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Touch, managed by Zain Group participated in the 12th edition of the Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit. Touch’s Chief Executive Officer, Emre Gurkan presented a detailed overview of touch’s performance in Lebanon during the 12th edition. He also explained in an exclusive interview with Telecom Review more details about the company’s goals for this year and the progress in achieving the 5G project in Lebanon.


Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban, Senior Vice President of Technology, MEA and CEE region at Oracle delivered his projections for 2019 at the 12th Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit which was held at The Phoenicia Hotel in Beirut, Lebanon. In a detailed and comprehensive presentation, the dynamic Oracle executive predicted that emerging technologies such as AI and Internet of Things would result in a mass proliferation of data that would be unlike anything the ICT industry has ever witnessed.


Governance Dynamics is a professional services firm focused on providing governance related services and solutions that are pragmatic and designed to address the issue at hand taking into consideration the strategic outlook of the business in the immediate short term and the long term. Fadi Sidani, Managing partner, Governance Dynamics, explained more about the company to Telecom Review at the 12th Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit. He highlighted how governance is at the heart of the services the company offers and stressed that it tends to focus on clients as unique cases rather than providing general services.


MYCOM OSI President and CTO Mounir Ladki has predicted that operators will be able to become fully-fledged digital service providers during the second phase of 5G. According to Ladki, the initial rollout of 5G will resemble more of an evolution than a revolution. However, the availability of 5G-enabled devices to consumers will significantly accelerate 5G developments and when this occurs, that will lead to a revolution for telecommunication operators in their efforts to completely digitalize their operations.


In an era where technology is present in our daily routine, security and privacy represent a big question mark. Talking to Security Domain Leader for EMEA region at Oracle, Mr. Marcel Rizcallah, at the 12th Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit, he highlights the importance of a strongly secure database and elaborates more about Oracle’s first autonomous database.


Data Consult has been sharing much of its expertise in technology from all its aspects in the past editions of Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit and this year wasn’t much different. Moderating the panel on the role of FTTx deployment in accelerating digital transformation and smart cities, Marc Nader, CEO of Data Consult accorded to the team of Telecom Review a get a quick talk on what distinguished this Summit edition and an overview about the company.


The 12th Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit which was held in Beirut gathered the ICT industry’s leading experts and CxOs, as well as specialized organizations and governmental entities working to reinforce the deployment of new technologies. The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) was represented by Dr. Bilel Jamoussi, Chief, Study Groups Department, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, ITU who, in an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, discussed the importance of financial inclusion and highlighted the Union’s role in the 5G era.

While the whole world agrees that 5G will change the world as we know it, different opinions emerge as to what is really is. Dr. Kamal Shehadi, Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer, Etisalat International said to Telecom Review on the sidelines of the 12th Telecom Review Leaders’ that many are focusing on the technological side of 5G while in fact, it is about a whole ecosystem.

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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