Profile

Our Vision

To be recognized as the unified Telecom Operators’ voice and the leading Digital Stakeholder Platform for consensus-driven policy- and regulatory change in the SAMENA region.

Our Mission

It is SAMENA’s mission to serve as a sector-development partner to governments and industry for the joint creation of a flourishing and sustainable ICT sector to enable sustainable digital transformation. Our key objectives are to enable sustainable growth, incentivize investments and broaden value creation through effecting adoption of new regulatory approaches in the areas of Digital Services, Data Regulation, Spectrum Management, and Industry Fees & Taxation.

Objectives

Public Policy

01
  • Promote Digitization Policies
  • Promote better Telecom Governance & SMART Regulation

Drive strategies that aid revenue generation

02
  • Promote Broadband Infrastructure Investment
  • Promote Stakeholder Cooperation

Modus Operandi

Promote Broadband Infrastructure Investment

  • Agenda

    • Broadband policies & regulations
    • New business models with stakeholders
    • Government demand stimulation

  • Roadmap

    • LTE Deployment
    • Spectrum Harmonization
    • Fiber Roll Out

  • Dividend

    • Remove barriers to investment and stimulating demand
    • Leverage government support and ensure ROI
    • Reduce royalties and financial obligations

Promote Stakeholder Cooperation

  • Agenda

    • Regional exchange and agreements
    • Harmonized position on standards
    • Cross industry forum

  • Roadmap

    • Sustainable Business Models
    • Data Roaming transparency initiatives
    • SMART Government initiatives
    • Business transformation

  • Dividend

    • Enhance quality & Efficiencies
    • Merger & Acquisitions

Promote Digitization Policies

  • Agenda

    • Clear and well funded national ICT policies and executive models
    • Recognize Telecom Operators as partners of choice for driving large scale digitization program

  • Roadmap

    • Digitization Program
    • M2M
    • Local Content Development / Domain Names
    • Mobile Health & Safety

  • Dividend

    • Create new opportunities for investments, innovations & partnership
    • SMART Government, SMART Living, SMART Economy

Promote More Transparency In Governance & Smart Regulation

  • Agenda

    • Distinct and effective fulfillment of policy, regulation and roles
    • Role of different stakeholders as key drivers for policy & Regulations
    • More transparency in regulatory decision and practice

  • Roadmap

    • Internet Governance
    • Post WCIT implementation
    • Convergence in Regulation

  • Dividend

    • Closer integration between Telecom, Media and Technology
    • Performance measurements
    • Incentivize investments