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03 Jan 2016  |  News & Events

Waseela-KSA Bestowed Award for Training Programme from Prince Sultan University

The Waseela Saudi Arabia office has received an award from the Prince Sultan University in Riyadh in recognition of its training partnership programme. Dr. Rami Abu Alhiga, head of Waseela Operations in Saudi Arabia, accepted the award for ‘Strategic Cooperative Training Partner’ on behalf of Waseela from the Dean of Student Affairs of Prince Sultan University, Dr. Abdullah Saghaier Al-Hussaini The training program launched in 2015 and entitled ‘Cooperative Engineering Training Program’ is a collaboration between the College of Engineering at the Prince Sultan University and Waseela- KSA. The programme is currently open to Telecom and Communication Engineers. “In addition to providing industry experience to students who will be graduating from their degree programmes, an important goal is preparing students for the reality of working life. We aim to do this by introducing generic aspects of organizational culture and current management processes,” commented Dr. Samer Taha, CEO, Waseela.  The training programme which was inaugurated in 2015 currently has two batches and a total of 10 students from different nationalities. Students that are graduating in the first half of 2016 will move on to on-job training. This is a particularly important feature of the training programme which aims to help new graduates going through a difficult transition period. The training programme will continue into 2016, and the new batch of students will start their 6 month programme on 17 January 2016.  As Saudi Arabia continues its push for the development and diversification of their economy, the training partnership between the Prince Sultan University and Waseela is a good example of the collaboration required between the private sector and education sector. Training programmes like this will serve the government development plans indirectly by introducing educated youth who have a basic foundation of corporate know-how and ultimately can act as a stimulus for the company and eventually the country’s economy. 

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03 Jan 2016  |  Press Releases

Our CEO Dr.Samer Taha talks about ICT role in the construction industry

Waseela, an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) company across the Middle East that delivers integrated system and service solutions, has been awarded USD 10 million worth of construction packages requiring integrated ICT/ELV/BMS systems in UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar. According to MEED Projects the total net value of planned and ongoing construction projects in the GCC amounts to USD 2.7 trillion. Of this, in 2015 alone, MEED Projects have forecasted the value of awarded constructions projects to reach USD172 billion, the highest on record for any year. In the GCC a major trend in the construction sector is the adoption of Green, and Smart Building initiatives. The trends expand the role of technology in the construction of modern mega buildings which rely on integrated ICT/Extra Low Voltage (ELV) /Building Management Systems (BMS) systems for its efficient functioning. Typically, converged ICT/ELV/BMS solutions are expected to be a requirement at newly constructed malls, hotels, hospitals, airports, schools, and stadiums. Smart Buildings are commonly equipped with ELV smart systems for physical security, communication, lighting, audio-visual, surveillance cameras, parking, and access control. While Green Buildings which are advanced versions of Smart Buildings require BMSs to control and regulate air conditioning, elevators, lighting and heating, and other electro-mechanical systems to make the buildings more economical and reduce harmful environmental contaminants. “State-of-the-art BMS solutions now operate over IP networks. Similarly, this is the case with surveillance and access control solutions. In the coming years and as the trends of smart buildings intensify, more converged and integrated ICT/ELV/BMS solutions will emerge requiring more complex and sophisticated engineering and integration capabilities,” commented Dr Samer Taha, CEO, Waseela who also said that Waseela has observed a significant increase in demand for converged ICT/ELV/BMS packages amongst mega buildings under construction in the GCC. Since 2007, Waseela has been active in building telecom solutions and has strong experience in advanced IP networking that include nationwide rollout of advanced wireless networks, to the rollout of advanced indoor telecom systems inside airports, hotels, malls, universities and towers across the GCC. Capitalizing on these characteristics and responding to market trends, Waseela was able to expand its engineering competency to form a specialized team for the design and delivery of converged ICT / ELV / BMS solutions to mega buildings. “Since 2013, Waseela began a process of consolidating its diverse engineering capabilities into a new converged ICT / ELV / BMS department specialized to work on smart buildings requirements,” emphasized Dr Taha. Waseela’s experience combined with the adoption of state-of-the-art IP-based BMS and ELV solutions has put the company at the forefront of turnkey system integrators. Waseela’s success so far gives the company the confidence to take the lead in delivering complex and converged ICT / ELV / BMS solutions for mega smart buildings. As such, Waseela is currently participating and bidding for long-term projects with converged ICT/ELV/ BMS packages, expected to materialize during 2016-2017 at an approximate value of USD 50 million.

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03 Jan 2016  |  Press Releases

Waseela opens new Qatar office to tap priority market

Integrated ICT system and service solutions provider Waseela has announced the launch of its Qatar office as the concern continues apace with its regional expansion. Through its new branch in Doha’s Gate Building Tower 2, Waseela taps into growing demand for integrated ICT systems in Qatar as the country’s construction boom gathers momentum. Waseela’s Qatar office offers clients in the country a full spectrum of solutions and services provided by its subsidiary companies, with smart solutions for mega construction projects a key area of focus. The firm is also undertaking specialised projects in the country such as deploying broadband wireless networks for public security surveillance, creating public safety wireless systems in underground tunnels, installing 3G and 4G systems, and delivering turnkey integrated solutions combining ICT with Extremely Low Voltage (ELV) and Building Management Systems (BMS). “We started operating in Qatar in early 2015, and were quickly able to position ourselves as a highly capable systems integrator across telecoms, ICT and ELV solutions. The launch of a dedicated branch in Doha improves our ability to deliver unmatched service and expertise in integrated solutions to clients across construction, public sector and industry projects,” said Waseela’s CEO Dr Samer Taha. The formal office launch solidifies Waseela’s presence in a priority market. Since its 2007 incorporation in Jordan, Waseela has also expanded into the UAE and KSA. Waseela has been building telecom solutions since 2007, and has a strong track record in creating advanced IP networking, delivering nationwide wireless networks, and implementing indoor telecom systems for airports, hotels, malls and universities across the GCC. The company has also formed a specialised team to handle the design and implementation of converged ICT, ELV and BMS solutions for large construction projects. Waseela’s Qatar office complements its region-wide network of branches across Amman, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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