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Friday, June 23, 2006
  Etisalat & IP telephony ... (YOU CAN RUN BUT YOU CAN NOT HIDE!)


كالعادة ، ركبنا رؤوسنا جهلاً ، وكسلاً، وبقينا ندفن رؤوسنا في الرمال ، حتى سبقنا العالم بالعلم والمعرفة والتجربة ... هذا تاريخنا:

الأسبوع الماضي، طالعتنا الصحف اليومية في الإمارات بخبر إعتقال مجرمين ولصوص وربما قطّاع طرق وسفاحين أيضاً ، من العمّال الباكستانيين والأفغانيين والهنود والنيباليين الفقراء الذين لاحول لهم ولا قوة، بجرم وذنب عظيم ، ألا وهو ، إرتكاب خطيئة إستعمال تقنيات والإتصال الهاتفي الصوتي عبر الإنترنت للإستفسار عن صحّة أهلهم وذويهم، والسؤال عن النتائج الدراسية لأولادهم وبناتهم ، في مدارس دولهم ـ المتخلفة أيضاً.

وتمّ وصفهم ، كذباً ، بأنهم لصوص ومجرمين وسارقين، وما هم إلا مساكين وفقراء دفعتهم الحاجة إلى الإلتفاف على قانون إحتكاري متخلف ، لا تخجل شركة إتصالات من إشهاره سيفاً ، بعد أن ترك العالم السيوف وأصبح يستعمل القنابل الذريّة والأسلحة النووية!

تقنيات الإتصال الهاتفي الصوتي عبر الإنترنت تطورت واصبحت عالماً قائماً بذاته في كل دول الكرة الأرضية غير المتخلفة ... ولكن في الدول المتخلفة ، يسجن الناس لإستخدامها !

(ملاحظة ، الدول العربية قاطبة أشد تخلفاً في هذا المجال ، ولذلك لم يكن بين أولئك المقبوض عليهم أي عرب )

وبعد ... فلقد اسمعنا اصواتنا ... لو ارادوا سماعنا! ، ومللنا من الإنتقاد ، والمناشدة، والمطالبة ، وحتى من الأمل في التغيير ... بناء على تغير العالم وتطور الكون ودوران عجلة الحياة ... وتعودنا على السير بإستقامة شديدة ، وسط القانون الاعوج.

ولكن الله أكبر و الحمدلله .. الحمدلله والحمدلله ثم الحمدلله كثيراً أن سخر لنا هذا ... وما كنّا له مقرنين

ها هي كبرى شركات أمريكا في هذا المجال ... تتحرك ضد القانون المتخلف ... وقريباً ... إنتظروا أخباراً سارة !!!



A regional survey of 1,000 businesses conducted by Avaya found that 71% are ready to deploy IP telephony solutions, including 55% who already have converged voice and data networks in place. Of those without a converged network, more than half plan to implement IP telephony within the next six to 12 months.


Press Release:


IP Telephony Now a Top Priority for Businesses in Middle East and North Africa


Avaya survey shows nearly three out of four respondents either have a converged voice and data network or plan to deploy one

For Immediate Release: 22-Jun-2006


DUBAI, UAE - In a survey of nearly 1,000 decision-makers attending recent regional road shows, Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV) learned that 71 percent are ready to deploy Internet protocol (IP) telephony solutions, including 55 percent who already have converged voice and data networks in place. Of those without a converged network, more than half plan to implement IP telephony within the next six to 12 months.

The survey was administered by Avaya during a recent 14-city road show in the Middle East and North Africa that introduced businesses to the benefits of converged communications and the advanced applications it enables.

A leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services, Avaya recently fielded the largest converged communications network in the world for 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™, combining voice and data on the same infrastructure. Over a period of 31 days, the network is expected to transmit 15 trillion bytes of information, equal to more than 100 million books.

