Corporates 'opt for on-demand Net bandwidth'
Manama, September 24, 2013
The corporates in Bahrain are opting for true bandwidth-on-demand which they can control as and whenever required, said a top executive of a key Internet service provider in the kingdom.
Kalaam Telecom Bahrain chief executive Veer Passi said the demand for bandwidth required by the businesses the world over is steadily growing.
Research reveals that demand for international bandwidth grew 39 per cent last year, and at a compounded annual rate of 53 per cent between 2007 and 2012, said a report in the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
"Our dedicated Internet access (DIA) comes with fixed and burstable bandwidth - with a unique technology based on the circuit-switched network systems that gives our customers the freedom to dynamically increase (or decrease) the bandwidth and pay/per day usage," Passi said.
With bandwidth-on-demand, large enterprises like banks, hospitals, hotels chains can subscribe to DIA with symmetrical upload/download capacity for a fixed term and also have the facility to meet planned/unplanned additional bandwidth requirements at any given time during the contract period without worrying about long-term commitment.
This is a cost-effective way of meeting the highly versatile requirements for additional data transfer power, which can be reversed after the requirement is met, said Kalaam Telecom's network operations head Srinivasan Arumugam.
One of Kalaam's customers, Mohsen Constructions said it regularly avails of Kalaam's managed DIA bandwidth-on-demand service.
"Whenever we are working on a project that requires massive amount of data transfer above our usual load, which is sometimes over three times the regular bandwidth, we give Kalaam a call and within an couple of hours - our bandwidth capacity is increased," Mohsen Constructions' IT systems engineer Mohammed Khalil said.
Another enterprise that said it benefited from Kalaam's dedicated Internet service is Elite Hospitality Group.
"Kalaam's service allowed us to economically eliminate all barriers associated with the extension of the high-bandwidth broadband services to another group property, Elite Seef Residence and Hotel," explained Elite's IT head Lalita Manjunath.
"The Kalaam solution enabled us to quickly and easily deploy high-bandwidth services to the new site in an economical way," she stated.
"The solution has also allowed us to tailor those broadband services to meet the specific needs of each of our hotels and serviced apartments at various locations," added Manjunath-TradeArabia News Service