zero trust, says HFW’s Mark Parr

A veteran at Rohde & Schwarz, Kerstin Jüttner, the focal point of international relations for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), exclusively shared her professional life and personal views to Telecom Review.

Read more: “Being a woman is no barrier to working in ICT,” says Kerstin Jüttner

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is considered one of the most advanced countries in the field of telecommunications and the adoption of modern technologies. In line with this, its national government undertakes the task of evaluating the need to appropriately allocate and enforce specific radio spectrum uses.

Read more: Radio spectrum is a key enabler for UAE’s digital economy

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