Mitel inks channel partner deal with MHD for big IP push in Oman

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By  Published  December 8, 2006

Mitel is extending its reach in Oman, with the announ- cement that it has signed a new channel partner in the Sultanate.

The internet protocol (IP) communications solutions pro- vider has signed up with systems integrator Mohsin Haider Darwish (MHD). Mitel and MHD will focus on providing IP communication solutions for small-to-medium-sized business (SMB) and enterprise customers.

Hisham Amili, general manager at Mitel GCC, said: “I am delighted to report the addition of MHD and would like to welcome them to our wide network of accredited converged channel partners.

“Although the Oman market was slow at adopting voice over internet protocol (VoIP) technology, we are pleased to be at the forefront of the accelerating uptake generated by the new market dynamics in Oman.

“MHD is equally excited to take advantage of this IP wave and to supply Mitel’s converged communication solutions in the Sultanate.”

Manmohan Singh Rehsi, general manager for Computers, Office Automation and Telecommunication division at MHD, said: “In almost every bid we see today, the IP aspect is either the lead element or a core component within the customer’s communication solutions. This trend is generating many practical and exciting applications.

“Our expertise, combined with Mitel’s market-leading solutions portfolio, creates a win-win situation.”

Omani systems integrator MHD converted from a family-run operation to its present corporate entity in 1987. It works closely with Microsoft, Epson and Dell in Oman.

Mitel serves the Middle East from its office in Dubai Internet City (DIC) and boasts an array of distributors, dealers and systems integrators across the GCC region.

In July this year, it landed one of its most high-profile contracts in the region, with the announcement that Jeddah Islamic Port, the largest port in the Gulf, had selected its converged communications system.

The IP-based system will serve 11,000 users for both data and voice communications, and can grow to serve up to 65,000 users in the future, according to Mitel. It will be based around the Mitel 3300 IP Communications Platform.

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