Cisco in Cloud and managed services deal with Mobily

Mobily telecommunication booth inside Abraj Al Bait in Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Cisco announced its deal with Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), a telecom operator in Saudi Arabia, to provide Cloud and managed services solutions.

The US-based networking company announced the 5-year cloud deal at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2016) in Barcelona.

As per the deal, Cisco will expand its current scope of work to include management and operation of Mobily’s network, including third-party vendor equipment and devices across multiple markets, bringing Mobily enhanced automation and efficiency gains.

Cisco said its managed services solutions will improve overall reliability and performance and reduce the number of human resources interventions in Mobily’s network operations, delivering significant cost savings and reducing operating expenses.

Ashraf Ismail Mohamed Ibrahim, senior executive officer, Technology Operations, Mobily, said: “The deal builds on our longstanding collaboration with Cisco and paves the way toward enhanced network performance and operational efficiencies.”

Andy MacDonald, vice president, Global Service Provider, Middle East, Africa & Russia, Cisco, said:
“The broader mandate for Cloud and Managed Services to Cisco reflects the confidence in our solutions to deliver tangible business value.”

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