Just like FIFA, organizations in the Middle East and North Africa are discovering the benefits of converged networks and IP telephony - which can deliver significant cost savings, deliver high reliability with multiple resiliency levels, and centralize systems administration and management to reduce or eliminate the need for support at branch offices. Eleven percent of the companies who responded to the Avaya survey had between 11 and 30 branches across the region, while nine percent had more than 50.

While most companies implementing a converged IP telephony network do so for near-term reductions in costs and complexity, those who have made the transition are discovering they now can cost-effectively incorporate new productivity-building applications. Survey respondents reported a particular interest in enterprise mobility applications enabled by IP telephony. Twenty-five percent said they currently have a mobility solution in place, while more than 40 percent plan to implement mobility applications soon.

Avaya alliance partner Nokia participated in the regional road shows, and 47% of those surveyed reported they already use Nokia handsets for business. Through an alliance with Avaya, Nokia Series 60 mobile phones now interoperate with Avaya Communication Manager IP telephony software so mobile workers can access the same features and functions found on their desktop phone while away from the office.

"Working with Avaya ensures our handsets for corporate communications are powered by the world's leading IP telephony solutions and seamlessly sync with desk phones," said Joe Devassy, sales manager enterprise solutions, Nokia MNE. "Through our interoperability with Avaya, we contribute to the productivity of mobile workers and allow IT departments to manage security settings, corporate applications and data more effectively."

"Nokia's 9300i and the Eseries devices – Nokia E50, Nokia E60, Nokia E61 and Nokia E70 - combine attractive and easy-to-use designs with new underlying technologies that allow IT departments to manage security settings, corporate applications and data effectively, thus contributing to the mobility of the workforce," he added.

Sixty-three percent of those responding to Avaya's survey said it is critically important for multinational companies to have solutions tailored for local languages. Seminars on Avaya solutions tailored for Arabic, including Avaya one-X for Symbian mobile phones, were hotly attended during the regional road shows.

"The IT managers who participated in our survey provided information that will be critical to us as we plan for the future," commented Nidal Abou Ltaif, managing director, Avaya Middle East. "Understanding their plans and challenges can help us continue to provide the kinds of intelligent communications solutions companies need to transform their operations."

About Avaya
Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks for more than one million businesses worldwide, including over 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500®. Focused on businesses large to small, Avaya is a world leader in secure and reliable Internet Protocol telephony systems and communications software applications and services.

Driving the convergence of voice and data communications with business applications - and distinguished by comprehensive worldwide services - Avaya helps customers leverage existing and new networks to achieve superior business results. For more information visit the Avaya website: http://www.avaya.com.


In a continuing tradition of wrong attitude to new technology (a quite normal side effect of ignorance), most Arab law considers the use of "IP Telephony" a theft of Telecom money. UAE Law , for example, considrs people who use Skype, thiefs, stealing money from Etisalat!

Every few weeks a punch of poor people are jailed and touted as theivs, for stealing money from Etisalat& similar Arab Telco Co. , because when they use IP Telephoney, they do not need to dumb so much money in the big pokets of these companies dominating the monopolies rambant in the dark middle ages of Arab Telecommunication.

IP Telephoney is a technology widely used and approved by all the developed majority of countries on planet Earth.

Arab Professionals have repeatedly in in every way possible criticized this bad behavior ... but their voice was never considered or valued.

Now , Avaya, a major American player in IP Technology markets ... is starting to "liberate" Arabs from the Arab Telco Dictatorships.



أحرام على بلابل الدوح ... حلال للطير من جنس ؟
كان بإمكان إتصالات ، وشركات عربية أخرى ، منذ البداية ، أن تكون سبّاقة في هذا الحقل من التقنيات ، ولكنهم أضاعوا الفرصة!

مالذي دفع بنا للتخلّف في هذا المجال : الجهل ، التخلف، الجشع ، الكسل ، الحماقة ، عدم الشعور الإنساني ، عدم إحترام الرأي المخالف، الإستبداد بالرأي والإمعان في الحماقة ، قصر النظر وتدني القدرات الإدراكية؟

لأ أعرف بالتحديد ... ولكن لابد أنه شيئ من ذلك القبيل
 
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