Last week, I attended the Gitex tradeshow in Dubai. There are a lot of different sections to the tradeshow but overall, the show is huge. The telecommish section is like a mini Mobile World Congress for the Middle East. In fact, when I went into the booth section, I could have easily been at Mobile World Congress.
I would say there were three main themes:
1. LTE. The need for speed dominates here.
2. Cloud. This is a big theme as well. The delivery of enterprise telecom services via the cloud is no longer a thing of the future.
3. Video Conferencing Services. I saw many vendors showing and demoing these services, including telepresence-like solutions. The demos were good and made them feel “real” to anyone watching.
This is definitely a great place to do business and I expect I’ll be returning here again.