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5G will be deployed in Lebanon in the first half of 2019, announced Marwan Hayek, CEO and Chairman of Alfa managed by Orascom TMT in an exclusive interview with Telecom Review during the 11th edition of the Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit.


Telecom Review TV managed to secure 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 90’s. He later sold the company to Oracle in 2006. In 2009, Labuda and fellow co-founder Jennifer Kyriakakis recognized that there was a gap in the market and started MATRIXX Software.

The company has enjoyed great success since its inception and has had phenomenal growth globally over the last two years, with operators realizing how its revolutionary and innovative platform can help them address and overcome the challenges they’re encountering from a technological perspective.

In a brilliant interview, the charismatic CEO outlines why he started the company, the recent success it has had, what differentiates MATRIXX from its rivals and its strategy for the future.


Debating whether 5G is an evolution or a revolution took center stage at the 11th Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit where a panel was dedicated to this particular topic along with 5G use cases and expectations for the deployment timeline. Telecom Review had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Mohamed Madkour, VP Global Wireless Networks Marketing and Solutions, Huawei to discuss the Chinese vendor’s approach to 5G in the Middle East.


MYCOM OSI was one of the first in its industry to introduce and commercialize next generation cloud native solutions coupled with innovative subscription business models. Telecom Review managed to secure an exclusive interview with MYCOM OSI President and CTO, Mounir Ladki onsite at the Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit

 


The 2nd edition of Smart Cities World Forums was held on December 11th at the Meydan Hotel, Dubai, UAE, under the theme “Building the SMART Future”. The event offered the attendees the opportunity to know more about all aspects of smart cities and meet leaders in this particular field. Smart Cities World Forums spoke to Eng. Mohammed Alsharif, Program Director Madinah Smart City, AlMadinah AlMunawara Development Authority, who explained the Authority’s role in accelerating digital transformation in the Kingdom.


The 11th edition of Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit offered a great opportunity to meet regional and international industry C-level leaders. One of them was Chris de Josselin, CEO, StrataNet, who attended the event and took part in a panel that focused on cybersecurity measures in light of the increase in data traffic.


Telecom Review TV managed to secure an exclusive interview with PCCW Global CEO, Marc Halbfinger onsite at the 11th edition of the Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit following his presentation at the industry-leading conference.

In a brilliant interview, Halbfinger discusses the unique aspects of its recent acquisition of Console Connect and how it will help the telco provider become a digital platform of choice for hybrid cloud and automated networks.

In addition to this, he discusses its Proof of Concept (PoC) with blockchain technology and its major PEACE cable project it has embarked upon with HENGTONG Group.


US multinational conglomerate Cisco is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of networking hardware and telecommunications equipment. The technology thought-leader is considered by many within the ICT industry to be a global leader and pioneer in championing and developing new innovative products and solutions.

Telecom Review managed to secure an exclusive interview with Michael Yeung, Head of Engineering for Elastic Services Controller at Cisco, at the Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit. The Cisco executive delivered a detailed and fascinating keynote presentation which focused on automation at the 2-day conference which was held from Dec 10-11th at The Meydan Hotel in Dubai.

In an excellent and engaging interview, Yeung outlined the challenge he faces in terms of convincing communications service providers to embark upon digital transformation, noting that while some are aggressive, others remain conservative.

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Summit Sessions

Telecom Review held the 10th edition of Telecom Review Summit under the theme "It's All About SMART Networking", in Lebanon on April 13th, 2018. Held under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Saad Hariri, President of the Council of Ministers of Lebanon, the Telecom Review Summit gathered over 450 attendees from over 18 countries, and hosted Lebanon's first 5G trial conducted by local telecom operator Alfa and Swedish vendor Ericsson.

The Telecom Review Summit 2017 in Dubai was bigger and better than ever, covering two days for the very first time. This video explores some of the topics discussed at the Summit, featuring exclusive interviews with just some of the influential attendees at the event. Join us as we revisit the Telecom Review Summit – It’s All About SMART Networking.

Take a look into the future of Smart Cities and IoT. Register here for the 9th Telecom Review Leaders' Summit

Joint Keynote:
Younus Al Nasser
Assistant Director General, Smart Dubai Office
CEO, Dubai Data Establishment

Wesam Lootah
CEO, Smart Dubai Government Establishment

Topic:
Egypt’s Vision for Digital Transformation