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FASTtelco to launch first Cisco TelePresence Room

Kuwait, March 29, 2010

Cisco said FASTtelco, a leading telecom service provider in Kuwait, is set to launch the Gulf region's first public 'Cisco TelePresence room' in Kuwait this July.

The public TelePresence room will be hosted in the Sheraton Kuwait, a luxury collection hotel, said a Cisco statement.

A Cisco TelePresence meeting is as simple as making a phone call. Participants sit down at the conference table in one Cisco TelePresence room, while other participants, in a location which can be thousands of miles away, appear to be sitting across the table, the statement added.

Connectivity will be delivered by Tata Communications, a leading provider of the new world of communications, to hundreds of public TP rooms powered by Tata Communications partners worldwide through its Cisco-certified TelePresence network consisting of hosted and managed service within private networks.

The new FASTtelco public TelePresence facility will enable consumers and businesses in Kuwait to minimize their travel time and expenses by delivering a live, immersive, face-to-face experience enabled via the network as Cisco’s TelePresence solution allows users to enjoy real-time communication and collaborate with colleagues, customers, and partners, even if they are thousands of miles apart, in a different city or location around the world.

Omar Kaaki, GM, FASTtelco, Kuwait, said, "In today’s climate individuals in Kuwait are looking at better ways to conduct business efficiently in order to keep a firm control on costs. FASTtelco is in the unique position of being the only company in Kuwait, at present, that has the infrastructure to offer Cisco TelePresence as a cost effective solution."

"Our goal has always been to invest in the latest technologies in order to help our customers to minimize the costs especially in the existing economic environment. The public Cisco TelePresence room will offer a state-of-the-art technology solution and service to demonstrate that FASTtelco is leading the way in the telecommunications services business in Kuwait," he noted.

Rainer Wiegand, area director Operational Innovation, Starwood Hotels, Kuwait, Bahrain, Pakistan and Eastern Saudi, said, “Sheraton Kuwait is committed to providing  most innovative business and event technology, and it's crucial that we continue to evolve our meeting offerings to address the needs of businesses and consumers in Kuwait."

Hani El-Kukhun, general manager, Cisco, covering Kuwait, said, "Our collaboration with FASTtelco, Sheraton, and Tata Communications to launch the first public TelePresence solution in Kuwait marks yet another major landmark for Cisco in Kuwait and the Gulf."

"We look forward to working with them to roll out this solution and in many more locations throughout Kuwait and the Middle East,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service




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