Bocar A BA
Google joins Samena Council as member
Dubai, April 2, 2013
Samena Telecommunications Council, a tri-regional non-profit telecom association has announced that Google is the latest organisation to join as a new member.
Bocar A BA, Samena Council’s chief executive officer said: “As both a search giant and a major stakeholder in the digital content value chain, Google brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to the Samena Council as a member.”
“We will do everything possible to provide our new member with a platform to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and to work closely with our growing member base on industry issues and challenges, both at the regional level and beyond.
“As a member of the Samena Council, Google will have several opportunities to participate and play a key role in our regional industry meetings and conferences, and explore regional markets and opportunities, and collaborate with our telecom operators,” he added.
"Google has been at the forefront of supporting the development of the ICT industry, ongoing digitization efforts in the region, and the widespread promotion and adoption of broadband and digital content,” added Mohamad Mourad, regional manager in the Gulf region at Google.
“We hope that Google’s joining the Samena Council will further the council’s efforts of accelerating the rates of digitization adoption in the region.”
Samena Council focuses on digitization, sustainable internet business model, broadband proliferation, and aims to promote telecoms & ICT industry, including favorable policy & regulation to help elevate the industry’s development and evolution. – TradeArabia News Service