Press Release

Press Release

Mobinil the Leading Mobile Operator in Egypt Joins SAMENA

June 9, 2008

Zizanie S. Zoleta, Global Admin & Membership Support

Tel: 971.4.364.2700

Mobinil the Leading Mobile Operator in Egypt Joins SAMENA

Dubai, UAE — June 2, 2008 — SAMENA Telecommunications Council has brought on board yet another valued member: Egyptian Company for Mobile Service "Mobinil".

Operating since May 21, 1998 and honoring the trust of more than 16 million customers, Mobinil is committed to maintaining its position as the leading Mobile service provider in Egypt, providing the best quality service for customers, the best working environment for employees, top value for shareholders, and proudly contributing to the development of the Egyptian community.

Mobinil has benefited from years of experience in an international context to become one of the key wireless service providers in the Middle East. Mobinil’s two major shareholders, Orascom Telecom Holding and France Telecom – Orange Group, are international leaders in the telecoms realm.

Over the past ten years, Mobinil has delivered on its promise to millions of customers, whose confidence in the reliability of its services has reinforced this solid leadership position.  Whether in the personal or business sectors, Mobinil’s innovation extends to products and services that are carefully tailor-made to suit customers’ diverse needs.  Mobinil’s philosophy of tailoring tariff plans and personalized offers to cater to the changing needs of its customers with different lifestyles in Egypt is reflected in the diversity of its services.  Mobinil keeps expanding new services, proving once more its creativity and customer-driven culture.

SAMENA Telecommunications Council is 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. SAMENA aims to be the ultimate promoter of collaboration and knowledge-sharing in the SAMENA region that spans 25 countries, including Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

The Council is driven by telecoms issues that operators in South Asia, the Middle East, and in North Africa face, and is determined in providing its advocacy expertise to help aid the incubation of novel approaches and ideas that would provide better means for the expansion and utilization of telecommunications in the region.

Headquartered in Dubai, SAMENA is chaired by Dr. Mohammed Ali Al Wohaibi, Executive President, Omantel and is directed by Mr. Thomas W. Wilson, CEO, Teralight