Cisco invests in Estarta Solutions

DUBAI - Estarta Solutions has announced that Cisco Systems, Inc. has completed an investment in the company.

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Published: Sat 14 Aug 2004, 10:05 AM

Last updated: Wed 16 Nov 2022, 9:39 AM

This investment is the beginning of a strategic relationship between Cisco and Estarta, which will include Estarta establishing a Cisco Technical Support Center in Jordan. This centre will further drive Cisco's technical engineering support services for enterprise customers in Europe and the Middle East.

The Cisco Technical Support Centre being established by Estarta will employ highly qualified engineers and will integrate closely with other Cisco global centers to provide resolution of technical support issues faced by Cisco customers across the Middle East and parts of Europe.

The Centre, which will be officially inaugurated by Cisco's by John Chambers, chief executive oficer this September in Amman, is expected to become a vital part of Cisco's network of technical centers around the world.

"This investment by Cisco in Estarta is a milestone in the development of Jordan's Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. It reflects both the attractiveness of investing in the Kingdom's ICT sector, as well as the continued success of Estarta as a regional leader in the sector," said Ennis Rimawi, chief executive officer of Estarta Solutions.

Cisco Systems has long had an interest in the region and showed strong support for ICT industry in various countries throughout the region.

Estarta was the first Arab ICT company to attract direct equity investment from Microsoft and likewise now from Cisco, further endorsing Estarta as a regional IT leader that can provide world class technology solutions to enterprise clients globally.

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