Meet Toni Eid, CEO of Telecom Review (Trace Media) a proud partner of Middle East Com.
The Middle East Com team caught up with Toni Eid ahead of the Middle East Com Conference and Exhibition, taking place at the Sofitel Dubai in UAE – 23-24 September to find out a bit more his focus at the event.
Com World Series: At Telecom Review you are at the heart of the telecoms industry in the Middle East and we are delighted to be partnering with you for Middle East Com. What have you seen to be the key developments in the region in the past year?
Toni Eid – Telecom Review: "The Middle East telecommunications sector is experiencing phenomenal growth. The region is at the heart of new technology deployments. It is one of the fastest regions in adopting new technologies."
Com World Series: You interview many CEOs and C-level executives from the operator community – what have you found to be the key challenges facing board level operators currently?
Toni Eid – Telecom Review: The use of mobile broadband continues to skyrocket. The tremendous growth of mobile is continuing and is gaining momentum as more and more services, as well as things, get connected. Driven by the demand for connected devices and new applications the volume and types of data moving across networks are growing exponentially presenting big challenges for operators.
The operator landscape is changing which is posing a new pressure on the operator to adapt to the new value chains that are being created due to the digitalization of various industries.
In addition, the advent of over-the-top (OTT) players also presents big challenges for operators. OTT applications are growing and are more and more taking shares from operators’ revenues.
With this the huge surge in data traffic and OTT applications, operators face the challenge of monetizing this traffic and find new sources of revenues while keeping the customer happy. The competition is getting tougher.
Read the full interview here: http://me.comworldseries.com/speaker-interview-with-toni-eid/
Com World Series: We are looking forward to the panel discussion that you will chair on 23rd September at Middle East Com. Please can you give us a preview of the some of the questions you will be asking the representatives from Nawras, Batelco and Alfa?
Toni Eid – Telecom Review: I will be discussing with the valued panellists all the above mentioned issues that are affecting the revenue sources of operators. And we will try to identify the best strategies and business models to overcome these challenges.