Abdullah Alsamhan | General Manager - International Cable Systems Management
Saudi Telecom Company

Abdullah Alsamhan, General Manager - International Cable Systems Management, Saudi Telecom Company

Abdullah Alsamhan was appointed in 2013 as General Manager for International Cables Management in STC’s Wholesale Business Unit.

Under his leadership, STC continues to be play a major role in all consortium and other international cable systems that pass through the region; with him leading the evolution and development of STC's robust global network including STC's International Submarine Networks.

Prior to his current position, Alsamhan was General Manager, International Network & Service Management Operations and support where he successfully steered STC international network and contributing and collaborating with key stakeholders in STC to promote the adoption of the latest technology and services within KSA.

Abdullah Alsamhan has more than 30 years of leadership and management experience in the Telecommunications sector including Strategy & Business Development, Technology Development and operation, Financial Planning, in addition to his active participation in much international cable organization .

  • Chairman of the Management Committee of SMW4 (South East Asia Middle East Western Europe) cable, most successful submarine cables in this rout , it is under 5th upgrade within 10 Years .
  • Chairman of Management Committee for SMW5, the last and most advance and famous series of submarine cable in the world.
  • Chairman of Management Committee for Africa-1 cable ,
  • Chairman of the Technical Committee of JADI Cable which is the first cable connecting Middle East & European through terrestrial link and as Alternative route.
  • Chairman of the technical committee of SAS1 & SAS2 cables.
  • Representing STC in all Management committee of the cables STC is investing in (SMW3, SMW4, SMW5., IMEWE, EIG, SAS1, SAS2, Eassy ,… )
Alsamhan obtained his BSc and in Telecom Engineering from King Saud University – Riyadh KSA in 1988 .


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