SOURCE: Telcordia Technologies

April 28, 2009 02:00 ET

Telcordia Strengthens Commitment to Middle East Region

SAMENA Council Membership Reinforces Telcordia's Focus on Delivering Telecoms Innovation to South Asia, Middle East, North Africa Region

PISCATAWAY, NJ--(Marketwire - April 28, 2009) - Further advancing its global reach and regional presence, Telcordia ( today announced that it has become a member of the SAMENA Telecommunications Council, a telecom consortium encompassing the South Asia, Middle East and North Africa region. The membership underpins Telcordia's commitment to the region and demonstrates its active role in developing the SAMENA telecommunications industry.

The SAMENA Telecommunications Council promotes telecoms innovation, collaboration and knowledge-sharing to encourage the development of world-class global telecoms solutions. It aims to provide a unified, consensus-based platform for leading operators and service providers in the region.

"I personally welcome a world-class company such as Telcordia to the SAMENA Telecommunications Council membership," said Bocar Ba, Senior Vice President of SAMENA Telecommunications Council. "Telcordia's membership aligns our continual efforts to create the foremost and most successful Telecommunications Industry Council in existence today."

Telcordia has a strong footprint in the SAMENA region with key customers including Etisalat, Du, Orange Jordan and Saudi Telecom, among others. Telcordia also works closely with regulators and operators in Egypt, Oman and Saudi Arabia.

"Telcordia is firmly committed to providing global industry leadership and solutions at a local level and our active membership in this association will provide a platform of increased collaboration and communication between Telcordia and the service providers in the region," said Jon Collins, Vice President EMEA, Operations Solutions, Telcordia. "The business challenges and communications opportunities that exist within this region are unique and complex and we believe that Telcordia's long-standing business in the region will bring valuable insight to the members."

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About Telcordia

Telcordia, a global leader in the development of fixed, mobile and broadband communications software and services, enables Communications Service Providers (CSPs), enterprises, suppliers and government entities to successfully deploy innovative and advanced services in the new era of services-dominated communications. With its innovation, experience, and reach, Telcordia has the elements to deliver the communications software and services that help our clients realize operational efficiencies, drive revenue, and maintain a competitive edge. Telcordia is headquartered in Piscataway, NJ, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Central and Latin America. (

About SAMENA Telecommunications Council

SAMENA Telecommunications Council is a tri-regional, non-profit telecommunications association that embodies a community of South Asian, Middle Eastern, and North African telecoms operators, manufacturers, regulatory authorities, and academia. SAMENA aims to be the ultimate promoter of collaboration and knowledge-sharing in the SAMENA region that spans 25 countries. The SAMENA Telecommunications Council has more than 70 members, including leading operators, vendors, manufacturers, entrepreneurs, R&D experts and regulators. It aids effective resolutions to technical, economical and legal issues in regions where tough economical and regulatory environments prevail.

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