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20 Dec 2016  |  Press Releases

Waseela Completed the Roll-Out of Turnkey Wi-Fi offloading Project in Saudi Arabia

The leading regional ICT system integrator, Waseela, www.waseela.com, announced today that it has completed the rollout and integration of an end-to-end WiFi Offloading solution that included the implementation of more than 400 hot spots across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, made up of thousands of WiFi APs and high-speed MW backhaul links for the hot spots that lacked fiber connectivity. Dr. Rami Abu Alhiga, Senior Director of Projects Department at Waseela, commented on this project by stating that “we are proud at Waseela to be one of the very few master system integrators in the region who successfully completed the rollout and integration of a WiFi Offloading project at this scale and this complexity.” Throughout the rollout process our engineers had to work with various types of venues including hotels, universities, shopping malls, hospitals and office buildings. We designed every site with clear objective to achieve a significant ratio of data traffic offloading from 3G/4G network to the WiFi network, Dr. Abu Alhiga explained. Waseela is currently also operating this WiFi Offloading network and maintaining it through a 24/7 Network Operation Center and various field technical support teams to ensure high availability and consistent performance. This mega turnkey WiFi Offloading network rollout achievement comes as an additional success in Waseela’s regional track record of mega ICT projects as Waseela continues to position itself as the leading Master System Integrator (MSI) for ICT projects in the Middle East region. Dr. Abu Al Higa also clarified that Waseela has recently been awarded another expansion phase for the same WiFi Offloading project where the rollout activities for this expansion phase are expected to be concluded by mid of 2017.

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01 Dec 2016  |  News & Events

Waseela has been ranked the 3rd among 25 contractors for the HSE

Therefore, Waseela has been rewarded an incentive award in an event with the existence of Huawei's Top Management in the Middle East.

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23 Nov 2016  |  News & Events, Press Releases

Waseela begins Trial of Smart Indoor Navigation and Positioning Solutions

Smart technology to prevent people from getting lost in mega venues. Waseela, the leading regional Telecommunications and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) system integrator, has begun testing smart indoor navigation and positioning systems. These systems would typically be deployed at mega venues in an attempt to prevent individuals from getting lost, to enrich the shopping experience or to make walking through an entertainment venue more enjoyable. The Indoor Positioning Solutions are technologies that upgrade and complement the design of smart buildings. An effective smart building requires the integration of many solutions and technologies. These include building management systems that automatically monitor, control and regulate the power-consuming subsystems within a building, and park management systems, access security control, surveillance cameras and audio visual equipment that are connected and integrated by a unified wired and wireless IP network. “The task of setting up the systems that make a building smart is rather complex, and tedious requiring require detailed design and optimization engineering. Waseela assists in these endeavours, and serves developers and contractors by designing and integrating several systems from various suppliers. We use many suppliers in the development of these systems because we believe in utilizing the best industry standards available in the market,’’ said Mr. Ibrahim Balaawi, Managing Director of Smart Building Solutions, Waseela. The processes involved in the development of a smart building could take 6-9 months for completion beginning from the design stage to implementation and commissioning depending on the complexity and size of the project. “Designing smart solutions for a building requires several rounds of consultations, and approvals from the involved parties to ensure that the systems are compatible with the other civil, electromechanical and general project specifications of the building. As such the process, can be lengthy and complex as the civil, electromechanical and general project specifications may go through changes and variations at different stages of the development. In parallel to this, some systems must be approved by governmental authorities like the ministry of interior, Dubai Police, Etisalat/Du,” explained Mr. Ibrahim Waseela’s Indoor Positioning and Navigation system that can help prevent individuals from getting lost will have a major role in large venues such as theme parks, shopping malls and other mega venues the in the GCC and Middle East.

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