Dubai UAE/Kuwait – 20 October 2018: Zain Kuwait, the leading digital service provider in the country, announced a strategic partnership with Cisco to deliver secure, cloud-based, managed network solutions to enterprises of all sizes in Kuwait. This partnership aims at empowering a more efficient enterprise sector in Kuwait in alignment with the country’s National Development Plan (New Kuwait 2035).
Zain will provide enterprise customers in Kuwait innovative and smart solutions, powered by Cisco Meraki, that can deliver secure, high-performance network experiences. The solutions cater to businesses of all sizes, allowing them to manage their IT infrastructure from the cloud through an intuitive, web-based dashboard. The solutions also promise faster time to market and better end-user experience, while helping to reduce operational costs and create new revenue streams through Wi-Fi and network monetization.
Eaman Al Roudhan, Chief Executive Officer of Zain Kuwait, commented: “At Zain, we are committed to further expanding our partnership ecosystem with global technology leaders like Cisco to empower a more efficient enterprise sector in Kuwait. Enterprises are the backbone that drives Kuwait’s economic progress, and our partnership to offer them Cisco Meraki’s smart solutions comes in line with our capabilities as an active partner in achieving the goals of the Kuwait National Development Plan (New Kuwait 2035). Zain’s strategy is centered around digital transformation leadership and, by signing this partnership, we reaffirm our commitment to meet our enterprise customers’ aspirations, and deliver on our promise of unlocking opportunities and offering unrivalled services and latest technologies.”
Stephen Koza, Head of Service Provider Worldwide Sales, Cisco stated: “Cisco Meraki is proud to partner with Zain Kuwait on their mission to be a leader on the path to digital transformation in Kuwait. With Meraki’s innovative network infrastructure, built around simplicity and managed through Meraki’s web-based dashboard, we know this partnership will allow Zain to deliver their customers a secure and high-performing network experience. We are excited to help deliver a solution that will allow Zain’s customers to scale and accelerate their growth in Kuwait and beyond.
“As Kuwait accelerates its digital transformation initiatives, the proliferation of mobile devices and heightening user expectations are forcing businesses to rethink their network requirements, especially for Wi-Fi. Cisco Meraki’s simplified, powerful cloud-managed technology will allow Zain to fulfil the wireless requirements of SMBs and enterprises in Kuwait, and offer them the intelligence to help grow their businesses. With this innovative, wireless, cloud-managed network solution, Zain will be able to solve networking and business enablement challenges for their customers,” concluded Ali Amer, Managing Director, Global Service Provider Sales, Cisco Middle East and Africa.
For instance, The Wi-Fi solution has a feature-rich, easy-to-use dashboard that allows customers to centrally manage their Wi-Fi infrastructure at multiple locations and gain visibility into network users, devices and applications. Armed with rich, location-based analytics, administrators will be able to quickly create access control and application usage policies, optimizing both the end-user experience and network security, all from a single portal.
Mobile Telecommunications Company “Zain” was founded in 1983 in Kuwait as the first mobile telecommunications company in the Middle East and Africa. The Group’s flagship operation has enjoyed a proud history of achievements since then, including becoming the first telecom operator to launch a commercial GSM service in the region in 1994, as well as becoming the first telecom company in Kuwait to launch nationwide 4G LTE Internet services in 2012. Looking ahead, Zain is following several strategic objectives, namely to consistently exceed customer expectations and maintain its leadership position by launching promotions and services that meet customers’ needs as per the highest quality standards through its largest network of branches and its dedicated call center (107).
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