Middle East 2018 GCCM - Dubai 10th & 11th October

 Middle East 2018 GCCM

Carrier Community (CC) is a global telecom club established in 2008 and organizing annual global carrier community meetings in Dubai since 2014 for the members. CC was organizing its 5th annual Middle East 2018 GCCM – Dubai  at the Raffles Hotel on October 10-11th, 2018 successfully. More than 250+ Club Members representing decision-makers from the Tier-1, Tier-2 and Tier-3 iwere meeting and networking in Dubai.

The Carrier Members were getting together from Voice, Data, SMS, Mobile, VAS, Cable, Satellite, Data Centers and other related segments. For further details regarding event statistics and post-event material, please scroll down to view.


REASONS TO ATTEND Middle East 2018 GCCM - Dubai
  1. An exclusive wholesale telecom operator event with only service providers attending
  2. Meet more than 250+ wholesale members representing 130+ regional and international telecom operators.
  3. Competitive entrée rates for 2 days at EUR 450 per delegate including all leisure activities and networking receptions.
  4. Network in a private, relaxed and exclusive environment.
  5. Full day business networking sessions and interesting executive panel sessions to attend
 Middle East 2018 GCCM - Statistics
Wednesday, October 10
08:30 - 10:30 Registration-Morning Coffee Reception
08:30 - 12:30 Members one-to-one meetings
11:15 - 12:00


Topic: Internet of Things (IoT) and the new reality and opportunities

12:30 - 13:30 Networking Lunch Break
13:30 - 18:00 Members one-to-one meetings
14:15 - 15:00

Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session.

Topic: The role of Datacenters in the region to meet future demand

18:00 - 18:30 Closure of Day 1
19:30 - 22:00 Welcome Networking Reception with drinks and canapes at Q43 Lounge
Thursday, October 11
09:00 - 10:30 Registration-Morning Coffee Reception
09:00 - 11:00 Members one-to-one meetings
11:15 - 12:00

Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session.

Topic: Cloud Challenges, Trends & Opportunities

12:30 - 13:30 Networking Lunch Break
17:00 - 18:30 Closing Networking Drink Reception with Drinks and Canapés at Crossroads Cocktail Bar
17:00 - 17:30 Official GCCM Closure
The Raffles Hotel
13th Street, Sheikh Rashid Rd, Wafi city - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
+971 4 324 8888

Situated in the heart of the city, Raffles Dubai enjoys the perfect location just 10 minutes from Dubai International Airport, connected to Wafi Mall, Dubai’s premium lifestyle and entertainment complex with a designated Kids Zone as well as a short drive from Downtown Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall. In addition, major shopping, cultural and tourist attractions are minutes away, ideal for leisure travellers.

The Raffles Hotel
13th Street, Sheikh Rashid Rd, Wafi city - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
+971 4 324 8888

Special Rate: We have arranged special contingent rates with the Raffles Hotel which include breakfast and all taxes.

Rooms are limited and subject to availability.

Single Occupancy: 330.00 €

Double Occupancy: 360.00 €

To book your room please either email Karine Davidyan to arrange your room and receive the rates and booking form: [email protected]

or  click here and complete form with credit card details to process your request faster and secure the room.

Telecom Event Middle East 2018 GCCM - Speaker
Erik van Stokkom
Director at VSC

Based at Lago di Como in Italy, VSC provides strategic advisory services in M&A, Business Development & Media for the telecommunication industry. Over the last 25 years, Erik developed extensive expertise and deep domain knowledge working at major telecom companies. His international career includes senior & executive level positions. Over the years, Erik has been a regular speaker & moderator at major international telecom conferences.

Telecom Event Middle East 2018 GCCM - Speaker
Tannya D. Jajal
Incoming Associate Project Manager at VMware

Tannya is a techno-optimist who is passionate about carving out an exciting cloud-based future. She works with VMware, a market leader in cloud infrastructure and volunteers her time to consult tech-startups in the region. Tannya was a speaker at one of the first TEDx Youth events in Dubai. Over the past 5 years, she has been a part of Intelligent Optimism, a global organization that encourages people to be optimistic about the future based on science and technology. Tannya is a science and technology journalist. Her articles have been featured by SME strategy, and by editors on the top news forum Medium. 


