MADA and TeliaSonera International Carrier strategic partnership
TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) today announced a three-year partnership with Kuwait`s number one wireless internet provider, Mada Communications. TSIC provides high capacity, scalable, IP connectivity enabling Mada to deliver superior performance across its wireless broadband portfolio.
Mada Communications was established as an independent wireless operator in 1997 and its WiMax E-operations will soon cover 90% of Kuwait. By 2012 Mada had expanded internationally to manage its own optical fiber and customer operations across four Middle Eastern markets. Ahmed Ebraheem, General Manager of Mada Kuwait, says, “We are building on a great relationship with TSIC. Together we have been able to achieve real focus and deliver. Our customer base is demanding and TSIC is key in enabling us to fulfill our mission delivering Kuwait and the Middle East with a leading wireless internet communications service.”
Robert Borkowicz, Head of Middle East Sales at TeliaSonera International Carrier, added, “I’m proud to work with Mada expanding our global services across all its markets. The Middle East is a fast evolving market. TSIC is delighted to be working with one of the region’s leading independent groups.”
The deal marks a significant milestone for TSIC as it expands its IP, Ethernet, voice and roaming services to clients in the region; TSIC has already established relationships with key incumbents and major ISPs in the Middle East region.
About TeliaSonera International Carrier
TeliaSonera International Carrier owns and operates one of the world’s most extensive fiber backbones. Our mission is to provide exceptional network infrastructure and services – empowering individuals, businesses and societies to execute their most critical activities. By working close to our customers we make big ideas happen at the speed of Fiber. Discover more at teliasoneraic.com
About Mada Communications
Mada is a local wireless internet service provider since 1997, offering Wireless Broadband and communication services in line with today’s wireless advanced technologies. By delivering quality wireless broadband access in most local and remote places ensuring border to border coverage, Mada has proven to be one of the leading Wireless Service Providers in the state of Kuwait. Constantly striving to improve and expand our services using the latest technology, our chief objective is to serve the needs of our business and personal customers wherever they may be throughout the country.
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TeliaSonera provides network access and telecommunication services in the Nordic and Baltic countries, the emerging markets of Eurasia, including Russia and Turkey, and in Spain. TeliaSonera helps people and companies communicate in an easy, efficient and environmentally friendly way. Our ambition is to be number one or two in all our markets, providing the best customer experience, high quality networks and cost efficient operations. TeliaSonera is also the leading European wholesale provider with a wholly-owned international carrier network. In 2011, net sales amounted to SEK 104 billion, EBITDA to SEK 36.9 billion and earnings per share to SEK 4.20. The TeliaSonera share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at www.teliasonera.com.