Telecom Review conducted an exclusive interview with Dr. Bilel Jamoussi, Deputy Director of ITU standardization, during the 17th edition of the Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit. With a wealth of experience and expertise, Dr. Jamoussi sheds light on the transformative journey from traditional telecommunications to the dynamic realm of technology companies (Techcos). He also provided valuable insights into the pivotal role ITU plays in steering global progress through the waves of digital transformation.

Read more: From Telcos to Techcos: Embracing Digital Transformation with ITU

In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review Africa, Dr. Philip Song, Chief Marketing Officer of Huawei Carrier BG, shared his insights on the transformative journey of 5G technology over the past four years, its impact on the global telecommunications landscape, and the unique considerations for its development in Africa.

Read more: Dr. Philip Song Explores 5G Global Progress and African Development

During the Africa MBB Summit 2023, Telecom Review had the opportunity to conduct an exclusive interview with two prominent figures in the telecom sector: Chris Meng, Vice President of Huawei Northern Africa Carrier Business and Peter Jarich, Head of GSMA Intelligence. The discussion revolved around the digital challenges facing Africa, including the digital divide, the digital economy and the role of 5G.

Read more: From Feature Phones to 5G: Transforming Africa's Digital Landscape

During the Broadband Africa Forum 2023, Telecom Review conducted an interview with Gary Lu, President of Network Marketing and Solutions Sales at Huawei. The host, Mathew Reed, Chief Analyst of Service Provider Markets at Omdia, led a discussion on broadband development in Africa, all-optical development in Africa, and other interesting topics.

Read more: All-Optical Revolution: Transforming Broadband in Africa

In the ever-evolving world of telecommunications, the race towards 5G technology has become the central focus for industry leaders and innovators. At the heart of this transformation are the concepts of GigaGreen, that seek to revolutionize the way we experience 5G connectivity. Fang Xiang, Vice President of Huawei's Wireless Network Product Line, sat down for an exclusive interview with Telecom Review to discuss the company's groundbreaking all bands evolution to 5G and the next-gen GigaGreen series of solutions designed to build best 5G networks.

Read more: Tech Breakthroughs Behind GigaGreen: Paving the Way for Best 5G Network

Sekou Amadou BAH, CEO of Orange Sierra Leone, gave an exclusive interview with Telecom Review Africa, with a focus on exploring the significance of digital data centers within the telecom sector and how Orange Sierra Leone seamlessly integrates them into its operations. During the discussion, Sekou detailed the hurdles encountered by Orange Sierra Leone during the establishment and upkeep of its digital data centers, along with the strategies it employs to surmount these obstacles. He gave his perspective on the coming years, identifying the most influential emerging technologies or trends he feels will shape the landscape of digital data centers moving forward.

Read more: Sekou Amadou BAH: Navigating the Digital Data Center Landscape in Sierra Leone and Beyond

With regards to the slow roll out of 5G in the European Union (EU) and the transition to 5.5G impacting industries and societies at large, Professor Peter Sachsenmeier, a Fellow of German National Academy of Science and Engineering, shared with Telecom Review his insights during Huawei’s Global Mobile Broadband Forum (MBBF) 2023.

Read more: Harnessing 5G's Potential: A Call for Stakeholder Collaboration

Telecom Review conducted an exclusive interview with Reine Mbang Essobmadje, co-founder of Digital Coalition, CEO of Evolving Consulting and vice president of GICAM, to delve into the issue of the lack of women in engineering globally. During the interview, Reine discussed the key factors contributing to the underrepresentation of women in engineering professions and the challenges they face. She highlighted the importance of addressing these barriers to encourage more women to pursue careers in engineering and promote diversity and inclusion in the industry.

Read more: Reine Mbang Essobmadje: Empowering Women in Engineering and Technology

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