SAMENA Council to hold Convergence summit in Kuwait

Agenda stresses on the need for stakeholders from public and private sector to collaborate
Eng. Salim Muthib Al-Ozainah, Chairman and CEO, CITRA
Eng. Salim Muthib Al-Ozainah, Chairman and CEO, CITRA

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SAMENA Telecommunications Council will hold its Convergence series of conferences this year in Kuwait on December 4th, 2017. The conference will be conducted with patronage of CITRA (Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority of Kuwait) and hosted by VIVA Kuwait.

The underlying objective of the conference is to help collectively realise that it is now crucial to take lead on important industry and national matters and collaborate to allow the industry as well as the national economy to continually foster and benefit from innovation across all fronts and facets of development. 

Bocar BA, CEO and member of the Board of Directors, said: "Industry stakeholders are amidst a myriad of opportunities and challenges that are associated with national and regional-level digital development. Commitments to make better use of ICTs, to achieve unique socio-economic advantages, and to make progress toward the fulfillment of sustainable development agenda, require productive and sustained dialogue. As SAMENA Council believes in continuous sustainable dialogue, Convergence is an important part of what we have striven toward throughout 2017 and will aim for in 2018 as we address the issues and challenges associated with digital services, data regulation, spectrum management, and industry fees."

Convergence to Kuwait's tentative agenda focuses on regulatory transformation for fulfilling the digital agenda, stakeholder preparation for the 5G World and harmonising efforts in terrestrial, satellite, regulatory co-operation, and public policy considerations for OTTs.

SAMENA Council has said that it openly invites private-sector players to participate in Convergence.

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