Menatelecom awards key WiMAX contracts
Manama, October 5, 2011
Menatelecom, a leading telecommunications provider in Bahrain, has awarded major WiMAX managed services contracts to global giants Tech Mahindra and Huawei Technologies.
Announcing the deal on Wednesday, Menatelecom said this comes as part of its continued investment in its WiMAX 16e network expansion.
As per the contract, the duo will help Menatelecom enhance and manage its WiMAX 16e network and ensure that it continues to provide the most powerful internet packages to both enterprise and residential customers across the Kingdom, it added.
Tech Mahindra is part of the $12.5 billion Mahindra Group, a global industrial federation of companies and one of the top 10 business houses based in India.
Its capabilities are spread across a broad spectrum, including Business Support Systems (BSS), Operations Support Systems (OSS), Network Design & Engineering, Next Generation Networks, Mobility Solutions, Security Consulting and Testing.
Huawei, established in Shenzen, China is a leading global ICT solutions provider.
An agreement was signed in the presence of Abdulhakeem Al Khayyat, CEO and managing director of Kuwait Finance House – Bahrain and chairman of Menatelecom, Krishna Gopal, VP of Tech Mahindra and Huawei ME regional representatives Stephen Yi, president and Gorden Wu, VP.
These contracts will support advancements to a number of core operational areas and systems, the company said.
This includes the enhancement and expansion of Menatelecom’s billing and customer relationship management systems including significant upgrades to the company’s current OSS/BSS capabilities, which will enable it to develop and offer an even greater range of advanced services to its customers
Commenting on the contracts, Al Khayyat said, 'In a few short years since the launch of our WiMAX network, Menatelecom has changed the internet market and the way people connect to the internet in Bahrain.'
'We have provided faster, better and more flexible broadband solutions for both residential and corporate customers,' he added
Gopal said Tech Mahindra already had a strong presence in the region and it was looking forward to a productive and long term engagement with Menatelecom.
'The deal is a vindication of our investment in the emerging markets and our deep experience of working with operators in this region,' he added.
Yi said Huawei 's collaboration with Menatelecom was an initiative that will bring lasting value to both consumers and enterprises across the Kingdom.
'With a thorough understanding of Menatelecom’s current needs and vision for the future, we are looking forward to working together closely in opening up new opportunities within the telecoms market,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service