The partnership will bring value added services to cater for the corporate and residential customers and offer a real alternative to other operators in the market.
Kalaam will be the first in the market, using Green Packet’s SONmetro technology to provide wireless broadband internet access, VOIP telephony and other applications and services at rapid speed and high quality to customers. These innovative services will allow Kalaam to compete in the highly open telecom market of the kingdom.
Commenting on the partnership with Green Packet, Carlos Riera, CEO of Kalaam Telecom said:
“We are proud to be the first in Bahrain to provide wireless broadband solutions using the most advanced technology from Green Packet. This partnership not only positions us as leaders in the market but also helps our mission to offer innovative offerings and services to our customers at cost effective prices with superior quality & value in addition to ending the monopoly over important services including broadband.”
‘It is the strong feedback from the market which stresses the need for alternative providers alongside our continuous study and research into customers’ telecoms needs that drives Kalaam Telecom to be first in the market to offer such innovative services such as this one,’ Riera added.
Elaborating more on the new services’ benefits for customers, Andy Hanna, Chief of Sales and Marketing at Kalaam Telecom said, ‘Through the new wireless broadband network, our customers will now be able to enjoy the freedom and flexibility of fast internet services in Bahrain in addition to innovative and lower cost structures that includes better download limits.
‘Customers can also take advantage of other products in conjunction with the wireless service including Net-Talk VoIP telephony which allows any customer to utilize their broadband connections to make and receive telephone calls over the internet at substantially reduced costs.’
Kalaam’s SONmetro Wireless Broadband Solutions will be available in selected Bahrain areas to customers starting January 2007.
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