Since its inception in 2010, Es'hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, has grown into a major satellite operator in the Middle East. Es’hailSat’s satellites, the Es’hail-1 and Es’hail-2 are currently transmitting high quality, premium DTH television content across the MENA region.

Read more: Es’hailSat talks demand and future of satellite communications

The global telecommunications industry is a unique and vibrant industry that is constantly evolving due to the new technologies and infrastructure which continue to filter into the market. Now more than ever, telcos depend on the adaptation to a digitized environment, the efficiency and optimization of business processes, as well as monitoring and reporting capabilities.  

Read more: Atrebo towards excellence and process automation

COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of telecommunications and the need to have resilient infrastructure capable of ensuring a seamless experience in light of the rise of remote experiences’ trend. EY published recently a study entitled “Top 10 risks in telecommunications” which sees failure to maintain network resilience in a post-pandemic world emerge as the most pressing challenge for the industry. Telecom Review spoke to Tom Loozen, EY global telecommunications leader, to discuss the outcomes of the study and highlight its main findings.

Read more: The challenge of maintaining network resilience

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Telecommunications has changed the world, our everyday lives and the basic way we communicate. Technology is converging and it impacts every category, every field and every aspect. There is no doubt that connectivity means a higher GDP.

The most advanced countries are focusing on the ICT sector and its relation to their economy, utilizing all capabilities for it. This is why the Canadian government is targeting the digital economy; Tunisia the knowledge economy; and Singapore is now transforming the whole country into a smart nation.

Lebanon has enough talent in this sector with a very high rate of engineers. Many of the most successful diaspora of ICT leaders and professionals all over the world are Lebanese.

After our continuous success in Dubai with global attendees from the ICT sector and government leaders, Telecom Review is proud to hold its next event in Lebanon to show the whole world that Lebanon is an important hub for the ICT; it offers capacity, talented leaders and professionals.

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