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AXESS announces JV with METelecom to strengthen MENA presence

The JV will help provide end-to-end managed satellite communications solutions that are designed to enhance the performances of customers operating in Saudi Arabia.

AXESS Networks (AXESS), a global provider of satellite-based communications solutions from Spain, has strengthened its market presence in the Middle East with a joint venture agreement with Saudi Arabian communications provider Middle East Telecommunications Co. (METelecom).

AXESS will provide global infrastructure, assets and long-term expertise to support the satellite-based communications networks for the new joint venture. METelecom will address the specific local requirements for corporations doing business in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The management team of METelecom has more than seven decades of experience in providing remote communications to the harshest environments. METelecom brings the highest level of service and support through their experienced operations and engineering teams to the joint venture.

The joint venture will be acting as AXESS Networks Solutions Saudi Arabia and will have its office in Dammam. AXESS Networks Solutions Saudi Arabia will operate its own Teleport facilities and Network Operation Center out of Dammam, Saudi Arabia and under the license of the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC). The main focus lies on supporting the increasing demand for communications needs in different verticals, such as oil and gas, mining, maritime, telco and others.

Mauricio Segovia, CEO of AXESS Networks, said: “The joint venture will further support our growth perspectives in the Middle East and especially in Saudi Arabia, where many corporations are in need of reliable partners providing state-of-the-art connectivity networks to back and enhance their operations. With METelecom, we have found our perfect match to pursue our goals in providing solutions that exceed our customers’ expectations.”

Richard Begnaud, President of METelecom, added: “Coupling AXESS superior network and infrastructure with our operational excellence, presence and capabilities within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia enhances our services and product line. The joint venture will allow us to leverage each other’s strengths and provide our respective customers with the very best experience and the highest level of customer service possible. In AXESS we found a partner that shares METelecom’s values of compliance, safety, respect for people, and creativity with the vision of providing quality of life to remote operations and their employees increasing sustainability in the workplace.”