Speaking exclusively to Telecom Review Africa during MWC 2023, Hossam Kandeel, vice president and head of Ericsson Global Customer Unit MTN, and Customer Unit MTN Africa at Ericsson, shared his company’s vision for enabling consumers, enterprise, and communities in Africa.

Read more: Ericsson: Providing Limitless Possibilities with Limitless Connectivity

Aiming to be Malawi’s first digital network operator with a goal of providing digital solutions to everyday problems for their customers, Malcel, a locally-founded Malawian company, joins five other mobile service providers — TNM, Airtel Malawi, MTL, Access and Nyasa Mobile. Its Chief Executive Officer and founding member, Bonface Ndawala, pledged that Malcel has onboarded a talented team of experts with extensive experience in the mobile service industry.

Read more: Malcel: A Dream in Malawi Made Concrete

During MWC 2023, Telecom Review held an exclusive interview with Fadi Pharaon, president of Ericsson Middle East and Africa (MEA), to discuss their participation in this year’s event, their contribution to the MEA region’s 5G demand and his insights on Africa’s technological trends.

Read more: Ericsson MEA: Strongly Promoting Mobile Finance and Energy-Efficient Products

On the sidelines of AfricaCom 2022, Telecom Review Africa was able to conduct an exclusive one-on-one interview with Ericsson’s Head of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility — Middle East and Africa, Ayub Osman, to discuss the company’s focus and actions in regards to furthering sustainability and becoming carbon neutral.

Read more: Sustainability and Responsible Business Practices Are Fundamental to Ericsson’s Strategy and...

Telecom Review Africa conducted an exclusive interview with Zhao Peng, SVP, ZTE Corporation, to discuss the challenges of 2022 and his opinion on the development trends of ICT technology in the MEA region. He also gave a sneak peak of some of what ZTE will show at the MWC 2023 event in Barcelona.

Read more: ZTE Zhao Peng: ZTE digital innovation shaping limitless potential in the MEA region

In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review Africa, Magesh Balakrishnan, Head of MEA Sales at Radisys, announced the launch of Radisys’ Reach Phone Lite, an affordably priced 4G feature phone designed to help Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) across Africa and the Middle East migrate 2G and 3G voice-only users to 4G networks by enabling superior experiences. Magesh also discussed the Open Radisys tenets and how that strategy is infused in their business practices to help service providers build customer loyalty.

Read more: Radisys Offers Smart Solutions for Better Connectivity

Telecom Review Africa conducted an exclusive interview with Philippe Wang, Executive Vice President of Northern Africa, Huawei to discuss the economic growth of Africa Also, he shed light on the solutions of decarbonizing infrastructure and improving energy efficiency on network challenges. Wang tackled the subject of how can technologies help modernize industries, and shared some thoughts about the necessity for industries to keep innovating to promote clean power generation, green infrastructure, and smart and green energy.

Read more: Philippe Wang, Huawei: 'Providing Quality Products and Services is a Priority for Our Company’

In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review Africa, Samson Isa, regional managing director, West Africa, Clickatell, talked about how chat can help to grow revenues. He also spoke about how Clickatell can enhance customer experience and build a loyalty relationship along the way. Isa also detailed the keys to achieving successful chat commerce.

Read more: Chatbots Create a Winning Customer Experience

Telecom Review Africa conducted an exclusive interview with Salima Amira, country manager, Microsoft Morocco, to discuss the partnership between UM6P and Microsoft. Also, she shed light on how to close the sustainability skills gap and shared some thoughts about how to inspire other women to succeed in the ICT sector.

Read more: Salima Amira: We Will Contribute Positively to Growing the Digital Economy in Morocco and Across...

Telecom Review Africa had the opportunity to have an exclusive talk with Kevin Vachon, COO, MEF on the sideline of AfricaCom. As MEF COO since 2006, Kevin leads a team that builds, supports and scales the MEF’s ever-increasing mix of global programs activities. He is actively engaged with MEF’s global member and partner community and has a broad perspective on the important role that MEF plays in the industry and how to deliver results. 

Read more: MEF Stands By Operators To Enable Their Network and Digital Transformation Objectives

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