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Analysys Mason Joins SAMENA Council's Membership

Analysys Mason Joins SAMENA Council's Membership

Dubai - October 31, 2017 - SAMENA Council has announced the joining of Analysys Mason as a new member. Analysys Mason joins leading regional telecom operators, renowned global telecom technology providers, and specialist firms that are already a part of the Council's membership.

Providing local and regional perspectives on global issues and trends within the industry, Analysys Mason is a global consultancy and research firm specializing in telecoms, media and technology and has been delivering specialist advice for more than 30 years. The company is constantly monitoring developments in digital services and digital transformation, which are key priority areas for SAMENA Council.

Mr. Bocar BA, CEO of SAMENA Council, said, "Analysys Mason is a renowned name in the industry's knowledge space. We are excited to have this wonderful and resourceful participation from Analysys in SAMENA Council's capacity-building and advocacy work. We look forward to creating and delivering new insights to the industry with Analysys Mason's capable involvement, and anticipate welcoming the regional team to SAMENA Council's upcoming regional conferences and leadership events. All this should bring strategic benefits for Analysys Mason as well."

"In the midst of the growing activity of the SAMENA council, Analysys Mason is thrilled to re-join SAMENA and thus demonstrate our long-term commitment to supporting the industry in the region to grow and transform. We look forward to meeting, discussing and working with all SAMENA council members to provide them with our insights on the challenges facing the industry." Stated - Johann Adjovi, Principal and Head of Middle East, Analysys Mason.

Since its inception, SAMENA Telecommunications Council's membership platform has played an integral role in generating new approaches to deal with key industry challenges, bringing regulators, operators and vendors together, while working toward addressing digital development matters that will define the future of the industry. Voicing the need for public-private partnerships and representing the private sector's needs and issues have been key elements of such efforts by SAMENA Council. With research and facts-based knowledge exchange with Analysys Mason's participation within the membership, it may be possible to augment existing efforts in the industry's best interest.


About SAMENA Telecommunications Council
SAMENA Telecommunications Council is South Asia - Middle East - North Africa (SAMENA) region’s premier industry association of telecom operators and service providers. SAMENA Council voices network operators’ issues and needs to regulators, policymakers, and international institutions. The largest regional telecom groups, including Saudi Telecom, Etisalat, Batelco, Ooredoo, Viva Kuwait, Orange Jordan, Turk Telekom, Zain, Omantel, among other leading operators and technology companies, are a part of the Council’s membership. SAMENA Council is a sector development partner to the private and the public sectors, and believes in bringing all stakeholders closer together to help create a sustainable business environment for the industry, and to accelerate digital development in regional economies.

As an international non-profit organization, SAMENA Council is contributing to the understanding of cross-stakeholder priorities within the public and the private sectors. The Council has created a unique regional position as the regulatory reach and operator advocacy organization, promoting institution-level engagements with leading private and public-sector organizations.

SAMENA Council was founded in 2006. In February 2016, Saudi Telecom Company, represented by Dr. Khaled Biyari, became the chairman of the Board of Directors of SAMENA Council.

About Analysys Mason
Analysys Mason is a global consulting and research firm specialising in telecoms, media, technology and digital services. Since 1985, our company has played an influential role in key industry milestones and helped clients through major shifts in the market.

We continue to be at the forefront of developments in the digital economy and are advising clients on new business strategies to address disruptive technologies.

To see the range of clients we work with and examples of projects and expertise visit our website or keep up to date with the latest TMT thought leadership follow us on twitter @AnalysysMason