STC, RIM discuss strategic tie-up
Dubai, October 12, 2011
Saudi Arabia’s STC Group and Canada-based Research in Motion (RIM) recently discussed enhancing and launching new services to STC's BlackBerry subscribing customers in the Middle East.
According to the regional partnership signed in August between STC Group (including STC KSA, VIVA Kuwait and VIVA Bahrain) and RIM, the two parties will collaborate to provide STC customers using BlackBerry Internet Service and BlackBerry Enterprise Server, with technologies that enable customers to access their email accounts, social networking platforms and the Web in new and innovative ways.
“Strengthening our partnership with RIM is another step in our promise to deliver efficient and cost effective services to our customers,” said Jameel Al Molhem, CEO of STC KSA.
“Working closely with RIM to introduce new technologies and service offerings will allow us to broaden our portfolio, and continue to provide our customers with new and exciting smart phones.”
Patrick Spence, managing director of Global Sales and Regional Marketing at RIM, said: “We are committed to a strong partnership with STC, both in the Middle East and on an international scale as they expand into global markets. Our close collaboration aims to create value-added services for STC and give customers access to the latest smart phones technologies, such as Near Field Communication.”
Ghassan Hasbani, CEO of STC Group International Operations, concluded by stating: “Looking beyond the Middle East, we are expanding our partnership with RIM to provide the very best of BlackBerry smart phones and services to our increasingly global customer base.” – TradeArabia News Service