A judging panel comprising top industry experts has been assembled to decide the winners for the 2017 edition of the CommsMEA Awards.

This year's judging panel consists of Paul Black, director of telecoms, media and IoT, IDC Middle East, Turkey & Africa; John Curtis-Oliver, Partner at Boyden; Erik Almqvist, managing director, goetzpartners management consultants; Dr. Riad Hartani, partner, Xona; Marc Biosca, partner and leader of communications, Media and Technology Practice - A.T. Kearney Middle East; David Panhans, partner and managing director, the Boston Consulting Group; Tareq Masarweh, lead analyst - consulting at Ovum (an Informa business) and Rogerio Dienes, partner at Oliver Wyman.

This year has already seen an impressive number of nominations sent in from across the MEA region to the CommsMEA team. Those who haven't nominated can still nominate for the awards before the deadline.

The nominations will be scrutinised before being presented to the judges, who will decide on the final winners.

The winners of the 2017 CommsMEA Awards will be announced in front of an elite audience comprising the leaders from the region's telecoms sector during a gala dinner, at The Grosvenor House, Dubai, on 20 November.

The CommsMEA Awards recognise the operators, vendors, and regulators that have made an outstanding contribution to the region's fast changing telecoms sector.

Click here to view last year’s winners.