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Summit addresses regulatory issues and prospects in the region

Saudi Arabia: Tuesday, May 20 - 2008 @ 15:35

The Summit is organized by SAMENA, 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 with the theme – “The views of Telecom Operators from Emerging countries, more particularly GCC countries, regarding Authorities’ potential future strategies for the regulation of telecommunication activities in the Era of Convergence Overcoming Technology and Business Challenges induced by such strategies.”

The one-day summit at the Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh features a powerhouse line up of guests and speakers, including HE Dr. Abed Al Rahman Bin Ahmad Al Jaafari, The Governor Of Telecommunications (KSA) and Mr. Sami Al Basheer, ITU-BDT Director, who will speak on the future potential of the GCC telecommunications sector.

Tom Wilson, Founder, & Executive Managing Director, SAMENA said:

“The summit hopes to solicit key analyses of the GCC market, both from the investment and regulatory perspectives as shared by key leaders in the telecommunication industry. In addressing regulatory issues, we help identify the future course of the telecommunications industry in the region.”

Wilson underscored the important role that SAMENA is playing in promoting the advancement of the telecom industry by organizing summits and workshops where key issues are addressed; and by facilitating collaboration between member countries and knowledge-sharing that leads to effective resolutions to technical, economical, and legal issues in regions where tough economical and regulatory environments prevail.

“Through SAMENA, we have been able to galvanize landmark thoughts and expert views that will spread the development of the telecoms industry in this region,” Wilson added.

Notable speakers confirmed for the event include: Dr. Adbulrahman A. Al-Jaafari, Governor CITC; Eng. Saud Al Daweesh, Saudi Telecom CEO; Mr. Khaled Al Kaf, CEO, Mobily; Mr. Sami Al Basheer, Director, ITU- BDT; Mr. Samer Halawi, Vice President, Inmarsat among others.

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