SAMENA & Arab Advisors Group Join Hands for More Membership Benefits 2007/04/19


FOR RELEASE ON
April 19, 2007

Contact: Nermeen Negm, Marketing Manager
Tel: 971.4.364.2708
E-mail: nnegm(a)samenacouncil.org
URL: www.samenacouncil.org


SAMENA & Arab Advisors Group Join Hands for More Membership Benefits    

Mr. Jawad Abbassi Takes a Seat on the Board of Advisors    


DUBAI, UAE - April 19, 2007 - SAMENA Telecommunications Council has the pleasure of announcing today its Market Research Partnership with the Arab Advisors Group, a member of the Arab Jordan Investment Bank Group. Arab Advisors Group is a specialized research, analysis and consulting company focused on the communications, media and technology and financial markets throughout the Arab World (MENA) region. Its scope of services include providing primary research based analysis, market sizing forecasting, the competitive landscape, the regulatory landscape, market research, technology developments, market opportunity and risk assessment. It covers 19 countries in the Arab World: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen.

Moreover, Mr. Jawad Abbassi, the General Manager of the Arab Advisors Group has taken a seat on the Board of Advisors of SAMENA Telecommunications Council. Abbassi has more than 14 years experience in the telecommunications, & Internet fields & has founded the Arab Advisors Group in 2001. He directs the research and consulting activities of the company in addition to steering its marketing operations. Mr. Abbassi is also a frequent guest speaker at conferences and seminars related to technology and communications in the Arab World.

SAMENA Telecommunications Council welcomes Mr. Abbassi to the Board and looks forward to experiencing continued growth under his dedicated resourcefulness.


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, 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.

The 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.

Headquartered in Dubai, SAMENA is chaired by Dr. Mohammed Ali Al Wohaibi, Executive President, Omantel and is directed by Mr. Thomas W. Wilson, CEO, Teralight.

For more information about Arab Advisors Group visit www.arabadvisors.com