Digital Broadcast Power List-Mohamed Al Ghanim
The role of telcos in media and broadcasting has been growing as the technical and commercial commitment involved in each have become increasingly intertwined. Ultimately, however, it is the regulatory bodies that guide this process acting as convergence ‘referees’. As the official with responsibility for the region’s most active arenas for telco/media convergence, Mohamed Al Ghanim, director general of the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) takes the number 17 spot.
The TRA’s role in creating an environment in which broadcasters can leverage new revenues from IPTV, targeted advertising and by distributing content on mobile platforms is key. The TRA is also responsible for ensuring the commercial well-being of the UAE telecommunications sector, which in turn ensures the future of new content delivery platforms.