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Paul Black

Program Director, Telecoms & Networking, Middle East and Africa

Paul Black is responsible for all telecoms consulting and research projects for the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey.

With over 14 years experience in telecommunications spanning Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, he has managed a vast array of high-profile projects including start up operations, business processes, strategic planning, product and service portfolio creation, BSS deployment, and go-to-market planning.

Mr. Black has extensive experience working directly with operators in the Middle East and Africa as a managing consultant for BT, helping to launch new operations in the region. He has a deep technical understanding and strong commercial acumen that has brought positive results in a number of engagements in both mobile and fixed-line projects.

Prior to specializing in the telecommunications industry, Mr. Black worked in the oil and gas industry in the United Kingdom.

Paul Black graduated from the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom where he received an Masters degree in information science.

This IDC Market Note discusses IDC's impressions from GITEX Technology Week 2017, held in Dubai, UAE in late October 2017. "With events such as GITEX happening every year, solution and service providers in the ICT ecosystem will continue to...
Middle Eastern Telcos Set Their Sights on 5G

Oct 2017 - Market Perspective - Doc # CEMA42094417

by: John GolePaul BlackKrishna Chinta

This IDC Market Perspective provides updates on the latest 5G announcements in the Middle East region, highlights the complexities that operators face in their transition to 5G, and outlines the steps operators should be taking now to prepa...
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