MEF announced several milestones for its MEF 3.0 certifications, fueled by the need for validated services, technologies, and professionals to help enable enterprise digital transformation. More than sixty service providers and technology vendors around the globe now offer MEF 3.0-certified Carrier Ethernet (CE) and SD-WAN solutions.

Read more: MEF 3.0 Certification empowering enterprise digital transformation

Telecom Review is hosting a virtual panel, powered by SES, under the theme of “Revolutionizing connectivity through innovation” on September 13 at 3 pm (Dubai time). This panel will give C-level speakers the opportunity to speak about:

Read more: Join our upcoming panel to discover the revolution of connectivity through innovation

From 19 in 2012 to 46 in 2020, the number of African internet exchange points (IXPs) has increased by 58 percent over the past eight years. With more than half of the countries in the region having an IXP, the most developed internet ecosystem is in South Africa with 80 percent of localized traffic, followed by Kenya and Nigeria with 70 percent each.

Read more: Number of African IXPs increased by 58%, says report

A Kaspersky research highlights that malware has been widespread across Africa, recording a 5% YoY increase in the region during the first six months. Cybercriminals and hackers continue to focus on African countries considering numerous digital transformation initiatives and a surge in remote working due to the pandemic.

Read more: Malware attacks in Africa hit 85 million in H1 2021

Telecom Review, the Middle East’s leading ICT media platform, under its parent company Trace Media International, organized a webinar titled ‘IPv6 Enhanced Innovation: Paving the way for digital transformation in the Gulf Region’ on August 3. This was the 2nd event for the IP industry that aimed to provide a fresh perspective into the transition from IPv4 to IPv6.

Read more: Telecom Review webinar unravels IPv6 and IPv6+ growth and opportunities

The Gunnebo Group, a global provider of security solutions for public, commercial, industrial & high-risk sites, is announcing the accession of Jacob Touma to Vice-President Middle East, Africa, Central Asia and Caucasus as of 1 July 2021.  Jacob will be part of the leadership team and will be reporting to Stefan Syrén, president and CEO of The Gunnebo Group

Read more: Jacob Touma assigned as vice-president of Gunnebo Group for MEA

Sparkle has enhanced its software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solutions by adopting a multi-vendor approach. Sparkle’s managed SD-WAN solutions provide hybrid, secure and low-latency connections globally, thanks to its global IP and fiber-optic backbone and worldwide presence as well as direct and secure access to major cloud providers.

Read more: Sparkle enhances SD-WAN offering with network security capabilities

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