ADVANCED ELECTRONICS COMPANY (AEC) BECOMES A SAMENA MEMBER 2007/08/06

FOR RELEASE ON
August 06, 2007

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Nermeen Negm, Marketing Manager

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ADVANCED ELECTRONICS COMPANY (AEC) BECOMES A SAMENA MEMBER

DUBAI, UAE — May 29, 2007— SAMENA Telecommunications Council announced today the joining of Advanced Electronics Company from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the council.

Advanced Electronics Company (AEC) was established in 1988 to create local capabilities in strategic areas like advanced manufacturing technologies, communication systems, and product support. AEC has grown rapidly to become the leading high technology engineering and manufacturing company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Its Charter includes Design, Development, Manufacture, Testing, Modifications, Upgrades, Repair and providing Logistical Support of advanced Electronic Products and Systems for Telecom, Military, and Industrial Customers.

AEC's efforts are directed towards developing national capabilities in strategic areas through technology transfer, regular training and in-house research & development, thereby enhancing the operational readiness of advanced systems through local maintenance and support. It has been able to acquire considerable technological knowledge through partnership with international companies and development of comprehensive R & D capabilities. More than 10% of AEC staff are working in R&D.

So far, AEC has been a key player in the Telecom market in Saudi Arabia where it has been involved in major fixed, mobile, and data network rollouts over the last 12 years. In addition, AEC has been involved lately in deploying new Value-Added Services for mobile operators in the Kingdom.

Presently, AEC is also involved in a number of significant national defense, telecommunication, Civil & Industrial projects and providing its products and service to leading international companies.
For more information, please refer to AEC web site: www.AECL.com


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.