Meetings

Beyond Connectivity

SAMENA Telecommunications Council’s Beyond Connectivity conference is an annual event that brings together senior-to-top-level executives from regulatory bodies, telecom operator groups, technology companies and other ICT industry stakeholders, including consulting companies. Beyond Connectivity serves as a knowledge-sharing platform to bring industry experts together to discuss industry matters and business areas of interest to the industry, while providing a networking platform for the Council’s members. A key outcome of the discussions of BYC conferences has been the escalation of industry priorities and issues to the decision-making and policy-making tiers of the ICT industry, triggering further policy-level dialogue on key matters, with the involvement of both private and public sector stakeholders. BYC has also served SAMENA members as a platform for announcing business partnerships or to showcase their innovations, new products and services.

 

Beyond Connectivity 2018

5th April, 2018
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, UAE

Beyond Connectivity 2017

16th March, 2017
Muscat - Oman

Beyond Connectivity

11th May, 2015
Doha - Qatar

Beyond Connectivity 2014

16th & 17th March, 2014
The Regency Hotel - Kuwait

Beyond Connectivity 2013

6th & 7th March, 2013
Istanbul, Turkey

Beyond Connectivity 2012

03rd& 04th April 2012,
Al Bustan Palace, Ritz Carlton Hotel,
Muscat - Oman

Submarine Summit 2015

9th March, 2015
Dubai, UAE

SAMENA Telecommunications Council Achievements




  • Leaders' Summit 2021

    8th April 2021
    “Championing Digital Economic Growth from Policy to Reality”

  • SAMENA Trends

    April-May 2021
    Digital Interdependence and the 5G Ecosystem

  • Latest Open Consultations

    TRA Bahrain - Consultation on the Draft Order on the Reference Offer of Batelco for the International Cable Landing Station Access Service


    CITC - Public Consultation on "Radio Spectrum Allocation and Use Regulation for WLAN Applications"

  • Latest Video

    SAMENA Council CEO Bocar BA shares insights with CNBC on industry trends, needs and issues in view of expanding Digital Economy

  • Industry Reports

    Digital trends in the Arab States region 2021


    5G Outlook Series:
    Enabling Inclusive Long-term Opportunities
    January 2021


    Internet Country Report:
    Gulf Region
    December 2020

  • SAMENA Accelerator

    Building Fiber-optic Connectivity Corridors for Digital Economy “Lighting Up a Fiber Future”
    November 19th , 2020

    Accelerating a Sustainable Digital Economy
    “Evidence-based policies for greater digital inclusion”
    November 25th , 2020

  • Leaders' Summit 2020

    9th July 2020 | Dubai, UAE
    “5G+X: Harnessing 5G Across Industries for Investment Revival”

  • COVID-19 Knowledge Base

    Omantel initiatives during the current COVID-19 situation in the Sultanate of Oman


    Digital Development Joint Action Plan and Call for Action


    Dealing with the Aftermath of
    COVID-19 Through Collaborated Acceleration of 5G Implementation Aross the World


    5G + Healthcare: Technology in Action

  • 5G Developments

    Call for Action
    Dealing with the aftermath of Covid-19


    Combating COVID-19 with 5G
    Opportunities to improve public health systems

  • Press Release

    SAMENA Council: Covid-19 Impacted the World on a Scale that 5G Could Have Contained

  • Latest Member Updates

    Etisalat Digital launches its Cloud-based Electronic Medical Record platform
    View Details


    Maximize your home protection with Batelco ‘Home Security’
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  • Latest Industry Findings

    Impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on Development in the Arab region


    Arab Horizon 2030
    Digital Technologies for Development


    The Impact of EU Regulatory Frameworks on OTT Connectivity Providers