During Mobile World Congress (MWC 2024), Toni Eid, Founder of Telecom Review Group and CEO of Trace Media International, engaged in an exclusive discourse with Saleem Alblooshi, CTO of du, and Eric Zhao, Vice President and CMO of Huawei Wireless Solution to share their perspectives on the progress of the 5G industry, particularly the commercial launch of 5G-Advanced (5G-A or 5.5G).

Read more: du and Huawei Collaborate to Advance 5.5G Journey

In an exclusive interview with Sanusi Drammeh, Director of Cybersecurity at the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy in The Gambia, we delve into the pressing cybersecurity challenges facing the nation and the strategic initiatives being implemented to address them. Drammeh shares his insights on enhancing cybersecurity infrastructure, the role of international collaborations, and the Ministry's forward-looking priorities for the next five years.

Read more: Strengthening Cybersecurity in The Gambia: An Interview with Sanusi Drammeh

In an exclusive interview at the Mobile World Congress 2024 in Barcelona, Spain, Tony Eid, CEO of Telecom Review Group conversed with Vikram Sinha, President Director and CEO of Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (IOH), gathering insights into Indosat's journey towards techco status.

Read more: Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison's Techco Transformation

In an era where digital connectivity is reshaping global landscapes, Africa finds itself on the brink of profound transformation. To navigate this dynamic terrain, Telecom Review conducted an exclusive interview with Yoftahe Yohannes, a seasoned Digital Strategy consultant. With his expertise, Yohannes delves into the intricate interplay between digital connectivity and Africa's future, uncovering the myriad ways it unlocks economic potential and addresses socio-cultural dynamics.

Read more: Navigating Africa's Digital Landscape: Insights from Yoftahe Yohannes, Digital Strategy Consultant

Iris De Brito, Senior Researcher with the West African Digital Governance Forum, UNU EGOV, gave an exclusive interview with Telecom Review Africa, with a focus on exploring the key challenges that developing countries face in making ICTs accessible in remote rural areas. She detailed the role of ICT in empowering disadvantaged individuals and communities and contributing to their social and economic inclusion. Also, she gave her perspective on the impact of digital technologies on socioeconomic development, particularly for women and girls in remote rural areas of developing countries.

Read more: Personalized Learning with Digital Tools: Beyond Traditional Instruction

In an exclusive interview, Mustapha Salah, the Head of Mobile Networks for Central, West, and East Africa at Nokia, discusses the evolving mobile landscape in the region. With mobile technology driving economic and social development, Mr. Salah explores key trends, Nokia's innovative solutions for regional challenges, and strategies to boost connectivity and narrow the digital divide. He also emphasizes Nokia's commitment to integrating ESG initiatives for sustainability across Central, West, and East Africa.

Read more: Insights on Mobile Trends and Innovations from Mustapha Salah at Nokia

Christine Thembo, a cybersecurity consultant at Traverse Security, granted Telecom Review Africa an exclusive interview. The discussion revolved around the evolving threat landscape, emphasizing that cybersecurity has become a paramount concern for African governments and the private sector in 2024. Thembo explored the significance of implementing a National Cyber Strategy for countries and highlighted the valuable contributions of women in cybersecurity based on her experience in the field.

Read more: Christine Thembo: ‘Cybersecurity Should Be a Top Priority for Many Countries This Year’

Amid Africa's digital evolution, Beyond ONE emerges as a pioneer, driving transformative technologies. In an exclusive interview, Hani El Kukhun, CEO for the Middle East and Africa at Beyond ONE, discusses Beyond ONE's pioneering initiatives, its steadfast commitment to financial inclusion, and its strategic blueprint for maintaining market leadership in Africa.

Read more: Transforming Africa's Fintech: Beyond ONE's Digital Journey

Telecom Review Africa conducted an exclusive interview with Doreen Mokoena, CEO of Cybersecurity Clinique. During the interview, she discussed CISO strategies for consistently assessing and improving organizational cybersecurity posture. Mokoena also addressed the adaptation of cybersecurity strategies to bridge the digital divide. Furthermore, as a woman actively involved in the cybersecurity field, she discussed the value and role of women in this domain, and shared her upcoming goals and plans for the future.

Read more: Keeping Ahead: Doreen Mokoena's Governance for Cybersecurity Resilience

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