Q&A

Q&A Dr Junaid Syed senior vice president, engineering and operations, Curvalux

05 December 2022

Dr Junaid Syed
senior vice president, engineering
and operations, Curvalux

Dr Junaid Syed
senior vice president, engineering
and operations, Curvalux

What was your big career break?

My first career break came thanks to a so-called ‘failure.’

I was training to become a pilot as part of my first degree in aero sciences, when I had a realisation; the world of academia was my strong suit, the cockpit, well, a little less so. Flying was not the right profession for me. I recognised this ‘failure’ as constructive feedback and changed my path.

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VAS

Adding value in Southern Asia

05 December 2022

Value added services have changed the world, offering a wealth of game-changing services for enterprises and consumers alike. Uptake skyrocketed during the pandemic; however, challenges remain in adoption and monetisation across Southern Asia, says Amy Saunders

Profitability in core mobile voice services is falling globally, with prices approaching commodity levels.

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THE LAST WORLD

Q&A Alastair Williamson, CEO, Wyld Networks

13 October 2022

Alastair Williamson, CEO, Wyld Networks

Alastair Williamson, CEO, Wyld Networks

Who was your hero when you were growing up?
If it is OK, I would like to have two heroes. The first is the England all-round cricketer and legend, Lord Botham (Ian Botham). My family was a cricketing family and we all played, even my mum and siblings, so we spent a lot of time watching county and international cricket. In Test cricket, he scored 14 centuries, took five wickets in an innings 27 times, and 10 wickets in a match four times.

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Mission critical communications

Mission critical: dealing with disaster

11 October 2022

Recent floods in Pakistan have caused widespread devastation – putting critical communications under the spotlight. Robert Shepherd speaks to those keeping southern Asia connected

The recent flooding that’s engulfed Pakistan is a stark reminder to humanity that we are always at the mercy of Mother Nature.

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