Orascom Telecom & ِAlfa back ARABCOM 2010 Summit as Strategic Partners

Published May 12th, 2010 - 02:37 GMT

Demonstrating its leadership strategy and as a major player in the global telecommunications market, Orascom Telecom Holding (OTH), together with Alfa, the first Lebanese mobile operator managed by Orascom Telecom since February 2009, announced their strategic partnerships with Arabcom 2010 Summit. Under the patronage and in the presence of
H.E. Minister of Telecom, Dr. Charbel Nahas, ARABCOM 2010 will be held this year under the title “Broadband Convergence for a Sustainable Future Vision 2020”, on the 13th &14th of May 2010 at the Habtoor Grand Hotel, Beirut.

Orascom Telecom’s Group CEO, Mr. Khalid Bichara, said “Orascom Telecom is keen to support and provide opportunities for generating new leads and fostering deeper client relationships in the Telecom sector wherever it operates, as well as in the global telecom scene.” Bichara added “Dealing with broadband convergence will help to create effective and modern communication tools among all sectors in society and social classes within the so-called “Global Village”. Moreover, OTH believes that broadband technologies will move the Telecom sector towards an era where broadband will dominate the realms of both, communication and interconnections.”

Mr. Marwan Hayek, Alfa’s Chairman and CEO, commented on this partnership “OTH’s participation through Alfa in ARABCOM 2010, as strategic partner, comes in line with its missions to shape the future of the markets in Lebanon and the region in order to create balances and to face challenges posted by the new economic order; in a time where the Broadband has become a necessity for socio-economic developments and a tool for tackling serious challenges in our world. Hayek added “Today, we are challenged by providing more audio-video transmission with high speed for better communication and social networking. Alfa capitalizes on OTH’s expertise in the telecom field in order to deliver global and professional solutions for the GSM sector in Lebanon and keep our subscribers updated with digital and technological achievements in the sector.”

ARABCOM 2010, high-profile summit, attracts telecom ministers, regulators, investors, operators, industry leaders, experts, and service providers from across the globe. Its various sessions, this year, will highlight issues that are key to providing and developing Broadband and internet services. During the two-day summit, an exhibition will be held in parallel to the sessions of the conference where Orascom Telecom and Alfa will have a special booth that will showcase the importance of Orascom Telecom’s presence in the Lebanese market as well as Alfa’s new services.

It’s worth mentioning that “Orascom Telecom Holding” (OTH) is the international leading mobile operator in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia and counts almost 93 million subscribers.


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