Telecom Event Middle East 2018 GCCM - Speaker
Halil Kama
Peering Advisor at LINX

Halil Kama is a peering advisor for the London Internet Exchange (LINX). The largest non-profit purely mutual Internet Exchange operator in the world. He has several years experience of working at the heart of the internet with vast exposure to over 750+ of the top ranking internet & telecoms companies globally, enabling connections to millions of users daily.

Telecom Event Middle East 2018 GCCM - Speaker
Darren Stratton
Senior Director Fixed & Datamena Business Enterprise Business at DU

ICT Sales Director with over 25+ years experience with over 15 years working Internationally. Performing Client Engagement & Business Development, Project & Service Management, backed with a track record of successfully winning business & delivering projects whilst increasing the profitability & revenue of those services. Strong Technical and Commercial background with good International Management and Relationship building successes. Disciplined and enthusiastic worker with high standards. Excellent communicating skills in dealing with personnel and clients at strategic levels. Diplomat, Listener, Bridge Builder, Motivator and Creative Solution Finder.

Specialties: Managed Services, International Connectivity, Enterprise and Wholesale

Telecom Event Middle East 2018 GCCM - Speaker
Andrew Grenville
CEO at Orixcom

Over 30 years in telecoms/IT across multiple roles. 12 years in UAE, 7 years in Singapore, and previously in UK – involved in 6 start-ups along the journey.

Currently CEO of Orixcom, an international managed services, cloud connectivity and telecoms company, focused on the Middle East. Orixcom solves connectivity and IT problems for large Enterprise and carrier customers, with a focus on providing leading edge solutions which bring both technical excellence and commercial delight. Previously Andrew was Executive Vice President at du (UAE) as part of the founding leadership team. Earlier senior roles included StarHub, BT, Racal. Regular conference speaker on telecom and cloud, and likes to challenge and disrupt the status quo to force change and customer centric thinking. Lives in Dubai since 2005.

Telecom Event Middle East 2018 GCCM - Speaker
Pete Hall
Sales Director at Orixcom

A Senior Executive with over twenty years of leadership roles in the technology industry.  A dedicated individual with a long track record of success in sales, marketing and business strategy with repeated success in technology start-ups as well as one of the World’s largest public companies.   After graduating from University in UK, he spent eight years with his first company and a journey from Start-Up to IPO and an impressive listing on the London Stock Exchange in the FTSE100.  In the last ten years, he has been a VP and member of the Executive Leadership Team at Telstra Global, held a leading role within a Regional Licensed Operator and  Data Centre Provider in the Middle East, and today, he is part of the team that founded Orixcom, a Network Operator, Cloud Enabler and Managed IT business which has become a profitable, multimillion-dollar business that remains privately held.


Telecom Event Middle East 2018 GCCM - Speaker
Kareem Sobhy
Head of Sales at Equinix MENA

Kareem Sobhy is Head of Sales, Middle East North Africa region based in Dubai. Kareem has extensive experience as Sales Leader supporting Enterprise, Networks, Cloud & IT, Content & Digital Media and Financial Services Verticals in the MENA market, and has key in driving digital transformation in the region and building network and cloud ecosystems in the Equinix Dubai Data centre, which is a regional hub in the MENA region.  Prior to Equinix, Kareem held various Sales & Technical positions, including assistant IT portfolio Manger at The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).Kareem holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and is based in Dubai.

About Equinix

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world’s leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most-interconnected data centers. In 52 markets worldwide, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies. Equinix.ae


Telecom Event Middle East 2018 GCCM - Speaker
Saurabh Verma
Head - ICT & Digital Transformation - MENA at Frost & Sullivan

Saurabh Verma heads the ICT and Digital Transformation for the MEA region. In his role, he is spearheading the ICT team and is responsible for managing the syndicated research and consulting engagements for the ICT practice. Saurabh comes with 14+ years of research, consulting, and IT sourcing advisory experience.

He has got significant experience in the ICT industry, especially in strategy consulting and market research. Saurabh’s expertise lies in opportunity assessment, competitive intelligence and benchmarking, go to market and new market entry, diversification strategies, business model analysis and evaluation, end consumer analysis of technologies, portfolio development and pricing, location assessment, and vendor evaluation for IT sourcing.

