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Sparkle has enhanced its software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solutions by adopting a multi-vendor approach. Sparkle’s managed SD-WAN solutions provide hybrid, secure and low-latency connections globally, thanks to its global IP and fiber-optic backbone and worldwide presence as well as direct and secure access to major cloud providers.

Read more: Sparkle enhances SD-WAN offering with network security capabilities

MEF announced several milestones for its MEF 3.0 certifications, fueled by the need for validated services, technologies, and professionals to help enable enterprise digital transformation. More than sixty service providers and technology vendors around the globe now offer MEF 3.0-certified Carrier Ethernet (CE) and SD-WAN solutions.

Read more: MEF 3.0 Certification empowering enterprise digital transformation

Regulating the spectrum is vital to the mobility and connectivity surging within today’s data-heavy and tech-savvy generation. Allocation of spectrum through licenses guarantees flexibility to regulators to secure the best usage of the spectrum in society, and enables operators to offer innovative services with predictable quality service.

Read more: 6 GHz licensing: Demands and benefits

From 19 in 2012 to 46 in 2020, the number of African internet exchange points (IXPs) has increased by 58 percent over the past eight years. With more than half of the countries in the region having an IXP, the most developed internet ecosystem is in South Africa with 80 percent of localized traffic, followed by Kenya and Nigeria with 70 percent each.

Read more: Number of African IXPs increased by 58%, says report

The Gunnebo Group, a global provider of security solutions for public, commercial, industrial & high-risk sites, is announcing the accession of Jacob Touma to Vice-President Middle East, Africa, Central Asia and Caucasus as of 1 July 2021.  Jacob will be part of the leadership team and will be reporting to Stefan Syrén, president and CEO of The Gunnebo Group

Read more: Jacob Touma assigned as vice-president of Gunnebo Group for MEA

The annual Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit will be back in its 15th edition on December 8th at Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City, UAE. The Summit will be both physical and virtual which will allow panelists to join the panel discussions in Dubai from anywhere in the world and anyone will be able to virtually participate.

Read more: Save the date for the 15th Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit

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