Etisalat and Cisco launch secured network cloud with wireless access
Etisalat and Cisco announced they have teamed up to provide UAE businesses a new wireless cloud-based managed network solution that meets the growing business needs. The new offering delivers a first-of-its-kind solution in the UAE targeting SMB and enterprise customers allowing them to centrally manage their wireless IT infrastructure from the cloud through a state of the art web based dashboard.
The dashboard has advanced capabilities that allow customers to manage multiple locations, get better usage insight and location based analytics for better control and security, all from a single portal. The solution promises faster time to market, better end user experience while reducing the operational cost and creating new revenue streams through Wi-Fi and network monetisation.
“Etisalat is committed to bring the latest technology to the region to drive digital transformation in the UAE,” said Salvador Anglada, Chief Business Officer at Etisalat. “As a recognised leader in cloud networking, Cisco Meraki brings the scalability, manageability and efficiency gains of the cloud to enterprise networks. We are excited to bring this offering to the market as it complements Etisalat’s strategy to provide more efficient, scalable solutions that simplify network management and help our customers empower mobile workforces.”
“As the IT industry transforms in the mobile-cloud era, Cisco Meraki’s portfolio is designed to simplify technology and solve customers’ networking and business enablement challenges,” said Ali Amer, Managing Director, Global Service Provider Sales, Cisco Middle East and Africa. “Etisalat’s full suite of managed services and support capabilities for Cisco Meraki brings tangible benefits to customers ranging from small and medium businesses to large enterprises, allowing them to get the most out of their technology investments.”
Etisalat and Cisco’s partnership demonstrates both organisations’ commitment to the digital transformation of UAE based corporates by providing greater access to solutions that drive business insights and innovation. Etisalat’s current market cap is over $42.5B. With reported net revenues of AED 52.4 billion and net profit of AED 8.4 billion for 2016, Etisalat ranks amongst the most profitable telecom groups in the