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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.

Telecom Review TV caught up with Deemah AlYahya, CEO of Saudi Arabia’s National Digitization Unit (NDU), a government arm mandated to accelerate efforts to achieve Saudi Vision 2030 objectives, an initiative to diversify the kingdom’s economy away from oil dependence. Ms. AlYahya said Saudi NDU was inspired by Dubai’s vision.

Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Saudi Arabia’s largest telecom provider, focused on its enterprise business at GITEX Technology Week in Dubai this year. The company introduced new enterprise solutions, including cloud and IoT services. It’s a new chapter for STC, said Key Accounts VP Riyadh Muawad, as the company aims to be the back bone of Saudi Arabia’s transformation agenda. 

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Highlighting the Lebanese operator’s achievements in 2017, Emre Gurkan, CEO, touch shed light in an exclusive interview to Telecom Review TV, on touch’s positive financial results registered throughout 2017 and mentioned his plans and aspirations for the upcoming year, notably in terms of digitization.

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.

Dr. Mohamed Madkour, VP Marketing and Head of Global Wireless Branding, Huawei, spoke to Telecom Review TV at the Telecom Review Summit 2017 about how 5G will “enable a whole new generation of mobile internet that not only transports data but also communicates skills and talents, which will unlock new opportunities for economies, industries and societies.”

Summit Sessions

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

Topic:
Role of Telecom operators in the Smart City

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Digital Transformation: What’s next for Telcos?