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15 Nov 2017  |  Press Releases

Waseela Announces the Completion of the Wireless Network Rollout for the Ministry of Education's Connectivity Project in Jordan

Amman - Waseela, (www.waseela.com), the leading regional Telecommunications and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) system integrator, has announced the completion of a project which will provide high-speed Wireless connectivity between schools and education directories in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, via an advanced wireless network. The ambitious project is part of an agreement signed between Waseela and Umniah Telecom which also includes the design, supply and installation of more than 3,000 high speed wireless connections throughout the kingdom. In a record time, of not more than one year, Waseela was able to complete the project successfully despite facing many difficulties associated with the sheer size of the network. The official launch of the project was announced by Dr. Omar Al Razaz Minister of Education. The launch was also attended by General Director of Special Communications Authority of the Jordanian Armed Forces, Eng. Dean Ali Al Assaf, Umniah’s CEO Mr. Ziad Shatara, a managerial team of Waseela and a number of officials. Mr. Shatara confirmed that the large scale project will create a unique and positive shift in the quality of education and will provide modern-day tools that allow the users to benefit from the big amount of resources available online in order to create a knowledge-based economy. Waseela’s CEO Dr. Samer Taha commented on this milestone by expressing the company’s gratitude towards everyone who participated in the timely implementation of this milestone project including their strategic partner Umniah, who worked hand in hand with Waseela to provide electronic connectivity between schools in Jordan. Taha also added: “Waseela has used an advanced wireless technology which relies on fixed wireless connections from one point to several points at the same time. This technology enabled us to overcome many technical difficulties and build the network with the lowest cost possible compared to the cost of traditional wireless technologies.” This was Waseela’s biggest integrated project in the region last year, and the largest wireless connectivity project between schools in the Middle East. It allowed Waseela’steam to expand its skills and experience in the engineering and management departments and gave the company the opportunity to participate in the implementation of several strategic ventures in the Middle East related to information technology and advanced communications.

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05 Mar 2017  |  Press Releases

Waseela Appoints Bilal Al-Anani as CTO

ICT system integrator Waseela has hired Bilal Al-Anani as its chief technology officer. Al-Anani joins Waseela with a background in M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering Systems from the University of Michigan and as a former employee from Cisco Systems, where he held senior positions for the last 10 years. In his new position, Al-Anani will be responsible for reinforcing Waseela's technical edge and expanding its current portfolio of solutions and services. Waseela is approaching its tenth year in operations and is undergoing a technology strategy review and reshaping; Al-Anani will be playing the key role in that process. Al-Anani said: "We will focus on emerging technologies in the field of IoT/M2M, network intelligence and automation systems that are relevant to our region, and provide the highest value to our customers." "It is really an exciting time to join Waseela to lead its technology strategy. Waseela has proven itself as a leading master system integrator in the Middle East. The ICT industry is currently going through a major transformation where the drive towards operational efficiency and automation is increasingly demanding more complex systems, which in turn is creating unique opportunities for experienced and innovative system integrators like Waseela," he added.

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02 Feb 2017  |  Press Releases

Waseela Technology Solutions Combats Risks in Public Safety

Waseela, the leading regional Telecommunications and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) system integrator brings to the region an array of technology solutions to assist in increasing public safety across the GCC. These technology solutions span systems that form critical parts of public safety systems inside important buildings such as airports and metros, periphery security systems at private and public institutions such as schools and hospitals, and long range wireless connectivity. Active distributed antenna systems for indoor coverage of public safety communication network, advanced access security control, CCTV monitoring solutions, and long range wireless connectivity are some of the solutions Waseela presently offers. Public safety networks use technology to achieve their targets and combat and minimize risks to the public. It has become a necessity to empower public safety and security agencies, especially in fast-paced cities with advanced new solutions to ensure that field public safety personnel have ubiquitous and confirmed access to resources and to communicate with each other. Security personnel are incorporating body cameras, in-vehicle computers, smartphone applications and various other technologies that provide information on a real-time basis as required. The need for better security systems and faster response times is underscored by the density of some cities or popular tourist destinations, and frequently visited institutions. The technologies used in public safety are increasingly required to carry richer information required by security personnel, field collected data, and field team communication. This enables public safety organizations to perform proactive security measures, and react faster various types of incidents. Technologies such as CCTV, facial recognition, license plate readers, and other tracking and monitoring systems provide valuable information to mitigate risks and prevent security attacks but require advanced means to be transported and stored and later on retrieved during the handling of incidents or preventing public threats. “For technology assisted public safety to be reliable, continuous technological advancements are necessary and should encompass the entire gamut of technological systems, and not just security devices or systems,’’ stressed Mr Ahmad Zaidan, Director of Systems Engineering at Waseela. Developments in technology infrastructure are extremely important because these are the foundations on which real-time systems rely to deliver information efficiently and effectively. If this infrastructure lacks in any way, then the remaining information systems become unreliable and hard to access in a timely manner to serve the purpose behind them. Another challenge in developing efficient technological systems for public safety is in ensuring that this infrastructure is secure and encrypted end-to-end and that applications data and information travels across the network without the chance of being intercepted, analysed or manipulated, this serves a long way in ensuring the credibility of not only the infrastructure but also the applications and their data as well Continuing on the importance of holistic technological systems, Mr Ahmad Zaidan stated that “High-speed and secure infrastructure, secure access to security information systems, and policy enforcement are important pillars of any technological solution for public safety and cannot be disregarded as the most important features of modern infrastructure in public safety domain.” In response, the critical communications community in cooperation with 3GPP continues to develop infrastructure standards, secure datacenters, network security, tracking and new applications as main parts of the trends in the technology for public safety world. At present, Waseela too is concentrating on working on new 4G (LTE) solutions, advanced active antenna distribution solutions for TETRA technology specifically for large stadiums, airports and metros, as well as develop small cell applications to serve specific modern network challenges.

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