Effective September 1, 2019, Fadi Pharaon is appointed Senior Vice President and Head of Market Area Middle East & Africa at Ericsson, and member of Ericsson’s Executive Team, reporting to the CEO. Fadi Pharaon currently holds the position as Vice President, Networks & Managed Services within Ericsson’s Market Area Europe & Latin America.

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Nokia has announced inter-connect carrier Gulf Bridge International (GBI) will use the Nuage Networks SD-WAN 2.0 solution to offer their enterprise customers optimized connectivity between branches and private and public clouds. Customers within GBI's 26+ country presence can reduce their operational overhead with the new service. This deal marks the first extension of a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) to the public cloud in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.

Read more: GBI, Nuage Networks and Nokia collaborate to provide new cloud network service in MEA region

Huawei, a brand known and loved for its smartphones that cater to every kind of user, has always seen great appreciation for its EMUI platform. Packed to the brim with unique features that are targeted for every type of customer, the EMUI platform is known for its smooth operations and flawless execution of its unique features.

Read more: Huawei enabling smart life through latest smartphone software

Nokia and the Finnish National Committee for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UNICEF Kenya have launched a shared-value partnership during this year’s Nairobi Innovation Week, to increase equitable access to digital literacy for some of the most disadvantaged children in Kenya.

Read more: Nokia and UNICEF launch partnership to boost digital literacy in primary schools in Kenya

Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten global operators, announces it has moved its Djibouti Point of Presence (PoP) into the Djibouti Data Center (DDC) selecting it as Sparkle’s IP hub for its expansion to East and South Africa.

Read more: Sparkle opts for Djibouti Data Center as Its IP Hub in Africa

Pan-African Internet and connectivity service provider SEACOM is adding eight new Points of Presence (PoPs) across Africa to enable more African businesses to connect to cloud facilities worldwide, as well as to the continent’s first Microsoft Azure data centres, in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Read more: SEACOM expands its presence in Africa