Bolero MENA and Oman TradaNet form strategic alliance

Published March 4th, 2003 - 02:00 GMT

Bolero MENA, the regional provider of secure electronic document transfer systems has formed a strategic alliance with Oman TradaNet (OTN), Oman's leading online business exchange, to widen the market for's products and solutions in Oman, and to help OTN provide a complete electronic connectivity package to their members.  


The alliance will focus on the joint promotion and marketing of's secure electronic trade documents to all parties in the overall trading community including government, financial institutions, corporate, chambers of commerce, and logistics providers.  


OTN is a Middle East e-Commerce services company, providing total e-Commerce solutions for Oman's business and Government communities through leading edge infrastructure and a highly advanced data center.  


OTN's strength is its Digital Exchange iX2, which is designed to provide the Oman business and public sector communities with a platform to trade with each other using the Internet, offering services such as electronic movement of documents, hosting and management of online auctions, cataloging and logistics.  


One of the most recent achievements for OTN was a tie-up with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) for connecting their trading community of over 3,500 Oman and internationally based organizations. 


Bolero MENA was launched in May 2002 to boost electronic trade in 21 countries in the region, by offering the highly secure and respected system from Bolero International, the global company that provides a secure electronic document transfer for global trade.  


Bolero MENA is based at the Dubai Internet City with regional offices in Bahrain, Amman and Istanbul. Bolero International Ltd was set up in 1998 to provide a secure, electronic document transfer system to automate, simplify and streamline the information flow associated with global trade.  


Over the past two years, over 500 companies and industry organizations around the world have worked together to review the functional and legal capabilities of the Bolero service.'s members include four of Japan's largest trading houses, Itochu, Marubeni, Mitsui and Nissho Iwai along with the German mail order company Otto Versand and Japanese cargo operator “K” Line. 


OTN, a Talal Al Zawawi Group company was formed in February 2001. OTN has one of the most advanced data centres in the region, with thrice the number of members than any other Middle East exchange. OTN offers services which cover most areas of B2B e-Commerce, and has highly skilled e-Commerce consultants. — ( 

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