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Gulf Business Machines (GBM) recognised by Cisco as a Mobile Internet Technology Authorised Technology Provider in Gulf

GBM recognised by Cisco
Gulf Business Machines (GBM) has been recognised by Cisco as a Mobile Internet Technology Authorised Technology Provider in Gulf.

Gulf Business Machines (GBM) announced today that it has achieved Mobile Internet Technology Authorised Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco. This designation recognises GBM as having fulfilled the training requirements and programme prerequisites to design, resell, install and maintain the Cisco ASR 5000 Series multimedia core platform.

"Gulf Business Machines is very pleased with this great achievement. This authorisation from Cisco will allow us to further enhance the cutting-edge innovations and solutions we provide our customers with," said Hani Nofal, Integrated Networking and Site Services director, Gulf Business Machines. "In addition to the world class offerings that are made available to the market through our well-trained and highly skilled staff, the Mobile Internet Technology Authorised Technology Provider (ATP) status will now complement our Wireless Service Providers Network offering which will allow us to add value to our customers' businesses while increasing productivity and cost-efficiency."

The Cisco ASR 5000 delivers a mobile packet core solution that transforms the way service providers deliver mobile Internet services to their customers. This carrier-class platform overcomes the challenges of operators deploying high-demand mobile broadband networks by delivering high-capacity, high-availability and powerful performance with subscriber and network intelligence.

"The Cisco Mobile Internet Technology ATP Program will allow Cisco partners to enhance their expertise in mobile Internet services and expand their market opportunities," said Claire Jones, regional manager at Cisco UAE. "As a Cisco Mobile Internet Technology ATP Partner, Gulf Business Machines will have the ability to deliver incomparable network capabilities with a strong addition to their portfolio of mobile solutions."

To qualify for the Cisco Mobile Internet Technology ATP Programme, GBM had to meet a number of requirements: having staff who fulfill specific job responsibilities, taking comprehensive courses, and passing rigorous exams to validate technology proficiency. Those requirements are designed to help a partner maintain high levels of customer satisfaction.

The Cisco ATP Programme is a key part of Cisco's partner go-to market strategy, helping to define the knowledge, skills and services that channel partners need to successfully sell, deploy and support a specific technology. 

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