The Last Wrold

Q&A

06 December 2021

Kamal Antoun directorHughes Network Systems

Kamal Antoun director Hughes Network Systems

What is your big career break or highlight so far?
One of my career highlights so far has been joining Hughes Network Systems after being with my previous employer for 13 years. I have been with Hughes as the Director of our Middle East North Africa region for 3 years now, so I’m still relatively new around here compared to many of my colleagues. It’s very exciting to be part of a company with such a long and celebrated history in the satellite industry – this year marks our 50th anniversary!

What was your first job?
My very first job, I worked in an accounting department – I only lasted one week in an office in between two chain smokers. But my first real job, I worked for Cisco systems as part of their systems engineering team. And many years later, it all led me to where I am today with Hughes!

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Q&A

08 October 2021

David Lotfi CEO Evina

David Lotfi CEO Evina

What was your big career break?
In 2015, the rise of Bitcoin was all everyone was talking about. What was less apparent at first was the upsurge in cybercrime that came with Bitcoin. Before the dawn of this new digital currency, cybercriminals couldn’t easily obtain money from the crimes they committed. They had few places where to safely launder the stolen money and oftentimes their crimes could easily be traced back to their bank accounts. Via Bitcoin, cybercriminals were able to create a real business model and profession out of cyber fraud. 

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TOWERS

5G: towers and technology

06 October 2021

The fifth generation technology for broadband cellular networks, or 5G, is now available in selected cities around the world. But how is Africa preparing for it? Robert Shepherd investigates

According to the GSMA, the 2020s will see wide-spread deployment of 5G worldwide, including sub-Saharan Africa.

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Q&A

The Last Word

10 September 2021

Halonda Denis Enock, CTO Gilat Telecom Uganda

Halonda Denis Enock, CTO Gilat Telecom Uganda

What was your big career break?
This is always a hard question to answer. All my career journeys have contributed to what I have become and where I am now.

I am a proud Ugandan and started my career at Datanet.com where I really learnt about telecoms through my hands-on work installing BTSs and CPEs. After that I spent six years at Fortis Telecom Uganda, a fast-growing ISP with my final position there being CTO. Taking on a senior management role within an overseas company was a natural progression. There were lots of opportunities available from international companies looking to start and grow their businesses in Uganda so which one to join was a key decision for me which I spent a long time making.

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