Over the past decade, Saurabh has been a regular at various ICT conferences across the region. He has been a speaker and panel moderator at several conferences in the MEA region. Additionally, he has closely worked with both IT and Telecommunication companies on their business strategies and various other strategic and tactical engagements.

In this previous roles, he has held project delivery, consultant, and business development roles at GlobalData, IDC, IBM, Tholons Consulting, and other firms in the UAE and India.

Saurabh holds an MBA in Finance from the ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad, and a Bachelors in Commerce from Christ Church College.

Türk Telekom International is 100% owned by Türk Telekom and acts as its international business unit handling all international data and wholesale voice business functions. Türk Telekom International provides single account management and unified network operations over the entire Türk Telekom International network which includes 20 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey, Middle East and the Caucasus, covering a full range of Internet/data services, infrastructure and wholesale voice services to incumbents, alternative carriers, mobile operators, cable TV companies, Internet service providers and corporate customers. Türk Telekom International offers premium quality telecommunication solutions in the form of: guaranteed SLA-s, local experts, dedicated staff, centralized end-to-end network management, trustworthy and reliable attitude, delivering on commitments, on-time delivery, tailor-made, scalable and cost-effective technical solutions and a proven management team with a full service portfolio. Covering over 40,000 km of fiber optic network and more than 150 interconnections worldwide TTI is one of the most important players for the global telecommunications industry.

MADA is a telecommunications provider offering, International carriers and mobile operators, turnkey solutions and services.

Established in the year 2004, MADA footprint currently extends to Europe, the United States, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia.

MADA has points of presence (POPs) in major international telehouses in the United States (New York), The United Kingdom (London), and Jordan (Amman).

MADA portfolio of activities includes:

Voice and SMS Services, Satellite and Wireless Data Services, VAS for Mobile Operators, Project Management and Engineering Services.

For more information, please visit www.mymada.com



DIGITALK is a trusted vendor of Consumer, Carrier and Mobile platforms and applications to fixed and mobile communications service providers worldwide. Carrier Cloud is a high availability, unlimited capacity platform managed through a fully integrated suite of components, including automated rate processing, route optimisation, billing and bilateral agreements.By increasing efficiency through automation and reducing risk through real-time monitoring and analytics, Carrier Cloud drives down costs and increases service profitability. Launch rapidly and grow flexibly by visiting http://www.digitalk.com/carrier/.

Platin Telecom is a European company specializing in International Premium Rate Numbers (IPRN). IPRN is a value added service product, which can be sold internationally and used in countries where value added service numbers are not available. IPRN can be used for voice and data services, voting, live chats, call TV, quiz shows, and much more. The product has been very successful over the last years and has been implemented by various operators around the world.

Your Better Partner

VASUDEV GLOBAL is to become one of the largest carriers of international voice traffic in the world and a global leader in VoIP. VASUDEV GLOBAL’s strength is in the dynamic management, strong financial background, fastest-growing segments of global telecommunications—VoIP and mobile with access to tremendous resources and rich experience of the wholesale VoIP carrier business. Along with global voice termination, VASUDEV GLOBAL will add data services, prepaid calling services, including online Calling Card services and calling cards sold through distributors to their portfolio.

Innovating For Quality

Our investments in highly efficient global Voice over IP infrastructure and state-of-the-art Billing and Routing Management System allows us to deliver best of the quality route for every call passed through us. VASUDEV GLOBAL Network Operations Centers located in Hong Kong, and India combine state-of-the-art network management technology with around-the-clock dedicated technicians to ensure the highest quality of service to customers worldwide. VASUDEV GLOBAL’s VoIP customers and VoIP termination providers will get access to the web-based Partner Resource Center that provides easy and quick access to daily traffic performance statistics and dynamic reporting tools.

