Wuppertal March 21, 2023
Riedel Networks Partners With Kalaam Carrier Solutions to Connect Motorsports Across Middle East and Globally
“We collaborated with Riedel to go beyond what was previously available to motorsport teams and deliver a solution that is robust, reliable, and future-ready to meet growing demands,” said Veer Passi, Group Chief Executive Officer at Kalaam Telecom. “Our people, precision, and performance are a great fit for Riedel and demonstrate the value of our global network to develop unique, customized connectivity solutions that meet customer needs in the MENA region.”
In collaboration with Riedel Networks and its strategic national partners, KCS provides multiservice connectivity from racetracks in the Middle East to partners in Europe and Asia. Riedel Networks uses KCS as a point of presence (POP) in the region, allowing the company to connect to its global POPs in Europe and Asia with ultra-low latency service-level assurances. The solution will primarily utilize the fully owned Kalaam Network Optical Transit (KNOT) cable system, a 1,400-kilometer terrestrial network that spans Kuwait, Bahrain, KSA, UAE, and Qatar. This comprehensive network will enable racing teams to seamlessly share data from the cars and drivers while supporting social media platforms and broadcasters.
Riedel Networks and KCS signed the agreement in December 2022, and the POP went operational just a few weeks after, in time for the start of the motorsports season. Riedel Networks’ state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly technology modernized the network nodes, optimizing round-trip delay between Europe and race tracks in the MENA region by more than 15%.
“Riedel Networks prides itself on delivering the highest quality of services to our clients,” said Michael Martens, CEO, Riedel Networks. “Thanks to Kalaam Carrier Solutions’ innovative thinking, robust connectivity, and consistent experience across multiple markets in the Middle East, Riedel now benefits from a secure network with control over its design so that it can deliver the services our global customers have come to expect since we started serving the motorsports industry in 2006.”