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SAMENA Telecommunications Council to Organize The Telecom Leaders' Summit 2014 in Dubai

SAMENA Telecommunications Council is set to present The Telecom Leaders' Summit 2014 on Thursday, June 19th at Armani Hotel Dubai. Hosted by Huawei, the Summit will be held under the theme "The Rise of the Broadband Economy - Shaping Excellence in Cooperation - Government, Telecom Operators, Internet Players"

The agenda for The Telecom Leaders' Summit 2014 will encompass various sessions in the presence of ministers from the ICT sector of various countries as well as key industry figures from the region, including H.E. Mohamed Al Ghanim - DG TRA, UAE; H.E. Hamadoun Toure - Secretary General, ITU; Mr. Osman Sultan - CEO, du; Mr. Bocar A. Ba - CEO, SAMENA Telecommunications Council ; Mr. Shi Yaohong - President, Huawei Middle East. The discussions will span three areas including Role of Government, Digital Governance and Broadband Development Strategy.

"Considering that the ICT sector in the region is on the threshold of a digital revolution, SAMENA Telecommunications Council realizes the significance of providing stakeholders with opportunities to exchange ideas and cooperate on industry issues to identify solutions with far-reaching benefits. At The Telecom Leaders' Summit 2014, we are looking forward to very dynamic and prolific discussions on issues such as setting investment-friendly policies and regulations by the governments and regulators, diversification of revenue streams by telecom operators, introducing efficient, service delivery platform by technology providers and innovative applications and services by the Internet players," said Mr. Bocar Ba, CEO, SAMENA Telecommunications Council .

"At the same time, we are also excited about the future of "Cooperation" among industry stakeholders within the region and look forward to seeing strong representation and participation from the regional telecoms and ICT community in the Council's initiatives and meetings such as this Summit," he added.

"This region is home to a thriving telecommunications landscape; one in which governments, businesses and operators continue to set new milestones in delivering services to the public. That progress will no doubt continue as we keep the customer at the heart of our industry's innovation. Bringing together exceptional minds from across the regional and global ICT sector, Huawei looks forward to hosting The Telecom Leaders' Summit 2014 and further supporting the advancement of the region's broadband economy," said Mr. Shi Yaohong, President of Huawei Middle East.



About SAMENA Telecommunications Council :
SAMENA Telecommunications Council is a tri-regional, non-profit telecommunications association that represents over 40 telecommunications operators in 25 markets, representing an aggregate subscriber base of 790 million mobile users, including mobile broadband users, 79 million fixed-line users, and 22 million broadband users. The Council's membership embodies a community of telecom operators, manufacturers, government bodies, academia, and leading global management consultancy organizations. SAMENA's Board of Directors and member companies include the largest regional operators and global multi-network operators as well as new competitive entrants. SAMENA focuses on digitization and broadband investment policies, and aims to promote beneficial regulation and governance that further industry evolution, as well as cooperation among key ICT industry stakeholders. For further information, please visit or contact SAMENA Communication at +97143642700 or email to (

About Huawei
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through the dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, Huawei has established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei is committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Its products and solutions have been deployed in over 170 countries, serving more than one third of the world's population.

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