About SAMENA Telecommunications Council

SAMENA Telecommunications Council is tri-regional not-for-profit industry association spanning more than 25 countries, including Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. It represents the interests of more than 85 telecom operators and service providers in the fixed and mobile space, and stakeholders from the wider digital ecosystem, including technology-, equipment- and software manufacturers, internet companies, consulting companies, academia and regulatory authorities.

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To be recognized as the unified Telecom Operators’ voice and the leading Digital Stakeholder Platform for consensus-driven policy- and regulatory change in the SAMENA region.

It is SAMENA’s mission to serve as a sector-development partner to governments and industry for the joint creation of a flourishing and sustainable ICT sector to enable sustainable digital transformation. Our key objectives are to enable sustainable growth, incentivize investments and broaden value creation through effecting adoption of new regulatory approaches in the areas of Digital Services, Data Regulation, Spectrum Management, and Industry Fees & Taxation.

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Board of Directors

SAMENA Telecommunications Council’s Board of Directors is a body of elected and appointed chief executives or organizational heads of telecommunications companies that are officially part of SAMENA’s membership.


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Telecom Leaders' Summit 2017

30th April, 2017

Atlantis, The Palm,
Dubai, UAE

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Regulatory Summit 2017

12th April, 2017

Ritz Carlton,
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Beyond Connectivity 2017

16th March, 2017

Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel,
Muscat, Oman

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