NOKIA SIEMENS NETWORKS BECOMES A SAMENA MEMBER 2007/11/29

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November 29, 2007

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NOKIA SIEMENS NETWORKS BECOMES A SAMENA MEMBER

DUBAI, UAE - November 22, 2007 — SAMENA Telecommunications Council today announced the joining of Nokia Siemens Networks to its rapidly expanding membership base.

Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of communications services. The company provides a complete, well-balanced product portfolio of mobile and fixed network infrastructure solutions and addresses the growing demand for services with 20,000 service professionals worldwide. Nokia Siemens Networks is one of the largest telecommunications infrastructure companies with operations in 150 countries. The company is headquartered in Espoo, Finland.

With a vision to connect 5 billion people by 2015, Nokia Siemens Networks started as an undisputed industry leader with the scale and ambition to become the number one enabler of communication services. Already the second largest telecommunications provider in the Middle East and Africa region, Nokia Siemens Networks is ideally positioned to utilize the strong end-to-end and convergence capabilities for further growth.

With a robust workforce of 4000 employees out of which 3,000 services professionals across 44 countries in Middle East and Africa region. Nokia Siemens Networks is driven by the desire to connect the world and forsee 5 billion people to be connected by 2015. Of these people, around 1 billion will come from the Middle East and Africa region.

About SAMENA
SAMENA Telecommunications Council is a tri-regional, non-profit telecommunications association that embodies a community of South Asian, Middle Eastern, and North African telecoms operators, manufacturers, regulatory authorities, and academia. SAMENA aims to be the ultimate promoter of collaboration and knowledge-sharing in the SAMENA region that spans 25 countries.