In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, Jawad Jalal Abbassi, Head of Middle East & North Africa at GSMA, provides valuable insights into the current state of 5G deployment and adoption. Here, he discusses GSMA's initiatives to enhance cybersecurity and build digital trust in the region. Abbassi also explores the significance of GITEX AFRICA being held in Northern Africa for the first time and its potential impact on the continent's digital transformation and tech ecosystem. As a prominent figure in the telecommunications sector, Jawad believes that technology and innovation play a crucial role in driving economic growth and social development in Africa.

Read more: Unlocking Africa's Digital Potential: Insights on 5G, Cybersecurity and Tech Ecosystem Growth

Telecom Review Africa conducted an exclusive interview with Salma Jamoussi, a researcher and associate professor at the University of Sfax, Tunisia (with a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Lorraine, France), and delved into her experience and expertise in the field of AI. During the interview, she shed light on her intention to utilize Natural Language Processing techniques in her projects and also addressed the challenges that women may encounter when specializing in this field.

Read more: Driving AI Innovation With NLP: Salma Jamoussi Shares Insights and Challenges

In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, Meng Zuo, Vice President of Huawei's Data Communications Product Line, discussed the business growth opportunities and network challenges brought by enterprise digital transformation for carriers. To address these challenges, he shared how Huawei's data communications products and solutions help carriers seize the opportunities of digital transformation and achieve new growth.

Read more: Meng Zuo, Huawei, Discuss Carrier Opportunities and Network Evolution in Era of Digital...

Notes from the Chief Editor

The 15th edition of Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit was held on December 8, in Dubai, UAE, but reached the whole world!

In its hybrid model, the Summit gathered over 1300 attendees whether in person or online from over 55 countries with an amazing and special Middle Eastern flare.

Our distinguished speakers have enriched the content of this years’ Summit, making it an edition to remember.

We would like to thank our partners and sponsors, leaders of the ICT industry.

We would also like to extend our gratitude to all participants especially who joined us in person, and each and every one who nominated their brand for our prestigious awards, regardless of whether they won or not. This shows that you have put your trust in us.

Thank you to the team of Telecom Review and Trace Media who worked hard with me, for long days and over many weeks to ensure the success of our event.

Now, with the start of 2022, we will begin announcing our webinars series for the coming year, one after another and you should make sure to stay tuned for the announcement of the 16th edition of the Leaders’ Summit coming soon.

Do not miss our events! We are looking forward to your participation in one or more of our webinars and definitely our Summit as well.

See you soon in another year of success together!

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