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A Day of Innovation & Inspiration at Kalaam Konnect

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Kalaam Telecom Flagship Event of Konnecting Talks & Networking Opportunities

26 June 2023, Manama, Bahrain: Kalaam Telecom hosted the second season of its flagship event, Konnect on 22nd June 2023 at the Gulf Convention Center, Gulf Hotel Bahrain in the presence of valued customers, partners, prospects and media fraternity.

Konnect is Kalaam’s flagship event hosted every year for businesses in Bahrain and is dedicated to helping Enterprise customers & Government sectors drive their business growth and accelerate their digital transformation journey.

Konnect 2023 provided a unique opportunity to explore AI Powered Solutions to enable Digital Transformation for businesses in the GCC. It was a day of innovation and inspiration as we brought together people from the business world, governments, solution partner, industry peers and technology experts to share insights and experience on how to transform their business with emerging technologies.

This year we had lot new highlights adding to the flavor of Konnect. We had AI industry veteran Dr. Jassim Haji, President of Artificial Intelligence Society and International Group of AI addressing our guests as keynote speaker and sharing his knowledge on AI emerging trends, best practices and advancements in the GCC. His speech was very informative and generated a lot of interest in AI for attendees.

Partner Speakers from AWS, Quadron, Microsoft, Mitel, Dstny Engage, GTS and Kalaam shared their insights and use cases from their respective fields on digital solutions like Cloud, Cybersecurity, CPaaS, Microsoft Teams & Unified Communications and focused on the AI enablement of these solutions. The speech sparked new ideas and conversations among attendees, while enhancing the overall experience of the event.

The Fireside chat managed by a panel of experienced panelists sparked a lot of interest in attendees which discussed the significance of AI & digital technologies in delivering business outcomes for enterprise customers in terms of improving operational efficiency, enhancing customer experiences, identifying new business opportunities, and driving revenue growth. Panelists from AWS, Quadron, Mitel, Fortinet & Kalaam shared examples of how AI enablement in digital solutions have been used to drive business growth in different industries, discussed industry best practices and tips to compete in an increasingly digital world.

Partner Booths from One Screen, Mitel, Dstny Engage, Quadron, GTS and Kalaam featured live demo sessions of their solutions. The live demo sessions at the partner booths created a more interactive experience providing clients with an opportunity to interact with and learn more about the offerings of the partner companies. The partner booths added to the overall excitement and energy of the event, creating a lively and dynamic atmosphere for all attendees.

The event featured Kalaam’s robot K-Bot to meet & greet clients, interact with clients. K-Bot is an innovative addition to the event, which generated a lot of excitement & engagement among attendees, garnered media attention, social media buzz, generating positive publicity and exposure for the event, while also showcasing the company’s innovative and forward-thinking approach to technology and customer engagement.

Kalaam Telecom Group makes it to Capacity Power 100

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The annual power listing features the top 100 names in wholesale telecoms

17 May 2023 – Bahrain Kalaam Telecom Group, the digital solutions provider, is pleased to announce the inclusion of its Group CEO, Veer Passi, into the annual Capacity Power 100 top names in wholesale telecoms. The Power 100 is an exclusive list that highlights the people driving significant change and innovation in the global carrier and ICT community. Kalaam Telecom Groups’ inclusion acknowledges its unparalleled growth.

Over the past decade, Kalaam Telecom has undergone its digital transformation journey from a Prepaid Calling Card company in Bahrain to one of the top three Data Service Providers in the MENA region, with licensed operations in Bahrain, Kuwait and The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

“I am very humbled and proud to represent Kalaam on this list. This recognition really belongs to each and every member of the Kalaam family and is a testament of the collective exceptional talent, creativity and commitment that we bring together as team. It’s a privilege leading such an extraordinary team at Kalaam Telecom Group, and I am confident we will continue to make a difference and shape the future of industry in the region,” said Veer Passi, Group CEO, Kalaam Telecom.

