Batelco, Bahrain’s leading digital communication solutions provider is proud to renew its Cisco Gold Certification status with a very strong line-up of specialisations that positions Batelco as a leader in the local ICT market. To maintain this highly acclaimed accreditation, Batelco continues to meet rigorous standards set forth by Cisco in Technical competency, service & support and customer satisfaction.

The Cisco® Channel Partner Programme provides a framework for partners to build the sales, technical and Cisco Lifecycle Services skills required to deliver Cisco solutions to end customers. Through the program’s specializations and certifications, Cisco recognizes a partner’s expertise in deploying solutions based on Cisco advanced technologies and services. Using a third-party audit process, the programme validates a partner’s technology skills, business practices, customer satisfaction, presales and post-sales support capabilities, and other critical factors that customers consider when choosing a trusted partner.

The list of key specialisations includes Advanced Collaboration Architecture, Advanced Data Centre Architecture, Advanced Enterprise Networks Architecture, Advanced Security Architecture, Advanced Unified Access, Advanced Unified Computing Technology and Advanced Core and WAN.

The comprehensive portfolio is supported by Batelco’s CCIE’s (Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts) who are specialized across Security, Routing & Switching, Data centre, Collaboration, Service provider and Wireless. The availability of such best in class ICT technical resources strengthens Batelco’s wide-ranging portfolio and differentiates the Company from its competitors.

Batelco Chief Operations Officer Abderrahmane Mounir said that in order to retain its Cisco Gold Certified Partnership status, Batelco continues to invest in technology and training.

“It is the result of Batelco’s major investment in the most advanced technologies and the Company’s ongoing efforts to offer the best services for its customers.”

“Additionally, the accreditation provides Batelco with access to comprehensive sales, technical, and lifecycle services training and support available from Cisco.  Ultimately, this translates into considerable benefits for our customers allowing us to serve them better,” Mr. Mounir added.

“Being a major ICT provider, Batelco strives to attain the highest level of certification from global industry players such as Cisco to further enhance customers’ confidence in the company’s products and services, and thus enhance their experience  with Batelco,” he concluded.