To serve as a unified voice for Telecom Operators and a platform for Indusry Decision-Makers to help bring about a consensus-driven policy and required regulatory change for enabling digital transformation in the SA-ME-NA region.


To continually act a sector-development partner to regional Governments, Regulators, and the Industry for the joint creation of a flourishing and sustainable ICT environment, in order to aid sustainable growth, incentivize investments, and broaden value-creation via the adoption of new collaboration-driven approaches in the areas of Digital Services, Data Regulation, Spectrum Management, and Industry Fees & Taxation, among others.


  • Assisting in the Development of Collaboration-driven Public Policy and Regulatory Frameworks

  • Bringing Industry Stakeholders Together, to Mobilize Strategize that Aid Revenue-Generation

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 Transparency and Collaboration in Fulfilling Governance and Smart Regulation Goals

  • 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
  • SAMENA Accelerator

    Accelerating Fiber & IPv6+ Deployment to Catalyze New Business and GDP Growth
    October 20 | Dubai UAE

  • The 12th Global MBB Forum 2021

    5Grows Together
    Oct. 13-14 | Dubai UAE

  • Industry Reports

    Digital Economy Report 2021
    Cross-Border Data Flows And Development: For Whom The Data Flow

    The State of Broadband 2021:
    People-Centred Approaches for Universal Broadband
    September 2021

    Executive Summary
    21st Century Financing Models for Bridging Broadband Connectivity Gaps
    September 2021

  • Press Release

    SAMENA Council Identifies Two-Pronged Challenge of Expediting 5G Development and Connecting the Still Un-connected...

    UN Broadband Commission Releases Key 21st Century Recommendations to Finance Sustainable Broadband Development and Closure of the Digital Divide in the 21st Century

  • Leaders' Summit 2021

    8th April 2021
    “Championing Digital Economic Growth from Policy to Reality”

  • SAMENA Trends

    June-August 2021
    Thriving in the Era of Digital Interdependence and Sustainability Challenges

  • Latest Open Consultations

    CITC - Public Consultation on “Spectrum Auction of 2100 MHz for Non-Terrestrial Networks Information Memorandum”

    TRA Oman - Consultation Paper on "Regulating Execution of Services in Telecommunications Field"

  • Latest Video

    SAMENA Council CEO Bocar BA shares insights with CNBC on industry trends, needs and issues in view of expanding Digital Economy

  • Latest Member Updates

    stc completes its digital services with 16 towers, 4 communication stations and 15 coverage vehicles
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    “SAMENA Accelerator – UBBF” Calls for Action to Achieve Ultra Broadband Policy Enablement and to Timely Address Challenges Facing Fiber Deployment and IPv6 Migration in the Region
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