IDC: Iran ICT market set to grow by 2020

According to reports, the easing of sanctions against Iran could see the country become the fastest-growing ICT market in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META) over the next five years.

Alcatel-Lucent sees strong growth in META region

Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) recently hosted a media round table which featured its Group CEO Michel Combes. The event saw a discussion on the telco company’s rise from a financial difficulty in 2013 and the strategy that helped them overcome it.

Always be prepared

Cyber criminials are becoming more organised and taking higher bounties. Kaspersky Lab’s Cyber Security Weekend for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa kept CNME abreast of changes in the security landscape and predicted what we can expect in the coming year.

At the helm

Having gone private a year-and-a-half ago, Dell is pitching its end-to-end integrated solutions, and has chalked out a go-to-market strategy with partners playing a key role in it. We sat down with Driss Elougmani, the new GM for Dell’s recently formed Middle East Turkey and Africa business to understand the channel implications.

MVNO can do

With Saudia Arabia’s telecoms regulator, the CITC, set to award the country’s first three mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) licences in the coming quarter, Ben Rossi examines why — contrary to other regions — they are yet to play a major part in the Middle East’s telecoms industry.

EMC appoints Nazim Fraijat as MD for Levant and emerging Africa

EMC announced this week that it had appointed Nazim Fraijat as managing director for its Levant and emerging Africa region. In his new role, Fraijat will focus on strategy and business development to extend and accelerate EMC’s growth in the region, EMC said in a statement.

DISTREE Middle East kicks off

The ninth DISTREE Middle East conference opened its doors on Tuesday, welcoming in a record number of delegates from across …


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