H.E. Mohammad Al Ramsi, deputy director general for the Telecommunications sector, TDRA, delivered the opening keynote during the 16th Edition of the Telecom Review Leaders Summit at the Intercontinental Dubai.

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During the first day of the 16th Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit, one of the distinguished keynote speakers that graced the stage was Andrew Feinberg, founder, chairman and CEO of Netcracker Technology and BostonGene.

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An interesting fireside discussion took place between Masood M. Sharif Mahmood, CEO, Etisalat by e&, and Jawad Abbassi, head of MENA Region, GSMA, during the 16th Edition of the Telecom Review Leaders' Summit at the Intercontinental Dubai.

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EY Global Partner Fuad Siddiqui delivered his keynote entitled “Future G: The Dawn of Pervasive Intelligence,” during the first day of the Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit’s 16th edition.

Read more: EY’s Fuad Siddiqui Explores Big Shifts in the Era of Human-Industrial Augmentation

Sustainability is at the core of everything e& does. e& (formerly known as Etisalat Group) strives hard to operate responsibly and transparently by living its inspiration, “Make Possible.” e& is committed to having a positive impact on its communities while at the same time maintaining sustainable success. e& is embarking on a progressive roadmap to monitor, benchmark and continuously enhance its economic, environmental, and social performance.

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This informative panel focused on five main areas: the subsea cable systems’ forecast for 2025; the role and new opportunities for the wholesale and capacity industry in the digital era; how to boost network performance; the role of the optical equipment industry; and how to meet the industry’s capacity requirements.

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The digital future for the African continent is here. A continent that has experienced an explosive growth in data traffic now requires the necessary investments in innovative technology to leapfrog obstacles to inclusive development. Technology is changing how Africans work and live, with a continued migration to higher-speed networks and smartphones. Africa has become a springboard for future innovations, which is further complemented by its vibrant economies featuring the greatest entrepreneurial energy. Using its immediate recovery efforts to develop sustainable economic gains, the continent with the youngest population in the world — with an average age of 19.5 — boasts a large population of young people, who are advancing their societies by using technology to address various socio-economic developmental challenges.

Read more: Investing in Africa’s Connectivity to Fast Track a Common Future for Everyone

The pioneering panel for the 16th edition of the Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit talked about the government’s expectations from ICT leaders to enhance digital services, the role of leaders in transforming the ease of network access, steps on how to keep up with expanding technology demand and how to expand and retain a qualified workforce in today’s world.

Read more: The ICT Leaders’ Panel: Navigating the ICT Roadmap

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