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In light of COVID-19, the Arab Information Communication Technologies Organization (AICTO) has decided to launch a special platform within the framework of unconventional plans elaborated in the Arab region and the world to cope with the exceptional circumstances.

Iraq-based mobile operator, Korek Telecom, offers network coverage to the entire country through the use of its cutting-edge technology and is currently the country’s fastest growing operator which serves the 18 provinces of Iraq. The operator has, time and time again, overcome tremendous challenges over the years as Iraq has been subject to political unrest.

At the 13th edition of the Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit, Telecom Review managed to secure an interview with Korek Telecom’s Chief Operating Officer, Ahmed Diwan, to discuss the prospect of 5G and the potential use cases for it within Iraq.

The Arab Information and Communications Technologies Organization (AICTO), the government agency which falls under the Arab League, is responsible for ensuring ICT development in the Arab world. At the 13th edition of the Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit, the largest VIP ICT gathering, Telecom Review secured an interview with AICTO’s Secretary-General, Eng. Mohammed Ben Amor, to discuss one of the industry’s pressing issues in the Middle East: digital inclusion.

ITU’s Bilel Jamoussi attended the 13th edition of the Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit. He explained in an exclusive interview with Telecom Review that bridging a global technology gap so that countries have the capability to understand the standards and to participate in the development of the standards.

In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, Dr. Ahmed Sindi shed light on the recent project the company is currently working on.

Evoteq participated in the 13th edition of the Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit held in Dubai. Evoteq’s Chief Executive Officer, Jihad Tayara, took part in a panel discussion examining the pillars of smart cities. In an interview with Telecom Review, Tayara gives a detailed overview of Evoteq’s role in the development of smart cities.

Tata Communications participated in the 13th edition of the Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit 2019. The company’s Head of Middle East, Central Asia & Africa, Mr Vaneet Mehta joined the panel discussion on capacity planning in the 5G data era with other industry leaders to explain the challenges facing telcos who are preparing to integrate themselves into the 5G sphere.

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Summit Sessions

The 13th edition of Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit was held on December 10th at the Meydan Hotel in Dubai. This edition attracted the ICT industry’s most influential leaders who convened to discuss the changes that have happened in the industry during the year.

Mr. Toni Eid, Founder of Telecom Review and CEO of Trace Media gives the opening welcome note at the 13th Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit.

Dr. Eesa Bastaki, President, University of Dubai, highlights the history of the technological evolution in his official opening keynote.

Mr. Mike van den Bergh, the Chief Global Strategy and Marketing Officer, PCCW Global gives a keynote about how PCCW Global transformed from a legacy carrier to a technology company.

An Jian, President of Carrier Business Group, Huawei Middle East Region explains in his keynote how to make 5G a commercial success.

One of the interesting sessions at the 13th edition was the debate between Eid and Hatem Dowidar, CEO, Etisalat International.

The Telecom Leaders’ panel was comprised of Hazem Metwally, CEO of Etisalat Misr, Jacek Passia, Regional Executive & Programme Director at Vodafone, Ahmed Mekky, CEO of Fiber Misr, Dr. Ahmed Sindi, CEO of Dawiyat, and Engineer Mohamed Ben Amor, Secretary-General at AICTO. The panel was moderated by Ghazi Atallah, CEO of NXN.

Mr. Patrick Sullivan provided an overview of how Verizon is developing network services and digital interaction with customers to make sure that they are successful in the fourth revolution.