Microsoft deal with Maldives’ main telecom provider
Dhiraagu - Dhivehi Raajjeyge Gulhun Pvt Ltd, the leading telecommunications service provider in the Maldives, has entered into a strategic partnership with Microsoft by opting for the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement.
A Microsoft press release said Dhiraagu owns and operates a fully digital communications network reaching every island and tourist resort in the Maldives. Dhiraagu is a major owner of infrastructure in the Maldives and invests heavily in developing and enhancing the telecommunications of the country, delivering world-class communication services to its customers.
Commenting on landmark agreement, Ismail Rasheed, Chief Executive of Dhiraagu, said: “Collaborating among different business entities and customers spanning across multiple islands in the Maldives has not only been a major challenge for us, but also a critical success factor for our business. Hence, the stability of our messaging and collaboration infrastructure is key to the success of our business. We trust the Microsoft Exchange will provide us with a messaging platform that is reliable, scalable and secure, and provides us with a high level of collaboration and knowledge management capability which is key to our business performance. In addition we hope, Microsoft’s unified communications capability, will be a clear differentiator for our distributed business entities.”
Channa de Silva, Microsoft’s Enterprise Leader for Sri Lanka, said: “Microsoft has a clear vision for the telecommunications industry worldwide and has developed and delivered revolutionized solutions to major telecom providers worldwide.
While the telecom companies have concentrated on their core business, Microsoft has invested billions of dollars in research and development to support and enhance their businesses.”