Sat, Feb

Ghassan Hasbani
CEO, Graycoats


Rambert Namy
VP Business Consulting Director, Sofrecom

Mustapha Kaddoura
Senior Director, Digital Industries, Etisalat

Orvar Hurtig
VP and Head of Business Line Industry & Society, Ericsson

Jose Valles
VP of Enterprise & Commerce New Business and Innovation, du

Yousef Abu Mutawe
COO, Zain Jordan

Dr. Mohammed Nadder Hamdy
Director Wireless Network Engineering, Commscope

Charbel Sarkis
Secretary Lead Tech & Retail, MENA, Google

Baher Esmat
VP Middle East, ICANN

Tom Loozen
Managing Director Global Communications Industry, Accenture

George Dabaghi
Head of TV & media, Ericsson Middle East


Sami Boustany
CEO, Yahlive

Karim El Khazen
VP, Deutsche Telecom

Samer Geissah
VP of Consumer, New Business & Innovation, du

Ben Kinealy
CEO, Intigral –Tony Wong, Head of FBB Busines Consulting, Huawei

Amr Eid


  • Evolving Media Consumption habits & The Migration of Content Viewing
  • Video in the Go Enablement
  • Challenges & Opportunities & New Business Models

Jeff Seal
Editor in Chief & Managing Partner, Telecom Review North America


Daniel Kurgan

Khaled Sedrak
CEO, NxtVn

Dr. Homoud Mohammed Al Kusayer
Vice President of Wholesale, STC

Ali Amiri
Group VP, Etisalat

Marcin Dabrowski
VP for Telecommunications, Comarch

Mahesh Jaishankar
VP, Datamena & Broadcast, du

Marc Halbfinger
CEO, PCCW Global

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True love never goes blind

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.”


Salam Yamout, Regional Director, Middle East, Internet Society, spoke to Telecom Review TV at the 2017 Telecom Review Summit about the importance of protecting data. Internet Society is an American non-profit organization founded in 1992 to provide leadership in Internet-related standards, education, access, and policy.

Guillaume Boudin, CEO of Sofrecom, the consulting arm of Orange Group, spoke to Telecom Review TV at the 2017 Telecom Review Summit about the opportunities for telecom operators to grow. He talked about the ways in which Sofrecom can support telco customers to transform and embrace new business opportunities such as data monetization.

Mr. Bahjat El-Darwiche, Partner Lead, EMEA, TMT, Strategy& spoke to Telecom Review TV at the 2017 Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit about how telecom operators in the Middle East were set to embark on a new wave of M&A’s in order to accelerate growth and expansion.

Cecilia Atterwall, Global VP and Head of Marketing and Comms for Networks, Ericsson, delivered an ‘Expert Insight’ speech at the Telecom Review Summit 2017. She spoke to Telecom Review TV at the event, reflecting on the speech that she delivered, which focused on Ericsson’s insights on 5G which can be found in the company’s recent Mobility Report and 5G Business Potential report.

Summit Sessions

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

Wesam Lootah
CEO, Smart Dubai Government Establishment

Egypt’s Vision for Digital Transformation

Role of Telecom operators in the Smart City

Digital Transformation: What’s next for Telcos?