Wateen, Pakistan’s leading converged communications provider, announced today that it has achieved TelePresence Video Express Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco.
This designation recognizes Wateen as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco TelePresence Video products and solutions at the Express level. By this new addition, now Wateen’s customers can feel “Virtually” real presence of all required business executives in any meeting, business discussion or critical business planning exercise.
The ATP program is an exclusive “invitation only” program from Cisco and Wateen had to meet a number of requirements and criteria among them the rigorous Cisco certified personnel levels required to qualify and earn the Cisco Telepresence Video Express ATP status.
Commenting on this achievement, Wateen CEO Mr. Naeem Zamindar said, “Wateen is committed to revolutionize technology solutions being used by the Enterprise market in Pakistan. Extending our portfolio to Tele-presence from traditional Video Conferencing portfolio is another step forward in realizing our dream of “Digitized Pakistan”.
“The Cisco TelePresence Video Express ATP Program is designed to enable partners to take advantage of the tremendous market opportunities ahead—not only in the TelePresence space but also in the overall collaboration market,” said Richard McLeod, senior director of collaboration for worldwide channels at Cisco. “As a Cisco TelePresence Video Express ATP Partner, Wateen has made an investment in the sales, technical and life cycle services capabilities to deliver the industry’s most comprehensive and interoperable Cisco TelePresence Video portfolio.”
The Cisco Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) Program is part of the Cisco go-to-market strategy for emerging technologies. The program helps Cisco to define the knowledge, skills and services that channel partners need to successfully sell, deploy and support an emerging technology. As the market changes, an ATP designation may be discontinued or may evolve into a Cisco specialization.
Achieving this important designation from Cisco continues to demonstrate Wateen’s commitment to deliver unique services and expertise based on best practices for successful video deployment.