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The Infoblox SP Virtual Summit by Telecom Review was held on February 17 and addressed the theme “Thoughts and consideration for designing next generation service providers network”. The virtual summit tackled the requirements of next generation SP networks.

The two-hour virtual event featured keynotes and a panel of C-level executives representing leading telecom operators Etisalat UAE, Etisalat Misr, Ooredoo Qatar, stc and Vodafone Qatar:

  • Ramy Boctor, CTO, Vodafone Qatar
  • Hani Mohammad Yassin, Sr. Director/Technology Strategy, Etisalat Group
  • Günther Ottendorfer, CTIO, Ooredoo Qatar
  • Mohamed Farag, Customer Experience & Technical Strategy Director, Etisalat Misr
  • Yasser Najeeb Alswailem, Cyber Security VP, stc

Toni Eid, Founder and CEO of Telecom Review Group welcomed all participants and thanked Infoblox, the speakers and the panelists.

Jay Srage, the moderator of the session, gave an overview of the virtual summit’s theme and the topics that will be discussed during the panel. He then gave the floor to Dr. Cherif Sleiman, Senior Vice President of International Business, Infoblox.

“We’re all dealing with powerful market trends when it comes to services providers. We can start by the continuous challenge of declining ARPUs of voice and data that pushes SPs to contain cost by looking at ways to simplify their infrastructure and attack some of the operational complexities while aiming to find new revenue streams and monetizing news services. With 5G, the move to IP and IT has massive ramifications on telcos. All these dynamics require leadership and mindset change. From that perspective, we will show how Infoblox is helping companies to contain cost”, he explained.

David Ayers, Product Marketing Manager, Infoblox also have a keynote presentation in which he highlighted the criteria for designing secure reliable DNS infrastructure in 5G network.

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