SAMENA and Booz & Co launch digitization study
Project will assess regional ICT policies and how they can encourage digitization
The South Asia-Middle East-North Africa (SAMENA) Telecommunications Council has partnered with Booz & Company for a major project to assess regional ICT policies and how to drive digitization in the region.
SAMENA, non-profit telecommunications industry association that represents over 40 telecommunications operators in 25 markets, will work with Booz & Co to assess policy regimes, and identify areas where improvements could be made. The study aims to generate recommendations that can be shared with regulatory and policy institutions, particularly in the countries covered by the SAMENA council network.
The study began on 9th September, and is due to conclude in November this year.
Thomas Wilson, SAMENA's CEO and executive managing director commented: "This policy assessment initiative has been the subject of our focus for well over a year. SAMENA will be able to bring strong value to its membership and to its Board through tangible results, which Booz & Co. is going to help us achieve. Our study directly supports the interests of SAMENA Council's membership as well as various stakeholders in the region. It also underpins SAMENA's strategic stance on digitization as an incentive for continuing network infrastructure investments in the region."
Dr. Karim Sabbagh, senior partner with Booz & Company added: "Digitization offers unprecedented potential for economic, social and political development and has proven to have a significant impact on economic growth, job creation and governance. A co-ordinated effort by all stakeholders in the region can help the region prosper and realize the full potential of digitization."