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38 countries with offices 
Middle East and Africa headquarters – Dubai, UAE

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We invest significantly in communication technology R&D to drive innovation across entire networks.

Nokia and stc launch the operation of Technology Innovation Center to stimulate innovation

Nokia and stc launch the operation of Technology Innovation Center to stimulate innovation

Nokia and stc announced a joint collaboration to operate stc’s Technology Innovation Center in Riyadh. An agreement was signed to this extent by Abdullah Alowini, VP, Technology Strategy and Architecture at stc, and Khalid Hussain, Saudi Country Senior Officer at Nokia, in the presence of Haitham Al Faraj, SVP, Technology and Operations at stc, and Amr K. El Leithy, Head of Middle East and Africa Market at Nokia. The five-year project will see Nokia carry out several programs to help stc develop at least four truly innovative use cases every year to support stc’s business goals.

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Saudi MCIT, Nokia ink deal to set up global software development unit

The Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Technology [MCIT] and Nokia agreed to launch Nokia R&D unit for developing software in Saudi Arabia. The agreement was signed by H.E Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Eng. Haitham Bin Abdul-Rahman Al-Ohali, and Amr K. El Leithy, Head of the Middle East and Africa Market, Nokia, in the presence of H.E Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Eng. Abdullah Bin Amer Alswaha and Rajeev Suri, the President and CEO of Nokia as well as a number of officials and dignitaries of both the parties.

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Nokia collaborates with two leading universities in Ethiopia to promote digital skills and innovation 

Nokia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Addis Ababa Science and Technology University and Addis Ababa Institute of Technology in order to collaborate and provide high-level technical skills to students in line with rapidly changing market needs. 

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Webinar: Helping MEA CSPs overcome a global crisis

In this webinar Aji Ed, Nokia CTO for Middle East and Africa market, discussed how to help MEA CSPs address new network requirements, covering automated Services & Operations, #Stayhome Access and Connectivity and the critical need for resilient and scalable transport networks.

News in Middle East and Africa


Middle East and Africa leadership

Amr K. El Leithy
Market Head MEA

Bernard Najm

Market Unit Head Saudi Arabia

Rima Manna

Market Unit Head Middle East

Pierre Chaume

Market Unit Head North and West Africa

Rajiv Aggarwal

Market Unit Head Central, East and West Africa

Kamal Ballout

Head of Nokia Enterprise MEA

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