LiFi from Operator Perspective

A walk through on operator plans and potential use cases to monetize LiFi. Not many operators are yet involved within the LiFi development neither within the Light Communications Alliance (LCA). du is the only MENA LCA founding member where we see the value of adopting LiFi. A presentation by Fahti Abdeldayem, Lead Standardization and Compliance at du.

Question 1: What drives you?
LiFi is an emerging technology where we see a commercial value coming soon

Question 2: Why should the delegate attend your session?
To have a nice dicussion afterwards…

Question 3: What emerging technologies / trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Besides 5G, we see LiFi as an option for many use cases which can be fully served using LiFi

Question 4: What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
New revenue streams, new strategy alignments, new use cases.

Question 5: What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Readiness of smartphones, the market uptake compared to other technologies.

About Fathi Abdeldayem
Multilingual customer and business oriented Telecommunications Expert with +25 years of experience leading cross-functional projects with global key partners, vendors , customers, global operators and Tier 1 telecommunication industry players.
Started in Siemens in R&D, them moved to BenQ Mobile. The next move was to automotive industry in BMW and Audi in the automotive engineering. Moving back to Telecommunications as a consultant in o2 Germany (Telefonica Group) handling Carriers Roadmap and strategy, project managements, and E2E QoS.
Fundamental know-how in Requirements Engineering, M2M and IoT, Standardization, Smart City, 5G, e-SIM, Data science, AI, 5G, LiFi
Specialties: Product management, International Business management, Team leadership, Customer relationship management, Project management, Process improvement, Customer care and Go-To-Market strategy.

About du
du is one of the two main telecom operators in the United Arab Emirates. du offers fixed line, mobile telephony, internet and digital television services across the UAE. It also provides carrier services, a data hub, internet exchange facilities and satellite service for broadcasters. It expanded its services in support of economic and social transformation of UAE and operates subsidiaries such as EITC Investment Holdings Limited, Edara (Telco Operations FZ-LLC), Smart Dubai Platform Project Company LLC and EITC Singapore PTE. LTD.

Fathi Abdeldayem is speaker at the 2022 edition of LiFi Conference.

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