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Press Release -- October 31st, 2011
Source: Xtera
Tags: 100G, Equipment

Xtera Communications joins SAMENA Telecom Council as a member

DUBAI, UAE – (October 31, 2011) – Xtera Communications has joined SAMENA Telecommunication Council as member. Xtera Communications is a privately-held leading supplier of optical network equipment for both terrestrial and subsea applications. Xtera Communications solutions deliver maximum capacity, reach and value for network infrastructures. Xtera offers an extensive portfolio of optical and IP networking solutions for submarine, long-haul, regional, network applications and IP networking solutions for enterprise applications. With deployments across five continents, including the Middle East, and 100G technology leadership, Xtera is helping service providers in every corner of the globe reach new markets via new deployments, and extending the life of their existing network assets with cost-effective upgrades.

Mr. Bocar A. BA, President of SAMENA, announcing Xtera’s joining SAMENA, said that “Xtera is a revolutionary supplier of optical and IP networking solutions and has extensive expertise in providing innovative applications for service providers. This optical networking giant has constantly shaped innovative ways to help bring innovative solutions to the industry.” Keeping in view Xtera’s increasingly important role in the regional telecoms & ICT industry, he added that “Xtera’s joining SAMENA as member is a big feat”. Mr. Bocar also extended sincere welcome to Xtera and said that “SAMENA is looking forward to collaborate on the industry challenges together with its growing membership.” He also highlighted the significance of SAMENA by saying that “we’ve been offering a conducive platform to our growing membership-base to collaborate on industry issues, to share knowledge, and the opportunities to be part of SAMENA’s meetings, work groups and conferences.”

Mr. Bocar added that “we extend our sincere welcome to Xtera Communications and are glad to embark on the industry challenges together with our growing membership.”

“Xtera Communications is thrilled to join SAMENA. This membership provides us with the opportunity to share views and ideas with major regional and international organizations in the telecom industry and to be part of pioneering efforts toward the adoption of new system architectures,” said Bertrand Clesca, Head of Global Marketing, Xtera Communications. “With the recent announcement of a multi-year, sole source contract awarded by Gulf Bridge International (GBI), the Middle East’s first carrier neutral regional network, this participation to SAMENA is a new demonstration of Xtera Communications commitment to the Middle East and will to offer our leading 100G and Raman amplification technologies to further improve transmission infrastructures in this part of the world”.

SAMENA Telecommunications Council is South Asia – Middle East – North Africa (SAMENA) region’s sole operator-driven industry association that represents telecommunications service providers from around the region, and beyond. SAMENA is a not-for-profit organization, with membership comprising more than 90 leading regional and international organizations. Headquartered in the UAE, SAMENA was founded in 2006, chaired by Eng. Saud Al Daweesh and led by Thomas Wilson.

SAMENA collaborates with leading non-profit international organizations, including the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the European Telecom Network Operators’ Association. With an expanding member portfolio, the Council is quickly securing strong footing in the region. SAMENA’s current network consists of 25 countries from South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. However, organizations from countries of Asia Pacific, Europe and North America also form part of the SAMENA membership.

About Xtera Communications

Xtera Communications specializes in network infrastructure that delivers maximum capacity, reach and value. Providing solutions for enterprise and telecom companies, Xtera offers an extensive portfolio of optical and IP networking solutions for submarine, long-haul, regional, and enterprise applications. With deployments across five continents, Xtera’s optical transport solutions help service providers expand and accelerate their market reach with new deployments and extend the life of existing network assets with cost-effective upgrades. Our IP networking solutions for WAN traffic management deliver efficient, flexible network optimization. Xtera’s innovative technologies offer exceptional quality and performance, driving customer success. For more information, visit


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