About Mobinets

WHAT WE DO

Squeezed margins, multi-vendor complexity and relentless capacity demands put unprecedented pressure on performance, management, and the costs of running your mobile and fixed networks.

Constant evolution and the need for speed in new service rollouts call for super-efficient, transformational OSS to stay ahead of the game.

You need to know your complex network inside out, with intelligent inventory & asset management.

You need to make the smartest performance and planning decisions possible and get assurances before you rollout new services with end-to-end visibility and a single point of truth.

You need to get eyes on the root cause of problems when they occur, with powerful fault management tools and visibility right down to the very last port.

And you need seamless team workflows to achieve accuracy and maximum efficiencies across your operation.

At Mobinets, we answer the challenges facing today’s mobile operator with the most powerful combination of OSS solutions available to give you greatest control & visibility across your network and help you make the smartest decisions every time.

That’s what we call NETWORK TRANSFORMATION.

OUR VALUES

Networks transformed through sustainable partnership

At Mobinets, we know that working towards a goal of transformation requires a partnership with our clients, a partnership built on trust, honesty, ethical business practice and collaboration for mutual benefit.

We believe that our reputation is only good as our last client interaction, so we expect and ensure that all of our people feel invested in our values, acting at all times with the highest levels of integrity, respect and professionalism.

We build business relationships for the long term. It makes good business sense for us and for our clients. And as such, we will never compromise our principles and values for short-term gain under any circumstances. And this commitment to our customers is non-negotiable.

Helping you achieve your goals of sustainable transformation, is our goal too.

Meet the Management Team

Labib Shalak

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

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Labib Shalak

Labib founded Mobinets in 2003, an innovative provider of Next Generation OSS software solutions for telecom network operators around the world.

Labib started his career at Mobile Systems International MSI (UK), holding several positions from System Engineer to Domain Expert on network enterprise platforms and Senior Consultant. He also worked for Siemens (Munich, Germany) as Network Planning Leader in charge of South Europe and Latin America; for Nortel Networks (France) as 3G Presales Support and Bid Manager for Europe; for Gemalto (La Ciotat, France) as Senior Project Manager for VAS projects.

In 1999, prior to founding Mobinets, he co-founded SETRAM, a telecom consultancy company providing mobile network planning services for major telecom operators. SETRAM was rebranded as Optimi and later acquired by Ericsson.

Labib holds an Engineering degree from the American University of Beirut and a Masters degree in Radio Mobile from École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications in Paris, France.

Meet the Board

Dr. Walid Moneimne

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Hussein Rifai

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Elie Habib

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Dr. Walid Moneimne

Dr. Walid Moneimne is the CEO of Aspenta, an Atlanta based USA telecom operator focusing on roaming worldwide and M2M.

Dr. Walid Moneimne is also the Chairman of NURATEL, a company specialized in business development and solution selling in the technology sector in the Middle East. NURATEL FZ LLC represents a certain number of leading technology companies in the Middle East.

Prior to this, Walid was the Senior Vice President for Nokia Networks for Europe Middle East and Africa and he served as Chairman for Nokia Siemens Networks for the Middle East and Africa region. Prior to that Walid worked in various senior positions in Dell as Vice President for Enterprise in EMEA and Vice President of HP for Emerging Markets and Regional General Manager at Xerox Corporation in the US and in Europe. Walid led very large organizations in his experience in sales, marketing and service. He led the pre integration team for the merger of HP and Compaq in 2002.

Among his many credentials, Walid was named as the Middle East IT executive of the year in 1996 and received the Life Career Achievement Award in 2001. Walid was also named the Telecom Executive of the Year at Arab Telecom and Internet Forum 2006.

Walid holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Grenoble, France, a MBA from HEC France and Wharton Business School, USA. He also completed a computer engineering degree from ENSIMAG in France.

He is fluent in English, French and Arabic.

Dr. Mehmet Unsoy

Dr. Mehmet Unsoy is a telecom technology leader, with 35+ years of data, IP networking and wireless communication experience. He started his career with Bell Canada in the late 1970's, helping to build the first public packet switching network across Canada. Subsequently he led various product development projects at Bell Northern Research (BNR) in Ottawa, Canada, introducing various packet switching, IP networking and broadband products for Nortel Networks.

During 1980's, Dr. Unsoy participated in the international standards organizations, as part of the Canadian team at CCITT, contributing as Chair or Vice-Chair for the development of various international data communication standards, based on packet switching.

During 1990's, Dr. Unsoy was responsible for growing Nortel's broadband product business in Asia Pacific. When based in Dallas, he was responsible for the growth of Nortel's wireless products, especially 2.5G and 3G growth. In 1999, Dr. Unsoy joined British Telecom as VP of Technology, responsible for 3G deployments across BT's 17 joint ventures around the globe. He also served in CTO and CIO roles with O2 in the UK, and Europe. During those years with BT / O2, Mehmet interacted with innovative suppliers for the roll-out of new mobile services on O2's networks.

Mehmet is on the Executive and Advisory Boards of several wireless related technology companies, in the U.S., Canada and Europe. He helps these companies with his deep technology and business experience and extensive global network in the mobile industry.

Mehmet has a BSEE degree from METU in Ankara, Turkey, and MS and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Canada.

Hussein Rifai

Hussein Rifai is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Management and Development International Company (MDIC), a company that provides operational management and consultancy expertise for mobile, fixed and data communication service providers (CSP).

MDIC is currently active in Central Asia, the Caucasus, Africa, and the Middle East. The company is recognized amongst its peers and customers as a leading, innovative service company in the telecommunications industry.

A former Chairman and General Manager of LibanCell in Lebanon, Mr. Rifai has more than 30 years of proven ICT/ telecommunications experience that includes the launch of several successful mobile operators. Mr. Rifai has extensive experience in strategy, financial planning, consortium setup and contractual negotiations. He is as well an investor in several companies involved in the telecommunications sector.

Elie Habib

Elie Habib is an experienced executive with over 25 years in public and private companies, international markets and the private equity sector. Elie is currently a venture partner with Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) and a VC consultant to the World Bank.

With Abraaj Capital (Dubai, Lebanon), Elie established and managed a $50 million private equity fund focused on investing and market development of high growth value companies in the Middle East region. Prior to that, he co-founded and led as a CEO a VC-backed startup that launched an innovative video delivery network until it was acquired in 2009.

From 2000 to 2006, Elie was SVP and GM at Nokia leading the Enterprise Security and Mobile Connectivity business unit, targeting solutions to Fortune 500 and Global 2000.

Previously Elie was a successful executive at Ramp Networks (acquired by Nokia), Bay Networks (acquired by Nortel) and Sun Microsystems. Elie is currently an active board director of several local and international mid-market private companies in various sectors of communication, media, analytics, cloud computing and SaaS. Elie is the co-founder and current board member of Lebnet the leading hi-tech Lebanese professional network in the US.