Kalaam Telecom Group has seen exponential growth over the last seven years with four strategic acquisitions in Bahrain and Kuwait, making it a prominent regional operator in the MENA region. Kalaam’s 100% owned KNOT terrestrial cable system with consortium ownership of undersea cable EIG, connects the region to Europe and covers 18 out of 20 countries in the Middle East with 53 Points of Presence across the globe.

The Group company has also made significant progress towards the unification of acquired brands such as KEMS Zajil telecom in Kuwait and the launch of a unified wholesale brand, Kalaam Carrier Solutions. The Groups’ expansion has continued to The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where it launched ISP operations in 2022 with all major services licenses to offer data & digital services to the enterprises .

“We are very proud of our milestones and the progress we continue to make. Kalaam Telecom Group is now one of the top three Data Service Providers in the MENA region, and we continue to be committed to our vision of Empowering Digital Transformation for businesses by simplifying access to technology and provide a fully digital & personalized customer experience.” said Passi.

About Kalaam Telecom Group

Kalaam Telecom (Kalaam) is a trusted digital solutions provider, serving SME’s, enterprise, telecoms carriers and wholesale telecoms businesses in the GCC.

Headquartered in Bahrain, and with offices in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Jordan, and UK, Kalaam has pioneered ISP solutions, connectivity, and digital transformation in the GCC for over 16 years.

Kalaam provides a portfolio of cutting-edge digital solutions that are tailored to the needs of customers of all sizes in key markets and verticals across the region, including BFSI, education, government, hospitality, healthcare, retail and more.

Following the recent acquisition of Zajil, the combined entity operates a network of 53 Points of Presence (PoPs) across 25 countries.

Kalaam’s fully owned terrestrial cable system, Kalaam Network Optical Transit (KNOT), which spans Kuwait, Bahrain, KSA, UAE and Qatar is now coupled with consortium ownership in undersea cable Europe-India Gateway (EIG), a 15,000 km international fiber-optic submarine cable system covering 12 countries from India and the Middle East to Europe.

Through this extensive network, Kalaam is uniquely placed to serve international and regional telecom carriers and enterprises.

To know more about Kalaam Telecom Solutions log onto www.kalaam-telecom.com

Globe Teleservices Pte. Ltd. & Kalaam Carrier Solutions Announce Strategic Partnership

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10th May 2023 – Globe Teleservices (GTS) and Kalaam Carrier Solutions (KCS) have joined forces to create a global strategic partnership that combines GTS’s cutting-edge Managed Services with Kalaam Carrier Solutions’ innovative digital solutions and telecom carrier services. This partnership will bring together managed connectivity enhancements and international messaging solutions to enhance Kalaam’s CPaaS strategy to support clients through successful digital transformation and enhance global communications to scale. With technology playing a vital role in every aspect of business, the GTS-Kalaam Carrier Solutions partnership recognizes the need to accelerate digital transformation and remain competitive in the industry.

“The collaboration is a remarkable endeavor whereby Kalaam Carrier Solutions  cutting-edge digital solutions is uniquely complimented by GTS’s next-generation consumer-centric product portfolios and managed services. We believe that this partnership will help drive major business impact for our clients and empower seamless connectivity worldwide,” – Ashutosh Agrawal, CMD of Globe Teleservices Ltd.

Veer Arjun Passi, CEO Kalaam Telecom Group further shared- “Our partnership with Globe Teleservices will enable us to drive our CPaaS strategy that enable our clients with the highest quality global messaging routes and direct interconnects. GTS has direct integrations in over 25 countries, paired with Kalaam Carrier Solutions’ 53 Points of Presence covering 90% countries in the GCC region will help realize the full potential of global connectivity and put our clients on a better road to a successful digital transformation.”

The partnership aims to provide next-gen tech and connectivity solutions together and be the step forward to transformative change on a global scale for businesses, and also address the different challenges and needs of evolving markets.

