SAMENA to host Telecom Leader's Summit in Dubai

Summit brings together telco execs and government to discuss development issues for sector

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SAMENA to host Telecom Leader's Summit in Dubai The SAMENA Telecom Leader's Summit will help set the roadmap for the sector, says Ba. (ITP Images)
By  Mark Sutton Published  April 25, 2018

The SAMENA Telecommunications Council will hosts its annual Telecom Leader's Summit in Dubai on 3rd May.

Held under the theme ‘Building the Digital Economy of the Middle East', the one-day event is a platform for private and government sector leaders in the telecommunications sector to discuss opportunities and challenges the industry faces.

The summit's aim is to enable the framing of practicable ICT strategies, to help reap maximum, long-term socio-economic benefit through a well-defined digital agenda and adoption of national and sector-specific digitization policies.

The event will encourage participants to discuss policies that can drive progress of telecom sector governance and regulation in the region to support the evolving scope, dynamics, and needs of the telecommunications industry, while ensuring its path to growth and sustainability.

"This is a transformative time in the ICT industry," said Bocar Ba, CEO of SAMENA Telecommunications Council. "As the Middle East continues on its march towards digital transformation, it is vital for governments and telecommunications leaders to align on their visions and create a roadmap that will enable the region to reap the full benefits of digitalization. We are pleased to collaborate with Huawei once gain to organize the summit and hope that all participants will walk away from the event with valuable insights on how to move forward in these exciting times."

The event will be supported Huawei, which is organizing three forums at the event, to discuss the challenges and opportunities on the road to 5G, cloud transformation in the 5G era, and to discuss the results of the latest edition of the Global Connectivity Index (GCI), which will be announced at the event.

"As ICT becomes a general purpose technology that improves lives of consumers and increases efficiency of businesses, ICT infrastructure becomes a key to unlocking economic growth and 5G is the main driver of this transformation," said Charles Yang, President of Huawei Middle East. "Huawei is ushering in the 5G era by laying the groundwork for new networks, developing 5G commercial devices, and nurturing an ecosystem of telco organizations, vendors, and consumers prepared to seize new opportunities. The arrival of 5G will support national plans and accelerate digital transformation, and the SAMENA conference is a great occasion to gather ICT industry leaders to discuss challenges and opportunities on the road to 5G."

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