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Dubai, UAE, United Arab Emirates, 2007/04/15 - Mitel®, the trusted provider of IP communications solutions, has been awarded by Dubai Department of Civil Aviation at the annual 9th Suppliers Forum held on Monday April 9th 2007 at the Grand Hyatt for outstanding services to DCA in 2006.
The award was given to Mitel by H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Department of Civil Aviation.
DCA manages the Dubai International Airport, the Middle East’s fastest growing airport in terms of passenger throughput, which almost reached 29 million in 2006 -- a growth of more than 16 per cent as compared to 2005 – with expected throughput to reach 33 million in 2007.
Mitel has supplied a fully scalable IP communication solution to DCA, providing an assured migration from analog communication systems using legacy TDM systems to IP-based telephony systems via a combination of Mitel’s 3300 IP platform and the Mitel SX-2000 platform.
Mitel’s call-center solution ensures that people calling Dubai International Airport are treated with the utmost care and effectiveness, whereas Mitel’s OPS manager provides a central management system enabling DCA staff to remotely control all of the elements in the IP communication solution.
The call-centre covers four different customer related divisions, the largest being the flight enquiry line. There are a total of 125 agents within the call-centre.
The DCA changed from a Niax System to a Mitel TDM Platform in 1995, and with Etisalat, UAE’s main telecommunications company, DCA installed six Mitel PABXs with more than 4,500 extensions, all of which are managed by Mitel OPS Manager. Due to the immense growth of the airport and a massive potential increase in call volume, DCA recognised the requirement to update the communications system for which Mitel’s IP communication solution was chosen.
‘Being awarded by Dubai Department of Civil Aviation is a stamp of approval of the highest calibre and it is worth noting that Mitel was the only vendor selected in its category among its traditional competitors. As Dubai International Airport continues to grow and excel in terms of capacity and ambition, Mitel’s scalable and adaptive IP communication solutions continually ensures that the impressive growth rate can be maintained without compromising on the quality that has become the veritable hallmark of Dubai International Airport‘, said Hisham El-Amili, Mitel GM, GCC.