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Hubei University (China)
Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas (Colombia)
Institut Mines-Télécom (France)
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Saudi Arabia)
Kyung Hee University (Korea (Rep. of))
University College of Bahrain (Bahrain)
State University of Telecommunication (Ukraine)
N-SOFT Technology SA (Mali)
Romanian Maritime Training Centre - CERONAV (Romania)
Kuwait Telecommunication Company (VIVA) (Kuwait)
Centre de Recherche en Numérique de Sfax (Tunisia)
Fondazione Ugo Bordoni (Italy)
Colegio de Ingenieros Mecánicos y Electricistas, A.C. (Mexico)
Gallaudet University (United States)
Axon Partners Group Consulting (Spain)
Higher Colleges of Technology (United Arab Emirates)
ADD International (Bangladesh)
Lodz University of Technology (Poland)
China International Telecommunication Construction Corporati (China)
World University of Bangladesh (Bangladesh)
Aarhus University - Department of Engineering (Denmark)
Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep.)
Instituto Especializado de Estudios Superiores Loyola (Dominican Rep.)
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (Korea (Rep. of))
University of Groningen (Netherlands)
Bournemouth University (United Kingdom)
The University of Zambia School of Natural Sciences (Zambia)
Bharat Broadband Network Limited (India)
The Walt Disney Company (United States)
Mastercard Worldwide (United States)
Panasonic Corporation (Japan)
Sultan Qaboos University (Oman)
Iran University of Science & Technology (Iran (Islamic Republic of))
Agence Ivoirienne de Gestion des Fréquences (AIGF) (Côte d
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (United States)
Millicom (United Kingdom)
Cryptosoft Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Chongqing University (China)
Birkbeck College University of London (United Kingdom)
Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación (Spain)
Bangkok University (Thailand)
Facebook (United States)
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and (Croatia)
OneWeb (United Kingdom)
Chulalongkorn University, Faculty of Engineering (Thailand)

 

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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.