Ooredoo Group Achieves Cisco Gold Partnership to Support Middle East Digital Transformation

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Published April 9th, 2018 - 11:22 GMT
Yousuf Abdulla Al Kubaisi, Chief Operating officer and Nasser Al Thani, Group Chief Executive Officer receiving the Gold Certification
Yousuf Abdulla Al Kubaisi, Chief Operating officer and Nasser Al Thani, Group Chief Executive Officer receiving the Gold Certification

Ooredoo Group has achieved the highest-possible partnership status from Cisco, for Ooredoo’s Qatar, Kuwait, and Oman operations to enable the digital transformation of small- and medium-sized enterprises.

As a Cisco Gold Certified Partner, Ooredoo Group’s Qatar, Kuwait, and Oman operations will further integrate the deepest level of Cisco solutions across collaboration, enterprise networking, data centre virtualisation, security, and service provider technology.

“Middle East small- and medium-sized enterprises are drivers of economic growth and job creation,” said Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani, Group Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo. “As a Cisco Gold Partner, Ooredoo will enhance our partnership with Cisco to enable organisations in Qatar, Kuwait, and Oman to digitally transform. Our leading network infrastructure combined with Cisco’s advanced networking solutions can reduce complexity, optimise costs, and deliver new digital business models.”

As Cisco Gold Certified partner, Ooredoo meets the rigorous standards set by Cisco in networking competency, service, support, and customer satisfaction. Cisco Gold Certification provides Ooredoo with access to comprehensive sales, technical, training, and lifecycle services and support available from Cisco, to better serve Ooredoo Business Customers and in response to growing ICT market needs.

“Middle East organisations are early adopters of hybrid IT models to enable business transformation and achieve nationwide digital transformation”, added Sheikh Saud. “By recognising Ooredoo as a Cisco Gold Certified partner, we will be able to better provide the full stack of technology solutions that meet our customers’ business needs, and enhance staff training to accelerate our customers’ digital transformation journeys.”

This is the latest in a series of strategic partnerships, as part of the company’s work to modernise and simplify businesses’ IT infrastructure and enable new levels of internet access to support their digital transformation.

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We continue to invest in our networks to ensure seamless connectivity that caters to our customers’ growing digital needs.

We are working as a real digital enabler across our markets and our aspiration is to help people simplify their lives and enjoy exciting and rewarding digital experiences.

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