FOR RELEASE ON
May 29, 2007
Nermeen Negm, Marketing Manager
ALCATEL-LUCENT MIDDLE EAST BECOMES A SAMENA MEMBER
UAE - May 29, 2007 - SAMENA Telecommunications Council today announced the joining of
Alcatel-Lucent Middle East to expand its member base.
SAMENA Telecommunications Council welcomes Alcatel-Lucent on board, and looks forward to the
leadership's resourceful contribution to the Technological Committees & other active participation
in SAMENA's various events.
Alcatel-Lucent operates in 19 countries in the Middle East, with more than 1700 employees. It is strongly
present in the region having its Headquarters in Egypt's technology park, Smart Village excelling in
delivering turnkey solutions throughout the market and is considered a long term telecommunications
solutions supplier having been in the region since 1950.
Alcatel-Lucent plays a major role in building the Middle East telecommunications networks for many
world-class incumbent operators such as Saudi Telecom, Q-Tel of Qatar, Telecom Egypt, Sudatel, PTCL
of Pakistan and Maroc Connect as well as mobile operators such as MobiNil in Egypt, MobiLink in Pakistan,
Spacetel in Yemen, Djezzy in Algeria, and Q-Tel in Qatar. In addition, Alcatel-Lucent is the trusted
partner of regional and international operators such as Orascom Telecom, Etisalat and Investcom.
Alcatel-Lucent contributes in bridging the digital divide, supporting the United Nations Economic and
Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), whose member countries consists of the 13 Arab countries
located in Western Asia Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Occupied Palestinian Territories,
Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. The company works in
cooperation with ESCWA to develop concrete projects: incubation of local developers of added-value
services over mobile networks, development of broadband (DSL) access and applications, development of a
market information system for farmers and fishermen.
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.