Press Release

Press Release

Nexign Joins SAMENA Telecommunications Council to Enhance its Presence in the MEA Region

Nexign (a part of ICS Holding), a leading Business Support System (BSS) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider for communications service providers (CSPs), today announced that it has joined SAMENA Telecommunications Council, the South Asia - Middle East - North Africa (SAMENA) region’s premier industry association of telecom operators, service providers, telecoms technology providers, and digital space players. As a member of SAMENA Council, Nexign will be getting even more closely involved in local discussions and will gain more opportunities to share its outlook on global and regional telecommunication industry trends and developments.

Nexign entered the Middle East and Africa (MEA) market in 2018, following the confirmation and official announcement of its new corporate business strategy focusing on international expansion. Since then, the company has been growing its regional forces and expanding its network of partners. Joining SAMENA Council will support Nexign’s regional expansion, providing the company with opportunities for executive networking and participation in working groups, access to exclusive industry-focused studies, and assistance in generating business leads. SAMENA Council's membership will also open up collaboration opportunities with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), of which SAMENA Council is a Sector-D member.

Commenting on Nexign’s membership of SAMENA Council, Igor Gorkov, CEO at Nexign, said:
“We are extremely proud and excited to join SAMENA Telecommunications Council, and look forward to working closely with this community of ICT industry players which is enabling telecom operators across the Middle East and Africa region to make the most of their infrastructure investments. SAMENA Council’s mission is fully aligned with Nexign’s vision, as we also emphasise the importance of collaboration in the telecommunications sector, believing it to be a key to success in the era of the digital economy. We are confident that this membership will provide Nexign with a solid basis for enhancing the company’s presence in MEA over the next few years and enable us to more effectively address the challenges regional CSPs face.”

Bocar BA, CEO & Member of the Board of SAMENA Council, congratulated Nexign on the decision to become a member of the Council. BA stated: “We warmly welcome Nexign as a new member of the SAMENA Council. With a cloud-ready, integrated BSS solution serving the needs of Tier 1 and smaller CSPs, MVNOs and niche requirements, and over 28 years of successful implementation experience in the Russian, CIS and MENA markets, Nexign is perfectly placed to support SAMENA Council in the region’s digital transformation journey and in building a knowledge base as well as providing insights as a part of our sector-development advocacy efforts, especially in the current 5G environment.”

While representing telecom operators and the private sector, SAMENA Council closely engages with regional regulators as well as other relevant government bodies, in order to jointly create a flourishing and sustainable ICT environment that could aid sustainable growth, incentivise investments, and broaden value-creation via the adoption of new collaboration-driven approaches in the areas of digital services, data regulation, spectrum management, and industry fees and taxation.


Nexign, a part of Intellectual Computer Systems Holding (ICS Holding) and a leading Business Support System (BSS) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider, has been delivering pragmatic, value-driven product solutions focused on customers’ total cost of ownership since 1992. As communications service providers become digital service providers, Nexign accelerates their transformation through engineering excellence and agile products and services that facilitate revenue-stream diversification. Nexign takes pride in its partner-centric approach to working with customers. For more than 28 years, the company has delivered on its promise of unlocking value in the short-term while ensuring customers’ investments are future-proof and support long-term growth. The company has delivered more than 120 projects across 16 countries. Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Nexign employs 1,800 people in Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Middle East and Africa and Southeast Asia. For more information, please visit the website and follow the latest news from Nexign on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

SAMENA Telecommunications Council is South Asia - Middle East - North Africa (SAMENA) region’s premier industry association of telecom operators, service providers, and technology providers. SAMENA Council voices network operators’ issues and needs to regulators, policymakers, and international institutions. The most renowned regional telecom operators, among other leading operators and technology companies, are a part of the Council’s membership. 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-sector, public-sector, and global organizations.