FOR RELEASE ON
December 7, 2006
Contact: Nermeen Negm, Marketing Manager
GITEX 2006 BRINGS TOP TELECOM COMPANIES TO SAMENA
DUBAI, UAE — November 30, 2006 — SAMENA Telecommunications
Council’s has reported great success in its recent participation at
"We’ve had an incredible interaction with top players from
all over the world. The interest and the willingness of some companies
to join in our cause for the collaborative expansion of telecommunications
in the SAMENA region is very encouraging," stated Mr. Thomas
Wilson, SAMENA’s managing executive director.
The event has offered an opportunity to both regional and global
telecom entities to learn about SAMENA, what it aims to achieve
in the SAMENA region, and the ways in which it can help operators
in getting their interests and visions represented.
"SAMENA’s presence at GITEX is reflective of our commitment
to bringing forth an unprecedented wave of collaboration to the
region. We have the team, we have the resources, and we have an
expanding Membership that believes in what we do and is determined
to making a difference and creating better opportunities for all
A myriad of companies interacted with SAMENA’s Executive Team and
expressed interest in joining the Council. Names of Committed Memberships
included Saudi Telecom Company, du, Huawei, NOVIACom, SkyStream,
Centile, Al-Sabah, among others.
SAMENA’s current Members, including the PTA, NTC, Teralight, Omantel,
and several others also participated in the event and interacted
with top industry decision makers both from within and outside of
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
to 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.