Huawei forum to focus on broadband initiatives
Dubai, April 13, 2014
Huawei, a leading ICT solutions provider, is set to examine how national broadband initiatives are expected to transform the region’s socio-economic landscape in the years ahead at a conference, in association with the UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in Dubai this month.
The UAE's first Huawei Broader Way Forum 2014, under the theme ‘National Broadband Networks’ will take place on April 29 at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel.
Huawei has previously held Broader Way Forums in key countries across the world highlighting top industry topics such as mobile communications, broadband and data security.
The conference will bring together senior-level industry stakeholders from the UAE’s public sector as well as top analysts, operators, and consultancy firms.
It will investigate the role of national broadband networks in driving economic transformation, the current state of broadband infrastructure in the UAE, and provide insights on how governments and businesses can work together to maximise the public value of such infrastructure policies.
Mohammed Nasser Al Ghanim, director general, TRA, said: “We are constantly seeking to work with all relevant entities to create the necessary national infrastructure to expand broadband access to more communities across the nation.”
“The 2014 Broader Way Forum serves as a dedicated platform for such dialogue. As a world leading company, Huawei has great experience from around the globe and within the UAE in creating next-generation ICT infrastructure. Leveraging the best global insights, local market intelligence, and with input coming from top telecom research and consultancy firms, we look forward to advancing the UAE’s vision for a national digital economy,” he said.
Shiyaohong, president of Huawei Middle East, said: “National broadband networks (NBNs) have been embraced by governments around the world—including several initial projects in the Middle East—as a tool for driving economic growth and national competitiveness by providing universal high-speed communication services to the public.
“National broadband rollouts do, however, require substantial investments and can take several years to implement. Considering the diversity of actors involved—from governments, operators and other third parties—nations across the globe have been exploring a diversity of NBN strategies to cultivate public investment, drive healthy competition in the market, and deliver connected solutions to the public at large.” - TradeArabia News Service