Nokia Siemens Networks was named “Best Vendor” at the Telecoms World Middle East Awards, on October 5, 2011 at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai, UAE. The awards are designed to identify and reward companies that have positively contributed to the development of telecoms in the Middle East.
“We are honored to receive this award and pleased that our efforts have been appreciated by the industry,” said Igor Leprince, head of the Middle East region at Nokia Siemens Networks. “The award is testament to Nokia Siemens Networks’ commitment to the Middle East market, with an expanding network of customers across the region. We provide our customers with optimum network efficiency while helping them create individual user experiences that lead to stronger, longer lasting and more profitable customer relationships.”
Nokia Siemens Networks was named the winner by an independent jury, with the key criterion being that the recipient have “an outstanding portfolio of innovative products, which has positively impacted the telecoms market in the region.” Other considerations included the quality of service delivered, strong business acumen and future scope for development.
With more than 50 active customers in the region, Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading telecoms vendor across the Middle East with a particular strength in mobile broadband and LTE. Eight operators in the Middle East use Nokia Siemens Networks’ charging and prepaid solution based on charge@once, serving more than 50 million subscribers, and seventy-five per cent of all mobile operators in the region use the company’s NetAct OSS solutions to optimize their networks. Nokia Siemens Networks is also the first vendor to sign a commercial LTE deal in the Middle East region.