Mahesh Jaishankar | Vice President Of International Connectivity and Infrastructure
du | United Arab Emirates

Mahesh Jaishankar, Vice President Of International Connectivity and Infrastructure, du

Mahesh Jaishankar is the Vice President - International Connectivity and Infrastructure at du, the integrated telecom service provider in the UAE, where he leads the development of du’s global Infrastructure which includes investments in Submarine Cables and datacenters worldwide.   He was also instrumental and lead the development of datamena - the carrier neutral ICT hub in UAE.
Mahesh has over 20 years of experience in the Telecom & IT industry in the Middle East and India, where he has successfully led the Strategy, Business development, sales & marketing and product management of a wide range of telecom products and services.  .  
Mahesh holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communications and an MBA in Information Technology from University of Leicester.


Telecoms World ME day 1 @ 11:20


    arrier market in the Middle East is highly competitive due to the fact that many international cables traverse the region. These cables carry traffic between Europe, Asia and Eastern Africa. Both global and regional operators are competing for access to the region. However, barriers to interconnectivity remain. Hear from the leading wholesale experts as they discuss how to access these markets, how to improve connectivity and what the future holds for the wholesale market of the Middle East.

    Breaking boundaries in the ME: what opportunities lie ahead?
  • Accessing emerging markets in the Middle East for global and regional carriers
  • Capitalising on the geographical advantage of the UAE and neighboring countries
  • Driving the ME to become the subsea terminal hub between Europe and the Far East
  • Highlighting best practice to avoid cable congestion
  • Improving connectivity between existing subsea cables
  • Boosting capacity to meet the massive growth in data, IP and content demands between Asia and West Africa via the Middle East
  • Outlining the necessity to keep on top of technological innovation to compete in the region
  • Overcoming the barriers to interconnectivity
  • Planning investments carefully
  • Examining successful applications for growth

Telecoms World ME day 2 @ 11:40


    , submarine cables are a critical piece of the digital infrastructure puzzle. The industry is expanding rapidly – but not quickly enough to meet the demand for capacity. The Indian market is developing rapidly with 20 subsea cables and 19 landing stations, as is the Middle East which offers a unique opportunity. The Middle East region with 15 countries, has 14 countries landing 32 subsea cables complemented by six terrestrial cables with combined 105 cable landings. This panel will explore the driving forces behind the growth of submarine cables plus investment and partnership opportunities.

    Under the sea: the changing nature of subsea cables
  • Forecasting soaring bandwidth and its effect on the submarine cable industry
  • Leveraging existing resources, maximising investment and increasing revenues with CDNs
  • Enabling the reselling of infrastructure capacity to content providers, aggregators, broadcasters and OTTs
  • Ensuring sufficient streaming and storage capacity to tenants based on demand
  • Distributing content via servers in data centres to enhance the internet user experience
  • Exploring the possible investment opportunities and partnerships of the region and recent success stories
  • Consortium, private or hybrid models?
  • Raising concern over the vulnerability of subsea cables possibly resulting in increased government funding
last published: 15/Sep/19 09:15 GMT

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