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Asociación Iberoamericana de Centros de Investigación y Empresas de Telecomunicaciones
Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) [OTHER ENTITY] (India (Republic of))
GSM Association
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
International Electrotechnical Commission [REGINTORG] ()
International Telecommunications Satellite Organization [REGINTORG] ()
ITU-APT Foundation of India [REGINTORG] ()
LS telcom AG [SIO] (Germany (Federal Republic of))
Mobily Company [ROA] (Saudi Arabia (Kingdom of))
MTN Syria [ROA] (Syrian Arab Republic)
National Telecommunication Institute (NTI)
OJSC Intellect-Telecom [SIO] (Russian Federation)
Regional African Satellite Communications Organization [SATORG] (Côte d
Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
Telecommunications Regulatory Authority [ROA] (Lebanon)
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) [OTHER ENTITY] (India (Republic of))
Tunisie Télécom
United Kingdom Telecommunications Academy (UKTA) [REGINTORG] ()
UMTS Forum [REGINTORG] (International (no specific country))
West Africa Telecommunications Regulators Assembly [REGINTORG] (International (no specific country))
ZTE Corporation [SIO] (China (People
International Telecommunications Users Group [REGINTORG] (International (no specific country))
Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) [OTHER ENTITY] (Trinidad and Tobago)
Asia-Pacific Telecommunity [REGORG] (International (no specific country))
AfriNIC [REGINTORG] (International (no specific country))
African Telecommunications Union [REGORG] (International (no specific country))
WebForce International Federation [REGINTORG] (International (no specific country))
Intervale [OTHER ENTITY] (Russian Federation)
Aggaros S.L. [OTHER ENTITY] (Spain)
Vihaan Networks Limited (VNL) [SIO] (India (Republic of))
BH Telecom [ROA] (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Telefónica O2 Czech Republic, a.s.
THALES Communications [SIO] (France)
Coordination Center for TLD.RU [OTHER ENTITY] (Russian Federation)
SES WORLD SKIES (Netherlands)
Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority
True Corporation Public Company Limited [ROA] (Thailand)
Digital Radio Mondiale [REGINTORG] (International (no specific country))
Telenor ASA [ROA] (Norway)
Thuraya Telecommunications Company [ROA] (United Arab Emirates)
Caribbean Association of National Telecommunication Organizations [REGORG] (International (no specific country))
SAMENA Telecommunications Council [REGINTORG] (International (no specific country))
RailTel Corporation of India Ltd. [ROA] (India (Republic of))
Atlantique Télécom Côte d
Organismo Supervisor de Inversión Privada en Telecomunicaciones (OSIPTEL) [OTHER ENTITY] (Peru)
ArmenTel CJSC (Armenia Telephone Company) [ROA] (Armenia (Republic of))
Dominic Foundation [REGINTORG] (International (no specific country))
MTN Nigeria Communications Limited [ROA] (Nigeria (Federal Republic of))
European Telecommunications Standards Institute [REGORG] (International (no specific country))
Türk Telekom Group (Turkey)
Kyrgyztelecom OJSC [ROA] (Kyrgyz Republic)
ICOSNET SPA [ROA] (Algeria (People
International Amateur Radio Union
Alcatel-Lucent France [SIO] (France)
Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) [ROA] (Costa Rica)
Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. [SIO] (United States of America)
Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group [OTHER ENTITY] (Lebanon)
Teléfonos de México S.A.B. de C.V.
KDDI Corporation [ROA] (Japan)
MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. [ROA] (Malaysia)
Saudi Telecom [ROA] (Saudi Arabia (Kingdom of))
Odessa National Academy of Telecommunications n.a. A.S. Popov
Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications under Kyrgyz (Kyrgyzstan)
Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union [REGINTORG] (International (no specific country))
China Telecommunications Corporation [ROA] (China (People
Orascom Telecom Bangladesh Limited (Banglalink) [ROA] (Bangladesh (People
Grameenphone (GP) Limited [ROA] (Bangladesh (People
Telekom Brunei Berhad (TelBru) [ROA] (Brunei Darussalam)
Robi Axiata Limited (Bangladesh)
Global VSAT Forum [REGINTORG] (International (no specific country))
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) [ROA] (India (Republic of))
Arab Private Broadcasting Union [REGINTORG] (International (no specific country))
Portugal Telecom, SGPS, S.A. [ROA] (Portugal)
International Union of Radio Science [REGINTORG] (International (no specific country))
JSC Kazakhtelecom [ROA] (Kazakhstan (Republic of))
Symantec Corporation [SIO] (United States of America)
Secretariat of the Pacific Community [REGINTORG] (Fiji (Republic of))
AT&T, Inc. [ROA] (United States of America)
African Ict Consumers Network (AICN)
PMIConseil (France)
Multinet Pakistan (PVT) Limited (Pakistan)
Navajo Nation Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (United States)
BlackBerry Limited (Canada)
General Satellite Corporation (Russian Federation)
Associação de Reguladores de Comunicações e Telecomunicações da Comunidade dos Países de Língua Portuguesa (ARCTEL-CPLP)
Telecom Egypt Data S.A.E.  (TE Data)
O3b Networks Limited
Nepal Telecom (Nepal Doorsanchar Company Limited)
The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
Irancell Telecommunication Services Company
m:tel (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Autorité de Régulation de la Poste et des Télécommunications (ARPT)
Wataniya Palestine Mobile Telecommunication Company
Telecommunication Industry Association (TIA)
Asia Pacific Network Information Centre
Hitachi, Ltd.

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African Telecommunications Union

ATU is the first inter-governmental organisation dedicated to fostering ICT infrastructure development in Africa's search for prosperity. The Union has a mission to promote rapid development of info-communication in Africa to achieve universal access and service as well as full interconnectivity among countries. Its vision is to be a full and active participant in the global information and knowledge society. ATU has been an active Sector Member of ITU-D activities. ATU experience as an ITU-D Sector Member, is the ability to learn from the experiences of other regions and the great assistance from ITU-D in the organisation of regional conferences.

CategoryInternational Organisations
Based inKenya (Republic of)
ITU Global DirectoryAfrican Telecommunications Union
Websitehttp://www.atu-uat.org/
Secretary General and CEO
Mr Abdoulkarim Soumaila


Mr. Abdoulkarim Soumalia is the current Secretary General of African Telecommunications Union (ATU) since January, 2011, having been elected at an Ordinary Session of ATU plenipotentiary Conference in September, 2010. He is leading the Continental body entrusted with building consensus within African countries and coordinating African Common Proposals in international fora.
Born in 1965, in Kongo, Republic of Niger, Mr. Soumaila holds a master of science in Operational Telecommunications from the University of Coventry, England and Telecommunications Application Diploma from National Institute of Posts and Telecommunication in Rabat, Morocco.
He has grown through the ranks in both private and public sector where he has acquired a wide experience in managing the intricacies of decision making processes both locally and internationally and most importantly built useful relationships with many telecommunications institutions, companies and administrations all over the world.
Mr. Soumaila has been a keen participant in all international activities including meetings of International Telecommunications Union (ITU), RASCOM, WATRA, ECOWAS, WAEMU, ESMT and others.

He is proficient in two official languages of the Union: French and English that help him in negotiating and brokering agreements in several international arenas.