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Role of Telecom operators in the Smart City


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Telecom Review conducted an exclusive interview with representatives from Chinese multinational telecommunications vendor ZTE and Italian fiber-optic company Open Fiber at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona. Michael Song, Vice President of FM Product Team at ZTE Corporation, and Domenico Angotti, Head of Engineering at Open Fiber, outlined in detail how both companies are collaborating to construct the largest FTTH network in Italy and their respective preparations for 5G.

Ericsson chief executive officer, Borje Ekholm, spoke to Telecom Review TV following his opening speech at Mobile World Congress 2018. After more than a year in the CEO position, Ekholm delivered his vision for the company as it moves forward and aims to be the preferred partner for organizations to prepare for 5G. He spoke to Telecom Review TV about the company’s main focus going into 2018.

Ericsson President of the Middle East and Africa, Rafiah Ibrahim, spoke to Telecom Review TV at Mobile World Congress 2018, about the company’s various solutions on display at the annual telecom event. Rafiah explained how Ericsson is committed to boosting operators’ revenues and enabling digitization which is a “very key component for them today.”


Highlighting the Lebanese operator’s achievements in 2017, Emre Gurkan, CEO, touch shed light in an exclusive interview to Telecom Review TV, on touch’s positive financial results registered throughout 2017 and mentioned his plans and aspirations for the upcoming year, notably in terms of digitization.

Salam Yamout, Regional Director, Middle East, Internet Society, spoke to Telecom Review TV at the 2017 Telecom Review Summit about the importance of protecting data. Internet Society is an American non-profit organization founded in 1992 to provide leadership in Internet-related standards, education, access, and policy.

Guillaume Boudin, CEO of Sofrecom, the consulting arm of Orange Group, spoke to Telecom Review TV at the 2017 Telecom Review Summit about the opportunities for telecom operators to grow. He talked about the ways in which Sofrecom can support telco customers to transform and embrace new business opportunities such as data monetization.

Mr. Bahjat El-Darwiche, Partner Lead, EMEA, TMT, Strategy& spoke to Telecom Review TV at the 2017 Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit about how telecom operators in the Middle East were set to embark on a new wave of M&A’s in order to accelerate growth and expansion.

Summit Sessions

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.

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

Wesam Lootah
CEO, Smart Dubai Government Establishment

Egypt’s Vision for Digital Transformation

Role of Telecom operators in the Smart City