REVEALED: THE TOP 30 MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA TELECOMS SUPPLIERS OF 2018
A lot of companies can be considered telecommunications industry suppliers – in fact, it’s safe to say the competition is fiercer than ever before. But only a select few stand out above their peers. Presenting: the cream of the supplier crop for 2018.
01 AL-JAMMAZ TELECOM
Office: Malaz Area, Salah Aldeen Street, Number 484, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Phone: +966 11-476-8811
The company claims they are the “leading value added technology distributor in the GCC and the Middle East,” and distribute advanced technology products, solutions and services in the areas of data centres, infrastructure, cloud, IoT, networking, collaboration, cyber security, servers, storage, wireless mobility, broadband and Internet access, consumer gadgets, and more. In other words, they do quite a bit. To put it mildly.
Office: A004-024, Al Safouh 2, Knowledge Village, Dubai, UAE
Phone: +971 4-390-7777
One of the world’s leading networking companies, Cisco’s products and solutions are in use in basically every country on earth. The company is especially focused on transforming how people communicate and collaborate – thus building community.
Office: Dubai Internet City - Building #2, Office 306, Dubai, UAE
Phone: +971 4-391-1687
BICS is a leading international communications enabler and leading provider of mobile data services around the world. Headquartered in Brussels, but with extensive operations in the Middle East and Africa, their solutions are tailored for supporting the modern lifestyle of today’s device-hungry consumer – from global mobile connectivity, seamless roaming experiences, fraud prevention and authentication, to global messaging and the Internet of Things.
Office: Rheinweg 9, Schaffhausen, 8200, Switzerland (Europe, Middle East and Africa headquarters)
Phone: +41 52-635-7700
Another company with products and services used almost everywhere, Citrix is a secure digital workspace provider that unifies apps, data and services to make things simpler – for everyone.
Office: Salam Street, Salam Head Quarters, 5th Floor, Office 504, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Phone: +971 2-495-7200
Anetwork strategy and technology company, Ciena develops and applies technologies focused on openness, virtualisation, automation, collaboration, and common experience. But is also does a whole lot more than that - with an emphasis on partnering with clients to deliver the solutions that work best for them in an increasingly competitive global marketplace where every little bit helps to get an edge on the fierce competition for customers.
Office: 2301, Al Thuraya Tower 2, Dubai Internet City, Dubai, UAE
Phone: +971 4-434-7608
Cognizant is one of the world’s leading professional services companies, transforming clients’ business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Their consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses.
Office: Building 17, office 158, Dubai Internet City, Dubai, UAE
Phone: +971 4-447-7417
Comarch is in the business of business solutions. To achieve that, they offer a suite of products and solutions for enterprise and business clients. Translation: you think of it, and they can do it for your business - and help you gain customers. Full service indeed.
09 EPSILON TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Office: Boulevard Plaza, Tower 1, Dubai, UAE Phone: +971 4-44-9570
Epsilon provides the network fabric that powers how we communicate and interact – and they do that in more than 170 countries. They’re all about connectivity, connectivity, connectivity. Did we mention connectivity?
Office: Level 1, Commercial Building C, Dubai Studio City, Dubai, UAE
Phone: +971 4-448-4500
From no fewer than 35 research and software development centres, Gemalto creates secure software that runs on trusted devices. They design, personalise and manage these devices, protecting the confidential data they contain and the services they make possible – covering online banking, e-government, vehicle telematics and more.
Office: Gold and Diamond Park, Building 5, Unit 112, Dubai, UAE Phone: +971 4-346-7277
Comba Telecom is a solutions and services provider of wireless and information communications systems with its own R&D facilities, manufacturing base, and sales and service teams. Established in 1997 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2003, Comba researches and develops wireless technology through its R&D centers in China and the US. Its manufacturing base in China features advanced testing equipment and one of the largest microwave anechoic testing chambers in the region to ensure quality in its products.
10 EXCLUSIVE NETWORKS
Office: 3502 and 3507, 35th Floor, Shatha Tower, Dubai Media Cit, Dubai, UAE
Phone: +971 4-375-7612
The name may suggest exclusivity, but anyone can work with them. Better yet, they offer a whole range of solutions and products. A win-win for everyone.
Office: 23rd Floor, Thuraya Tower 1, Dubai Media City, Dubai, UAE
Phone: +971 4-368-8118
Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – the company is committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. Huawei's end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions and services are both competitive and secure. Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, Huawei creates lasting value for customers, working to empower people, enrich home life, and inspire innovation.
Office: Suite 105, Arjaan Business Tower, Dubai Media, Dubai, UAE Phone: +971 4-423-9601
Fortinet provides network and content security, as well as secure access products that share intelligence and work together to form a cooperative fabric. Their security fabric combines Security Processors, an intuitive operating system, and applied threat intelligence to provide better security, performance, and visibility and control – while also providing easier administration.
Office: 3rd Level, Building #5, IBM Building, Dubai Internet City, Dubai, UAE
Phone: +971 4-390-7000
Website: www.ibm.com A company that needs no introduction to anyone who claims to know about business and technology, IBM has been a world-leader for decades.
A nd how have they remained a global giant for so long? By continuing to provide innovative solutions for clients, of course. Basically, you name it, and they can do it.
15 INFINET WIRELESS
Office: Business Centre, Dubai World Central, Dubai, UAE
Phone: +356 2-034-1514
InfiNet Wireless aims to deliver industryleading performance, reliability and lowest cost of ownership in high-capacity wireless networking infrastructure solutions, enabling customers to build thriving, profitable businesses.
