Cellucom and Kalaam announce strategic partnership

Published July 30th, 2006 - 12:32 GMT

Cellucom, distributor and retailer of mobility products in the Middle East, and Kalaam Telecom have signed an agreement whereby Cellucom customers can benefit from all of Kalaam’s telephony services including its pre & post-paid international calling services such as k-talk(Calling Cards), i-Dial, and Carrier Pre-Select (Kalaam Select).
The Signing Ceremony was attended by Mr Carlos Riera CEO, Kalaam, Mr. Andrew Hanna, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer - Kalaam and Ms. Shirley A. D’Souza, Channels Development Manager, Kalaam. From Cellucom, Mr.Adeel A. Malik, Country Manager attended the ceremony.
Mr.Arun Nagar, Cellucom’s Managing Director from Dubai said ‘We are pleased to be signing this partnership with Kalaam Telecom to provide our customers with the convenience and comfort and a new experience of getting all the telecommunications highest requirements all under one roof”.
Mr. Carlos Riera, CEO commented: “Kalaam continues to search for new ways to enter the markets in the Middle East and reach more customers whilst saving them time and effort. Such strategic partnerships allow us to deliver enhanced customer experience and the greatest value for money and quality”.
For more information, consumers can call Kalaam on: 8001 8001 or visit the website www.kalaam-telecom.com

About Cellucom:

Cellucom began its operations in 1990 in East Africa and moved its base to UAE in 1999 to begin operations there and in Hong Kong. The first retail outlet was established in Dubai in 2001. From 2001 to today, Cellucom continued to grow and open retail outlets in the Middle East. In 2005, Cellucom expanded retail throughout the GCC which included U.A.E, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and the East African countries.

The head office for the group is located in the Dubai Airport Free Zone. A steadfast group of managers caters to exports into the emerging markets of Asia, Eastern Europe, South America and Africa. Cellucom has over 100 locations today, with the number planned to exceed 250 by the end of 2006.

Cellucom has grown to employ a dedicated workforce of more than 300 people,
including Sales & marketing, Retail & Merchandising, IT & Technical, Administrative & Logistics, Creative & Content development experts, and a strong Accounts and Finance Team. Also, achieving the ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 certification.

About Kalaam:

Kalaam Telecom Holding is a partnership between Kalaam Limited & the Shoaibi Group and is headquartered in Bahrain. Kalaam Ltd was formed in 2003 to capitalize on business opportunities in the deregulated Bahrain telecom’s market; it partnered with Australia-based Telstra in bidding for the second GSM license in Bahrain.

The Shoaibi Group was established in 1973 and undertakes industrial and commercial activities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Middle East and internationally. The Group’s primary focus are the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical, Power and Water, Information Technology and Telecommunications sectors; in addition to undertaking private equity transactions. The Group counts amongst its partners Alcatel, Sirti and Pirelli; and in 2004, the Group bid for the second mobile license in Saudi in conjunction with Telecom Italia.


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