200 Attendees and 25 Speakers Including 17 Operators Confirmed at the Launch Event Focusing on the Rich Potential of the Saudi Telecoms Market

Published May 11th, 2010 - 10:57 GMT

 With only two weeks to go before the inaugural Saudi Com conference we are delighted to have over 200 pre-registered participants at Saudi Com from across the whole telecoms ecosystem. The conference takes place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Bahrain on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th May.
The strong interest in the conference reflects the booming telecoms market in Saudi Arabia. Informa Telecoms and Media forecasts mobile market growth from 43,053,200 in March 2010 to 71,824,700 by the end of 2014. In addition the penetration rate is forecast to reach a massive 229% by December 2014.
The growth is driven by innovation in services and technology, with STC, Mobily and Zain KSA all demonstrating their commitment to LTE in the form of trials and deployments. The focussed LTE workshop during the final session of the first day of SaudiCom will detail the architecture and operation of the 4th generation wireless network technology. The workshop will outline what LTE can do, and assess the challenges and potential for LTE in Saudi Arabia.
The 25+ top level speakers including 17 fixed and mobile operators, regulators and ISPs are committed to the event’s success and will share their expertise and forward-looking strategies for the growth of the Saudi telecoms market. Hany Mokhtar, Executive Manager, Business Segments, Business Marketing, Mobily is speaking in the Customer Retention Session on day two and outlines his support for the event, “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of only a fast-growing countries and one of the few that is witnessing considerable growth in the telecommunications industry, thus the 'SaudiCom' summit is an opportunity as a big brainstorming session, where all telecoms professionals meet, explore opportunities and share experiences concerning the rich potential of the Saudi Market in various areas like telecoms, network, broadband, ISP, LTE, wi-max,...and others.”
Hany is joined on the expert speaking panel by:
Dr Ahmed Sindi, CEO, Atheeb (GO) > Jameel Al Molhem, VP Personal Services, STC > Hamoud Al-Kussayer, VP Regulatory Affairs, STC > Ismael Fikree, COO, Zain KSA > Adel Daylami, General Manager Products and Services, Batelco > Alaa Malki, Director – Mobile Radio Network Planning and Design, Mobily > Noel Kirkaldy, Director Solutions Marketing, Motorola UAE > Ali Amer, Senior Expert, Consultant, STC > Andrew Hanna, Senior Advisor, Market Development, TRA Bahrain and Founder & CEO, Enterprise Partners Ltd > Rasheed Shaksheer, Director, Key Projects, Mobily > Barig Siraj, CEO, ICT Ventures > Mohammed Al Hashili, CEO, Mazoon Mobile > Ahmad Abu Zannad, Head of Consumer Segments, Zain Saudi Arabia > Nawaf Al Shammari, Head of Service Development- Mobile, Enterprise Unit, STC > Abdulrahim Al Bahlani, General Manager Business Relations, Omantel > Abdulrahman Obaied, Marketing Director, Awalnet > Hany Mokhtar, Executive Manager, Business Segments, Mobily > Turki Al Toaimi, Director of Marketing, Bravo > Nick Jotischky, Principal Analyst, Informa Telecoms and Media > Julian Herbert, Principal Analyst, Informa Telecoms and Media > Dave McNally, Informa Telecoms Academy > Zoran Vasiljev, Partner, Value Partners, UAE > Richard Jones, Partner, Ventura Team

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