United Arab Emirates Minister of Tolerance H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan speaking at the SAMENA Leaders' Summit in Dubai.
The telecommunications industry has an important role in promoting tolerance because it allows people to connect with each other, says United Arab Emirates Minister of Tolerance H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan.
During a speech at the SAMENA Leaders’ Summit in Dubai, the Minister said it’s important that technology be used for good. He added that as much a capacity humans have to lie and hate, we also have the capacity to be truthful and loving.
He said: “The role of technology is shaping our future.”
He also praised the tolerance and leadership of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Father of the Nation, as an example all should strive to follow.
The potential of 5G was another topic the Minister discussed. He said: “5G has no time for any delay. It demands our attention now.”
He added: “A 5G world will only accelerate the challenges to tolerance.”
At the start of his speech, the minister thanked SAMENA Telecommunications Council CEO Bocar A. Ba, as well as Huawei, the main sponsors of the event, and co-sponsors Ericsson and Sudan’s Sudatel. The Minister said it was his second year in a row speaking at the SAMENA Leaders’ Summit.
This year’s edition of the SAMENA Leaders’ Summit, as with most years, was held at Atlantis The Palm, at the top of the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. With Huawei as the main sponsor for the sixth consecutive year, this year’s theme was 5G. The event brought together CEOs from major Middle East and African operators, as well as suppliers, vendors and more – including top executives from companies across the telecommunications ecosystem from around the world. Also participating was International Telecommunication Union (ITU, a United Nations agency) Secretary-General Houlin Zhao.
As an integral part of the SAMENA Leaders’ Summit, to accelerate the large-scale deployment of 5G, Huawei hosted the “5G is ON” Forum, which served as an occasion for 5G industry partners to discuss how emerging 5G-enabled intelligent services and innovations may help telecommunications operators to identify new business opportunities, thereby enhancing prospects for achieving growth.