About Globe Teleservices:

Globe Teleservices is a next-gen niche technology company that focuses on developing products and solutions that empower businesses with seamless connectivity on a global scale. GTS pushes boundaries and provides access to high-quality, secure, and reliable routes with direct interconnects and diverse product portfolio offerings. Featuring links with ILD operators across 65 countries and uninterrupted worldwide connectivity, Globe Teleservices is a pioneer in the areas of premium voice, omnichannel messaging, anti-fraud, Cloud Connect, and A2P monetization. The company is headquartered in Singapore and has a global presence with centers in UAE, India, UK, USA, Europe, Hong Kong, Serbia, and many other regions.

About Kalaam Telecom Group:

Kalaam Telecom is a trusted industry leader and a global provider of digital solutions. The organization has decades of professional experience in telecom and voice messaging and principally serves Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar. Kalaam’s portfolio of cutting-edge digital solutions span across industries and verticals across the region, including BFSI, education, government, hospitality, healthcare, retail and more. Kalaam is well recognized for its agile and wholesale business management solutions, and holds an interest in the Europe-India Gateway Undersea Cable (EIG) system as part of a partnership.

Pioneer of various ISP solutions and with a vast worldwide network that serves international and regional telecom companies distinctively. The organization is currently focused on growing its business footprints while maintaining client success.

Lightstorm collaborates with Kalaam Carrier Solutions to expand its presence in the Middle East

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Lightstorm collaborates with Kalaam Carrier Solutions to expand its presence in the Middle East

  • Lightstorm will interconnect with Kalaam Carrier Solutions global network in UAE to provide an improved network experience to their customers in the MENA region
  • The partnership is crucial to Lightstorm’s expansion plans in the region and highlights UAE’s strategic position as the communications network hub for the MEA region

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – March 07, 2023: Kalaam Carrier Solutions (KCS), the Wholesale division of Kalaam Telecom Group in the MENA region collaborates with Lightstorm, a carrier-neutral network infrastructure platform with presence across Asia Pacific & Middle East to develop state-of-the-art NaaS platform, regional fiber interconnection services and other services that would further enhance and expand the reachability of its customers.

Lightstorm will also form a Network-to-Network Interface (NNI) arrangement with Kalaam Carrier Solutions, which will enable Lightstorm to use KCS points of presence in the Middle East and Africa. This will allow Lightstorm to support the expansion plans for global digital enterprises and hyperscalers looking for best-in-class network services.

“Over the last few years, the MEA region has strengthened its position as an important business hub, and we are witnessing strong demand from our customers for data center services across the region. We are excited at the start of our journey in the region and are looking forward to working with Kalaam Carrier Solutions, to provide best-in-class infrastructure and experience to our customers. With this partnership, we can provide more value to our customers with comprehensive network services with our expansion in the Middle East region,” says Amajit Gupta, Group CEO and MD, Lightstorm.

As part of the agreement, Kalaam Carrier Solutions will be able to access Lightstorm’s Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform, Polarin, which allows enterprises to efficiently manage hybrid and multi-cloud networks while providing them with unmatched agility and scalability to grow their business.

Veer Passi, CEO at Kalaam Telecom Group said, “This partnership will be pivotal for creating a differentiated value in the digital ecosystem space for which we are extremely excited about. While we give access to our world-class network infrastructure to Lightstorm, we can provide improved management and control of our network to customer thanks to Lightstorm’s Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform, Polarin. We look at this collaboration as a long-term commitment to develop a unique value to businesses in their digital transformation journey.”

About Lightstorm

Lightstorm is building infrastructure for hyperscale networking in South Asia, Southeast Asia and Middle East to accelerate the region’s growth and spur innovation in the digital economy. We are a pioneer in building a first-of-its-kind utility-grade resilient fiber network, SmartNet, in several countries in the region. Our Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform opens new opportunities for enterprises by providing a simple, secure and smart way to enhance their application performance and user experience. ​A trusted partner of several Fortune 500 companies, Lightstorm is creating a robust foundation of digital infrastructure to create new sources of value and differentiation for businesses. Further information at www.lightstormtelecom.com. Connect with us on LinkedIn.

About Kalaam Telecom Group

Kalaam Telecom Group (Kalaam) is a trusted digital solutions provider, serving SME’s, enterprise regionally and telecoms carriers & hyperscalers globally. Headquartered in Bahrain, and with offices in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Jordan, and UK, Kalaam has pioneered ISP solutions, connectivity, and digital transformation in the GCC with an accumulated legacy of 30+ years.

