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Dr. Ahmed Bin Ali, SVP, Corporate Communications, Etisalat Group highlighted the focus this year at the GITEX Technology Week, ‘Driving the Digital Future to Empower Societies’, built on a vision to provide futuristic solutions and services that will have a fundamental impact on people’s lives.

The UAE leadership wants 25percent of all transportation in the country to be autonomous by 2030 - and according to Dr. Bin Ali, Etisalat will be a key enabler in helping the government execute its ambitious objectives.

In an exclusive interview Dr. Bin Ali also disclosed the operator’s plans for 5G rollout next year


Telecom Review managed to secure an exclusive interview with Farid Faraidooni, Deputy CEO – Enterprise Solutions at EITC – and under his dynamic and innovative leadership the telco has become the go-to company for businesses and government entities seeking digitalization.

In a compelling and forthright interview, the Deputy CEO outlined the importance of some of the major announcements and solutions unveiled by du during GITEX, its strategic vision for the future and how its increased focus on emerging technologies such as AI, Machine Learning and Blockchain will ensure it remains the main driver of the digital future in the UAE.


CommScope is a global leader in providing wireless solutions and innovations to the telecommunications industry. During GITEX Technology Week, Telecom Review managed to secure an exclusive interview with Femi Oshiga, Vice President of Service Providers in the Middle East & Africa.

Oshiga is without doubt one of the company’s most visionary and dynamic figures and played a huge role in solidifying CommScope as a leading player in the wireless market. In a brilliantly forthright interview, the VP for Service Providers in the MENA region highlighted some of the latest innovations that CommScope was exhibiting at GITEX and outlined why it’s One-Cell (C-RAN) solution would help operators provide connectivity to thousands of homes when 5G is commercially deployed.


Oracle has been providing leading edge capabilities in software as a service, platform as a service, infrastructure as a service, and data as a service for hundred thousands of customers all over the world, which has placed it as a leader in the ICT field. Senior vice president – Technology, Middle East and Africa at Oracle, Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban told Telecom Review in an exclusive interview on the sidelines of GITEX Technology Week 2018, how he sees the company’s role in the Middle East. He also explained the process of shifting to the hybrid cloud, which something many companies are considering.


Huawei is accelerating digital transformation in the Middle East through the development of 5G technologies, its AI portfolio and smart cities strategy. Telecom Review spoke with Safder Nazir, Regional Vice President - Digital Industries Strategy, Huawei during GITEX 2018 to know more about Huawei 5G Ecosystem Conference that was organized in the framework of the Huawei Middle East 3rd Innovation Day. He also highlighted Huawei’s contribution at


In an effort to accelerate the development of patient-centered digital health programs in the Middle East region, NXN has partnered with Tactio Health Group on a smart healthcare program aiming at improving patients’ experience and helping them monitor their health remotely and in a more convenient way. The partnership was announced during GITEX Technology Week 2018 where Telecom Review spoke to Ghazi Atallah, CEO, NXN about the benefits of such a platform for patients in the Middle East.


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. 

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Summit Sessions


The 12th edition was held on March 29th at The Phoenicia Hotel in Beirut, Lebanon, and attracted over 450 attendees from over 20 countries. The video shows our expert attendees sharing their opinion about this edition.


The Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit has become an integral fixture in the ICT calendar, and is widely regarded as one of the most important events in the telecommunications sector. The 12th edition was held on March 29th at The Phoenicia Hotel in Beirut, Lebanon, and attracted over 450 attendees from over 20 countries.


Over 600 leaders from the global ICT industry were in attendance at the 11th edition of the Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit, which was held on December 10-11, 2018, at The Meydan Hotel, Dubai, UAE.

The Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit that kicked off under the theme of ‘It’s all about Smart Networking’ attracted participants from over 35 countries which acutely illustrates the global reach of the conference.

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