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Last week du supported and took part in a number of panel discussions at the 2017 Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit. As the official telecom partner, du leaders spoke about ‘Smart’ initiatives, from smart city innovations to 5G and IoT and everything in between.

Throughout the event, du demonstrated its efforts towards supporting the UAE Vision 2021 and the National Happiness and Positivity Charter’s goals of driving government services through Smart technologies, such as 5G, smart cities and smart living.

“du has made it a top priority to support the UAE government and citizens through innovative services and solutions since its inception, and we are thrilled to have been a part of such an important summit in the telecom world,” said Farid Faraidooni, Deputy CEO, EITC.

“Digital transformation is emerging as a key driver of sweeping change in the world around us and it has the potential to significantly improve consumer lives and create broader societal good, while providing businesses with new opportunities for value creation and capture,” he added. “We are also particularly working towards ensuring a robust Smart City infrastructure by developing our network capabilities and getting ready for the 5G future.”

The annual event brought together the best telecom and ICT industry players for a series of keynotes, panels, and networking events. Osman Sultan took part in a number of keynote speeches where he discussed internal and external transformations in digitalisation, including how du is at the forefront of transformation in the UAE, both as a telecom operator witnessing a large-scale change in its market environment and as a key driver of country-wide digitisation.

Other du members that took part in panel discussions, included Farid Faraidooni, Deputy CEO, EITC; Fahad Al Hassawi, Deputy CEO, EITC; Saleem Al Balooshi, Chief Infrastructure Officer, EITC; Marwan Bin Dalmook, SVP, Managed Services and Smart City/ Smart Gov. Initiative Lead, du; Khaled Tabbara, SVP, International Wholesale, du; Walid Kamal, SVP, Technology Security & Risk Management, du; and Dr. Ayman Elnashar, Senior Director, Core & Cloud Planning, du, and Jihad Tayara, VP, Business Development & Partnerships.

In the UAE, du has joined forces with the government to ensure that the infrastructure for the smart city is in place. As the Strategic Partner for the Smart Dubai Platform, du brings a comprehensive expertise of Dubai's landmark technique to smart cities, exemplified by the business's continuous smart city initiatives, continuing investment in smart infrastructure and enduring assistance of entrepreneurship and fostering development.

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