Islamabad, April 30, 2022: SAMENA Council Leaders Summit 2022. The annual gathering of Telecoms multi-industry leaders will take place on May 9th, 2022, under the chairmanship of SAMENA and with the patronage of the UAE’s Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority.
SAMENA Council Leaders Summit 2022
Held under the theme of “Thriving with Resilience & Integration in the New Opportunity Realm”, the Leader’s Summit will welcome Chairmen and CEOs from the private sector. Top decision-makers from regional regulatory authorities, global bodies and institutions, and the participation of global leaders and entities focused on institutionalising and fostering cross-sector digitisation and collaboration.
The summit will focus on the business opportunities availed through the integration of technologies, infrastructure investments, connectivity, and spectrum availability to benefit vertical industries and economic sectors in alignment with the region’s government visions.
More specifically, Huawei will highlight the role of 5G, cloud and digital power in tackling the sustainability needs of the telecom industry and how an integrated intelligent ICT architecture will light up the future. Through its ‘ Everything as a Service ‘ model, Huawei will further delve into the cloud’s integral role in enabling the digital economy and data sovereignty.
Experts will also address how network technology is changing industries and society, changing the demands of data in the network, exploring connectivity requirements for the 5G era and exploring new trends and innovations that will drive new advanced networks. Operators can improve network capabilities and performance by taking advantage of new technologies and larger bandwidth spectrum such as the 6GHz frequency band and introducing intelligent capabilities into industrial mobile networks.
As networks evolve, given the increased demand for reliable connectivity, ultra-low latency, and the need for speed, coverage, and capacity, security will be a key discussion point during the Summit. Huawei will highlight how security needs to be fully considered before commercial use and the importance of aligning with global network standards set by bodies such as 3GPP and the GSMA. These bodies have formulated the NESAS/SCAS global security standard certification system for network equipment that many Middle Eastern countries already include in their national network security policy.
Steven Yi, President of Huawei Middle East, said, “Digital transformation has pivoted to new heights, with 5G era infrastructure and communications technologies. Through the Leaders’ Summit 2022, Huawei will fulfil its commitment to bringing technological advances to even more industries and create new value by helping governments and enterprises go digital while operating more intelligently.”
Bocar BA, CEO & Board Member, said: “The Leaders’ Summit 2022 aims to signal normalcy in business and to help open doors for leadership discourse on the critical industry, policy, business, and societal matters as digital transformation accelerates. We look forward to connecting with industry leaders and experts after a hiatus of two years for the physical edition of the Leaders’ Summit 2022 and anticipate that we may productively address technology, sustainability, and cooperation-building challenges on multiple fronts.”
During the Summit, UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE) and Huawei will announce the launch of a new joint insight report on ICT in higher education, and technical and vocational education (TVET) in the Middle East and Pakistan called “Talent Ecosystem for Digital Transformation”. The report’s findings have revealed the importance of developing ICT talents and creating relevant ecosystems to enhance ICT skills in the region and expand access to career opportunities in the digital world.
To foster an industry-wide culture of inclusion and inclusiveness, Huawei is committed to creating value for telecom carriers and helping enterprises accelerate their digital transformation. The company places great importance on continuous R&D investments. The company’s R&D expenditure reached about USD 22.38 billion in 2021, representing 22.4% of Huawei’s total revenue.
In 1987, Huawei was a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and bright devices. We have more than 197,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world.
Our vision and mission are to bring digital to every person, home and organisation for a fully connected, intelligent world. To this end, we will drive ubiquitous connectivity and promote equal access to networks; bring cloud and artificial intelligence to all four corners of the earth to provide superior computing power where you need it, when you need it; build digital platforms to help all industries and organisations become more agile, efficient, and dynamic; redefine user experience with AI, making it more personalised for people in all aspects of their life, whether they’re at home, in the office, or on the go.