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du, Etisalat, Omantel and more to speak at the International Connectivity and Cables event

The increasing demand for capacity in the Middle East and African region has led telecom operators to increase investment in new cable projects.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, February 16, 2017 / -- With numerous new cable systems being announced and many cables planning for upgrades, now is the perfect time for key project stakeholders to meet.

IQPC is hosting the International Connectivity & Cables Conference taking place from 25-26 April 2017 in Dubai, which will highlight the latest developments in current and new cable projects, provide an in-depth understanding of the cable system models, mitigate challenges in cable upgrade, laying and maintenance and best practices to avoid cable failures.

The 2-day event will feature discussions around their projects, future plans and requirements, plus best practices to mitigate challenges related to cable laying, maintenance, commissioning, upgrading capacity and avoiding failures. Whilst on the other hand the event will showcase some of the latest technologies in this field in order to successfully upgrade or complete new projects.
Speakers include:

• Mohamed Nasr, AVP, EMEA Cable Development, PCCW Global
• António Nunes, CEO, Angola Cables
• Mahesh Jaishankar, VP - International Connectivity and Infrastructure, du
• Jamil Al Koussa, International Business Development, Sales and Procurement, Omantel
• Praveen Aggarwal, Business Head for GCC Region, Bharti Airtel
• Artur Mendes, CCO, Angola Cables
• Loucas Balis, Product Marketing Manager, OTEGlobe S.A
• Faisal Al Samahi, Director, International Cabling and Infrastructure, Etisalat
• Rayan Alsaedi, Manager, Technical Operation of International Cable Systems, Wholesale, Saudi Telecom Co. (STC)
• Mehmet Akcin, Infrastructure Planning and Acquisitions Group, YAHOO
• Henry Bookey, Senior Researcher, Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics

The International Connectivity & Cables Conference will take place from 25-26 April in Dubai, and will feature keynote sessions, case studies and high-level networking sessions.

Find the full agenda, speaker list and registration form at or call +971 4 364 2975 or email for more information.


Media contact: Vidhya Suman, +971 4 360 2822,

Members of the press are invited to attend this important industry event. If you would like a complimentary press pass, please email Vidhya Suman at

Donna Bravo
IQPC Middle East
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