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Zamir Telecom funds Oxford University MBA scholarship for technologist from Africa, Asia or the Middle East

25 November 2013

Zamir Telecom today announced details of its new MBA scholarship programme developed with the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford in the UK.

The Zamir Telecom MBA Scholarship will fund one scholarship annually (valued at £15,000) for a promising young professional from the technology sector. It is open to applicants from Africa, Asia or the Middle East - or to those from other countries who have an interest in technological advancement in these regions.

Zamir Telecom is a fast-growing innovative company with a diverse portfolio of innovative products and services in both the B2B and B2C telco markets. Its wholesale business is currently looking to establish new interconnections and explore other MVNO opportunities in both Africa and the Middle East.

In addition to the scholarship funding, Zamir Telecom will also provide each scholar with a paid internship and a one year employment contract on graduation.

M Naufal Zamir, Managing Director and Founder of Zamir Telecom, said “We are a dynamic and entrepreneurial company which is flexible and constantly innovating to fill gaps in the market. We invest in people so that they can grow their professional skills and knowledge. This MBA will be our gift to people with drive, determination and talent and will help them realise their potential as future leaders and innovators in the technology industry.”

Peter Tufano, Dean of Saïd Business School, said
"There are many talented young people around the world and the Zamir Telecom MBA Scholarship will enable us to open up the opportunity for them to make connections they would otherwise never make and go on to shape the future of technology provision in emerging economies."

About Zamir Telecom

Established in 2004, Zamir Telecom has a diverse portfolio of innovative products and services in both the B2B and B2C telco markets. It offers a number of different services:

  • Wholesale A-Z and direct termination through its multiple direct interconnects with PTT / Tier 1 / Tier 2 and mobile operators.
  • Managed Solutions Managed voice, data and IPLC services with a proven track record in providing white-label managed services to other service providers. It enables smaller telecom providers to use its switch partitioning facilities to minimise their start-up costs. This includes enabling resellers / channel partners to offer multiple voice services using Zamir's infrastructure.
  • A retail arm –, a global B2C service provider for international calling services and also a MVNO in the UK.

In both 2011 and 2012 Zamir Telecom appeared in The Sunday Times newspaper’s, Tech Track 100 [positioning 13th and 21st respectively] which identifies Britain's top-performing private tech, media and telecoms (TMT) businesses with the fastest-growing sales over the last three years.

For more information visit or contact Zamir's PR representative Bridget Fishleigh on +44 7946 342 903, skype: bridgetfishleigh and

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