October 3, 2007
Nermeen Negm, Marketing Manager
HORIZON SATELLITE SERVICES JOINS SAMENA
UAE — October 2, 2007— SAMENA Telecommunications
Council has brought on board yet another valued member: Horizon Satellite
Services (HSS) is a registered Satellite Space Segment provider which
caters to the needs of clients from the Middle East, Asia, and Africa
for Wide Area Networks and Internet services via satellite.
addition to SAMENA’s membership portfolio further strengthens
the Council’s satellite operators base. With some regional and
global operators already a contributing part of SAMENA, it would now
become easier to facilitate the understanding of satellite-based communications
challenges and associated regulatory hurdles in the region through dialogue
between satellite operators.
SAMENA and HSS anticipate leveraging each other’s support mechanisms
to help abridge gaps between satellite operators, terrestrial operators,
and regulators on matters of need; while all play their respective roles
in expanding Internet usage throughout the region.
Horizon Satellite Services (HSS) is a registered Satellite Space Segment
Provider which caters to Middle East, Asia and African clients for Wide
Area Networks and Internet via Satellite Services. HSS with its Office
in Dubai Internet City, Dubai, UAE, provides full regional support through
its Network Operations Center for satellite links located in different
parts of the Middle East, Asia and Africa. The Network Operation Center
in Dubai operates on a 24-hour basis and monitors all HSS customers.
operates its own teleports from Germany with Open Transit Internet Backbone
Connectivity. HSS’ client base currently includes some of the
largest corporations of the region, operating in the fields of defense,
VoIP, distribution and Internet services (ISPs). The company provides
space segment coverage through EUTELSAT’s (W5, SESAT-II, W3A &
W6) & INTELSAT IS-12 Satellites.
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,
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.
Council is driven by telecoms issues that operators in South Asia, the
Middle East, and in North Africa face, and is determined in providing
its advocacy expertise to help aid the incubation of novel approaches
and ideas that would provide better means for the expansion and utilization
of telecommunications in the region.
in Dubai, SAMENA is chaired by Dr. Mohammed Ali Al Wohaibi, Executive
President, Omantel and is directed by Mr. Thomas W. Wilson, CEO, Teralight.