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About the Policy Roundtable

SAMENA Accelerator policy-level roundtable on Fiber & IPv6/IPv6+ deployment, organized as a part of the SAMENA Council – Huawei collaboration during the UBBF 2021 conference in Dubai, focuses on policy, regulatory, and business enablement issues relating to fiber deployment and industrial digitalization. The SAMENA Accelerator is in continuation of the SAMENA Accelerators held last year in collaboration with Huawei, with special focus placed this year to correlate fiber deployment with socio-economic growth, especially in the rural areas of the region, and to build the case for accelerated fiber deployment as an essential ICT pillar, which can dramatically add to and support sustainable national GDP growth by engaging rural communities. Key incentives and enabling environment need to be provided and key challenges need to mitigated at an unprecedented pace to achieve universal access. Furthermore, accelerating Industrial Digitalization in the era of Industry 4.0 and IoT, with the aim of accommodating complex and distributed network applications, and allowing for Telecom Operators’ search for new streams of business growth, including through intelligent cloud network capabilities, demands speeding up the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 and also to IPv6+.


SAMENA Accelerator on Fiber & IPv6/IPv6+ is a hybrid event, with leaders and the audience participating both physically and virtually. The event will take place in Dubai, UAE.

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LIVE Broadcast for Virtual Participation of Registered Users Will Take Place Here:

Digital Collaboration Platform
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October 20, 2021 Join Us.

Agenda

Accelerating Fiber & IPv6+ Deployment to Catalyze New Business and GDP Growth

Dubai Local Time
(GMT+4)

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Welcome Lunch


Opening Global Connectivity & Digital Development Imperatives

Aims and objectives of the discussion, including focus on Rural Fiber and Industrial Digitalization with IPv6+
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Mr. Bocar BA

CEO
SAMENA Council

Scene-setting Transformative Power of ICT Infrastructure and Digital Services for Accelerating Socio-economic Growth

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Mr. Adel Darwish

Regional Director
ITU (Egypt)

03:55 PM - 04:25 PM

Keynotes

Shaping the National Digital Future: Five-Year Policy Vision of Inclusive Gigabit Society in the UAE and Achieving the Digital UAE Vision

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H.E. Eng. Majed Sultan Al Mesmar

Director General
TDRA (UAE)

NBN Stimulus: Innovative Policy Steps in the Provision of Ultra-fast Broadband Connections


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H.E. Mr. Bassam Al Bassam

Deputy Minister
MCIT (KSA)

Digital Infrastructure for “Decent Life”:The Necessity of Materializing Universal Broadband Access

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Dr. Fadhel Digham

Head of National Projects Sector
NTRA (Egypt)

Right-of-Way Implementation and Socio-Economic Development


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H.E. Major General (R) Azeem Bajwa

Chairman
PTA (Pakistan)

Tools and Incentivization Strategies for Fiber Development

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Dr. Isaac

Secretary general
Ministry of Digital Economy and Telecommunications (Senegal)

Panel Discussion: Fiber Deployment Experiences & Best Practices for Stakeholder Engagement

Key Focus Areas and Questions:

  • NBN Deployments and Lessons Learnt for Outside Plant and Inside Plant Environments
  • Operator Fiber Strategies
  • Innovative Technologies to Support Fast Fiber Deployment

Moderator

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Mr. Andrea Faggiano

Head of Middle East Telecoms Practice
Arthur D. Little (UAE)

Speakers

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Mr. Saif Bin Ghelaita

Executive Director Technology Affairs Department, TDRA (UAE)
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Eng. Mohammed Aljuhani

Vice President
Mobily (KSA)
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Eng. Fahad Abdul Rahman Al Ali

CTO
stc Kuwait (Kuwait)


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Mr. Lacina Kone

DG
Smart Africa (Rwanda)


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Mr. Tarek Shamekh

VP of Technology
Benya Group

Declaration & Closing Declaration Statement with Recommendations to Implement Way Forward on Fiber Deployment in Rural Communities

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Mr. Bocar BA

CEO
SAMENA Council

Opening Brief Note on Transition of Discussion IPv6 & IPv6+

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Mr. Bocar BA

CEO
SAMENA Council

Scene-setting Fostering Innovation and Closing the Digital Divide:
The Role of IPv6 & IPV6 Enhanced Innovation in Regional Digital Economic Transformation

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Mr. Latif Ladid

President
IPv6 forum (Luxemburg)

05:35 PM - 06:15 PM

Keynotes

IPv6 Transition Planning and Challenges in Africa, Creating Impetus for IPv6 Transition: Country Perspectives from Africa


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H.E. Mr. Thulaganyo Merafe Segokgo

Botswana Minister of Transport & Comm. (Botswana)

Transitioning to IPv6: Experience-sharing and Future Plans from Saudi Arabia



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Mr. Adeeb AlBraidi

GM Internet Services
CITC (KSA)

The Case for IPv6 and IPv6+ to Advance the Digital Economy of the Region: Achieving Digital UAE

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Mr. Abdulrahman Al Marzouqi

Director Digital Policies
TDRA (UAE)

Video Message on IPv6/IPv6+



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Spain Council

ITU & Member State Perspectives on IPv6 Transition


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Dr. Bilel Jamoussi

Chief, Study Groups Department
ITU-T (Switzerland)

Panel Discussion: The IP Innovation Landscape and the Future of Connectedness

Key Focus Areas and Questions:

  • Cloud-based everything, IoT, and Cross-Industry Digitalization and the IP Requirements
  • Network Transformation Experience-Sharing
  • The Role of Industry Value-chains and the Pace of IPv6 Adoption to Foster Industrial Digitalization

Moderator

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Mr. Izhar Ahmad

Director - Industry Affairs & Communication SAMENA Council (Pakistan)

Scene-setting Message

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Dr. Bilel Jamoussi

Chief, Study Groups Department
ITU-T (Switzerland)

Speakers

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Mr. Sholy Augustine

Senior Strategist
Omantel (Sultanate of Oman)
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Mr. Eddy Kayihura

CEO
Afrinic (Mauritius)
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Dr. Chafic Chaya

Regional Communications Manager
RIPE NCC (UAE)
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Mr. Chen Jinzhu

VP Data Comm Product Line
Huawei (China)

Special Message Work Together, Win Together

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Mr. Paul Michael Scanlan

CTO - Carrier BG
Huawei (China)

Declaration & Closing Declaration Statement with Recommendations to Implement Way Forward on IPv6/IPv6+ Adoption

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Mr. Bocar BA

CEO
SAMENA Council

Sponsors & Partners

Sponsor

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Strategic Partnership

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Participation

Venue

The Address Sky View,
Downtown Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Virtual Participation

Event coverage will be broadcasted live through SAMENA Council Digital Collaboration Platform.
Once registered (and in receipt of the confirmation email), you can access the platform using only your registered email through the provided link.

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