Telsa discusses 4G LTE opportunities in the Middle East

By Telecom Lead Team: Experts
discussed several issues related to the regional telecom industry including the
4G LTE network at Telsa, the dedicated telecoms and ICT exhibition &
conference held in Saudi Arabia.

The three-day event was held in Riyadh under the patronage
of Mohamed Jamil Bin Ahmed Mulla, Minister of Communications and Information
Technology.

It was organized by National Exhibitions Company and Informa
Saudi Arabia with the objective of presenting a platform that unites the
industry in discussion, enabling a powerful industry voice and creating a
timely learning and sharing experience for the unique Saudi market.

By bringing together top decision-makers from the local,
regional and international private and public sectors, the event gives
participants an invaluable insight into the future of Saudi telecoms and the
ICT segment, and presents an ideal networking environment that paves the way
for future investment in a market that holds vast opportunities,” said Hussain
Al Harthi, managing director, National Exhibition Company.

One of the hottest issues discussed during the summit was
the 4G and LTE network, which was launched in the Kingdom last year. 

The launches are a significant development in the Middle
East. As one of the largest markets in the region, Saudi is a barometer for
technological trends in the Middle East,” said Deep Marwaha, general manager of
Informa Saudi Arabia.

The launch of three LTE networks in the country will
increase the uptake of high-speed mobile broadband services across the region.

Today the telecoms and IT sectors are considered one of the
fastest growing due to the competitive nature between telecommunication
developers and providers offering the latest technologies and trends in
services and devices,” said Khalid Bin Omar Al Kaf, managing director and CEO
of Mobily.

The major participants at Telsa included the Ministry of
Communications and Information Technology, Mobily, Ericsson, Comptel, LCC and
Integrated Telecom.

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