Between 2020 and 2025, the telecommunications revenue in MENA is anticipated to rise at a CAGR of 0.4 percent. The main five Middle Eastern network operators have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that commits to promote and implement open RAN technologies in future infrastructure deployments. This pact will provide operators and telecoms with enormous potential to promote innovation, cost savings, and provide personalized services in response to changing client expectations.

We’ll speak with regional experts on the strategies & initiatives being taken towards the adoption of open RAN solutions and the challenges they faced. How will it enhance the flexibility, efficiency of their networks and make them more agile? We will also further discuss, how will this enable them to move away from traditional proprietary radio hardware, driven by a single vendor towards new, virtualized, and disaggregated platforms.

Join us in this virtual discussion to learn about how Open RAN solutions will foster a diverse and a secure ecosystem.


Dr.Ayman Elnashar

VP and Head - Technology Architecture, Research and Development


Ankit Agarwal

Managing Director


Mohamed Almarzooqi

Acting International CTIO

Etisalat Group

John Edwards

Founder & Owner

Sonix Communications

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