SAMENA ACCELERATOR Policy Roundtable during Huawei UBBF 2021 in Dubai
Dubai – SAMENA (South Asia Middle East North Africa) Telecommunications Council has announced that its SAMENA Accelerator Policy Roundtable will be held as part of the Huawei UBB Forum (Ultrabroadband Forum) 2021, in Dubai from October 19-20. at Skyview, The Address, Downtown Dubai. The forum will address the issues of rural fiber broadband development and IPv6 / IPv6 + transition. It takes place during Gitex 2021 to include key decision makers in the digital communications industry from across the SA-ME-NA region and beyond. The main objectives of the SAMENA accelerator in collaboration with UBBF and hosted by Huawei are to solve the policy, regulatory and commercial empowerment issues related to fiber optic deployment and industrial digitization.
The bi-thematic roundtable on political leadership will include speakers and participants on the ground and online. Participation in SAMENA Accelerator is by invitation only. Industry participants can contact the SAMENA Council team for more information on this conference.
Bocar BA, CEO and Board Member of SAMENA Council, said: NA to drive digital transformation while taking telecommunications networks from the 5G and IoT era to the next level by deploying enhanced innovations IPv6 (IPv6 + ). As the demand for the Internet of Things increases and the amount of HD content, including videos and a large amount of data generated and transmitted, increases, it has become increasingly evident that governments and organizations standards requiring a transition to IPv6 and to enhanced innovations IPv6 (ie, IPv6 +). “
“The SAMENA accelerator hosted by Huawei during UBBF 2021 will cover key policy and planning areas, including policy visions for inclusive Gigabit connectivity, innovative policy steps in delivering ultra-broadband connections. fast, OSP / ISP fiber deployment experiences and best practices for the private sector. The role of enhanced IPv6 and IPV6 innovation in regional digital economic transformation, and the role of industry value chains and the pace of IPv6 adoption to drive industrial digitization, will be discussed among others. areas of industry interest. He added.
Advanced ICT infrastructure and other digital technologies are now essential as key elements of sustainable development, and next-generation networks and cloud communications are the new catalysts. We now see “inclusion” and “economic well-being” in the new “digital light” and we are learning to readjust our priorities to drive socio-economic growth and close key gaps, whether those gaps are at the policy level. or regulatory. , at the level of investment, at the level of cooperation or at the level of incubation of new ideas. Building the digital economy is the major new global imperative, which can be fully supported and propelled towards realization through networks based on fiber and IPv6. New approaches in building infrastructure would benefit greatly from aligning with the new characteristics of broadband, which is no longer a luxury.
This strategic industry event, which will be held as part of a collaboration between Huawei and the SAMENA Council, is a continuation of the SAMENA accelerators organized last year, with special attention this year to correlate the deployment of fiber with socio-economic growth, especially in rural areas of the region. The Council hopes to advocate for an accelerated deployment of fiber as an essential pillar of ICT, which can dramatically increase and support the sustainable growth of the national GDP by involving rural communities. However, as a costly effort for investors, key incentives must be given, and major issues and challenges must be mitigated at an unprecedented rate to achieve universal access.
In addition, the acceleration of industrial digitization in the era of Industry 4.0 and IoT, with the aim of supporting complex and distributed network applications, and enabling telecommunications operators to seek New streams of business growth, especially through intelligent cloud network capabilities, requires the creation of the rationale to accelerate the move from IPv4 to IPv6 as well as to the upgraded evolutions version of IPv6 (IPv6 +).
The guidance of the SA ME NA Council in solving this economic problem is appreciated by the ICT community. Expressing the opinion of the members, Eng. Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Badran, CEO of Mobily, said: “SAMENA is an excellent platform for telecom leaders in the region to share their experiences in order to increase their competitive advantage and achieve growth and success. additional. I believe that the energetic events and gatherings of SAMENA prepare the key people concerned to face the various challenges of the industry.
About the SAMENA Council:
The SAMENA Telecommunications Council (SAMENA Council) is the leading industry association in the South Asia – Middle East – North Africa (SA-ME-NA) region of telecommunications operators and service providers in the terrestrial and satellite domains. The SAMENA Board expresses the issues and needs of telecom operators to regulators, policy makers and international institutions, and specifically focuses its advocacy efforts on materializing multi-stakeholder collaboration to drive digital growth and to help achieve digital growth. good governance, transparency and market predictability within the industry. The region’s renowned communications service providers, among other leading technology companies and players in the digital ecosystem, are among the members of the Council.
© Press release 2021