Telecoms operators are increasingly aware that to fully monetize their investments around technologies such as cloud, AI, automation and 5G networks they will need to innovate beyond their core connectivity services. However, deciding which opportunities will deliver the best value and sustaining innovation over the long term remain some of the biggest challenges. In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review Africa - Alpha Barry, Head of Africa, and Mohammed Saad Miss, Telco Media & Technology - Africa Head share their strategies in building a foundation for greater agility, security, efficiency, and innovation in Africa.
You’re reading it here first: The licensing process in Ethiopia is reaching its final stage. Telecom Review Africa has learned from various sources that the Government of Ethiopia has released the final version of the tender documents today. A meeting was held end of last week with the companies that have shown interest to participate in the tender which will allocate two new telecom licenses in Ethiopia. Telecom Review Africa understands that the government, and the organisations supporting it in organising the tender, have provided interested companies with the main changes made to the draft Request for Proposals (RFP), as well as the progress made on the definition of the regulatory framework due to regulate the activities of the newly liberalised telecom sector. They also handled questions from investors.
In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, Rania Halimeh, regional business development manager META, Logical Operations & CertNexus at emt Distribution META, gave us valuable insights into the importance of technology learning to empowering women within the ICT industry.
In an increasingly hyper-connected world, the need to navigate through this transformational change with minimal friction seems to be everyone’s endeavour. Cisco has been at the forefront providing the latest in technology know-how and resources to give its customers the tools to thrive in the digital age. In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, Ali Amer, managing director, service provider sales, Cisco Middle East and Africa, talks about Cisco’s role in the digital transformation globally and regionally.
Ethiopia is one of Africa’s thriving markets with a solid digital strategy that will place the country in a strategic position. H.E. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, has a clear vision that puts ICTs and telecommunications at the heart of economic growth and prosperity objectives.
In spite of the obstacles and challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Channel Vas managed to leverage this situation and seamlessly serve its customers. In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, Bassim Haidar, chairman & CEO of Channel VAS Group spoke about the company’s scope of business and how the services it offers cater to customers’ needs.
GSMA recently published its State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money which highlights the latest insights on the state of the mobile industry worldwide. In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review Africa, Akinwale Goodluck, head of Sub-Saharan Africa, GSMA delved into the details of the report with a focus on Africa.
Benya, prominent group across Egypt, Africa and the Middle East, has vowed to always deliver comprehensive, integrated, and sustainable ICT solutions that help enable the digital transformation of the smallest of businesses, to the largest of nations. And with its rebranding, it is holding on to this promise. Telecom Review Africa spoke to Ahmed Mekky, Chairman and CEO of Benya Group, who shed light on the importance and values of the company and why it stands out in the market. He stressed that they are “constantly searching for the latest and best ways of working to achieve our objectives”.
During the MWC Shanghai Exhibition, ZTE and GlobalData officially released the white paper “Precision 5G Transport-The Foundation of Future Mobile Network”. As 5G networks develop, it becomes obvious that the quantum leap in capabilities of radio network also brings significant shift in system-wide architectural requirements. In this context, transport network, connecting 5G radio to the core of the network, needs to evolve in several directions: provide significantly higher capacity and scalability, support varied deployment models, have sophisticated slicing capabilities, in addition to precise, varied, and robust timing and synchronization, and low and controllable latency characteristics, to the point of determinism.
“GITEX Technology Week is an exceptional event and we are always eager to participate in it. But this year we have a surprise for our customers and partners; we will broadcast our activities directly to almost 150 cities around the world, so that those who cannot attend are able to experience our presence virtually. It’s the perfect opportunity to find out about the latest technical solutions we have developed to enable business sustainability and the globalization of work.”