Vasudev Global Advantages

  • Simple and quick international operations
  • Increase profits and revenues
  • High quality of service
  • Increased business without capital expense
  • Increase efficiency of international business
Verscom Carrier Voice has been active in the market since 2003, pioneering and deploying IP based voice termination services across Middle East, Africa and Southwest Asia regions. Verscom Carrier Voice offers its partners a single source for niche call termination to fixed and mobile networks by leveraging its relationships with local partners and entities to provide a quality of service that is of the highest standard. Utilizing broad range of products, destination portfolio, and a ‘best of breed’ IP infrastructure complemented by a superb back office team, Verscom Carrier Voice is able to deliver the best voice services with competitive pricing and quality for both retail and wholesale. Verscom Carrier Voice’s extensive international reach and local know-how combined with a supreme network topology delivers inventive and flawless wholesale and retail termination services to its customers and suppliers around the world.

Odine Solutions is a market leading Systems Integrator and an innovative Cloud PaaS/SaaS Service Provider to Tier 1-2 Communication Service Providers as well as Wholesale Voice/Data Aggregators across the globe.
Our PaaS (Platform as a Service) bundles ODINE, our suite of intelligent wholesale voice business management applications which provides flexible policy driven routing, route optimization, offer management, rating, billing, number portability, technical and business reporting & analytics, as well as dispute management, with best-of-breed SBC, TDM/SIP Interworking, and Transcoding services.
As a part of our end-to-end approach to providing Solutions for CSPs, we have a wide portfolio of solutions including IP Voice, EPC, IMS and VoLTE, Wi-Fi Offload, SD-WAN and vCPE, DPI/GiLAN, and many others, with a focus on next-generation NFV and SDN based architectures.
With regional offices in Istanbul, London, Miami, Dubai and Lahore, Odine Solutions’ geographical presence, experience, and cultural fluency bridges Americas, Europe, and Asia, while uniquely serving emerging markets across Africa.
Through comprehensive software and professional services, Odine Solutions seamlessly builds, manages and operates new voice signaling technology, multi-vendor equipment interoperability and multiple transmission technologies in carrier networks. Odine Solutions builds defenses essential to helping service providers detect and block external threats and operate their networks with committed SLAs. Odine Solutions has developed solutions sized and priced for the range of service providers, including smaller networks lacking solutions on the market.
Leveraging IP expertise revolutionizing service provider networks, Odine Solutions is simultaneously fueling major IP transformation underway in the enterprise for business customers. For both carriers and the businesses they serve, Odine Solutions is deploying innovative new services such as Hosted IP Centrex and Unified Communications, as well as IMS, Mobility and OTT services, unleashing high potential applications, particularly when combined with the smartphone and tablet revolution.


LANCK Telecom offers global voice, messaging, and fraud protection services utilizing vast expertise and cutting edge know-how.

Founded in 2001, LANCK Telecom carries voice and SMS traffic worldwide on our own network of international gateways located in the USA, throughout Europe, the CIS, Africa, and Asia.

LANCK’s real-time fraud protection tools enable carriers to efficiently fight IRSF, PRS, robocalls, spamming, spoofing, SMiShing, and other types of fraud.

The list of LANCK’s partners includes over 1,000 companies. No matter if you are a small calling card provider or a multinational mobile carrier, you will be satisfied with service that we offer.

LANCK Telecom offers global voice, messaging, and fraud protection services utilizing vast expertise and cutting edge know-how.

Founded in 2001, LANCK Telecom carries voice and SMS traffic worldwide on our own network of international gateways located in the USA, throughout Europe, the CIS, Africa, and Asia.

LANCK’s real-time fraud protection tools enable carriers to efficiently fight IRSF, PRS, robocalls, spamming, spoofing, SMiShing, and other types of fraud.

The list of LANCK’s partners includes over 1,000 companies. No matter if you are a small calling card provider or a multinational mobile carrier, you will be satisfied with service that we offer.

