The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc to almost every single industry out there and over the past few months, the pressure has been on for telecom operators and vendors to take it upon themselves to ensure efficient connectivity and to help businesses function and navigate the ‘new normal’.

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As the world comes to terms with the effects of COVID-19, telecommunication providers have certainly proved just how crucial they are to the functioning of everyday life, and, even amidst this major disruption, there is now a real opportunity for operators to gain service and reputational ground with customers.

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The coronavirus pandemic is a humanitarian crisis that continues to take a tragic toll on people’s lives. There’s no denying it is also acting as a catalyst for change on a scale not seen before.

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Notes from the Chief Editor

Welcome to the 12th edition of the Telecom Review leaders’ Summit, welcome to Beirut.

Our Summit is always about sharing ideas and knowledge in order to shape the future together, this year, it is much more than that.

Today, we are proud to have the top leaders of the industry from vendors, operators and the Lebanese diaspora in the ICT sector.

We will discuss the 5G era, the new network capacity, and how to make this network secure in addition to technology affecting our daily lives.

A big thanks goes to our sponsors, touch, Alfa, Oracle, Ogero, Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia, Numbase, CSG, QTS, IPT Powertech, Data consult, Saugo 360, Comatec, Arabsat, Ja-Square and Krypton for their contribution, support and commitment to our Summit which make every edition larger and better.

A special thanks goes as well to our distinguished speakers, panelists and moderators. This year we have a combination of experts from the ICT and telecoms industry and from the academic field.