10:00 - 11:00

10:55 – 11:00
5 Minutes
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  • Track: Telecom
  • Zabeel Hall 3

Welcome Address

Welcoming  Address By MC

Speakers

Ralph Simon

CEO

Mobilium

11:00 - 12:00

11:00 – 11:15
15 Minutes
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  • Zabeel Hall 3

Opening Keynote

Speakers

Dr. Philip Song

Chief Marketing Officer

Huawei Carrier BG

11:15 – 11:45
30 Minutes
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  • Track: Telecom
  • Zabeel Hall 3

Driving Network Performance to New Highs - What's Next for the World's Fastest Mobile Market?

Speakers

Luke Deryckx

CTO

Ookla

Khalid Murshed

CTIO

United Arab Emirates

Etisalat

Ekow Nelson

Global Head of e& (Etisalat)

Ericsson

11:45 – 12:00
15 Minutes
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  • Track: Telecom
  • Zabeel Hall 3

Keynote Presentation

Speakers

Fadi Pharaon

President, Middle East and Africa

Ericsson

12:00 - 13:00

12:00 – 12:45
45 Minutes
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  • Track: Telecom
  • Zabeel Hall 3

Taking the First Steps Towards 6G: Aligning Regulators and Network Providers to Help Build Tomorrow's Networks

As the region continues its transformative development journey, and as the industry moves towards defining 6G, it's essential that operators and regulators work together to help deliver networks that will support an ever-increasing demand for data, but also new and sophisticated use cases

Speakers

Mikko Lavanti

SVP Mobile Networks (MEA)

Nokia

Abdullah Shaikh Qamar

Senior Specialist - Quality & Universal Service

Oman

TRA Oman

Isa Al Heddi

Manager – Quality of Service Department

Bahrain

TRA - Bahrain

12:45 – 13:30
45 Minutes
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  • Track: Telecom
  • Zabeel Hall 3

Panel: Knowing your Customer’s Optimal Experience to Deliver the Best Service Experience

Competing on network quality alone is not enough. What are the components of the optimal customer experience as defined by your target customers? This panel looks at what should your priorities to gain a competitive edge. 

Speakers

Salvador Anglada

CEO

e& enterprise

Jasim Alawadi

Head of Government & Key Accounts Segments

Du

Yousef Khallili

SVP - Professional Services NEOM Tech & Digital Company Senior Representative

Lenovo

Emir Susic

Vice President – Avaya Professional Services

Avaya International

13:00 - 14:00

13:30 – 13:45
15 Minutes
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  • Track: Telecom
  • Zabeel Hall 3

Telco Customer of the Future

How is transforming from a telco to ’tech-co’ is so significant? Unlocking the value of the future with disruption and opening up massive opportunities.

Speakers

Masood M. Sharif Mahmood

CEO

United Arab Emirates

Etisalat UAE Operations

13:45 – 14:00
15 Minutes
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  • Track: Telecom
  • Zabeel Hall 3

FIRESIDE CHAT: Building a Modern Telco Through Acquisitions and Digital Transformation

Speakers

Jawad Abbassi

Head of MENA

GSMA 

Mikhail Gerchuk

CEO

e& international

14:00 - 15:00

14:00 – 14:45
45 Minutes
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  • Track: Telecom
  • Zabeel Hall 3

Digital Inclusion: Aligning Regulators & Network Providers to Bridge the Digital Divide

The Covid-19 pandemic has helped accelerate the adoption of many digital services, as people around the world have increasingly come to rely on the internet to stay connected to friends and family, work remotely, and access health and education services. However, it has also placed greater importance on bridging the digital divide, to ensure everyone has access to social and economic activity that is increasingly digital in nature. 

Speakers

Ngozi Megwa

SVP – Digital Partnerships (MEA),

Mastercard

Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy

Nigeria

Government of Nigeria

Prof Francis Davis

Professorial Fellow

Oxford Institute on Population Ageing - University of Oxford

Kasia Jakimowicz

Global Lead - International Centre of Digital Innovation (I-CoDI)

ITU

Didier Nkurikiyimfura

Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

Smart Africa

14:45 – 15:00
15 Minutes
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  • Zabeel Hall 3

Connecting the Unconnected with Aerostat Balloons Across Africa

Developed Yallo, the first VOIP platform of its kind, currently launching the first balloon-based networks across Africa including Tanzania and Nigeria. 

Speakers

Micky Watkins

Founder & CEO

World Mobile

15:00 - 16:00

15:00 – 15:45
45 Minutes
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Panel: Expanding Mobile Coverage and Disrupting the Mobile Universe with LEOS and Decentralised Networks

Mobile operators and private networks are accelerating the 4G LTE and 5G coverage using LEO’s. This panel looks at pioneering projects that is providing greater mobile coverage in rural areas to help close the digital divide. How can operators and governments collaborate to support programs for affordable smartphones and universal services support to provide broadband services to the rural communities.

Speakers

Alex Bornyakov​

Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation

Ukraine

Government of Ukraine

Chris Ivory

Chief Commercial Officer

AST & Science

Laith Hamad

VP - Government and Regulatory Engagement

OneWeb 

15:45 – 15:50
5 Minutes
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  • Zabeel Hall 3

Building the Longest Wireless Telecommunication Link on Earth

Speakers

Saba Homami

Co-Founder & CEO

Proes

15:50 – 16:00
10 Minutes
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  • Track: Telecom
  • Zabeel Hall 3

Metaverse Music Festival with Volumetric Video

Speakers

Seung Yoon Baek

Team Leader of Metaverse Content Team

SK Telecom

16:00 - 17:00

16:00 – 20:00
240 Minutes
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  • Zabeel Hall 3

Game On! Mobile Entertainment on 5G

The giant leaps forward in the sheer network speed, latency and processing power of both computers and mobile handsets is redefining the world of gaming and entertainment. This panel looks at the next generation of gaming where content creators and distributors maximise the potential of mobile technology to invent new formats and experiences for consumers. 

Speakers

Gilad Talmon

CEO

Tetavi

Christian Glessner

CEO

Hololux GmbH

Germany

Karim Ibrahim

Founder & CEO

RobocomVR