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.

Read more: PCCW Global’s technology makes a difference in natural disaster situations

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.

Read more: MATRIXX Software: The key enabler for telecom transformation

On its sixth annual event, MEF19 promises to showcase the tremendous digital transformation progress in the areas of global, cloud-centric services and related automation.  MEF 3.0, SD-WAN, Carrier Ethernet, Lifecycle Services Orchestration, 5G and Intent based networking are just some of the topics to be covered at MEF19, which will be held on 18-22 November 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Telecom Review sat down with Kevin Vachon, MEF Chief Operating Officer to get an insight into the upcoming event.

Read more: MEF19: Where thought leaders of the telecoms industry come together

Nokia, the leader of the optical network market is supplying its new optical transport network based on Defense Wavelength Division Multiplexing technology. It enables Service Providers to provide high-speed internet within the African region and is also the right infrastructure for 5G deployment at a later stage.

Read more: Nokia expands network footprint in Africa with new partnership

Operating the world’s largest wholly owned and most advanced subsea fiber network, and carrying over 25% of the world’s internet routes and 70% of all mobile operator networks, Tata Communications has proven to be a leading digital infrastructure provider. With its wholly owned subsidiary Tata Communications Transformation Services, it is contributing to the digital transformation of Africa, helping the continent overcome the challenges that it might face.

Read more: Tata Communications: Leading digital disruption in Africa

In an era where technology is present in our daily routine, security and privacy represent a big question mark. Talking to Security Domain Leader for EMEA region at Oracle, Mr. Marcel Rizcallah, at the 12th Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit, he highlights the importance of a strongly secure database and elaborated more about Oracle’s first autonomous database.

Read more: Oracle playing a leading role in data management and security control

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.

Read more: MTN GlobalConnect provides “the benefits of a modern connected life” for all

Fintech was one of the main topics discussed at the 12th Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit and a panel of leading industry experts tackled the evolution of the financial sector and how technology revolutionized payment methods. Elie Nasr, Managing partner, FOO who took part in this panel, spoke onsite to Telecom Review. He explained why FOO is a one-of-a-kind company in Lebanon and shared his insights on the Fintech market in the MENA region.

Read more: One-of-a-kind portfolio makes FOO a leading Fintech player