Three Factors Critical to Mobile Broadband Investment in the Mideast and Africa

Filed in LTE, Middle East, Roaming by on November 25, 2015 0 Comments

With a large population and increasing smartphone usage, the Middle East and Africa will offer a critical region for investment in broadband networks in the next few years. In particular, the area presents a tremendous opportunity for mobile broadband growth since many rural areas barely have any wireline penetration available now.

To this end, the next phase of LTE rollout in this region will be crucial. However, LTE deployment involves a number of complex technology challenges that will require careful management. At Syniverse, we have been in the thick of helping operators address these challenges, and based on this work, we have identified three factors that we think operators should place special focus on in investing in LTE.

I recently had an opportunity to explain these in a new article titled “Three Factors Critical to Mobile Broadband Investment in MENA” (on Page 56) in SAMENA Trends magazine, a publication of the SAMENA (South Asia Middle East North Africa Trends) Telecommunications Council. I invite you to read the article to find out more, and I would also appreciate getting any comments you have on this topic.

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Nour Al Atassi joined Syniverse in 2013 and leads the company’s business in the Middle East as Regional Vice President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa. Mr. Al Atassi brings more than 10 years of leadership experience with top technology companies. Prior to joining Syniverse, for six years he served in senior sales positions for MACH, before it was acquired by Syniverse. Previous to that, he served as Business Development Manager at HumanSoft, where he headed sales for the latest technologies in training and human resources development systems. Mr. Al Atassi holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Balamand in Lebanon and an MBA from the University of Wales in the U.K. He is a frequent speaker at the GSMA Arab World Summit and other industry events in the Middle East and Africa.

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