Network operators conference from today

987906MUSCAT: The 17th Middle East Network Operators Group (MENOG) conference, the latest edition of the international forum featuring key players from the region’s Internet network operations field, begins today at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The 2-day conference will bring together global Internet and communications leaders, pioneers, and stakeholders to share expertise and knowledge, as well as tackling pressing issues facing the sector. High-level representatives from key local, regional and international organisations, including the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), Omantel, Ooredoo, Du, Batelco, Jawwal, RIPE NCC, Netflix, GSMA, ICANN, ISOC, ASREN, ARISPA, Akamai technologies, Huawei, Sultan Qaboos University and Higher College of Technology among others, will participate in the conference to exchange ideas, skills and meaningful discussions on the latest international trends, developments, and best practices reshaping and influencing the industry.
TRA Executive President, Dr Hamed bin Salim al Rawahi said: “We are excited that the Sultanate is the current host of this year’s international forum as it presents us with a platform to highlight the country’s advancements in the field of Internet and communications and the government’s strategies and future plans to ensure our global competitiveness. At TRA, we are confident that we will gain invaluable learning and insights which we can use to further modernise our infrastructure, processes, and system to support the Sultanate’s transformation in this digital age.”
Paul Rendek, Director of External Relations, RIPE NCC (Reseaux IP Européens-Network Coordination Center), said: “Besides enormous learning and business networking opportunities, MENOG 17 presents participants with a practical venue to interact with their like-minded peers from all over the globe. — ONA