NeST to strengthen Middle East operations

Thursday, 30 January 2003, 08:00 Hrs
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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala-based Network Systems & Technologies (NeST) is all set to strengthen its Middle East operations.

The company plans to set up a software development centre at the Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZ) and open two more offices at Riyadh and Dammam in Saudi Arabia.

NeST currently has a marketing office at Doha and a strategic presence in Dammam, Riyadh and Dubai through channel partners.

NeST Technologies MEA (Middle East & Africa) Inc. has been specifically formed to facilitate its Middle East operations, a company release said Wednesday.

"Intensifying Middle East operations of NeST is also part of our synergic move to show the world the technical skills of young talents in Kerala are on a par with international standards", said NeST managing director N.Jehangir.

NeST has become the 19th company in the world to get the prestigious CMM Level-5 certification and is also fast approaching the 6-Sigma benchmark, a rare distinction of ensuring meagre 3.4 defects in one million operations or, an accuracy of 99.999997.

"NeST Technologies MEA Inc. will function as the nodal office for our operations in the Asia-Pacific region as well and will also cater to African markets", said NeST vice president U.M. Shafi.

NeST is bidding for a major contract with the Saudi electricity department for power distribution, automation, GIS (geographical information system) mapping and remote metering covering six million plus households in Riyadh.

At the just-concluded Global Investors' Meet in Kochi, NeST unveiled plans to invest 30 billion to provide broadband multimedia content in villages. The company will deploy technologies such as digital subscriber lines (DSL) for the last-mile link to deliver bandwidth up to 10 MB through conventional copper cables.
Source: IANS
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