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Alfa, managed by Orascom TMT, launched an interactive and thought-provoking awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness about the need to share content (pictures and news) responsibly on social media. Entitled Window Watchers, the campaign consisted of installing large phone frames on the windows of several buildings in Beirut, turning them into innovative interactive screens carrying the slogan of the campaign #NotEverythingIsForSharing.


Gint Atkinson, VP of Network Strategy and Architecture Technology at SES Networks, has said that its new mPOWER satellites will be an industry game-changer. Telecom Review managed to secure an interview with the charismatic executive at Telecoms World Middle East who eloquently expressed what his future predictions were within the ever-evolving satellite industry ecosystem.

In a fascinating discussion, Atkinson outlined his role and responsibilities at SES Networks, the impact emerging technologies like 5G will have for satellite operators, the challenges facing the industry, and its strategic market focus to maintain growth over the next twelve months.


Eva Andren, VP and Head of Managed Services at Ericsson has claimed the Swedish telecommunications colossus is well-positioned to maintain its position as a global-leading vendor for operators as they continue to prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Telecom Review TV managed to secure an exclusive interview with Andren at Telecoms World Middle East. In a fascinating discussion, the Ericsson executive outlined the role AI and Machine Learning will play in operational efficiency, the current challenges facing operators and her primary objectives and goals for the remainder of the year. 


Telecom Review managed to secure an interview with Sacha Andre Dudler, Senior Advisor to the CEO at STC, Telecoms World Middle East to explore in more detail how the operator will be a key enabler in the governments’ ambitious Saudi Vision 2030 program, its strategy to transform itself into a global digital leader, its vision for 5G and its roadmap for international expansion.

The former GM of Corporate Performance Management at STC has been with the Saudi Arabian telco for over six years and has played a pivotal role in doubling the valuation of the operator. He has also played a prominent role in overseeing its digital transformation program.


Virgin Mobile UAE has enjoyed phenomenal success since entering the telecommunications industry in the country twelve months ago. Telecom Review managed to secure an exclusive interview with the charismatic figurehead for Virgin Mobile UAE, Karim Benkirane, in an effort to find out his reflections on its first year in the market and its strategic vision for the future.

Interviews


Labeling an operator as a happiness provider is unconventional. However, Marwan Hayek, CEO and Chairman, Alfa has been striving to make customers happy, thus becoming, according to his words, a HP or Happiness Provider.


Nokia’s Roger Ghorayeb highlighted in an exclusive interview with Telecom Review at the 10th Telecom Review Summit how Nokia is deploying tireless efforts in Lebanon to help operators deploy 5G by 2020. He also emphasized the importance of FTTH deployment and the impact the technology will have on the Lebanese telecommunications sector.


Imad Kreidieh, Director General and Chairman, Ogero shared highlighted the importance of the 10th Telecom Review Summit held in Beirut and assured that the FTTx project launched recently in Lebanon will provide the Lebanese people with speeds they have long dreamt of.


Telcos should not act as mere investors in startups, said Ayman Jomaa, CEO, Numbase Group in an exclusive interview with Telecom Review conducted in the framework of the 10th edition of Telecom Review Summit. According to the charismatic CEO, organizing this summit is a need for the telecommunications industry.  

Summit Sessions

Telecom Review held the 10th edition of Telecom Review Summit under the theme "It's All About SMART Networking", in Lebanon on April 13th, 2018. Held under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Saad Hariri, President of the Council of Ministers of Lebanon, the Telecom Review Summit gathered over 450 attendees from over 18 countries, and hosted Lebanon's first 5G trial conducted by local telecom operator Alfa and Swedish vendor Ericsson.

The Telecom Review Summit 2017 in Dubai was bigger and better than ever, covering two days for the very first time. This video explores some of the topics discussed at the Summit, featuring exclusive interviews with just some of the influential attendees at the event. Join us as we revisit the Telecom Review Summit – It’s All About SMART Networking.

Take a look into the future of Smart Cities and IoT. Register here for the 9th Telecom Review Leaders' Summit

Joint Keynote:
Younus Al Nasser
Assistant Director General, Smart Dubai Office
CEO, Dubai Data Establishment

Wesam Lootah
CEO, Smart Dubai Government Establishment

Topic:
Egypt’s Vision for Digital Transformation