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December 01, 2008

AT&T Expands Business Operation in MEA
By Nathesh
TMCnet Contributing Editor

AT&T has announced they appointed Kevin Maher as the new sales leader to serve global business customers in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region as well as the expansion of its business base in the region. Maher will take charge of the strategic direction and tactical management of the region.

Kevin Maher will bring in 25 years of experience in the telecommunications sector. He has worked with major players major players and his most recent post was that of sales center VP supporting AT&T's (News - Alert) global customers with networking requirements in the United States.
AT&T said that it will be moving to a new office in Dubai Internet City (News - Alert) from where Kevin Maher as the Regional Vice President of Middle East & Africa region will be located. AT&T first opened its regional headquarters in Dubai in 2006 to meet the needs of its customers in what is a high-growth market and the new, larger office, is further evidence of its continuing success and commitment to the market.
Maher will work along with John Gibson, the President of Business development in the MEA region for AT&T. Gibson’s directive is to consolidate AT&T’s position in the region and accelerate business development opportunities as part of AT&T's ongoing strategic investment in the region.
AT&T also announced that its network node is being deployed in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in cooperation with Saudi Telecommunications Company (STC) and NavLink, a company in which AT&T maintains a minority shareholding.
AT&T is also enhancing its network reach in the Gulf with the deployment of a new AT&T global network node in Kuwait, through the cooperation of QualityNet, the provider of data-networking services in Kuwait. AT&T and QualityNet will work with NavLink to activate the Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) node in 2008.
Officials say these initiatives to expand AT&T’s network reach in the Middle East complement AT&T’s existing network infrastructure already fully deployed and operational in United Arab Emirates and Qatar.
The company explains that the Middle East region offers a lot of opportunities for them and to their global customers as it is also a rapidly growing and emerging market. AT&T has said it is also trying to serve new and existing customers even better on a truly global basis in this exciting and dynamic market.
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