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Waseela partners with Openwave Mobility to Offer Mobile Network Optimization and Mobile Data Charging to the Middle East

Openwave Mobility, international leader in mobile network optimization and mobile data charging, and Waseela team up to extend their services to mobile operator customers in the Middle East region

Dubai: Waseela, the leading telecom system integrator and managed services provider in the MENA region, announced today the expansion of its technology partnerships to include Openwave Mobility’s advanced Congestion Control and Mobile Data Charging solutions, extending the scope of Waseela’s offering to 3G and 4G mobile operators in the Middle East region.

Based on this partnership, Waseela will be providing system integration services, pre-sale services and post-sales services for the Congestion Control and Mobile Data Charging solutions from Openwave Mobility to mobile operators in the Middle East region. Openwave Mobility’s Congestion Control is a mobile network optimization solution which empowers mobile operators to simultaneously optimize both the cost and quality of video and web traffic across their network. Its Mobile Data Charging solution is an advanced Policy Control and Charging (PCC) solution that enables operators to develop customized price plan offerings and to promote them to target subscriber segments.

The two companies are jointly demonstrating the state-of-the-art mobile network optimization and mobile data charging technology at Waseela’s booth at GITEX 2012. This demonstration is of critical importance at this time due to the significant growth in Smartphone market penetration across the Middle East region. “We are pleased to work with a specialized system integrator like Waseela. With this expansion of our network of partners, we are able to provide our Middle East customers with more reliable access to our solutions on a turnkey basis and with local engineering support.” said John Giere, CEO and President at Openwave Mobility.

“Mobile network optimization and mobile data charging solutions are of great importance to our telecom operator customers in the Middle East region. We are witnessing exponential growth in Smartphone usage and video consumption over mobile networks, which are squeezing mobile network capacities and threatening ROI rates. Congestion-aware network optimization from Openwave Mobility combined with mobile data charging form one of the most comprehensive solutions for improving ROI for mobile operators in the Middle East region.” said Dr. Samer Taha, Chief Executive Officer at Waseela. Dr. Samer added that Waseela packages this advanced technology from Openwave Mobility with its pre-sale, integration and post-sale services to facilitate and ensure the reliability of the end-to-end delivery of the solution.

About Openwave Mobility
Openwave Mobility empowers mobile operators to manage and monetize the growth in mobile video and web traffic. By analyzing the data network and individual subscriber habits, it reduces congestion exactly where it appears while creating new revenues through personalized data plans. The company operates within the policy control and charging space, with solutions including Mobile Video Optimization, Mobile Data Charging, Subscriber Data Management and Mobile Analytics.

Openwave Mobility delivers over 40 billion transactions daily and over half a billion subscribers worldwide use data services powered by its solutions. The company’s global customer base consists of over 40 of the largest communication service providers including AT&T, Du, KDDI, T-Mobile, Telefonica, Telstra, Virgin Mobile & Vodafone. Openwave Mobility is owned by Marlin Equity Partners, a leading investment firm with over a billion dollars of capital under management, that has publicly committed to building the company through expanded investment in R&D. The company has built a robust portfolio of Intellectual Property, which is growing month by month.

About Waseela
Waseela is a regional integrated telecommunication solutions supplier specialized in broadband wireless solutions, consultation and managed services and has strong partnerships with leading international telecom vendors for the MENA region. Waseela is headquartered in Amman – Jordan with regional offices in Dubai – UAE, Abu Dhabi – UAE, Riyadh – KSA, Dammam – KSA, Jeddah – KSA and Muscat – Oman. Waseela is a subsidiary of Dar Al Hai for General Trading and Investment, a regional company with more than USD 410m of audited turnover in 2011.