Data Access Solutions Inc. is a Toronto, based company which was formed as a wholesale provider of International Voice over IP (VoIP) services. A unique blend of diverse skills and experience forms the unmatchable core of our company.Through our owned and operated state-of-art equipments in Toronto and with cooperation of our worldwide partners, we offer termination services to over 150 countries worldwide.Data Access Solutions is one of the first companies deploying the new generation Mera VoIP Transit Softswitch ll (MVTS ll) at its facilities located at 151 Front Street, Toronto, as core of its network to ensure high performance and reliability for each and every call Key benefits are: Support of SIP, H.323 and their Variants Advanced Transcoding Capabilities Accurate billing through its Oracle Database.
Since 2003 XICOMM has been developing, maintaining and designing voice over IP networks for businesses ranging in size from large corporation to medium and small and even sole proprietorships. In 2008, XICOMM launched its own dedicated network in order to become a world wide wholesale carrier. XICOMM is interconnected with more than 160+ carriers throughout the world, carrying over 5 Million minutes of international voice traffic to various destinations in the world on a daily basis. This enables us to successfully terminate your international voice traffic to anywhere in the world with the best quality possible and the most competitive rate in the market. Today, XICOMM is carrying over 5 Million minutes a day of international voice traffic to various destinations in the world. We bring together talented professionals with idea and expertise to provide solutions unique to each of our clients. The engineers, developers and Marketing Experts at XICOMM passes over 10+ combined years of knowledge and experience that guarantees our clients do receive the highest quality of Service, Our solutions are base on a combination of the latest technology, hi-tech equipment, comprehensive business experience and competitive rates. XICOMM's value proposition is centered on providing exceptional service to our partners every day. Our relentless focus on attention to our partners' needs is the cornerstone of our success and is what separates us from other telecom companies.

QBR TELECOM INC. completes 2 years in OCT’18 in wholesale voice carrier industry. QBR has grown immensely in terms of revenues and new interconnects ranging from Tier 1 to Tier 2’s in a short while. We are always looking to expand our horizons in the voice business and look forward to add more interconnects with the help of our experienced sales team.


IT-Decision Telecom’s cloud communication platform allows to develop faster and easier than ever before. Send SMS messages and VoIP calls to more than 200 countries with a single click!

We are global communication provider company of Messaging and Voice services with powerful and easy integration API (SMPP, HTTP) for SMS/Verifications.

Our SMS and VoIP platform it’s complex solution for sending mobile messages (A2P messaging, 2FA two factor authentication, OTP, marketing and other messages) as well as wholesale Voice worldwide.

Enjoy using our services and free unlimited 24/7/365 support."


As part of its end-to-end solution, FGTglobal offers a variety of voice and mobile services to licensed carriers, mobile operators, MVNOs, VoBBs and fixed line operators. Concentrating on the emerging market of the Middle East, FGTglobal is carrying millions of minutes through its switching centers in London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and New York. FGTglobal is providing Retail Voice, Voice Hubbing, SMS Transit and Multilateral Roaming Services to the partners around the world. Being active in international long-distance voice industry since 2001, FGTglobal has been able to develop a well-diversified network of interconnections with Middle Eastern, European, Asian and North American Tier-1 Mobile Operators & Incumbent Fixed-line Operators.

FGT supports E-1/T-1 interfaces as well as STM-1 connections. Industry-standard ISDN PRI, SS7/C7, and ISUP pass-through protocols are all supported. For more information, please visit: http://fgtglobal.com/


Valuable Infocom Limited registered in Hong Kong is a wholly owned subsidiary of Valuable Group of Companies. We provide premium voice communication services for national telecom operators, mobile operators, wholesale carriers, prepaid operators & VOIP service operators. Valuable Infocom Limited provides a quality service via direct routes & by forming strong relationships with carefully selected partners. Valuable Infocom Limited operates an extensive network of direct routes. Our growth is fuelled by our world-class sales team in every market worldwide, backed up by a deeply experienced finance and operations team. We achieve success and quality of service to our customers through the people who work for Valuable. Every front-line employee is a wholesale telecom expert with no fewer than 5 years of experience and each member of the management team has 10+ years of telecom experience. Our success is built on meaningful, mutually beneficial business relationships with our customers and suppliers, a strategy that we will continue to deploy and invest globally. Valuable in short is a highly customer-centric organization whose motto is to provide best quality and service to their clients at a reasonable cost to them.

Dial Telecommunications (DialTel) is a Voice over IP (VoIP) services provider, which was established in 2013. Through its active marketing, constant search for new opportunities, keeping true to its slogan - “Priority on quality” and frequent participation in international conferences, DialTel has become a well-known and recognized VoIP company.