Kalaam provides a portfolio of cutting-edge digital solutions that are tailored to the needs of customers of all sizes in key markets and verticals across the region, including BFSI, education, government, hospitality, healthcare, retail and more.

Kalaam’s fully owned terrestrial cable system, Kalaam Network Optical Transit (KNOT), which is spanning Kuwait, Bahrain, KSA, UAE and Qatar is now coupled with consortium ownership in undersea cable Europe-India Gateway (EIG), a 15,000 km international fiber-optic submarine cable system covering 12 countries from India and the Middle East to Europe. Through this extensive network, Kalaam is uniquely placed to serve international and regional telecom carriers and enterprises.

To know more about Kalaam Telecom Solutions log onto www.kalaam-telecom.com

Kalaam Telecom Group & Mitel, a leader as per Gartner Partners to Meet Enterprise Demand for Advanced UCaas & CCaas Services in the Middle East

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The new partnership will deliver a single, seamless managed services experience for small, medium, large Enterprises & Governments across Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait.

Bahrain, March 6th 2023 – Mitel®, a global leader in business communications, today announced first of its kind Managed Services partnership in the Middle East region with the leading Pan-Arab MSP, Kalaam Telecom Group. Effective immediately, the exclusive partnership focused on the new hybrid model of cloud-based applications enables Kalaam to deliver highly secure Voice & Collaboration Solutions such as Unified Communications as a service (UCaas) and Contact Center as a service (CCaas) for Enterprises and Governments across the Saudi, Bahrain and Kuwait regions.

Customer Experience is one of the key priorities for a digital-first organization. Businesses today want to communicate with their customers via omnichannel media like Webchat, WhatsApp, Chatbots, Social Media. And this partnership will now allow Kalaam to tap into Mitel’s expertise in Unified Communications & Collaboration technology to guarantee seamless communication over robust solutions such as UCaas & CCaas to deliver outstanding customer experience. The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) layer to these solutions and global cloud providers enabling the cloud-based model in the region, enables secure infrastructure for remote, hybrid and digital workplace environments for SMBs, Enterprise and Government sectors. Kalaam Mitel partnership provides businesses with freedom of choice between subscription-based monthly cloud-hosted option or classical on-premises solution offering greater flexibility and reducing the overall cost of ownership.

Feras Zeidan, Country Sales Director for META at Mitel commented: “Demand for cloud communications has grown significantly following the pandemic to answer an increasing need for flexibility, scalability and business continuity. Through our partnership with Kalaam Telecom, organizations will be able to take advantage of both our world-class UC and Contact Center solutions quickly and easily in the way that best fit their needs in terms of deployment and purchase model.”

Commenting on the partnership, Veer Passi, Group CEO at Kalaam Telecom added: “Kalaam has always set itself the objective of bringing the latest technological advances to business organizations, while providing ease & flexibility at every step of their digital transformation journey. Mitel, being the domain leaders in the UC & CC space, complements our portfolio of Voice & Collaboration solutions and hence is the obvious choice for us to support the increasing demand for cloud based UCaas & CCaas solutions on the region. We are looking forward to working closely with Mitel to meet this market demand.”

About Mitel

A global market leader in business communications powering more than two billion business connections, Mitel helps businesses and service providers connect, collaborate and provide innovative services to their customers. Our innovation and communications experts serve business users in more than 100 countries.

For more information, go to www.mitel.com

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About Kalaam Telecom Group

Kalaam Telecom Group (Kalaam) is a trusted digital solutions provider, serving SMEs, Enterprises & Governments regionally, Telecoms Carriers & Hyperscalers globally. Headquartered in Bahrain, and with offices in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Jordan, and UK, Kalaam has pioneered ISP solutions, connectivity, and digital transformation in the GCC with an accumulated legacy of 30+ years.

Kalaam offers a portfolio of cutting-edge digital solutions tailored to the needs of businesses of all sizes and diverse verticals across the region, including BFSI, Education, Government, Hospitality, Healthcare, Retail, Real Estate and more.

