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During the MWC Shanghai Exhibition, ZTE and GlobalData officially released the white paper “Precision 5G Transport-The Foundation of Future Mobile Network”. As 5G networks develop, it becomes obvious that the quantum leap in capabilities of radio network also brings significant shift in system-wide architectural requirements. In this context, transport network, connecting 5G radio to the core of the network, needs to evolve in several directions: provide significantly higher capacity and scalability, support varied deployment models, have sophisticated slicing capabilities, in addition to precise, varied, and robust timing and synchronization, and low and controllable latency characteristics, to the point of determinism.

Read more: ZTE: the time for large-scale transformation of Africa’s IP transport network is ripe

“GITEX Technology Week is an exceptional event and we are always eager to participate in it. But this year we have a surprise for our customers and partners; we will broadcast our activities directly to almost 150 cities around the world, so that those who cannot attend are able to experience our presence virtually. It’s the perfect opportunity to find out about the latest technical solutions we have developed to enable business sustainability and the globalization of work.”

Read more: It’s showtime for Avaya at GITEX 2020

You’re reading it here first: The licensing process in Ethiopia is reaching its final stage. Telecom Review Africa has learned from various sources that the Government of Ethiopia has released the final version of the tender documents today. A meeting was held end of last week with the companies that have shown interest to participate in the tender which will allocate two new telecom licenses in Ethiopia. Telecom Review Africa understands that the government, and the organisations supporting it in organising the tender, have provided interested companies with the main changes made to the draft Request for Proposals (RFP), as well as the progress made on the definition of the regulatory framework due to regulate the activities of the newly liberalised telecom sector. They also handled questions from investors.

Read more: Ethiopia: Let the race begin!

In the months since the COVID-19 outbreak, communications providers have found themselves at the heart of a fast-changing world. Communications and connectivity are in great demand as entire populations are staying at home and digital infrastructure is becoming increasingly essential for human interaction. Supporting this dramatic change has not been easy, but operators have shown themselves to be agile and resilient.

Read more: Elias Saab highlights importance of telcos’ social responsibility

In an increasingly hyper-connected world, the need to navigate through this transformational change with minimal friction seems to be everyone’s endeavour. Cisco has been at the forefront providing the latest in technology know-how and resources to give its customers the tools to thrive in the digital age.  In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, Ali Amer, managing director, service provider sales, Cisco Middle East and Africa, talks about Cisco’s role in the digital transformation globally and regionally.

Read more: ‘Digital connectivity will determine access to economic and social opportunity’

Data traffic made headlines in the telecoms industry in light of the exceptional measures businesses and individuals had to abide by due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, data traffic increases were registered all over the world and telcos had to be up to the challenge of catering to data-related needs.

Read more: MTN GlobalConnect CEO lauds the operator’s network resilience

In spite of the obstacles and challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Channel Vas managed to leverage this situation and seamlessly serve its customers. In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, Bassim Haidar, chairman & CEO of Channel VAS Group spoke about the company’s scope of business and how the services it offers cater to customers’ needs.

Read more: Channel VAS: Market leader through thick and thin

With both Africa and Asia on the cusp of a digital renaissance, Telecom Review Asia Pacific secured an exclusive interview with ZTE’s SVP, President of International Sales Mr. Xiao Ming to discuss the evolution of 5G within these two very distinct regions as well as the significance of investing its global revenue into R&D in a post-pandemic world.

Read more: Looking to Asia and Africa as future hubs for digital economic development

­Benya, prominent group across Egypt, Africa and the Middle East, has vowed to always deliver comprehensive, integrated, and sustainable ICT solutions that help enable the digital transformation of the smallest of businesses, to the largest of nations. And with its rebranding, it is holding on to this promise. Telecom Review Africa spoke to Ahmed Mekky, Chairman and CEO of Benya Group, who shed light on the importance and values of the company and why it stands out in the market. He stressed that they are “constantly searching for the latest and best ways of working to achieve our objectives”.

Read more: Benya Holding: Key partner for the ICT value chain

The ICT industry has long suffered from fraudulent activities and has aimed to permanently fight them. In order to know more about his opinion on fraud in the industry and how to manage it, Telecom Review conducted an interview with Finn Kornbo, director of strategic product management for digital wholesale, CSG.

Read more: CSG takes fraud prevention to the next level

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