Ooredoo Kuwait appointed a reseller of BT’s Communications and Security Solutions

Ooredoo Telecom, the first to introduce innovative digital services in Kuwait, has entered a reseller agreement with BT, a leading provider of global communications services and solutions. The scope of services includes managed connectivity and voice services, collaboration and contact centre solutions, as well as cloud-based security services and consultancy.

Due to the rapid development of the cyber threat landscape, the tremendous growth in remote workers and the acceleration of the adoption of cloud services, security has become one of the key priorities for businesses and governments.

BT’s cloud-based Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) service combines the leading technologies with BT’s unparalleled track record in securing leading global organizations. The service collates and analyzes the vast amounts of threat information available, providing customers with real-time insight on their network, and actionable intelligence that increases their protection.

The partnership was announced at a signing ceremony held at Ooredoo Kuwait’s Headquarters and witnessed by MP James Cleverly – Minister of State for Middle East and North Africa at the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO); Belinda Lewis – Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the State of Kuwait; Shikha Tiwari – Director of Trade and Investment, Abdulaziz Yaqoub Al-Babtain – Chief Executive Officer at Ooredoo Kuwait; Dave Disley – Global Telecommunications Director; Fadi Kawar – Chief Operating Officer at Ooredoo Kuwait;  Chief Finance Officer Stephen Collins, Mijbil Alayoub – Senior Director, Corporate Communications; Nazem Al-Ghabra – Manager, Corporate Relations; Bilal Agha – Director, B2B Marketing; Arz Naim- Head of B2B Sales,  and Zainab  Al-Shammari – Manager, B2B Marketing, Ooredoo Kuwait.

While, Vipul Narula – Head of Indirect Channel, AMEA; Yves Nahas – Head of Sales, MENA, India, Japan; and Beda Nykanen – Account Director, Telecom; attended from BT.

Through partnership with BT, Ooredoo will help organizations achieve not only best-in-class visibility, detection and remediation of threats and incidents, but also the ability to do so rapidly and flexibly.

With a subscription-based model that requires no capital investment, and BT’s accredited security team providing 24×7 monitoring and in-life support, customers are able to increase flexibility in their operations and predictability of costs. The newly available SIEM service meets local regulatory and compliance requirements by hosting and processing data locally.

“In today’s business environment, attacks can be even more difficult to identify and detect, organizations are faced with the challenge of balancing the risk of decentralized working with the opportunity for digital transformation,” says Abdulaziz AlBabtain, CEO, Ooredoo Kuwait. “I am personally happy to be collaborating with a world leader like BT, in which our shared vision will enable us to provide the most efficient communications services and solutions.”

Belinda Lewis, her Majesty’s Ambassador to the State of Kuwait, said: “I congratulate BT and Ooredoo Kuwait on the announcement of their business partnership today. I am delighted to see a British household name like BT working with the Kuwaiti company Ooredoo who will resell BT services and products in Kuwait. My Department for International Trade (DIT) team will continue to support BT and Ooredoo Kuwait as they bring BT services in managed connectivity, contact centre solutions, cloud-based security services and consultancy to businesses in Kuwait.”

Dave Disley, Global Telecommunications Director, BT, commented: “We look forward to working with our new reseller in Kuwait to offer local businesses access to the same services that are available to our global multinational customers. The world’s leading banks, healthcare providers, energy companies and governments put their trust in us to connect and secure their operations. Our services are designed with our customers’ objectives and requirements at their heart and meet the most demanding standards for reliability and security.”

BT is one of the world’s leading cyber security providers, with 3000 cyber specialists around the globe offering a full range of managed security services.