On behalf of Etisalat, I would like to welcome you to the WiMAX Forum, the leading conference and exhibition for the maturing WiMAX ecosystem.
During this important meeting of the industry’s top visionary minds, you will have the opportunity to discuss the emerging WiMAX opportunities and profitable strategies to meet the growing demand for internet connectivity and wireless broadband services. 2010 is expected to witness a tremendous growth in the region in commercial WiMAX supported by multi-band devices.

The diverse WiMAX ecosystem is changing lives worldwide and we are here to ascertain the mixture of leading Internet technologies that are capable of delivering on the promise of affordable, multi-megabit wireless broadband.

The Forum will provide a focal point to the industry in defining the future of mobile broadband and the role of WiMAX. WiMAX brings an open standard and is already showing the possibilities that widespread wireless broadband enables.

This technology will help accelerate the delivery of the personal media experience in the home, and enable new productivity in enterprises. During the WiMAX Forum, you will have the chance to investigate and discuss the strong potential for WiMAX to bridge the digital divide in your economies by bringing affordable, fast broadband services to underserved areas very rapidly and cost effectively. Etisalat took the leap forward with introducing the WiMAX in the region in the year 2007 and is vastly deploying the WiMAX technology across Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.

As the Gold Sponsor of the Forum, we are delighted to share our experiences as pioneers in leading-edge wireless broadband technologies across the region. We look forward to meeting you at the forum and I wish you a very productive and informative two days.

Menu Al Labad
Chief Marketing Officer