The FTTH conference took place from 8-9th November in Kuwait, opening the floor for discussions regarding the region's latest broadband projects and exploring benefits, challenges and efficient strategies to deploy ultra-fast broadband to homes and business within the region.
Graeme Lowther, Managing Partner of Salience Consulting, was on the VIP panel alongside CITRA, Qnbn and Oman Broadband, discussing on Transforming Economies – The Evolution to the Digital Society.
The session continued with Erik Whitlock, Associate Partner of Salience Consulting, touching upon Government and Regulatory roles in successful network investments with Akhet Consulting.
The event highlights was covered by Telecom Review magazine. See the coverage here.
Salience is proud to have become a member of British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) in June 2016. The Asian market is growing rapidly which offers numerous business opportunities for Salience to build business links and to gain a foothold in Asia. Having local presence in Thailand will facilitate our business by engaging in networking events and introductory services organized by BCCT.
Founded in 1946, the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) is the oldest foreignchamber and the largest non-Asian foreign chamber in Thailand. BCCT's mission statement is "To serve the needs and promote the development of British business in Thailand and as 'Partners in Progress' contribute directly to Thailand's economic advancement".
Salience Consulting is proud to have been supporting Awasr in launching the first specialist internet broadband provider in the Sultanate of Oman. Graeme Lowther, Managing Partner of Salience Consulting, delivered the opening address during the inauguration and touched upon the vision and mission of the company.
The launch event held at Al Bustan Palace in Muscat, Oman on 21st March 2016, became April's cover story for Telecom Review's, representing the significance of Awasr's achievements in leading the creation of a Gigabit high speed internet society. Also featured in the cover story were Mohamed El-Madhoun, Associate Partner of Salience Consulting and Ivan Skenderoski, Managing Partner of Salience Consulting.
See the cover story here.
Salience is a member of the prestigious British Business Group since 2015. This year BBG has started publicizing their members on the website and Salience Consulting were amongst the first few to be broadcasted.
On January 5th 2016, BBG also announced the BBG Ambassador Group whose role is to increase member engagement and further develop BBG membership. Roger Lee from Salience Consulting has been selected as part of the BBG Ambassador group.
Salience is proud to be associated with BBG and will endeavor to utilize the many opportunities that BBG provides.
Regulatory presentation by Salience at the FTTH Council MENA 2015 Conference held in Muscat, Oman Salience participated at the 7th Edition of the FTTH Council MENA Conference at Grand Hyatt, Muscat, Oman. The Conference was inaugurated by HE Dr. Ahmed Al-Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications, followed by keynote speeches delivered by influential decision makers in the ICT industry.
Erik Whitlock, Associate Partner of Salience Consulting, were amongst the distinguished speakers who presented on 'Regulatory Consistency for Fibre Network Deployment' followed by publication for white paper by the regulatory & policy committee of FTTH MENA, which was distributed to all the participants at the conference.
Salience is a member of FTTH MENA committee since 2014. Erik Whitlock, Associate Partner of Salience Consulting, is a member of the Regulatory & Policy Committee and Ivan Skenderoski, Managing Partner of Salience Consulting, is a member of the Technology & Training Committee.
Salience in collaboration with Communications and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) of Kuwait conducted a one-day workshop with the aim to share the regional experiences in development of national Telecom Regulatory Authorities (TRAs) and National Broadband Networks (NBNs).
Salience brought world-class experts in Regulatory and National Broadband Strategy who shared their experiences and provided lessons learned from other countries and regions with some recommendations to consider for Kuwait. The developments in Kuwait with the introduction of the new CITRA authority were discussed as well as how the future might look like for the Kuwaiti telecom market development.
For Salience team this was a great opportunity to meet the key members of the Kuwait Telecommunications market which gave them a chance to learn more about the current situation in Kuwait.
The workshop was held in Marina Hotel and attended by participants from CITRA, MoC, MoI, Council of Ministries, Ooredoo, Zain, Viva and QualityNet.