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Nokia is one of the world’s leading telecommunication vendors and it has adopted a progressive approach to a new industry vertical that has emerged in the last number of years, which is the development of smart cities on a global scale.

The Finnish ICT leader has formulated a cohesive and coherent plan in relation to smart cities in an effort to position itself as a major player in the smart cities ecosystem.

At the 11th edition of the Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit, we managed to secure an exclusive interview with Head of Global Smart City Solutions at Nokia, Dr. Muneer Zuhdi.

In a brilliant interview, the Nokia executive predicted which technologies he feels will propel the entire smart city movement on a global scale, highlighted his own roles and responsibilities at the Finnish vendor, explained what differentiated Nokia from its competitors and outlined his objectives and goals for 2019.

Summit Sessions

The 13th edition of Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit was held on December 10th at the Meydan Hotel in Dubai. This edition attracted the ICT industry’s most influential leaders who convened to discuss the changes that have happened in the industry during the year.

Mr. Toni Eid, Founder of Telecom Review and CEO of Trace Media gives the opening welcome note at the 13th Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit.

Dr. Eesa Bastaki, President, University of Dubai, highlights the history of the technological evolution in his official opening keynote.

Mr. Mike van den Bergh, the Chief Global Strategy and Marketing Officer, PCCW Global gives a keynote about how PCCW Global transformed from a legacy carrier to a technology company.

An Jian, President of Carrier Business Group, Huawei Middle East Region explains in his keynote how to make 5G a commercial success.

One of the interesting sessions at the 13th edition was the debate between Eid and Hatem Dowidar, CEO, Etisalat International.

The Telecom Leaders’ panel was comprised of Hazem Metwally, CEO of Etisalat Misr, Jacek Passia, Regional Executive & Programme Director at Vodafone, Ahmed Mekky, CEO of Fiber Misr, Dr. Ahmed Sindi, CEO of Dawiyat, and Engineer Mohamed Ben Amor, Secretary-General at AICTO. The panel was moderated by Ghazi Atallah, CEO of NXN.

Mr. Patrick Sullivan provided an overview of how Verizon is developing network services and digital interaction with customers to make sure that they are successful in the fourth revolution.