GCCIA event: Local telco players bullish on industry’s growth

GCCIA 17 JanGulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority’s (GCCIA) forum has ended on a high note with participating local telecommunication experts expressing their confidence in the sector’s continuing growth and development

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Ex-MI6 chief Sir Alex Younger to headline Intersec 2022 in Dubai

AlexIntersec, the world-leading emergency services, security and safety event, has announced that ex-MI6 chief Sir Alex Younger is one of the first announced international headliners, speaking for the first time in the UAE as a guest speaker

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IBC cancels Amsterdam event amid escalating COVID-19 concerns

boadcasting 25 NovIBC has announced that the in person IBC2021 event has been cancelled amid the growing concern about the COVID-19 situation in The Netherlands

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Ecobank Group announces top five finalists in 2021 Fintech Challenge

fintech 11 NovEcobank Group has announced the finalists of the 2021 Ecobank Fintech Challenge, which is designed to help Fintechs with Africa focused products join forces with the leading pan-African Group to provide Africans with groundbreaking financial services

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12th Global MBBF to be held in Dubai from 13-14 October

Global MBBF 8 Oct BocarThe 12th Global Mobile Broadband Forum (MBBF) will be hosted by Huawei with industry partners GSMA (Global System of Mobile Communications), GTI (Global Tele-management Inc) and SAMENA (South Asia - Middle East - North Africa) Telecommunications Council from 13-14 October at JAFZA One Convention Centre in Dubai


The 2021 MBBF offers an opportunity for the mobile and adjacent vertical ecosystems to reconnect, rebuild, and reimagine a fully connected, intelligent world. It is a hybrid event that many participants are joining in person while others attend online. A by-invitation event, those interested in developments in telecommunications may access an invitation at  MBBF2021 invitation letter 

Bocar BA – CEO of SAMENA Council, stated, “Serving as a resource with advocacy expertise, to help aid incubation of novel approaches and ideas that can assure sustainability of the digital ecosystem, the Council is supporting the MBBF 2021 given the Forum’s importance to the regional drive on mobile broadband and the global vision for achieving universal digital access, sustainably. The Council empowers stakeholders to communicate together and address the most pressing industry issues, in order to help create a sustainable business environment for the ICT Industry and to accelerate socio-economic transformation within the region. It is time for us to think green 5G, and it is SAMENA Council’s pleasure to support MBBF 2021.”

“The Global MBB Forum is far more than just an event. From the first forum in Oslo in 2010 to this year’s one in Dubai, it provides a platform for ICT leaders to come together and push the mobile industry forward and unlock to power of mobile connectivity. With the strongest speaker line-up and innovative product launches, mobile ecosystems are back together to explore how mobile broadband is shaping the future and continuing to transform people’s lives and industries”, said Ken Hu, rotating chairman, Huawei. 

This year's MBBF will herald a new era of connectivity and collaboration for the mobile ecosystem.  Attendees will learn about the latest megatrends of the Mobile industry and 5G, all-new wireless products and solutions, get invaluable insights from 5G pioneers and gain knowledge of successful 5G rollouts. ICT operators will get acquainted with ways to monetise their business through optimal 5G spectrum, Green 5G, 5G autonomous network, FWA, microwave, sub-3GHz evolution and more. 

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