Kalaam’s fully owned terrestrial cable system, Kalaam Network Optical Transit (KNOT), spanning Kuwait, Bahrain, KSA, UAE and Qatar is now coupled with consortium ownership in undersea cable Europe-India Gateway (EIG), a 15,000 km international fiber-optic submarine cable system covering 12 countries from India and the Middle East to Europe. Through this extensive network, Kalaam is uniquely placed to serve International and Regional Telecom Carriers and Enterprises.

To know more about Kalaam Telecom Solutions log onto www.kalaam-telecom.com

 

Kalaam Carrier Solutions Partners with Riedel Networks to Connect Motorsports across the Middle East and Around the World

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The partnership will deliver ultra-reliable and robust connectivity to support real-time data transfer and broadcasting for motorsport events in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates.

4 March 2023 – Kalaam Carrier Solutions (KCS), the Wholesale division of Kalaam Telecom Group, has been selected by Riedel Networks, a Riedel Group company and global network provider focused on customized networks, as partner of choice to serve their comprehensive connectivity networking requirements to support motorsport events in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates in 2023 and beyond.

In collaboration with its strategic national partners and Riedel Networks, KCS will provide multi-service connectivity from racetracks in the Middle East to partners in Europe and Asia. This will support a comprehensive network that will enable teams racing at the events to seamlessly share data from the cars and drivers, as well as to support social media platforms and broadcasters.

KCS is providing a Point-of-Presence in the region for Riedel Networks, allowing them to connect to their global POPs in Europe and Asia with ultra-low latency service level assurances. The solution will utilise the fully owned Kalaam Network Optical Transit (KNOT) cable system and the Europe-India Gateway cable (EIG). KNOT is a 1,400km terrestrial network which spans Kuwait, Bahrain, KSA, UAE and Qatar. EIG is a 15,000 km international fiber-optic submarine cable system covering 12 countries from India and the Middle East to Europe.

“Together with Riedel, we are serving one of the most dynamic and data-driven sports in the world. We collaborated to go beyond what was previously available to motorsport teams and deliver a solution that is robust, reliable, and future-ready to meet growing demands,” said Veer Passi, Group Chief Executive Officer at Kalaam Telecom. “We are an ambitious and agile player that puts customers first and our people and innovative mindset set us apart. Our people, precision and performance are a great fit for Riedel and demonstrate the value of our global network to develop unique, customised connectivity solutions that meet customer needs in the MENA region.”

KCS was invited to tender in late 2022 and was selected after an extensive review of potential global and regional partners. In 30 days, KCS provided the infrastructure needed to ensure Riedel’s customers could benefit from new levels of network performance throughout motorsport events in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the UAE.

“Riedel Networks prides itself on delivering the highest quality of services to our clients and we wanted a partner in the region who understood our need to deliver and matched our passion for success. Kalaam Carrier Solutions was chosen for its innovative thinking, robust connectivity and consistent experience across multiple markets in the Middle East. Riedel now benefits from a secure network with control over its design so that it can deliver the services our global customers have come to expect since we started serving the motorsports industry in 2006,” said Michael Martens, CEO, Riedel Networks.

KCS delivers redundant services to the racetracks and build a robust and secure network in a relatively short period of time, demonstrating its strong global presence and making it a trusted partner of choice for the world’s leading telecommunications operators.

About Kalaam Telecom Group

Kalaam Telecom Group (Kalaam) is a trusted digital solutions provider, serving SME’s, enterprise regionally and telecoms carriers & hyperscalers globally. Headquartered in Bahrain, and with offices in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Jordan, and UK, Kalaam has pioneered ISP solutions, connectivity, and digital transformation in the GCC with an accumulated legacy of 30+ years.

Kalaam provides a portfolio of cutting-edge digital solutions that are tailored to the needs of customers of all sizes in key markets and verticals across the region, including BFSI, education, government, hospitality, healthcare, retail and more.

