The best business strategy is the one that can turn a mess into a success story. What businesses have learned so far from the COVID-19 crisis is that digital transformation was key to overcome the challenges brought about by the pandemic. With a new normal in the horizon, ICT companies should leverage the current situation to come out of it stronger and more resilient.

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By George Thabit Ayad Thomas, Senior Solutions Manager of HUAWEI CLOUD Africa Region

The COVID-19 pandemic has had such a fundamentally destabilising impact on the planet that it transcends public health concerns. It has triggered social and economic disasters in several countries, paralyzing entire industries, separating families and bringing companies to their knees.

Read more: Tech and the cloud will drive the post-pandemic revival

It has become clear by now that Africa is ready to seize the opportunities presented by digital technologies. Emerging technologies are set to drive the continent’s digital economy, including artificial intelligence. However, challenges are still undermining the rapid adoption of AI in all sectors and preventing it from harnessing the full potential of transformative technologies.

Read more: The state of artificial intelligence in Africa

Benya Capital, a leader in ICT infrastructure, technology solutions and digital transformation enablement in Egypt and the region, has launched the platform “Benya Raqmeyal” to accompany businesses in their digital transformation journey.

Read more: Benya Capital launches the first multi-cloud concept for businesses and enterprises in Egypt

What COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the most is the importance of digital transformation. The latter was key to overcome the challenges brought about by the pandemic. With a new normal in the horizon, ICT companies should leverage the current situation to come out of it stronger and more resilient.

Read more: Upcoming virtual panel: “Digital transformation, a necessity amid COVID-19”

Telecom Review, the leading global telecoms news platform, held a virtual panel on 21 July, attended by 346 participants, to discuss the latest and most pressing issues in the wholesale and capacity space. Telecom Review mobilized an impressively unique panel with representatives from Etisalat, MTN GlobalConnect, PCCW Global, Tata Communications, SES, Orange and GBI.

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Mondia Pay, Mondia’s digital payment entity, announced that it recently onboarded a series of new clients and is fast becoming the preferred digital payment solutions provider for telecom operators across Africa. Mondia Pay registered 5.3 billion transactions on its platform last year with telcos across the continent.

Read more: Mondia Pay increasingly gaining popularity in Africa

Over the past few years, Huawei has been under fire due to several baseless allegations made by the US government which has caused a ripple effect across the rest of the world and has made the company collateral damage in a trade war between the US and China.

Read more: UK’s Huawei 5G ban and the dangers of prioritizing geopolitics over innovation

Following the success of the first virtual panel which tackled the impact of COVID-19 on 5G deployment, Telecom Review is set to hold a virtual panel entitled: Capacity and data traffic: Enabling a seamless experience, on July 21st at 16:00 pm UAE time.

Read more: Telecom Review to hold virtual panel on wholesale and capacity

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