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10-07-2019

Batelco and Avaya Bring Cloud Solutions for Bahrain’s Growing Small and Medium Businesses

Major regional telecoms operator to offer Avaya Contact Center and Unified Communications solutions in the cloud with Avaya IP Office PoweredBy.

GITEX Technology Week 2019 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates – October 7, 2019 Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE:AVYA), a global leader in solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration, announced that Batelco, the leading digital solutions provider in the Kingdom of Bahrain has today signed an agreement with Avaya whereby Batelco will offer Avaya’s market-leading portfolio of Contact Center (CC) and Unified Communications (UC) solutions deployed in the cloud on an as-a-service basis through its Bahrain data center.

The agreement was signed during GITEX Technology Week 2019, where both companies are demonstrating the latest innovations for the communications industry.

The move comes in line with the increasing customer demand for cloud deployment of Avaya’s communications solutions. Batelco will offer public and private cloud-based deployments of Avaya’s cloud solutions to customers and channel partners in Bahrain, by hosting the Avaya IP Office PoweredBy solution at its own data center.

Avaya’s UC and CC cloud solutions are both flexible and scalable, eliminating the need for upfront capital investments. Customers need only pay for what they use, and can scale up easily as their businesses grow. And the solutions’ enterprise-grade feature-sets mean that they are suitable for businesses of any size.

“With businesses increasingly moving to cloud-based solutions, we saw a tremendous opportunity in partnering with Avaya to make its cloud solutions available across a range of deployments – including public and private cloud. This fits in with Batelco’s strategy for the enterprise division, and particularly, for the small and medium enterprises. Batelco aims at providing the sector with practical, flexible and affordable solutions that enables growth in the segment while providing high levels of performance and efficiency through the application of the latest cloud-based solutions.” said Abderrahmane Mounir, General Manager, Enterprise, at Batelco.

Today’s announcement demonstrates further momentum for Avaya’s global cloud strategy, with over 3.6 million cloud seats deployed to date globally.

The announcement is also the latest development in a long partnership between Avaya and Batelco, which is a Gold Partner in Avaya’s Edge channel program. Last year, the two companies completed a number of strategic digital transformation projects with the Kingdom’s private and public sector organizations.

Fadi Hani, Vice President – Middle East, Africa and Turkey, Avaya, said: “With this announcement, we are taking our long-standing partnership with Batelco to new heights, and we’re helping to facilitate cloud migration for businesses in Bahrain. Our goal is to enable local organizations, of any size, to embrace cloud-based UC and CC solutions at the pace and through the path of their choice. Our partnership with Batelco will support this.”

About Batelco

Batelco (Bahrain Telecommunications Company) is the leading digital solutions provider in the Kingdom of Bahrain continues with its commitment to enhance customer experience. Batelco serves both the corporate and consumer markets through the delivery of cutting-edge fixed and wireless telecommunications solutions. Its comprehensive portfolio of solutions for the residential, business and government segments in Bahrain include all IP fixed and 4G LTE wireless Home Internet networks and MPLS-based regional data solutions.

The company’s digitisation and connectivity goals are in line with those of the Kingdom of Bahrain to transform how businesses operate as well as transform the lives of residents, enabling everyone to connect, work and live better through the delivery of technology-based products and solutions. With an ongoing commitment to roll out Smart Home and Smart City digital solutions, Batelco is playing a crucial role in the Kingdom’s prosperity and development.

About Avaya

Businesses are built on the experiences they provide, and every day millions of those experiences are built by Avaya (NYSE: AVYA). For over one hundred years, we’ve enabled organizations around the globe to win – by creating intelligent communications experiences for customers and employees. Avaya builds open, converged and innovative solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration – in the cloud, on-premise or a hybrid of both. To grow your business, we’re committed to innovation, partnership, and a relentless focus on what’s next. We’re the technology company you trust to help you deliver Experiences that Matter. Visit us at www.avaya.com.

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Source: Avaya Newsroom

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