Press Release

Press Release

Truecaller Becomes Member of SAMENA Council

Dubai, UAE, May 12, 2015 - SAMENA Telecommunications Council today announced Truecaller as the newest addition to its membership.

A tri-regional, non-profit industry association, the SAMENA Council represents leading telecom service providers and operators, and works very closely with technology providers, specialized firms, consulting companies, and rising digital application development companies within and beyond South Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa.

Welcoming Truecaller into the telecommunications alliance, Bocar BA, CEO of SAMENA Council, said, “Truecaller is a pioneering mobile application development company that sees the digital future in a unique way. Truecaller’s decision to join SAMENA Council is mutually important as it brings an important dimension of the digital business to SAMENA Council's membership while providing Truecaller visibility and inclusion on industry dialogue and policy-making. At SAMENA Council, we are constantly seeking to explore possibilities for collaboration with key industry stakeholders, and Truecaller’s growing global reputation and proven expertise in mobile application development will further help highlight the importance of digital application development and adoption."

Husain Misherghi, VP Growth & Partnership MENA, Truecaller, said, “Together, the SAMENA region constitutes the largest market for Truecaller, and we believe the unparalleled advocacy support and networking opportunities that the Council provides its members will be very helpful in enhancing our understanding of the market and leveraging the influential membership base for strategic partnerships. We are very pleased to join the SAMENA Council and we look forward to working closely with fellow members to promote our common interests.”

Since its creation, SAMENA Council’s membership platform has generated new approaches for better dealing with policy and regulatory challenges facing the telecom industry as well as for fulfilling growing customer needs in the market.

Truecaller is a leading search technology company that is transforming the phonebook with a set of intelligent and useful services. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Truecaller was founded in 2009 by Alan Mamedi and Nami Zarringhalam, and is available on all Internet-enabled devices and on the web. To date, Truecaller has more than 100 million users worldwide.


SAMENA Telecommunications Council is South Asia - Middle East - North Africa (SAMENA) region’s sole operator-driven industry association that represents telecommunications service providers from around the region, and beyond. SAMENA is a not-for-profit organization, with membership comprising more than 90 leading regional and international organizations. Headquartered in the UAE, SAMENA was founded in 2006, chaired by Dr. Nasser Marafih and led by Mr. Bocar A. BA. SAMENA collaborates with leading non-profit international organizations, including the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the European Telecom Network Operators’ Association. With an expanding member portfolio, the Council is quickly securing strong footing in the region. SAMENA's current network consists of 25 countries from South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. However, organizations from countries of Asia Pacific, Europe and North America also form part of the SAMENA membership.

For more information, please contact:
Ms. Rola Osseiran
MARCOM Director
SAMENA Telecommunications Council

Mr. Kim Fai Kok