Kalaam’s fully owned terrestrial cable system, Kalaam Network Optical Transit (KNOT), which is spanning Kuwait, Bahrain, KSA, UAE and Qatar is now coupled with consortium ownership in undersea cable Europe-India Gateway (EIG), a 15,000 km international fiber-optic submarine cable system covering 12 countries from India and the Middle East to Europe. Through this extensive network, Kalaam is uniquely placed to serve international and regional telecom carriers and enterprises.

To know more about Kalaam Telecom Solutions log onto www.kalaam-telecom.com

About Riedel Network

Riedel Networks is an international network provider focused on customized networks and is listed in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global, as a niche vendor specializing in midmarket multinationals and the media and events sector. Founded in 2001 in Butzbach, the company today runs an extensive and scalable Cisco homogenous network with 40+ points of presence worldwide. It serves 250+ multinational customers across all vertical industries in 75+ countries. Riedel Networks is an enterprise of the Riedel Communications Group in Wuppertal, Germany, and is privately owned by Thomas Riedel.

https://www.riedel-networks.net

Kalaam Telecom signs agreement with Real Search Properties for Connectivity Solutions

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Manama, Bahrain: Kalaam Telecom and Real Search, subsidiary of Bin Faqeeh Properties
have signed a strategic partnership agreement during a meeting which took place at Bin Faqeeh Office, Seef. The partnership was signed by Real Search CEO, Abdulla Al Awadhi and Kalaam Telecom Group CEO, Veer Passi.

As part of the agreement, Kalaam Telecom will provide exclusive Internet Connectivity solution to the tenants of all Real Search properties by providing customized solution for Broadband packages. Kalaam has also assigned a dedicated service assurance team to ensure seamless service experience to the tenants, as well as provide training in connectivity solutions and highlight special offers to the customers on a regular basis.

Kalaam Telecom Group CEO, Veer Passi, commented, “Kalaam sees great potential in the Real Estate and we are delighted to be signing this exclusive deal with Real Search Properties. We recognise the vital role this sector plays in the Kingdom and we are keen to support the growth of this vertical by providing them with the best solutions and services.

“Kalaam is committed to the digital transformation of Real Estate sector by supporting them capitalize on the latest emerging technologies to optimize their operations and provide best experience to their customers,” he added.

Real Search CEO Abdullah AL Awadhi said, “It is a pleasure to work with a local growing company like Kalaam Telecom that has a strong regional footprint and expanding on the global front. This strategic agreement with Kalaam enables Real Search Properties to be upgraded with Kalaam Connectivity Solutions. We look forward to working closely with Kalaam to meet the growing demand of our customers and service excellence”.

About Real Search – Deep to Review below

Since its launch in 2014, Real Search continued to grow with a comprehensive vision to pave the way in the real estate sector, by managing a selective number of units until it became one of the leading real estate companies in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Our professional services include meeting the requirements of all our clients and the needs of the market, and the diversity of our services allows our clients to enjoy many benefits for their real estate investments, in addition to advising our valued clients to make the best decisions to improve investment for individuals and companies alike.

About Kalaam Telecom Group

Kalaam Telecom Group (Kalaam) is a trusted digital solutions provider, serving SMEs, Enterprises & Governments regionally, Telecoms Carriers & Hyperscalers globally. Headquartered in Bahrain, and with offices in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Jordan, and UK, Kalaam has pioneered ISP solutions, connectivity, and digital transformation in the GCC with an accumulated legacy of 30+ years.

Kalaam offers a portfolio of cutting-edge digital solutions tailored to the needs of businesses of all sizes and diverse verticals across the region, including BFSI, Education, Government, Hospitality, Healthcare, Retail, Real Estate and more.

Kalaam’s fully owned terrestrial cable system, Kalaam Network Optical Transit (KNOT), spanning Kuwait, Bahrain, KSA, UAE and Qatar is now coupled with consortium ownership in undersea cable Europe-India Gateway (EIG), a 15,000 km international fiber-optic submarine cable system covering 12 countries from India and the Middle East to Europe. Through this extensive network, Kalaam is uniquely placed to serve International and Regional Telecom Carriers and Enterprises.

