Cybersecurity has become the most important component in the digitally connected world. Every stakeholder in the digital economy must focus on securing their computer networks against various forms of security breaches to ensure a safe and secure operational models. In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, Ibrahim Alshamranie, chief security officer, Huawei Saudi Arabia, sheds light on what his company is focusing on in regards to cybersecurity in the Kingdom.  

Read more: Cybersecurity will always remain our top priority, says CSO, Huawei KSA

Tedmob has been helping its clients solve business problems for the past 6 years. With its innovative solutions, the agency has been accompanying businesses to achieve digital transformation. In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, Mario Hachem, CEO, Tedmob highlighted the company’s role in accelerating digital business.

Read more: Tedmob CEO: “We don’t just build your digital business, we accelerate it”

With over 20 years in the telecom industry, Asiacell has a major role in Iraq’s new era of telecom and digital transformation. In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, we have spoken with the newly appointed chief commercial officer Chra Hussain about her professional journey, the company’s contribution in the growth of the country’s telecom market, and her stance about gender equality in the ICT sector.

Read more: Telecom Review Exclusive: How Asiacell is breaking through the noise

The telecom industry is undergoing an unprecedented digital transformation. With evolving technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), big data, Internet-of-Things (IoT), autonomous vehicles, machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, cloud, robotics, and blockchain, as well as the introduction of new business models to cater to the changing customer demands, Etisalat Group remains at the forefront of digital innovation in telecommunications.

Read more: Etisalat Group: Spearheading the digital future while achieving record results

Addressing the audience at the session ‘driving the development of a global trusted digital eco-system’ at GISEC 2021, Aloysius Cheang, chief security officer, Huawei reiterated His Excellency Mohamed Al-Kuwaiti , head of cybersecurity, United Arab Emirates Government’s earlier message for the need for collaboration among private, public and government entities to fight cybercrimes.

Read more: Huawei is truly a global ICT company, says CSO

OSS/BSS modernization is important in the era of 5G and digital transformation. Dalia Nabil, Head of Pre-sales, Cloud and Network Services, Nokia MEA explains to Telecom Review all about the transformative impact of 5G on OSS/BSS systems and the role that Nokia is playing in that space.

Read more: Nokia’s network expertise and software solutions helping telcos carry out their 5G evolution

Women are excelling in the ICT industry which proves the need to bridge the gender gap in order to give women more opportunities to prove their skills in the field. Zain Group has recently published a report entitled “Women in Tech - Bridging the Gender Gap in STEM Fields” to highlight this matter. In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, Jennifer Suleiman, chief sustainability officer, Zain Group explains more about the report’s outcomes and her influencing role as a leading woman in the ICT field.

Read more: Women empowerment at the heart of Zain Group’s initiatives

As telco service providers become digital service providers, operators in the MEA region are looking for the ways to streamline digitalization and take their business to the next level. An example of such project is the Unified Billing, which has been recently completed by Nexign, the leading business support systems (BSS) provider, and MegaFon, the pan-Russian operator of digital opportunities. Nexign and MegaFon moved 8 operators’ subsidiaries to a single BSS platform and ensured seamless migration of the 70 million subscriber base.

Read more: How the Unified Billing facilitates digital transformation: A story from Nexign and MegaFon

In an exclusive interview with Samer Halawi, chief commercial officer, Intelsat, Telecom Review has gained insights about network convergence and the important role of satellites for modern connectivity. In addition, we are enlightened on the innovating steps the leading satellite communications provider has taken to serve the needs of telcos and transform into reality the needs of businesses and governments across numerous verticals.

Read more: Intelsat: “We’re solidifying our position as the trusted global network provider”

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