Nexign, a Business Support System (BSS) and Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider, has announced a strategic reseller partnership with Dubai-based systems integrator and solutions specialist, NETS International. The collaboration will allow the two firms to bring flexible and scalable network-solutions offerings to operators across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, enabling them to accelerate their transition from communications service providers (CSPs) to digital service providers (DSPs).
NETS’ core competencies in the domains of cloud, data centre, information security, enterprise networking and broadband access networks will gain strong augmentation from Nexign’s technology—specifically Nexign Digital BSS, which is an end-to-end platform delivering full-stack BSS functionality―and global expertise in bringing the power of digital transformation to telecoms operators.
“This is a pivotal moment for regional telcos and their entire supply chains,” said Ahmad Sayed, regional head and VP of Sales, Middle East and Africa at Nexign. “Systems integrators are on the frontlines of an industrywide trend to transform CSPs into DSPs. DSPs have unprecedented flexibility to deliver the services consumers want, in the right bundles and at the right price. NETS’ robust record in business consulting, technology and integration services, plus its regional reputation with leading MEA operators, makes the company the ideal partner to maximise value of our BSS platform and deliver on Nexign’s strategic vision of supporting regional operators on their journeys from CSP to DSP.”
Nexign’s competitive advantage is rooted in the company’s future-proof portfolio of products and services, proven global track record of 120 successful projects with over 50 CSPs—including with a tier-1 operator with over 75 plus Mn subscribers―transformation experience, and a strong local sales and technical support team across the Middle East. NETS will now be able to package Nexign’s market-leading, telecoms-specific BSS platform as part of a ground-breaking end-to-end network-solutions portfolio, delivering first-level support—with the help of its local expertise―to customers as needed.
Jahangir Ahmed, CEO, NETS International, said, “The MEA region is awash with organisations looking to do more with less, as catering to digital natives becomes more and more essential. CSPs need to digitise to remain relevant, and NETS’ experience in working with the world’s largest vendors to deliver quality at the local and regional levels, combined with Nexign’s capability to deliver unprecedented flexibility in business modelling with its BSS, will mean a sea change in value for operators and their subscribers.”
The partnership will cover the Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, where Nexign and NETS will capitalise on a growing number of BSS opportunities. The pair will collaborate on major regional bids while they explore working together on projects involving popular technologies such as IoT, blockchain and big data.