SAMENA Telecommunications Council announced that Palestine’s PALTEL Group has joined its membership adding to the illustrious ranks of leading regional telecom companies who have become part of Samena. PALTEL Group is one of the Middle East’s largest integrated telecommunications service providers.
Mr. Bocar BA, CEO of SAMENA Council expressed his enthusiasm over PALTEL Group’s decision to join the Council and said, “PALTEL Group has been a significant contributor in Palestine and to the region and we are delighted to have them join us. We are aware of the challenges telecom operators like PALTEL Group must constantly encounter to be able to realize greater investment value and provide excellent service to their customers. In order to bolster its investment efforts in technology expansion and development across the ICT industry, we shall extend all possible support to PALTEL Group as our valued member.”
Ammar Aker, CEO of PALTEL Group stated, “It is our privilege to be a part of the SAMENA Telecommunications Council. PALTEL Group has always been dedicated to enriching the local landscape of ICT and technology in Palestine and by joining this well established council, we will be able to further share our experiences, learn from other telecom networks and grow our relationships across the SAMENA network. We look forward to working with the Council to carry out its mission and hope that both organizations will benefit from this strategic partnership.”
Some of the key challenges that exist in the region revolve around spectrum and general ICT policy matters, among others. In its efforts to highlight the regional telecoms industry’s needs and, specifically, those of its operator members’, SAMENA Council actively participates in and highlights issues that must be addressed to support further investment in broadband, accelerate digitization for socio-economic development, create new possibilities in stakeholder cooperation, and to realize better governance and industry performance.
As the largest private-sector company in Palestine, PALTEL Group is embracing the future with a new, innovative spirit, centered on providing greater quality and variety of integrated telecom services to its subscriber base while realizing greater operational efficiencies as well as enhanced stakeholder value.
PALTEL Group was established at the outset of the Peace process in the Middle East and started its operations in Palestine in 1997 as a public shareholding company. It is the first and leading telecommunications and ICT Company in Palestine where it provides state-of-the-art services to the Palestinian end user. Its bundled services include local and international telephone services, internet, data communications, mobile services, payphones and next generation services. PALTEL Group has been able to achieve the highest standards in telecommunication services based on its investment in modern technologies, telecom infrastructure and human resources. PALTEL Group’s mobile operator unit- Jawwal currently serves over 2.63 million mobile subscribers and its network covers 95% of Palestine.
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