DialTel provides high quality termination to African, Middle Eastern, European, CIS and Asian countries, and has its own direct terminations in key African, Middle Eastern and CIS countries. DialTel also has around 250 interconnections worldwide, including Tier 1, Tier 2, National Telecoms, MVNOS and Calling Card companies. The direct termination network, the worldwide interconnections and the highly-experienced staff enable DialTel to service around 2 million minutes of VoIP traffic daily.

DialTel highly values customer satisfaction of its partners and consumers. To that end, the highly skilled and dedicated support team of DialTel monitors services on constant 24/7 basis, eliminating any issues instantly. DialTel encourages its customers to get in touch regarding any issue and appreciates every feedback made.

For more information please visit www.dialtel.net .


GCCM ME in Dubai was an annual regional event where I was able to meet with key partners as well as get introduced to new companies resulting in new opportunities & areas of cooperation. Personally, I was delighted with the robust delegation of attendees for both voice and mobile service as well as the attention to detail from the esteemed organizers. The structure and physical arrangement of the conference was refreshing and provided a welcoming platform to stimulate insightful discussions with clients. Premier events such as GCCM are a key pillar in the carrier community that enable the exchange of information and opportunities needed in today’s challenging telco environment. Overall, the event was a excellent occasion to facilitate the growth of the carrier business and for all participants to share their views on the market evolution across the product lines.
— Hugo Daniel Femat, Account Manager, Middle East at Orange / International Carriers
Thank you so much for a great experience and pleasure I've got attending GCCM in Cape Town! I'm looking forward to a further fruitful co-operation with your company!...
—Dimitry Shubin, Managing Director EMEA at Bungatel
We are enjoying supporting the event for the second year and look forward to our continued partnership in 2018...
—Wangeci Kanjama, - Head of Division Wholesales at Safaricom
42com Telecommunication GmbH
Apelby Communications
Chase Empire LLC
China Telecom Global Limited
Cloud one Limited
Cloudcom Incorporated
CommPeak Limited
Creotel FZ-LLC
Crystal Soft Solutions
Data Access Solutions Inc
Dawn Global Services Limited
Debross PTE Ltd
Deutsche Telekom ICSS
Dial Telecommunications
Digital Talk Solution Ltd.
Diamond Inscriptions LTD
Dimotel FZE
Epsilon Telecommunications Ltd
Etisalat Group
EVOX Trading
Exchange Telecoms NIGERIA
FGT Global FZE
Flames Group
FN Telecom LLC
Frost & Sullivan
G5 Telecom SAL
Globe Business
Global Integrated Communications Pte Ltd
Global Kvant Services GmbH
Global Solutions Inc
GTAcom Limited
Hashtag Telecom SRO
Idea Trade Sagl
IDT Telecom
Impressive Business Consultants
iNet Global Services Limited
Internet Mobile Communications Ltd
INFO-Telecom Shpk
IPro Networks Pte. Ltd.
Jigsaw Telecom
KAIR Systems Limited
Kami Telco Technology FZC
Lanck Telecom
Matrix Telecommunication Ltd
Mega Tel Communication Services
Mesh Telecom Inc
MTN GlobalConnect
Mush Technologies LTD.
NDV Consulting
NextPage Services Limited
nicos AG
Nobel Romania
Nordic Digit AB
Odine Solutions
Orange International Carriers
Orphy Telecom LLC
PCCW Global Limited
Platin Telecom
PLD International Voice
PMB Global Limited
Qatama Communications
Quantum Global Communications
Quiits Consulting Ltd
Rangan Technologies LLC
Sigma Telecom
Spectre Links
SVM Telecom LP
Sync Sound
Tata Communications
Telebiz International
Telecom Services Network (TSN)
Toptel Networks
Transneft Telecom
Trust Telecom
Turk Telekom International
UCMS Global Limited
Unicorn Communication
Valuable infocom
VASUDEV Global Limited
Vayu Telecommunications Limited
Vedaar Technologies Ltd
Verscom Carrier Voice
Virgin Mobile MEA
VoIPNeed Communications Limited
Wii Telecom
Yoip Networld Solutions Inc.
and Others...
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