FOR RELEASE ON
May 19, 2007
Nermeen Negm, Marketing Manager
CISCO BECOMES A SAMENA MEMBER
DUBAI, UAE - May 19, 2007 - SAMENA Telecommunications
Council today announced the joining of Cisco to its rapidly expanding membership base.
Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Today, networks are an essential part of business,
education, government and home communications, and Cisco Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are
the foundation of these networks. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create Internet
solutions that allow individuals, companies, and countries to increase productivity, improve customer satisfaction
and strengthen competitive advantage. The Cisco name has become synonymous with the Internet, as well as with the
productivity improvements that Internet business solutions provide.
In addition to hardware and software products, Cisco provides a broad range of service offerings to its clients,
including award-winning technical support and advanced services. Cisco sells its products and services-directly
through its own sales force and indirectly through a network of channel partners-to large enterprises, small and
medium-sized businesses, service providers, and consumers. Cisco focuses on three broad areas to guide its business
growth: core technologies, routing and switching; the service provider market; and Advanced Technology markets.
Today, with more than 50,000 employees worldwide, Cisco remains committed to creating networks that are smarter,
thanks to built-in intelligent network services; faster, in their ability to perform at ever-increasing speeds;
and more durable, with a generational approach to an evolutionary infrastructure. In the Middle East, Cisco has
two management hubs in Cairo and Dubai, covering the North Africa, Egypt and Levant and GCC regions respectively.
It has further offices in Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Morocco and Pakistan.
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.