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Etisalat Misr is ensuring a steady stream of high quality service and is trying to always find creative and new ways to foster sustainable growth within the country. Telecom Review Africa was able to secure an exclusive interview with Hazem Metwally, CEO of Etisalat Misr, to talk more about the company’s growth in different aspects, how they’re leading digital transformation, 5G, and many more topics.

Read more: Hazem Metwally drives Etisalat Misr further to the top

During the MWC Shanghai Exhibition, ZTE and GlobalData officially released the white paper “Precision 5G Transport-The Foundation of Future Mobile Network”. As 5G networks develop, it becomes obvious that the quantum leap in capabilities of radio network also brings significant shift in system-wide architectural requirements. In this context, transport network, connecting 5G radio to the core of the network, needs to evolve in several directions: provide significantly higher capacity and scalability, support varied deployment models, have sophisticated slicing capabilities, in addition to precise, varied, and robust timing and synchronization, and low and controllable latency characteristics, to the point of determinism.

Read more: ZTE: the time for large-scale transformation of Africa’s IP transport network is ripe

Telecoms operators are increasingly aware that to fully monetize their investments around technologies such as cloud, AI, automation and 5G networks they will need to innovate beyond their core connectivity services. However, deciding which opportunities will deliver the best value and sustaining innovation over the long term remain some of the biggest challenges. In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review Africa - Alpha Barry, Head of Africa, and Mohammed Saad Miss, Telco Media & Technology - Africa Head share their strategies in building a foundation for greater agility, security, efficiency, and innovation in Africa.

Read more: The Atos approach: Shifting telecom gears from evolution to revolution

You’re reading it here first: The licensing process in Ethiopia is reaching its final stage. Telecom Review Africa has learned from various sources that the Government of Ethiopia has released the final version of the tender documents today. A meeting was held end of last week with the companies that have shown interest to participate in the tender which will allocate two new telecom licenses in Ethiopia. Telecom Review Africa understands that the government, and the organisations supporting it in organising the tender, have provided interested companies with the main changes made to the draft Request for Proposals (RFP), as well as the progress made on the definition of the regulatory framework due to regulate the activities of the newly liberalised telecom sector. They also handled questions from investors.

Read more: Ethiopia: Let the race begin!

In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, Rania Halimeh, regional business development manager META, Logical Operations & CertNexus at emt Distribution META, gave us valuable insights into the importance of technology learning to empowering women within the ICT industry.

Read more: Rania Halimeh: Women as part of the digital transformation

In an increasingly hyper-connected world, the need to navigate through this transformational change with minimal friction seems to be everyone’s endeavour. Cisco has been at the forefront providing the latest in technology know-how and resources to give its customers the tools to thrive in the digital age.  In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, Ali Amer, managing director, service provider sales, Cisco Middle East and Africa, talks about Cisco’s role in the digital transformation globally and regionally.

Read more: ‘Digital connectivity will determine access to economic and social opportunity’

Ethiopia is one of Africa’s thriving markets with a solid digital strategy that will place the country in a strategic position. H.E. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, has a clear vision that puts ICTs and telecommunications at the heart of economic growth and prosperity objectives.

Read more: Liberalization of telecoms in Ethiopia: The dawn of a new era

In spite of the obstacles and challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Channel Vas managed to leverage this situation and seamlessly serve its customers. In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, Bassim Haidar, chairman & CEO of Channel VAS Group spoke about the company’s scope of business and how the services it offers cater to customers’ needs.

Read more: Channel VAS: Market leader through thick and thin

GSMA recently published its State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money which highlights the latest insights on the state of the mobile industry worldwide. In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review Africa, Akinwale Goodluck, head of Sub-Saharan Africa, GSMA delved into the details of the report with a focus on Africa.

Read more: GSMA’s Akinwale Goodluck unpacks latest mobile money trends

­Benya, prominent group across Egypt, Africa and the Middle East, has vowed to always deliver comprehensive, integrated, and sustainable ICT solutions that help enable the digital transformation of the smallest of businesses, to the largest of nations. And with its rebranding, it is holding on to this promise. Telecom Review Africa spoke to Ahmed Mekky, Chairman and CEO of Benya Group, who shed light on the importance and values of the company and why it stands out in the market. He stressed that they are “constantly searching for the latest and best ways of working to achieve our objectives”.

Read more: Benya Holding: Key partner for the ICT value chain

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