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Khaleej Times deploys new communications system

10/18/2015



**Shared with permission of Khaleej Times**

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Khaleej Times, part of the Galadari Brothers group of companies, has begun using Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise communication products and solutions to provide more efficient and reliable services to its employees and customers.

The new system from ALE, operating under the brand Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, will provide Khaleej Times’ employees with a personalised connected experience and increase collaboration, resulting in more efficient intra-group communication. The cost effective and state-of-the-art Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise solutions were deployed by its partner Telephony Telecom Technologies and serves as many as 500 employees.

Quotes:

Saghir Khan, Senior Vice-President, finance and operations, Khaleej Times
“We are constantly seeking new ways to improve our infrastructure and keep up with the digital transformation, ensuring we provide our employees with an advanced IT environment. The Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise communication solution proposed by Telephony easily integrated with our existing infrastructure, upgraded our communication tools and allowed us to save on costs.”

Among the solutions selected by Khaleej Times was the Alcatel-Lucent OmniPCX® Enterprise portfolio, which offers simplified connectivity for staff and offers real-time conferencing, with the ability to support a large number of users. It also includes a high performance security solution that comes with multiple layers of encryption.

Also part of the deployment is the Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista® 8770 management platform, which offers one console for the entire communications products, providing ease of management, with one billing platform for the organisation. Furthermore, moving from the legacy network to the IP network offers cost reduction, as well as user mobility in the communication network.

Baher Ezzat, Regional Director, Middle East, ALE
“It’s been a privilege to work with prime media publishing house like Galadari, as they seek technologies that offers seamless effective communications in a secure and reliable way. Working closely with our partner Telephony, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise solutions delivered world-class communications and collaboration and services with further enhancements to Galadari’s business, now and into the future”.

Ahmed Siddiq, ICT Business Unit Manager, Telephony Telecom Technologies
“At Telephony, we ensure that we are offering the most effective solutions to businesses and tailor solutions to ensure customer satisfaction. Through our partnership with ALE, we were able to identify the core difficulties at Galadari Printing & Publishing, and installed a solution that suits their needs, while transforming their business operations.”