In The Spotlight
By Dr Alper Turken, senior vice president service provider, Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East & Africa
The 2Africa consortium, comprised of China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC, announced the addition of a new segment — the 2Africa PEARLS branch — which extends to the Arabian Gulf, Pakistan, and into India.
Ibrahim Gedeon, chief technology officer of TELUS, discussed with Telecom Review about their new graduate program that enables future-proofing technology talent pools while nurturing the innovators of the future.
Vodafone Group and ITU, the United Nations’ specialized agency for information and communication technologies, launched an initiative to address the global digital divide. In line with the Broadband Commission Global Targets 2025 on affordability and connectivity, the new Working Group’s aim is to provide an additional 3.4 billion people the ability to access and use the internet through a smartphone by 2030.
MTN South Africa network will be the first mobile operator in Africa to provide 5G access to customers from the Philippines through its international roaming agreement with the Philippines’ leading mobile services provider, Smart Communications.
MTN GlobalConnect, a digital wholesale and infrastructure services company, is investing in an end-to-end digital ecosystem offering advanced digital solutions to businesses in Africa. Leading the journey is General Manager of Wholesale Mobility Kedar Gupte, who is driven by the market opportunity in a mobile-first economy. Telecom Review Africa had the chance to talk with him and learn what MTN GlobalConnect is planning for the digital wholesale mobility landscape of Africa.
A veteran at Rohde & Schwarz, Kerstin Jüttner, the focal point of international relations for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), exclusively shared her professional life and personal views to Telecom Review.
MTN GlobalConnect, a digital wholesale and infrastructure services company, has set itself a goal to grow the fibre network from an 85,000 km of proprietary fibre to 135,000 km in the coming years and expand African connectivity. Leading the journey is CEO Frédéric Schepens, who is compelled and determined to grow social and economic benefits in Africa. Telecom Review Africa had the chance to talk with him and dig deeper into MTN GlobalConnect’s plans and ambitions.