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MTN GlobalConnect, a digital wholesale and infrastructure services company, is investing in an end-to-end digital ecosystem offering advanced digital solutions to businesses in Africa. Leading the journey is General Manager of Wholesale Mobility Kedar Gupte, who is driven by the market opportunity in a mobile-first economy. Telecom Review Africa had the chance to talk with him and learn what MTN GlobalConnect is planning for the digital wholesale mobility landscape of Africa.

Read more: MTN GlobalConnect: Africa - A mobile-first economy

MTN GlobalConnect, a digital wholesale and infrastructure services company, has set itself a goal to grow the fibre network from an 85,000 km of proprietary fibre to 135,000 km in the coming years and expand African connectivity. Leading the journey is CEO Frédéric Schepens, who is compelled and determined to grow social and economic benefits in Africa. Telecom Review Africa had the chance to talk with him and dig deeper into MTN GlobalConnect’s plans and ambitions.

Read more: MTN GlobalConnect: Unfolding the fibre journey

The Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) is the largest and only trade association in the Americas dedicated to the pursuit of all- fiber-optic network infrastructure to the home, to the business and to everywhere. The Fiber Broadband Association helps providers make informed decisions about how, where, and why to build better broadband networks with fiber optics while working with its members to lead the organization forward, collaborate with industry allies and propel the deployment of fiber networks. Their weekly webcast is titled “Fiber for Breakfast” so be sure and tune in!

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“We are helping our customers build dynamic digital ecosystems”, says Susan White, Netcracker, Netcracker has been helping CSPs adapt to the new normal and embrace digital transformation. In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, Susan White, Head of Strategy and Marketing at Netcracker talked about the role that the company has been playing in the COVID-19 era and outlined the goals that Netcracker aims to achieve this year.

Read more: Keeping the Network Running During COVID

The cybersecurity aspect of 5G networks has been at the heart of many discussions and debates. Telecom Review recently spoke to Rupesh Chokshi, Vice President, Cybersecurity, AT&T, to learn more about the operator’s take on this subject.
Read more: AT&T’s Rupesh Chokshi Working to Guarantee Cybersecurity Resiliency

Verizon Business and Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced a multi-year strategic partnership where Verizon will deploy their Network as a Service (NaaS), an all-encompassing solution that will deliver an enhanced customer experience to more than 9,000 Walgreens and Duane Reade retail locations across the US. The foundation of the partnership is underpinned by the full breadth of Verizon's assets including LTE, 5G, and Verizon Media, which will enable Verizon to continuously offer the latest in technological and business process innovation.

Read more: Verizon Business to Power 9000 Walgreens Boots Alliance Stores

It is no secret that the telecom industry is undergoing a drastic change brought forth by digital transformation. Historically, differentiation among telecom suppliers was mainly determined by pricing and quality of services.  Now however, with customers feeling they can obtain comparable services from most suppliers, that focus has shifted—driven by improvements in technology and the way we do business—to how suppliers can make the customer experience frictionless. 

Read more: How Digital Transformation is Shaping the Telecom Industry

Telstra is expanding its network infrastructure in the U.S. and Canada by increasing bandwidth capacity on its trans-Pacific subsea cables; opening two new points-of-presence (PoPs) in the region; and upgrading many of its in-country circuits to enhance network resiliency and diversity.

Read more: Telstra: Handling an Incredible Demand for Connectivity into Asia-Pacific

Involta orchestrates IT transformation journeys using well-defined and rigorous processes to deliver hybrid cloud solutions, consulting and data center services tailored to our clients’ business drivers. They pair strategic consulting with the unique ability to leverage owned colocation facilities and infrastructure assets to deliver highly secure and reliable solutions every day.

Read more: Involta and IT Transformation

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