To know more about Kalaam Telecom Solutions log onto www.kalaam-telecom.com

Contact Information

Real Search
Name: Dalal Bin Hijji
Title: Head of Media & Communication
Ph:32200010
Email: Dbinhijji@binfaqeeh.com

Kalaam Telecom Group
May Neama
Head of Marketing
+973 33771441
m.neama@kalaam-telecom.com

Kalaam Award Win

Kalaam Carrier Solutions Wins “Best Middle East Wholesale Carrier” at the Global Carrier Awards 2022 London

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25 October 2022 – Manama, Bahrain – Kalaam Carrier Solutions (KCS), the Wholesale division of Kalaam Telecom Group, wins the “Best Middle East Wholesale Carrier Award” at the 18th annual Global Carrier Awards held in London. KCS, a strong unified brand that leverages the combined wholesale strength of Kalaam, Tawasul & Zajil Telecom delivers bespoke solutions for the carrier community creating a corridor for Asia-Pacific (APAC), US and European customers to connect seamlessly into the MENA region.

The Global Carrier Awards is one of the most prestigious awards in the telecom wholesale industry powered by Capacity Media. The awards celebrate the biggest accomplishments from across the industry over the last 12 months and this years’ event saw a record number of entries submitted from top international organisations in the telecoms, tech, and ICT space.

“This award is a huge achievement for Kalaam Carrier Solutions and a testament to the Group’s strategic expansion that caters to both regional enterprises and the global carrier community. With the new Class B license recently acquired in Saudi Arabia and a dedicated team on ground, Kalaam is undergoing major growth. By allocating significant investments in resources & infrastructure, we are expanding our capabilities to accommodate new data centres and more ISP licenses to be a strong regional player connecting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Middle East, Asia and the world.” said Kalaam Group Chairman, Nezar Al Saie.

“We are honoured to be winning the most coveted award amongst the biggest names in the telecommunication industry, in recognition of the brand’s vision to connect MENA to the world through a simplified and personalized approach.  We’ve grown from a humble ISP in Bahrain to one of the top three Digital Solutions Provider in the GCC crossing the coveted milestone of $100 million in revenue. We are very proud to be part of this exciting journey.” said Veer Passi, Group Chief Executive Officer at Kalaam Telecom.

KCS is constantly investing and expanding its core network for the global carrier community and currently covers 80% of the MENA region through its carrier neutral Points of Presence (PoPs) which enables simplified access to the region, supporting digital growth for carriers, Over-the-Top (OTT) providers, hyperscalers, large content providers and various industry verticals. The company is also a 100% owner of Kalaam Network Optical Transit (KNOT) terrestrial cable system, a 1,400km cable asset connecting the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries on a low latency optical transport network (OTN) network.

“By launching Kalaam Carrier Solutions for the carrier business and consolidating the wholesale brands under one umbrella, the company is better focused to serve the global carrier community and be a one-stop service provider connecting the MENA region. The new unified brand leverages global expansion plans, to consolidate any future wholesale investments creating a single face for the carrier community.” said May Neama, Head of Marketing Communications at Kalaam Telecom.

About Kalaam Telecom

Kalaam Telecom (Kalaam) is a trusted digital solutions provider, serving SME’s, enterprise, telecoms carriers and wholesale telecoms businesses in the GCC. Headquartered in Bahrain, and with offices in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Jordan, and UK, Kalaam has pioneered ISP solutions, connectivity, and digital transformation in the GCC for over 16 years.

Kalaam provides a portfolio of cutting-edge digital solutions that are tailored to the needs of customers of all sizes in key markets and verticals across the region, including BFSI, education, government, hospitality, healthcare, retail and more.

Following the recent acquisition of Zajil, the combined entity operates a network of 53 Points of Presence (PoPs) across 25 countries. Kalaam’s fully owned terrestrial cable system, Kalaam Network Optical Transit (KNOT), which is spanning Kuwait, Bahrain, KSA, UAE and Qatar is now coupled with consortium ownership in undersea cable Europe-India Gateway (EIG), a 15,000 km international fiber-optic submarine cable system covering 12 countries from India and the Middle East to Europe. Through this extensive network, Kalaam is uniquely placed to serve international and regional telecom carriers and enterprises.

