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Ayman Elnashar
VP & Head of Technology Planning - ICT & Cloud at du


Ayman Elnashar received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering (Communications and Electro-physics) from Alexandria University, in 1995 and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical communications engineering from Mansoura University in 1999 and 2005, respectively. He has 20+ years of experience in telecoms industry including 2G/3G/LTE/5G/WiFi/IoT/MW/Fiber. He was part of three major start-up telecom operators in MENA region (Orange/Egypt, Mobily/KSA, and du/UAE) and held key leadership positions. 

Currently, he is VP & Head of Technology Planning – ICT & Cloud with the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Co. “du”, UAE. He is the founder of the Terminal Innovation Lab and UAE 5G innovation Gate (U5GIG). He is currently leading the transformation of du core network and cloud infrastructure towards SDN/NFV and native 5G cloud core. Prior to this assignment, he was Sr. Director – Wireless Broadband, Terminals and IoT where he managed and directed the evolution, evaluation, and introduction of du broadband networks, terminals and IoT including LTE/LTE-A, HSPA+, WiFi and NB-IoT. Prior to this, he was with Mobily, Saudi Arabia, from June 2005 to Jan 2008 as Head of Projects. He played key role in contributing to the success of the mobile broadband network of Mobily/KSA. From March 2000 to June 2005, he was with orange Egypt where he was responsible for the mobile network operation.

He published 20+ papers in wireless communications arena in highly ranked journals and international conferences. He is the author of “Design, Deployment, and Performance of 4G-LTE Networks: A Practical Approach” published by Wiley in May 2014 and “Practical Guide to LTE-A, VoLTE and IoT: Paving the Way Towards 5G,” to be published by Wiley in Aug 2018.

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Agenda Sessions

  • 5G innovations and vision in MENA

    , 12:45