Kalaam Telecom and Microsoft sign licensing agreement

Kalaam Telecom and Microsoft have announced today joint plans to deliver innovative software and cloud experiences to enterprises in Bahrain.

The Bahrain telecoms provider will now offer a variety of cloud computing services such as Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) over its “highly reliable, redundant and self-healing telecom services to have seamless connectivity to Microsoft Azure”.

“This collaboration offers a variety of Microsoft services to enterprises; such as access to Microsoft software, third-party software, business transaction services, web hosting & streaming media services and line-of-business (LOB) applications,” said Veer Passi, CEO of Kalaam Telecom.

Enterprises from around the world are using the cloud in incredible ways to accelerate and transform their respective businesses, said Srinivasan Arumugam, commercial head of Kalaam Telecom. “We are excited to be working closely with Microsoft to offer tremendous value addition to enterprises to run the entire business efficiently at less expense.”

Sherif Tawfik, general manager for Microsoft Bahrain and Oman, added: “We are pleased to partner with Kalaam Telecom to provide Bahrain’s enterprises with Microsoft cloud computing services which have been designed to accelerate innovation across teams and skillsets, with integrated intelligence that powers business insights, leverages open and on-premises technologies, and provides industry-leading security.

Kalaam Telecom launched operations in March 2005 and offers advanced voice, internet, data and value added services to SMEs and large corporations in Bahrain.

Earlier this year, Kalaam Telecom established a point of presence (PoP) at Etisalat’s SmartHub.

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