Nokia Intellisync to complement du’s mobility strategy

Nokia has announced that du, the UAE's second telecoms operator, is to offer Nokia Intellisync Wireless email to its consumer and business subscribers.

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By  Administrator Published  September 6, 2007

Nokia has announced that du, the UAE's second telecoms operator, is to offer Nokia Intellisync Wireless email to its consumer and business subscribers. The service, which will become available in 2007, is aimed at providing secure, easy to set up push email and Personal Information Management (PIM) functionalities for users ranging from individuals to enterprises.

This is the first time the Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite has been presented to the Middle East and Africa region.

du, which launched its mobile service in February 2007, is aiming to deliver innovative and user-friendly services to its customers in an attempt to distinguish itself from the UAE's first telecoms operator Etisalat.

"Nokia Intellisync Wireless Email perfectly fits into this strategy and underlines our ambition to be an integrated service provider offering voice, data and content services over fixed and mobile networks," said Andrew Grenville, executive vice president of du. According to the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), the mobile penetration rate in the UAE is approximately eight times higher than the internet subscriber rate.

"Given the increasing worldwide acceptance of mobile email, we firmly believe that a mobile email service for UAE is tremendously important," said Lior Nir, director of product marketing at Global Nokia Enterprise Solutions.

He continued: "Nokia Intellisync Wireless email provides an extremely flexible and scalable solution that allows du to bring mobile email to the mass market."

"We selected Nokia Intellisync Wireless email platform not only for the extensive range of device support but also for its advanced functionality," Grenville added.

"With Nokia Intellisync Wireless Email, we are able to provide a solution for every market sector, from a consumer offering through to SME and large corporations' behind-the-firewall requirements.

"It complements du's strategy and flexibility to meet the needs of customers."

CMCS sees further market growth

Collaboration Management and Control Solutions (CMCS), a leading provider of project, portfolio management applications and training courses in the Middle East, has kick-started its participation in GITEX 2007 by introducing its latest project management solutions and specialised management courses. The company eyes GITEX as an opportunity to hit its 30% sales target by offering regional companies applications that will help boost their operational productivity.

Following a 25% growth from the start of 2007, and after finalising a number of exclusive partnerships, CMCS launched direct operations in Kuwait and Lebanon, and will open five offices in Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Jordan and India by early next year.

With a customer base exceeding 750 companies across the Middle East - a record figure established within the last 10 months - CMCS is expanding its focus to introduce innovative solutions and further extend its services.

"We have participated at GITEX for five years now and it has always proved to be a success for us. GITEX attracts a large number of visitors and exhibitors, which helps us to keep abreast of industry innovations and to introduce a few of our own. We plan to achieve a minimum 30% growth in revenue by the year-end, so GITEX provides us with a valuable opportunity to network and meet potential customers," said Bassam Samman, CEO and founder of CMCS.

He added: "We have already gained a market share of 70% in the Middle East and we want to further encourage more companies to make project management a core part of how they plan, execute and monitor performance.

"This GITEX 2007 we will introduce organisations the tools they need to address critical project risks to maintain growth."

In June, IMS Certification Plc, a recognised ISO certification body, awarded CMCS with certification after a rigorous audit.

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