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30 May - 1 June 2022
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, UAE

30 May - 1 June 2022|Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, UAE


The home of on trend news stories, articles, and reports focused around 5G networks and technologies exclusive to 5G MENA 2020

30 May - 1 June 2022
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, UAE

Exclusive analyst opinion from Omdia: ZTE's i5GC Solution

This opinion piece summarizes the takeaways from ZTE’s presentation “Distributed 5G Core makes the vertical application adoption easy and fast” at the 11th 5G MENA Digital Symposium


According to a survey conducted by Omdia and 5G MENA 2020, the telecoms industry in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) expects the launch of 5G to have a positive impact on the revenue and profit margins of service providers in the region. But the survey, which is summarized in this report, also revealed that the industry sees challenges in deploying and commercializing 5G.

Download this free Market Survey to discover the survey results, analysis from Research Power House Omdia, and critical recommendations for service providers and solution providers in the MENA region.

30 May - 1 June 2022
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, UAE


Kicking off the 5G Digital Series 2020, access this free on-demand webinar as we look back on the last year of 5G in MENA and answer the burning industry questions

UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar were among the first in the world to launch 5G commercially and we now have live 5G FWA and eMBB. Whilst service providers are dealing with an increasing demand for data, declining revenues, OTT competition, high spectrum prices and more, 5G is set to relieve them from all their worries with the high speeds, low latency and opportunity for new products and services. But has this been the case?

Amr Ahmed Amer, Senior Adviser - Technology Development, Orange Interview at 5G MENA

Hear from Amr Ahmed Amer, Senior Advisor - Technology Development, at Orange as he discusses the companies latest project in CEM, including results and learnings at 5G MENA

Watch the full interview on YouTube by clicking here

30 May - 1 June 2022
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, UAE

Discover the 5G MENA Glossary

Breaking down your Network Slicing from your Network Security, and your eMBB from you mMIMO, delve into the 5G MENA Glossary to discover the meaning of the key 5G terminology.

Turkcell's Aysem Ertopuz on 5G and Digital Transformation at 5G MENA

Aysem Ertopuz, Executive VP, Digital Services and Solutions at Turkcell, gives her views on 5G's role in wider digital transformation at 5G MENA. 

Watch the full interview on our YouTube channel here


What Will Define the Future of 5G in MENA?

According to a recent report by Omdia, some of the key trends that can be expected in the MENA region in 2020 and beyond are largely driven by the diversity in the region. Indeed, in a region with such disparity, the question around the future of 5G in MENA is one that doesn't have a simple answer...

Q&A with SVP, ICT Solutions & Smart City Operations at Du

Click below to read this exclusive interview, with the 5G MENA team, Marwan Bin Dalmook, SVP ICT Solutions & Smart City Operations from Du discusses his most recent innovative projects, as well as divulges how the likes of blockchain, 5G and IoT will enable smarter cities.

Etisalat launches Open vRAN network and promises more

Etisalat has said it has successfully launched what it describes as the first Open Virtual Radio Access Network (Open vRAN) in the Middle-East and Africa.

In collaboration with Altiostar, NEC and Cisco, amongst others, Etisalat has launched the network allowing it to incorporate commercial off the shelf (COTS) hardware from third parties, in an attempt to reduce time to market and cost for its network deployment.