LTE and IoT Boom Poses Challenges in Africa, Middle East

Mobile service providers around the world continue to face an ever-growing number of new challenges in today’s fast-moving data-driven marketplace. New demands on bandwidth capacity, competition from apps and OTT players, and 4G expectations represent just a few of the most pressing concerns.

Yet one region in which these challenges are coming together to present a crucial opportunity is Africa and the Middle East. The region’s large population, along with surging mobile data use and lack of fixed-line Internet connectivity, represent a tremendous opportunity for mobile data services in the next few years.

Among the key considerations are investments in IPX capabilities and the security implications that come with the growing deployment of internet of things (IoT) technology.

To find out more, read my full blog post on this at Light Reading.

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Nour Al Atassi joined Syniverse in 2013 and leads the company’s business in the Middle East as Regional Vice President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa. Mr. Al Atassi brings more than 10 years of leadership experience with top technology companies. Prior to joining Syniverse, for six years he served in senior sales positions for MACH, before it was acquired by Syniverse. Previous to that, he served as Business Development Manager at HumanSoft, where he headed sales for the latest technologies in training and human resources development systems. Mr. Al Atassi holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Balamand in Lebanon and an MBA from the University of Wales in the U.K. He is a frequent speaker at the GSMA Arab World Summit and other industry events in the Middle East and Africa.

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