In The Spotlight
MTN Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Djibril Ouattara to the position of MTN Ivory Coast CEO, effective 1 November 2019. The appointment follows the departure of former CEO, Freddy Tchala in September.
In order to know more about PCCW Global’s latest projects, namely the trilateral agreement related to the Pakistan & East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) cable system’s development, Telecom Review spoke to Sameh Sobhy, vice president, Middle East, Turkey, Africa, PCCW Global, who explained in depth the progress achieved thus far in the project. We were also eager to know how PCCW Global can intervene when natural disasters hit a certain country, just like it did in Mozambique not so long ago. Sobhy wrapped up the discussion by highlighting his aspirations for the remainder of 2019 and what the company aims to achieve next.
Enterprise connectivity provider, Seacom, announced it had enhanced its national high capacity fiber network with the rollout of services along the N1 connecting Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town as the first phase of its national rollout.
Ethiopia is pressing ahead with privatizing the world’s largest telecoms monopoly. Ethio Telecom is planning to give up 49% of its stake next year and has launched a search for an adviser on the sale.
Airtel Africa’s partnership with Mastercard will give 100 million Airtel Africa mobile phone users across 14 African countries access to Mastercard’s global network.
MTN recently created a new branch within the group dedicated to providing a connected digital life dubbed MTN GlobalConnect. In an interview with Telecom Review, Frederic Schepens, CEO of MTN GlobalConnect, introduced GlobalConnect services and its corporate goals in addition to discussing other key topics.
MATRIXX Software is a company fuelled by innovation and is currently leading the way in the digital commerce revolution within the telecoms industry in light of the latest cloud and 5G technologies.
Telecom Review secured an exclusive interview with MATRIXX Software CEO and co-founder, Dave Labuda, during his recent visit to their regional offices in Dubai. Labuda rose to prominence following the success of his company, Portal Software, in the late 90s. He later sold the company to Oracle in 2006.