Thank you to everyone who attended Capacity Middle East 2013, Dubai
Capacity Conferences would like to thank all 971 attendees, 30 sponsors and 46 exhibitors for making Capacity Middle East 2013 our biggest and most successful conference to date. With over eighteen hours of networking time over two and a half days, afternoons reserved for back-to-back meetings and a record 331 companies present, Capacity Middle East 2013 continues to be the must-attend event for the Middle Eastern and international carrier community.
Mohammed Naji, Director of International Carrier Business Support at du opened the event, welcoming all attendees to a busy three days of networking, meetings and conference sessions. Ananda Bose, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, DU and Dr. Hamoud Al Kussayer, Vice President, Wholesale at STC delivered keynote addresses outlining their visions for the development of carrier business in the Middle East and making predictions about future growth in the region. This was followed by a keynote panel featuring senior executives from BATELCO, ETISALAT, and GBI during which GBI announced the launch of a new cable system linking Iraq to Europe via Turkey.
Day 2 opened with keynote addresses from Willem Offerhaus, CEO, IBASIS, Marc Halbfinger, CEO, PCCW GLOBAL, and Riccardo Delleani, Chairman, TELECOM ITALIA SPARKLE, sharing insight into new models for carrier business, strategies to optimise revenue and innovative new service offerings. Senior executives from AT&T, HUTCHISON GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS, PANTEL, RELIANCE GLOBALCOM and WIOCC then took the stage for a high-level discussion on international connectivity and the increase of capacity demand in the Middle East.
On day 3 Dr. Hayam Al-Yasiri, Senior Technical Advisor from the MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS OF IRAQ gave a presentation on investment opportunities in Iraq’s fibre optic infrastructure, and then joined a lively panel discussion with senior representatives from COMPUTER DATA NETWORKS, the COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA COMMISSION OF IRAQ, DIGINETS and IQ NETWORKS. Panelists’ agreed that infrastructure in Iraq has experienced rapid development, but regulatory change will still be required to support the next stage of growth. The final conference session featured detailed insight into the development and the impact of LTE services across the Middle East with senior executives from DU, ETISALAT, ITC and SAMATEL.
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR:
Further details and the exact dates for Capacity Middle East 2014 will be announced shortly.
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Alex Grose, Director of Event Sales
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