To know more about Kalaam Telecom Solutions log onto www.kalaam-telecom.com

 

Kalaam Telecom unifies Tawasul & Zajil Wholesale business under a new brand

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29, March 2022: Bahrain-headquartered Kalaam Telecom unifies the Wholesale business of the group including Tawasul Telecom, pioneering regional wholesale carrier provider and Zajil Telecom, Kuwait’s first ISP and region’s top connectivity service provider to make room for new growth opportunities.

Today at Capacity Middle East 2022, Kalaam unveils Kalaam Carrier Solutions. As the company seeks to enlarge its market clout and expand beyond GCC, this major consolidation of Zajil & Tawasul wholesale divisions is a game changer for Kalaam and adds to the growing dominance of the region’s fast-growing company.

Veer Passi, Kalaam Group CEO states, “from the launch of our terrestrial cable system (KNOT) covering GCC in 2021 to reinventing our carrier business model, over the past 5 years, Kalaam has been driving growth both organically and inorganically through M&A. As we integrate people, process, systems, it’s crucial we maintain a unified brand image to our carrier partners underpinning the combined strengths (53 PoPs, 3 Country Telecom Licenses) to be a trusted partner focused on supporting the global wholesale community with  simplified access to the MENA region”.

“Kalaam has always maintained a challenger mindset in the MENA region allowing it to be carrier neutral, consultative solution driven and be a first choice for carrier based on customer experience, which is what we are very proud of. Like every region MENA also has its personality with unique culture, topology, and complexities and we have specialized in making the complexities of the region simplified for our partners, enabling them to do business seamlessly.

He further added “Kalaam Carrier Solutions, the winning combination of the strong brands is the fast-evolving core backbone of Kalaam group aimed to provide best-in-class infrastructure, fastest routes, low latency connectivity services from our combined network. Our Carrier neutral PoPs in the region enables optimum techno-commercial solutions in delivering, managing networks for carriers, OTTs, hyperscalers, large content providers and various enterprise verticals.”

May Neama, Head of Marketing & Corporate Communication says, “Kalaam’s major focus over the years was to collaborate with major players to allow for a premium experience and offering reliable robust solutions. Our focus this year is to build on a unified brand reinstating the brand position in the market and creating clarity on our combined offerings to the carrier community”.

Kalaam Telecom Awarded Global ISO 27001 for Information Security Management

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Feb 22nd, 2022—Bahrain

Kalaam Telecom, the region’s trusted solution provider headquartered in Bahrain, has been awarded Global ISO 27001 for Information Security Management (ISO 270001: 2013 Certification) for completing the regulatory governance and compliance requirements.

This official accreditation by the governing authorities adds Kalaam to the list of certified telecom providers following international security standards and demonstrates, Kalaam’s investment in people, processes and technologies to ensure data safety, credibility and security of information assets.

Veer Passi, CEO of Kalaam Telecom said, “This significant achievement proves the ongoing efforts, Kalaam takes to enhance its technology, upgrade its security infrastructure and its commitment in safeguarding client data and implementing security controls to support its digital journey of enriching Customers, Partners, Internal & External stakeholders’ experience”.

“Information security is a continuous process and Kalaam commits to constantly evolve its security arrangements to reassure its clients trust and integrity allowing to deliver enhanced value-added services and solutions that come with rigorous security checks.”

Kalaam Telecom has also recently launched Kalaam Cyber Defense Center (KCDC) in Bahrain. Designed to rapidly identify and limit security incidents, our new state-of-the-art, next gen Security Operations Center (SOC), is now fully equipped to offer Managed Security Solutions including threat hunting, ransomware protection, malware analysis and incident response to clients across the region.

The ISO 27001 certification along with the launch of SOC further enhances Kalaam’s position as the trusted service provider in the region to enterprises, public sector entities and financial institutions that house valuable sensitive data.

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