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Zajil touts data centre offerings

Kuwaiti telecoms firm educates delegates about expanding service offerings

Zajil touts data centre offerings
Kazmi: Zajil is an ICT company with strength in depth.

Zajil Telecom has high hopes for its debut attendance at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK, as it educates delegates about its expanding service offerings.

Established in 1991, Zajil was the first Internet service provider (ISP) in Kuwait. In 2004 the company began delivering global MPLS (multi-protocol label switching) services, a system that provides network operators with greater flexibility to divert and route traffic around link failures, congestion, and bottlenecks. The company used the system to provide national gateway services for customers.

In 2008 Zajil began its data centre services and managed cloud offerings as Gulf-based enterprises began to adopt outsourced hosting models.

“In the last two years we got into cloud and managed services and that is why you will see us here at GITEX showcasing our strengths as an ICT company, not just a telco, not just a connectivity provider,” says Mohammed Kazmi, senior manager, Product Development and Corporate Marketing, Zajil Telecom.

Today, Zajil operates two data centres in Kuwait, and one in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Jordan, as well as a presence in the UK. Its customers are mainly large enterprises and include Kuwait Oil Company and “all major banks in Kuwait”, according to Kazmi.

The company also provides global connectivity services for Kuwait Airways. Other regional customers include Thompson Reuters, HSBC, Mashreq Bank and Landmark Group.

“We want to inform our existing customers and partners that we are a strong ICT player,” explains Kazmi.

“Participating at GITEX is a very good platform for us to enhance our relationships with our customers as well as market new services in the managed and cloud [segments].”

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