In SAMENA Council’s 2015 Telecom Leaders Summit, Telecom leaders call attention to the solid need to set up an in number base of participation with governments and industry to take care of the developing demand for broadband and network. The SAMENA Council 2015 was held on 2nd of June in Dubai. The summit was attended by Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development in the UAE and other telecom leaders.
SAMENA Telecommunications Council is South Asia – Center East – North Africa (SAMENA) area’s sole operator driven industry affiliation that represents telecommunications service providers from around the region, and beyond. SAMENA is a not-revenue driven association, with participation containing more than 90 driving provincial and worldwide associations.
Speaking to the Summit His Highness Sheikh Nahyan, said:
“Successful action demands cooperation among the many stakeholders in the broadband universe. Moreover, you operate under ever-increasing pressure from the ultimate stakeholders, the millions of consumers in the SAMENA region, who wish to be connected more reliably, more swiftly, more inexpensively, and more securely. Global citizens are counting on telecom entrepreneurs to succeed.”
The Summit was hosted by Huawei for the second consecutive year. The summit additionally saw three board dialogs where specialists thought on various issues confronting the telecom business today. These three included:
- Broadband Infrastructure Deployment in the SAMENA Region: Speakers turned the focus on adjusting advancement, speculation and incorporation against the background of a constantly developing requirement for network. It was highlighted that 73% of the populace in the SAMENA region is secured by 3G while 65% has admittance to important substance and 54% can bear the cost of broadband. Pioneers investigated responses to hindrances that keep on hindering broadband integration and utilization in the SAMENA region moreover emphasizing affordability as one of the principle challenges.
- Stakeholder and Cross-Industry Cooperation in the Age of Smart Cities: Aimed at investigating method for empowering the smart city vision to clear the way for the creation of more astute digital societies, recognizing needs of advanced advancement considering information security and protection and the inter dependencies of developing advances for smart cities. Smart City is a connected city where natives can practice every one of their rights utilizing technology as an essential and successful device.
- Accelerating Broadband Development to Drive Citizen-Centric Innovation: Focused on reception of smart regulation to help connect the digital separation, constructing a really advanced society and reasonable advanced economies, the main part of telecom administrators in enabling the advancement of native driven advanced arrangements and administrations, and procedures to meet the huge present and future data demand particularly in the space of video content.
The Summit was attended by the following leaders, telecom operators, policy makers and technology providers:
- Dr. Nasser Marafih, SAMENA Council Chairman and Group CEO – Ooredoo Qatar
- Mr. Shiyaohong, President Huawei Middle East
- Dr. Khaled H. Biyari – CEO, STC Group
- Dr. Kamal Shehadi – Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer, Etisalat Group
- Dr. Syed Ismail Shah – Chairman, PTA Pakistan
- Tony Wong – Head of FBB Business Consulting, Huawei
- Jean-Francois Thomas – CEO, Orange Jordan
- Dr. Hamadoun Toure – Former SG ITU
- Safder Nazir – Regional Vice President Smart Cities & IoT, Huawei
- Hakam Kanafani – Chief Adviser and Board Member, Turk Telecom Group
- Maciej Witucki – Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Orange Poland
- Ihab Ghattas – Assistant President of Middle East, Huawei