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BG Kumar, President Core Product, Mavenir, reflects on discussions at the Telecom Review Summit 2017, such as challenges facing telecom operators in the region, which are “similar to challenges facing operators in other parts of the world.” Mavenir is a US technology company that offers a portfolio of digital services that enable global communications across a variety of mobile devices and platforms.

Dr. Chaesub Lee, Director of the Telecommunications Standardization Bureau, part of the ITU, caught up with Telecom Review TV at the Telecom Review Summit 2017 to share his perspective on digital and smart governance, and the importance of SMART networking. Lee reflected on his panel discussion at the Summit which focused on the role of governments in digital transformation and emerging technologies such as 5G.

Zain Jordan CEO, Ahmad Hanandeh, spoke to Telecom Review TV at the Telecom Review Summit 2017 about his vision for the future of telecommunications – a future that is more digital and more “disruptive”. Zain Jordan is a subsidiary of Kuwaiti telecom group Zain.

At the Telecom Review Summit 2017, Telecom Review TV caught up with Tarig Rahmatalla, CEO of Expresso Telecom Group, an African telecommunications company that provides services in five African markets including Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea, and Ghana. He expressed his gratitude towards Telecom Review for bringing industry leaders together to exchange ideas to benefit the telecom industry.

Imad Kreidieh, Director General of OGERO Telecom, the main operator of the fixed telecommunications network in Lebanon, spoke to Telecom Review TV at the Telecom Review Summit 2017 about his participation at the event where he discussed digital transformation and digital government, with a focus on Lebanon, where transformation “is lagging behind.”

Speaking to Telecom Review TV at the Telecom Review Summit 2017, Toufi Saliba shared his thoughts on cyber-security and crypto-economics. Saliba co-authored fully-decentralized blockchain protocol, co-founded ToDa Foundation and 7 blockchain companies. He is currently CEO of Toda Algorand, the “Hewlett Packard of Blockchains”.

Saudi Arabia-based Integrated Telecom Company (ITC) aims to expand its wholesale services globally in terms of managed IT services, managed security services, and more, according to Georges Jaber, Business Development & Wholesale Division. Telecom Review TV spoke to Jaber at the 2017 Telecom Review Summit in Dubai, who spoke about the company’s strategy going into 2018.

In a wide-ranging interview, Telecom Review TV caught up with Silicon Valley-based Sri Reddy, Senior Vice President for IP/Optical Networks at Nokia, who spoke about how enterprises are changing drastically to adopt more digital and cloud-based business practices. He also touched on 5G, and talked about Nokia’s FP4, the world’s first 2.4Tb/s network processor which allows the most advanced networks to deliver up to 6x more speed.

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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.  


People will eventually embrace cryptocurrencies, according to Samer Geissah, Vice President- innovation, du who stressed to Telecom Review the need for cryptocurrencies to have a regulatory and governmental framework to avoid hacking scandals.


Telecom Review managed to secure an exclusive interview with Chief Technology Officer and President at MYCOM OSI, Mounir Ladki, at the 10th edition of the Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit in Beirut, Lebanon. In a fascinating and in-depth interview, Ladki outlined the importance of creating the right ecosystem for startups - and outlined in detail how he utilized innovation and technology to overcome the challenges he faced when co-founding MYCOM OSI.


In the framework of the 10th Telecom Review Summit, Telecom Review spoke to Emre Gurkan, CEO, touch who shed light on the Lebanese operator’s financial results and explained its plans to achieve complete digitalization.

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