Microsoft Jordan and Umniah signed an agreement at the World Economic Forum, under which Umniah will offer an integrated set of web services for consumers in the Jordanian market to connect and consolidate data, as well as provide a solution that helps those consumers aggregate and better manage their online activities. This comes as part of Umniah’s efforts to enhance Internet content services in the Kingdom utilizing cutting-edge Microsoft solutions.
Ihab Hinnawi, CEO of Umniah, said, “Internet and online applications have become a major component in the daily lives of Jordanian youth and businesses. As one of Jordan’s leading telecom operators, we are fully aware of the importance of helping these young individuals better manage their online presence and activities, and our partnership with Microsoft has helped us achieve this goal.”
Husni Khuffash, Microsoft Jordan Country Manager, stated, “This agreement with Umniah aims to provide the younger generation of customers, especially those who are avid online users, with a complimentary suite of Microsoft powered software client applications and web services that will simplify their online activities. The Windows Live solution will offer users a more efficient method to stay connected, communicate, and create a community where they can interact with their peers and share interests.”
The Windows Live suite of services will be offered to all Umniah GSM and Broadband subscribers. Umniah’s products and services will be bundled with the Windows Live account. The Windows Live Interface will enable Umniah to enhance the way it interacts with its customers, keeping them up to date with its latest news and offers by creating a subscriber-based community.
The value-added Windows Live services that Umniah is now offering to its younger customers include aggregating any POP mail service within Hotmail, providing users with one place to manage all their emails; Umniah co-branded Windows Live Calendar so they can stay on top of their schedule; a ‘what‘s new’ feed that broadcasts the activities of contacts on the Windows Live Home Page; Windows Live SkyDrive that will enable them to store, access and share up to 25 GB of files online for free; Windows Live Office Online where they can open, edit and share Microsoft documents; and Windows Live Messenger so that they can connect with their friends and access various social networking sites.
The Windows Live platform also provides users with family safety and parental controls.
Windows Live for Service Providers is based on Microsoft’s Windows Live Platform that hosts close to 500 million consumers worldwide.