Ooredoo has launched the ‘Enterprise Edge’ managed service in Qatar to accelerate cloud adoption, improve operational agility, and address network connectivity’s need for cost-effective bandwidth, implemented in partnership with VMware. Enterprise Edge – which can be built onto any standard connectivity service – delivers Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) with key features of the fully hosted and Ooredoo-maintained service including: simplified WAN management, reduced provisioning times and strengthened security. Ooredoo says it offers ‘flexible commercial models including CPE on leasing, thereby reducing CAPEX and OPEX spends.’ Ooredoo also announced the launch of new 5G-focused ‘Aamali’ mobile broadband packages for Qatari B2B customers, constituting the company’s ‘first-ever launch of a range of entirely business-focused mobile broadband plans’ in the local market, offering greater usage allowances at competitive prices, ‘as demanded by business customers.’ Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad bin Nasser al-Thani, chief commercial officer at Ooredoo, said: ‘These new post-paid plans will allow B2B customers to access all the potential of our incredible 5G network, with generous allowances and competitive pricing.
In Kuwait, meanwhile, Ooredoo has been appointed a reseller of BT’s Communications and Security Solutions. The scope of services includes managed connectivity and voice services, collaboration and contact centre solutions, as well as cloud-based security services and consultancy. A press release said that BT’s cloud-based Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) service combines leading technologies with BT’s track record in securing leading global organisations. The service collates and analyses the vast amounts of threat information available, providing customers with real-time insight on their network, and actionable intelligence that increases their protection.