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Agence Ivoirienne de Gestion des Fréquences (AIGF) (Côte d
Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development
PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (TELKOM)
Telecom Egypt
Palestine Telecommunication Company (Paltel Group)
Oslo and Akershus University College of Apllied Sciences (Norway)
CINTEL SA [SIO] (France)
Universidad Del País Vasco (Spain)
Eutelsat S.A.
Bangkok University (Thailand)
Bahamas Telecommunications Company (Bahamas)
Tactikom (Senegal)
Fundacao CPqD - Centro de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento em Tele (Brazil)
WiseKey S.A.
Waseda University (Japan)
Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Orange Egypt (Egypt)
Consortium of Cloud Computing Research (Korea (Rep. of))
TTNET (Turkey)
Thammasat University, College of Innovation (Thailand)
BH Telecom [ROA] (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
O2 Czech Republic (Czech Rep.)
Centro Internacional de Investigación Científica en Telecomu (Ecuador)
Graduate School of Public Administration Seoul National Univ (Korea (Rep. of))
Universidad de Cantabria (Spain)
Nokia Solutions and Networks Gmbh & Co. KG (Germany)
Oman Mobile Telecommunications Company LLC
Canar Telecommunications Corporation Limited (Canartel)
Foris Telecom Ltd [SIO] (Israel (State of))



SAMENA Telecommunications Council

SAMENA Telecommunications Council is a tri-regional, not for profit telecommunications association that operates within the South Asia – Middle East – North Africa (SAMENA) region. The council is the only operator-driven, collaborative consortium in the SAMENA region designed to voice concerns of terrestrial (fixed and mobile) as well as satellite operators to regulators, and to channelize traditional gaps between operators and regulators in a non-confrontational manner. SAMENA’s membership comprises and remains open to telecoms operators, manufacturers, telecoms regulatory authorities, investors, legal firms, and academia from within the SAMENA region and beyond. SAMENA is on its way to becoming a leading tri-regional promoter of collaboration and knowledge-sharing within the telecoms industry.

CategoryProfessional Associations
Based inUnited Arab Emirates
ITU Global DirectorySAMENA Telecommunications Council
Bocar A. BA

A noted management and technology consultant, Bocar A. BA is the CEO of SAMENA Telecommunications Council, and is responsible for leading the management of all the Council's meetings and continuing its research efforts and intellectual property of all telecom institutions in South Asia, Middle East and North Africa Region with collective efforts from all members and committees, helping operators address issues and opportunities in the telecommunications industry in the region. Specifically, Bocar is in-charge of driving objectives of the Council and implementing the vision throughout the telecommunications industry, thereby directing the advocacy efforts. His role also includes identifying telecom operator issues and building consensus with policy makers to affect policies changes at the regional level and overseeing the Council’s growth. Bocar also serves as a director and board member of several companies in Technology and Management & Consultancy Services and is driving the awareness of the value of technology in everyday life across the region.