Office: 3001, 30th Floor, Concord Tower Dubai Media City, Dubai, UAE
Phone: +971 4-399-3442
You name it, they do it. Specialisations include ICT solutions for enterprise and business clients, as well as professional services. That's a lot. But in a climate where businesses are expected to be able to do it all, it's also necessary. And that's not likely to change anytime soon.
16 MAHINDRA COMVIVA
Office: 1401 & 1408 – 1409, Floor 14, Al Shatha Tower, Dubai, UAE
“We are among the leaders of mobility solutions,” the company claims. They’re not wrong: with more than 2 billion subscribers and operations in more than 95 countries, they boast an expansive suite of productised solutions, helping future-proof clients.
Office: 738, Building 5EB, Dubai Airport Free Zone, Dubai, UAE
Phone: +971 4-299-3342
As an ICT leader, NEC brings together and integrates technology and expertise to create the ICT-enabled society of tomorrow. Oh, and to do this, they have nine research labs around the world employing roughly 1,000 researchers.
Office: Building 16, Dubai Internet City, Dubai,
Phone: +971 4-446-1480 Website: www.mcafee.com
Not just one of the world’s leaders in Internet security and anti-virus protection, McAfee also provides a suite of enterprise solutions for business clients – though, of course, their real bread and butter is keeping networks safe from all the evolving threats that are out there.
Office: 215A, Building 6E, Dubai Airport Free Zone, Dubai, UAE
Phone: +971 4-609-1860
Netgear provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of big IT. The company particularly prides itself on its networking products being easy to install and maintain. As the company says: “we deliver solutions you can count on, so you can spend more time on what matters most – growing your business.”
Office: 2nd Floor, Office Park, Dubai Internet City, Dubai, UAE
Phone: +971 4-361-6565
Not just phones – Nokia also provides a great variety of networking solutions and products for enterprise and business clients. And they just so happen to be a global leader in the space – including in the Middle East and Africa.
S o, yeah: Nokia is much more than phones. Like, a whole lot more than just phones. Which, of course, is quite the net benefit for businesses.
Office: Saba Tower 1, Cluster E Street, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, UAE
Phone: +971 4-277-6469
Formerly known as Redknee Solutions, Optiva is a global provider of OSS/BSS software products, solutions and services. Their solutions enable communications service providers to rate, charge, bill and manage voice and data services, with core competencies in rating and charging, converged billing, customer experience management, interconnect billing and customer care. Their roducts address wireless, fixed line, satellite, WiMAX, MVNO and broadband providers across the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. In sum: you name it, they can do it – and do it well.
Office: 401, 4th Floor, Building 12, Oracle Building Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai Internet City, Dubai, UAE
Phone: +971 4-390-9010
Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services, in addition to many, many other products and solutions for enterprise and business clients around the world.
26 TATA COMMUNICATIONS
Office: 303, Building 12, Dubai Internet City, Dubai, UAE
Phone: +971 2-626-6223 9 (Abu Dhabi main number)
Tata Communications is a global company with its roots in the emerging markets. Headquartered in Mumbai and Singapore, it has more than 8,500 employees across 38 countries. The US$2.9 billion company is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India, and is the flagship telecoms arm of the US$103.3 billion Tata Group. So, not only are they innovative, they’re also big.
24 PALO ALTO NETWORKS
Office: DIC Building 17, Dubai, UAE Phone: +971 4-420-6332
The California-based company is one of the world’s largest ICT providers, and for a reason. They do it all – and have offices all over the world to assist in whatever a client’s needs might be. Because, as we know, the days of having a singular office in a singular location are about as antiquated as the telegram.
27 TREND MICRO
Office: Unit 3603, Jumeirah Business Centre 3, Cluster Y, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, UAE Phone: +971 4-457-3064
F Sor nearly 30 years, Trend Micro has been on a mission to make the world safer for exchanging digital information. ecurity is their entire focus – and it shows. As the threats evolve, so too do their solutions for clients. Sounds like a win for anyone, really - especially businesses hoping to keep their networks safe from any potential threats that might be lurking out there on the Internet.
Office: Ground Floor, Alpha Building (EIB 05), Dubai, UAE
Phone: +971 4-424-7900
Name it, and Qualcomm does it. As the company says: “We are engineers, scientists and business strategists. We are from many different countries and speak many different languages. We come from diverse cultures and have unique perspectives. Together, we focus on a single goal – invent mobile technology breakthroughs.”
Office: G10, DIC Building 10, Dubai Internet City, Dubai, UAE
Phone: +971 4-391-4717
Admit it: their name is pretty awesome. Founded in 1994, Ultimus pioneered socalled business process management software (BPMs). Ultimus solutions automate and optimise business processes in order to solve mission-critical and everyday business challenges. Their solutions not only increase efficiency, lower costs, and control risk, but they help companies increase revenue and improve customer relationships.
Office: D67 Dubai Production City, Dubai, UAE Phone: +971 4-453-3198
Workz connects and protects mobile subscribers by providing secure removable or embedded SIMs and remote provisioning solutions for consumer, M2M and IOT devices. Since their start in 1997, the company claims to have securely managed more than eight billion connections in more than 50 countries – allegedly without a single data breach.
Office: Office 204, Floor M2, Electra Street, Abu Dhabi, UAE Phone: +971 2-633-3932
ZTE is a global leader in telecommunications and information technology. Founded in 1985 and listed on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges, the company has been committed to providing integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value to consumers, carriers, businesses and public sector customers from more than 160 countries around the world to enable increased connectivity and productivity.