Wataniya and Siemens team up

Kuwaiti telecoms giant Wataniya has signed Siemens to construct a GPRS network in the country in a deal valued at over 50 million Euros.

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By  Philip Fenton Published  June 30, 2002

Wataniya Telecom, the Kuwaiti telecoms giant, has signed Siemens to install a GPRS network in the country.

The contract, worth 53 million Euros, will also include the extension of SSS, BSS, IN, TR/MW and services.

“We support our partner by end to end customised solutions that cover all the needs of a mobile world,“ said Dr. Abdullah Tourbah, vice president for Sales Siemens ICM Networks Middle East regional Head Quarters.

“As a driving force behind GPRS and UMTS, Siemens is uniquely positioned to supply leading-edge technology to the world in general and to the Middle East in particular.”

Siemens ICM N has a long-standing relationship with Wataniya Telecom, dating back to 1998 when Siemens became the operator’s sole supplier of SSS, BSS and IN.

Since then, Siemens ICM N has been awarded several contracts from Wataniya Telecom, including setting up an Arabic language WAP system.

“Siemens is a proven provider of end-to-end solutions and we are proud to be working with such an advanced and well-established partner,“ said David Murray, CEO, Wataniya Telecom.

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