On the evening of December 10, and as a wrap up to the 13th edition of Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit 2019, Telecom Review organized the 8th edition of its Excellence Awards ceremony where every year, industry leaders are recognized for what they have accomplished during the year.

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After some insightful keynotes given by key industry members which kickstarted the 13th edition of the Telecom Review Summit, the Telecom Leaders’ panel began and essentially set the scene for the discussions that followed.

Read more: Leaders’ Panel sets tone of insightful discussions at Telecom Review Summit 2019

With around 600 attendees, the 13th edition of Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit kicked off today at the Meydan Hotel in Dubai. This edition attracted the ICT industry’s most influential leaders who convened to discuss the changes that happened in the industry since the 12th edition which was held in Beirut in March 2019 and the 11th edition which was held a year ago in Dubai.

Read more: Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit proves once again to be the largest ICT gathering

MTN believes that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connected life. MTN is the largest telecommunications group in Africa and the Middle East. Founded in South Africa in 1994, at the dawn of the new democracy, MTN leads transformation in the region. The commitment to this objective is no better demonstrated than through the extensive investment into the full ecosystem of network infrastructure that is required to light up the region and facilitate digital inclusion for its people.

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By Johannes Hummer, principal partner manager, Middle East, Vodafone Partner Markets

Digitization: everyone is talking about it, very few people agree on what it means! At Vodafone, however, it is very clear. We want to create a fully digital operating model, systematically transforming every aspect of our operations to overhaul our customer experience – and reshape our cost-base at the same time.

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Mr. Toni Eid, founder of Telecom Review and CEO of Trace Media, and Mr. Hatem Dowidar, CEO, Etisalat International took part in a debate this morning at Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit 2019. The topic of the discussion was '5G serving societies'.

Read more: Etisalat International CEO and Telecom Review Founder discuss 5G at Leaders’ Summit

By Fatima Mohammad Saleh, Smart Cities Committee Chair, FTTH Council MENA
‘Smartness’ is not a measure of how advanced or complex the technology being adopted is, but how well a society uses technology to solve its problems and address existential challenges.

Read more: Intelligent cities in MENA

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