Saudi Arabia’s Premier Telco Show to Take Place Next Week in Bahrain

Published May 16th, 2010 - 10:09 GMT

Just one week before Saudi Com 2010, the event has the support of 200+ telecoms operators and vendors from Saudi Arabia and across the Middle East region. The conference takes place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Bahrain on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th May.
The Saudi mobile market continues to be the second largest in the region, with 40 million subscriptions forecast by 2012. The size of the market, favourable demographics and low penetration rates in the broadband and data segment demonstrate this as a market with high potential for existing and future investors.
Competition is intensifying in the fixed arena and the Saudi telecoms market is opening up with significant potential for internet services to grow from the current low base.
“SaudiCom is coming at the right time to shed more light on this promising market and give the opportunity to all the attendees to explore more ideas about KSA market, the different solutions/technologies deployed, and the business potential and models that can be used,” Ali Amer, STC
The 25+ top level speakers including 16 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:
Dr Ahmed Sindi, CEO, Atheeb (GO) > 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
Attendance is free of charge for all regional service providers and early bird discounts and group bookings are available for all other participants; make sure to book you and your team along in time to save up to US$300 per person. To receive your free pass or discount, contact our Customer services department and quote your VIP code “SAPR4” by emailing telebookings@informa.com or calling +44 (0)20 7017 5506.


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