The judging panel for the CommsMEA Awards 2015, which consists of five experts from the telecommunications sector in the Middle East and Africa, has been announced. Erik Almqvist, head of global consulting at Analysys Mason; Paul Black, director of Telecoms and Media at IDC Middle East, Turkey and Africa; Dr. Riad Hartani, partner at Xona; Tareq Masarweh, senior consultant MEA at Ovum and Hermann Riedl, partner and managing director at BCG Middle East, are the five judges on the panel.
Nominations are being checked by these judges, who will decide on the final winners before the awards.
The winners of the 2015 CommsMEA Awards will be announced during a gala dinner held at Jumeirah Emirates Towers on Wednesday 11th November.
The 10th edition of the annual CommsMEA Awards recognise the operators, vendors, regulators and individuals that have made an exceptional contribution the region’s fast changing telecommunications sectors in the MEA region.
The Awards will also honour companies that have invested in technology, implemented winning strategies and developed services to capture the hearts and minds of end-users.
This year’s awards include different categories that aim to cover different aspects of the telecommunications sector in the region; recognising innovative services and applications, specific aspects of operators’ businesses, and the progress achieved by operators in their entirety. The 10th edition will have two new categories: Network Optimisation Award and Industry Service Award.