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Kalaam Telecom, Gateway Gulf sign pact

Manama, May 17, 2009

Kalaam Telecom, a leading Bahrain-based telecom operator, has announced the signing of a strategic alliance with Gateway Gulf, to boost its network and system reliability.

Kalaam Telecom is one of the only operators in Bahrain to offer both diverse and redundant links on the last mile connectivity.

Under the terms of the agreement both companies will offer financial and corporate customers the highest level of network and systems reliability available in the Kingdom.

Diverse and redundant links ensure a highly efficient level of routing, which is a mechanism to safeguard system against any flaws or delays through a high level of frequency, and therefore efficiency creating minimal room for any errors or delays, said a company official.

'This agreement with Gateway Gulf now means that diverse and redundant routing  in addition to its current efficient mode, also includes the World Wide Internet, commented Nezar Al Saie, Kalaam Telecom’s managing director.

In addition to the diverse and redundant links, this service will be enhanced by Gateway Gulf’s state-of-the-art Tier 4 Data Centre.

The data centre will be ensuring high speed, as well as high tech capabilities and security technology, in addition to various other relevant elements enhancing the network quality and reliability. Ultimately, this will create a level of unrivaled efficiency for the both companies’ client networks.

Explaining the critical need of a Tier 4 Data Centre, Richard Green, chief operating officer for Kalaam said, 'Today’s business cannot afford to lose its computer systems or Internet access. Even those who can manage for a day might opt for a Tier 2 Data Center.'

'But for any company that cannot afford to be out of communication with the world, where every minute of downtime would literally cost thousands of dollars, they need to use the highest level of connectivity offered - this being 99.995 per cent by a Tier 4 Data Center”. This equates to a maximum downtime of 25 minutes per year.

Miguel Dainesi, regional director for Gateway Gulf said, 'As Bahrain enters a new era as an ‘Offshore Financial Center’ so the need to provide world-class services and reliability becomes even more vital.'

'We believe our partnership with Kalaam Telecom in providing last mile diverse and redundant links coupled with Gateway Gulf’s, Tier 4 hosting carrier neutral Internet Exchange and Teleport, now offers the level of reliability and redundancy expected by multinational companies particularly in the financial sector,' Dainesi added.

Richard Green, chief operating officer for Kalaam said “the only true option currently available for diversification is wireless”.

Green pointed out that Kalaam Telecom had been providing high quality managed services over its wireless mesh network since October 2006.

Due to the strategic alliance with Gateway Gulf, Kalaam’s portfolio of quality, managed services continues to lead the market.-TradeArabia News Service




Tags: Bahrain | Kalaam Telecom | Alliance | Gateway Gulf |

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