Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) and Batelco become Samena members

Published June 20th, 2010 - 08:50 GMT

Samena Telecommunications Council, the the tri-regional consortium of telecom operators has announced Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), one of the fastest growing telecom operators in the world operating in Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain Telcommunciations Company (Batelco), the leading integrated communications’ provider in Bahrain, as its latest members.
Welcoming the new members to the Council, Bocar A. Ba, President of SAMENA Telecommunications Council said, “SAMENA is a network of the leading operators, manufacturers, and vendors among others, spanning different continents. I would like to thank Mobily and Batelco for their support and for adding to the Council’s rapidly increasing membership base. The expertise and experience of these two market leaders will enhance SAMENA’s efforts in promoting cooperation, knowledge-sharing and collaboration relationships among its members.”

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) was established in 2004 by a consortium led by Etisalat, the UAE based telecom conglomerate. Mobily is the official brand name of Etihad Etisalat, renowned as the second mobile service provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Batelco Group, listed on the Bahrain Stock Exchange, is the leading integrated communications’ provider in the Kingdom of Bahrain and a company of reference among the region’s key telecommunications players for innovation and customer experience.

“SAMENA plays a very important role by promoting collaboration and cooperation, and providing discussion platforms and facilitating dialogue on various topics within the telecommunciations industry. The rapidly expanding member portfolio underscores its significance in further developing and promoting the telecom markets in the three high-growth regions – South Asia, Middle East and North Africa”, added Ba.

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