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Ooredoo and Cisco partner on smart cities, services

Pair sign MOU to co-operate on smart cities, cloud and managed services

Ooredoo and Cisco partner on smart cities, services
Caption: Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani, CEO, Ooredoo Qatar, and Chris Dedicoat, president, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia, Cisco signed the deal.

Ooredoo and Cisco have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on provision of Smart City, cloud and managed services solutions to enterprise customers in Qatar.

The agreement will help to deliver smart city solutions inline with the Qatar National Vision 2003, and will also increase the amount of services on offer to businesses.

The MoU was signed by Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani, CEO, Ooredoo Qatar, and Chris Dedicoat, president, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia, Cisco.

Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani, CEO, Ooredoo Qatar, said: "This strategic framework brings us closer to the world leader in IT, and guarantees our customers that they will benefit from the highest levels of service, and access to the latest innovations. Businesses in Qatar are rapidly modernising, and looking to deploy the latest and the best solutions. We believe this new strategic framework will deliver a step-change in the range of services and solutions available."

Mike Weston, Cisco's vice president, for the Middle East commented: "We are entering the era of the Internet of Everything in which all people, processes, data and things will be connected. The Internet is already benefiting individuals and businesses in Qatar by allowing for economic growth through electronic commerce, and accelerating business innovation by enabling greater collaboration. Our strategic relationship with Ooredoo will help to further accelerate development and change as we continue to witness the growth of mobile internet-connectivity throughout the region."

Ooredoo will also be offered the opportunity to enrol for Cisco Resale Channel Programme Certification, the framework that broadens a partner's ‘wide skills' across multiple technologies, and ‘deep skills' within a specific technology area, and Cisco Cloud Program Certification within the next year.

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