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The 19th Middle East Network Operators Group Meeting and Peering Forum (MENOG 19) recently ended on a high note in Lebanon, after participants from across the region and beyond spent two days discussing the most pressing issues currently facing the internet and communications industry. The regional forum brought together 250 key players in the region’s internet network operations, along with 100 remote participants, for two meeting days on 3-4 April in Beirut.

Read more: MENOG addresses peering in its 19th edition held in Beirut

By: Wangsu, Regional Vice President of Marketing, Huawei Technologies

We are all aware that 5G, the next generation of the telecommunication standards is around the corner. From an end user standpoint, who is not aware of the possible applications of this new technology the usual response will be – so what? Here we will try and answer this basic query in simplistic terms

Read more: 5G is coming, so what?

Under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Saad Hariri, President of the Council of Ministers, the 12th edition of the Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit held in Beirut has witnessed a high level of attendees representing leading regional and international telecommunications and ICT brands. 

Read more: Lebanese Minister of telecommunications: “Such an event helps Lebanon become an ICT hub”

The Reseaux IP Europeens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC) – the independent, not-for-profit membership organization that supports the infrastructure of the internet through technical coordination in Europe, Middle East and Central Asia, will shed light on pertinent issues concerning the growth directions of the internet community in the Middle East at the meeting of the upcoming Middle East Network Operators Group and Peering Forum (MENOG 19).  The event, which will take place in Beirut from 3-4 April 2019, will discuss major concerns connected to routing, the domain name system, peering, Internet Exchange Point (IXP) development and ongoing progress in the deployment of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) across the region.

Read more: RIPE NCC and OGERO to lead MENOG 19 discussions in Beirut

Alfa CEO Marwan Hayek has highlighted the phenomenal success of its Alfa Sports app, E-waste partnership with Ericsson and its +961 initiative at the Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit which is being held at The Phoenicia Hotel in Beirut, Lebanon.

Read more: Alfa CEO highlights success of its sports app, E-waste and +961 programs

“Telecom has always been the fastest and the largest in terms of growing investments in IT because that’s the only way they become IT-enabled to serve the market,” said SVP – Technology Middle East, Africa, and Central and Eastern Europe, Oracle, Mr. Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban.

Read more: AI, blockchain, and autonomous: the century’s revolution 

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