Amid Africa's digital evolution, Beyond ONE emerges as a pioneer, driving transformative technologies. In an exclusive interview, Hani El Kukhun, CEO for the Middle East and Africa at Beyond ONE, discusses Beyond ONE's pioneering initiatives, its steadfast commitment to financial inclusion, and its strategic blueprint for maintaining market leadership in Africa.

Read more: Transforming Africa's Fintech: Beyond ONE's Digital Journey

Telecom Review Africa conducted an exclusive interview with Doreen Mokoena, CEO of Cybersecurity Clinique. During the interview, she discussed CISO strategies for consistently assessing and improving organizational cybersecurity posture. Mokoena also addressed the adaptation of cybersecurity strategies to bridge the digital divide. Furthermore, as a woman actively involved in the cybersecurity field, she discussed the value and role of women in this domain, and shared her upcoming goals and plans for the future.

Read more: Keeping Ahead: Doreen Mokoena's Governance for Cybersecurity Resilience

During Mobile World Congress (MWC 2024), Toni Eid, Founder of Telecom Review Group and CEO of Trace Media International, engaged in an exclusive discourse with Saleem Alblooshi, CTO of du, and Eric Zhao, Vice President and CMO of Huawei Wireless Solution to share their perspectives on the progress of the 5G industry, particularly the commercial launch of 5G-Advanced (5G-A or 5.5G).

Read more: du and Huawei Collaborate to Advance 5.5G Journey

SCIT, a Saudi-based investment venture fund, focuses on investing in highly disruptive deep technologies. It initially targets the Avionics and inflight connectivity sector but plans to broaden its investment portfolio to encompass global connectivity across various sectors, as well as other domains of deep technology. Mr. Saad bin Solib bin Mutlaq Al-Otaibi (member of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Shura Council), and the founder of SBS and Ansab groups as the chairman of the board. In this interview, Mr. Al-Otaibi discussed his insights on investing in the future of global connectivity and outlined the investment directions of the SCIT Group.

Read more: SCIT Group Chairman “Investing in the Future of Global Connectivity”

In an exclusive interview at the Mobile World Congress 2024 in Barcelona, Spain, Tony Eid, CEO of Telecom Review Group conversed with Vikram Sinha, President Director and CEO of Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (IOH), gathering insights into Indosat's journey towards techco status.

Read more: Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison's Techco Transformation

In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review during MWC 2024, Hossam Kandeel, Vice President and Head of Ericsson Global Customer Unit MTN, discussed the status of 5G subscriptions in Africa and how Ericsson assesses the current state of Africa's telecom network capabilities. He provided insights into how Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) addresses the growing broadband needs in Africa and shared Ericsson's goals and plans for the region in the current year.

Read more: Ericsson’s 5G Advancements and Sustainable Commitments in Africa

Iris De Brito, Senior Researcher with the West African Digital Governance Forum, UNU EGOV, gave an exclusive interview with Telecom Review Africa, with a focus on exploring the key challenges that developing countries face in making ICTs accessible in remote rural areas. She detailed the role of ICT in empowering disadvantaged individuals and communities and contributing to their social and economic inclusion. Also, she gave her perspective on the impact of digital technologies on socioeconomic development, particularly for women and girls in remote rural areas of developing countries.

Read more: Personalized Learning with Digital Tools: Beyond Traditional Instruction

TEDMOB, with its wealth of experience in services, communications, and digital solutions, is advancing ahead of local and Gulf region competitors. In an interview with Telecom Review, Mario Hachem, TEDMOB's co-founder and CEO, discussed the company's strategy to ensure a superior corporate and individual experience amid challenges and opportunities in the sector.

Read more: TEDMOB Reigns Supreme in the Digital Era

Christine Thembo, a cybersecurity consultant at Traverse Security, granted Telecom Review Africa an exclusive interview. The discussion revolved around the evolving threat landscape, emphasizing that cybersecurity has become a paramount concern for African governments and the private sector in 2024. Thembo explored the significance of implementing a National Cyber Strategy for countries and highlighted the valuable contributions of women in cybersecurity based on her experience in the field.

Read more: Christine Thembo: ‘Cybersecurity Should Be a Top Priority for Many Countries This Year’

Telecom Review had the privilege of conducting an insightful interview with Sameh Sobhy, the Managing Director Middle East, Turkey & Africa at PCCW Global. Sobhy shed light on the immense impact of the Console Connect platform in facilitating seamless connectivity between regional and global customers, while highlighting the challenges and opportunities that arise. Additionally, Sobhy shared valuable insights on PCCW Global's role in supporting the digital transformation of the region's wholesale telecoms industry. Lastly, he discussed the company's targeted markets for expansion and the rationale behind their strategic choices.

Read more: PCCW Global: Empowering Global Connectivity

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