Cisco Enters New Relationship with Ooredoo for NFV Deployments

By CIOReview | Tuesday, March 1, 2016

FREEMONT, CA: At a recently held event, Cisco Systems declares its plans to build a relationship with Ooredoo, the global communications company with operations in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. Cisco’s engagement with Ooredoo will help them to create Network Function Virtualization (NFV) deployments and leads them to deliver Virtual Managed Services in the market by upgrading its operational efficiencies.

“It would continue to provide advanced technologies to Qatar in its role as an innovator in the IT field for its country. Cisco’s support in NFV and VMS would be key to boosting operational efficiency and also helpful to fuel knowledge-based economic growth in the country”, says Waleed Al Sayed, CEO, Ooredoo Qatar.

The offered services will support Ooredoo to deliver automated cloud based services to the clients. It will also enable them to outsource their network management and IT services to a reliable techno-mate. Ooredoo’s anticipated trial with Cisco Cloud VPN i.e. part of the Cisco Virtual Manages Services portfolio offers the experience of highly secure business connectivity and routing site-to-site services including remote access and Internet gateway applications. Cisco’s Cloud VPN is inspired by European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), an independent, non-profit telecommunication industry which  played a significant role in developing Cisco’s  enterprise virtualized networking functions (VNFs) by  allowing them to provide  automated and managed services to its clients . Cisco’s services provide companies the accurate flexibility and cost reduction functionalities in the field of network transformation.  Vendors can now deploy virtual network functions and make maximum out of opportunities for new revenues by reducing the time to market. 

“Cisco was excited to work closely with Ooredoo. He said that the Ooredoo was engaged in the transition to NFV apart from cloud-based services. Therefore, the company was committed to lending a helping hand to Ooredoo in order to transform their business so that they are better prepared for the future”, says Kit Beall, VP, Cisco.