Press Release

Press Release

SAMENA Council to Hold "Beyond Connectivity 2018 - In the Future" summit with Tech Mahindra

Dubai, March 11, 2018 - SAMENA Telecommunications Council, the tri-regional, non-profit telecommunications industry association that embodies a community of South Asian, Middle Eastern, and North African telecoms operators, manufacturers, technology providers, and specialist ICT firms and its new member Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering services and solutions with a track record of providing advanced telecommunications technology solutions to leading telecom service providers across the world, today announced that they will jointly hold the Beyond Connectivity (BYC 2018)Tech Mahindra Annual Communications, Media and Entertainment (CME) Summit 2018, themed ‘In The Future’. This is a major networking and thought leadership event for the industry that seeks to bring together representatives of the public and the private sectors, including leaders and top-ranking professionals from telecom operators, telecoms technology companies and leading consulting firms, active within the ICT arena.

To be held on April 5th in Dubai, the one-day Summit will provide a strategic knowledge-sharing platform for SAMENA Council's members and Industry leaders to discuss the evolving telecommunications landscape and industry challenges, and will highlight themes such as AI and software transformation, IoT and smart cities, customer experience, networks, cloud, and security.

The Summit aims to provide a comprehensive view into the future of Telecom Industry and the impact that Software, Disaggregation, Opensource, AI and IOT will bring as the future unfolds. This is Tech Mahindra’s premium Industry forum created exclusively for our Customers, where we collaborate with like-minded Technology Partners to discuss Trends, Technology Bets and Strategic Problems that CEOs of Telecom Service Providers are looking to solveManish Vyas, President Communications Business and Chief Executive, Network Services said.

Commenting on the significance of this event, Bocar A. BA, CEO & Board Member of SAMENA Telecommunications Council said, “Dialogue, co-operation and co-ordination in understanding what the future holds for us is central to our ability in being able to make the most of the promises it holds. For this, we need to understand what lies in the future and how the presence of new technologies, new man-created intelligence, and hyper-connectedness, whereby more machines than humans will be connected on our telecom networks, will impact our digital experience. SAMENA Council values and encourages its member companies to take active part in leading on defining industry agenda items that cater to the needs of all stakeholders. We are excited to note that Tech Mahindra is the first member of SAMENA Council to have ever joined the membership and proposed an agenda of a jointly-conducted conference in the first month of its joining. This is exactly the type of involvement our Board of Directors seeks from member companies, to be able to build industry communication bridges with concerned stakeholders."

The organizing team of SAMENA Council and Tech Mahindra may be directly reached for further information and membership related inquiries.


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 most renowned regional telecom operators, including Saudi Telecom, Etisalat, Batelco Group, du, Viva Kuwait, Orange - MEA, Zain Group, Telecom Egypt, Sudatel, Omantel, and Alfa (managed by Orascom TMT), 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 empowers stakeholders to communicate together and addressing the most pressing industry issues, in order 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 2018 in Barcelona, Saudi Telecom Company, represented by Eng. Nasser Al Nasser as its GCEO, was re-elected to chair the Board of Directors of SAMENA Council.

About Tech Mahindra

Tech Mahindra represents the connected world, offering innovative and customer-centric information technology experiences, enabling Enterprises, Associates and the Society to Rise™. We are a USD 4.7 billion company with 115,200+ professionals across 90 countries, helping over 903 global customers including Fortune 500 companies. Our convergent, digital, design experiences, innovation platforms and reusable assets connect across a number of technologies to deliver tangible business value and experiences to our stakeholders. Tech Mahindra is amongst the Fab 50 companies in Asia (Forbes 2016 list).

We are part of the USD 19 billion Mahindra Group that employs more than 200,000 people in over 100 countries. The Group operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, after-market, information technology and vacation ownership.

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