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Wateen Selects MARA Systems for Caching Solutions Solution would improve customer's quality of experience and provide bandwidth savings for Wateen

Lahore, 6th March, 2012: Wateen Telecom, ranked Pakistan's No. 1 wireless broadband company by the PTA, announced that it has selected MARA Systems for providing a caching solution which will improve customer's quality of experience and enable bandwidth savings for the company.

Wateen Telecom, Pakistan's leading converged communications provider, selected the CacheMARA appliance solution as it offers a unique caching mechanism that enables caching for content from leading video portals, CDNs and file hosters. It also cuts down unproductive use of the Internet and consumption of network bandwidth.


Speaking about the contract, Wateen Chief Technology Officer Faisal Sattar said, "The Web has changed and grown significantly as social networking, video streaming, and file hosting sites have become popular, requiring more and more bandwidth. MARA Systems provide an excellent support, real time statistics and outstanding results for caching on multimedia content. By caching sites on local servers, our consumers will benefit from reduced load times."

Wateen selected MARA Systems as its vendor after an evaluation process that analysed customer satisfaction, presales and post sales support capabilities, and other critical factors that would help Wateen serve its customers better and improve business performance. MARA Systems provides appliance solutions and services to telecom operators around the globe, such as Telecom of Thailand (ToT), Hadara Technologies Palestine, and within other sectors such as education and government through BT-AL Saudi Arabia (MENA region).

MARA Systems Sales Manager Cesar Reis explains; "Nowadays, video and other media content delivered over the internet from sites such as YouTube often account for a significant amount of user traffic. The CacheMARA is an intuitive solution that delivers high caching support for several service protocols and continuously updated to deliver optimal bandwidth savings. With CacheMARA the high-end hardware complement the unique caching software and technology perfectly. The result is an investment that delivers fast ROI and supports our customers' business growth in a cost-effective way."

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Title Annotation:PRESS RELEASE; contract with MARA Systems
Publication:Economic Review
Geographic Code:9PAKI
Date:Feb 1, 2012
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