Kuwait – January 2016

Sultan Telecom company participated in the Gulf exhibition of defense and aviation


The Gulf Defense and Aerospace (GDA) Exhibition’s third edition was opened under the patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and in the presence of HE Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh / Khalid Al Jarrah Al Sabah on the 8th of December 2015. Also present were several delegations of governmental and private companies from various Arab and foreign countries. This exhibition holds a special position as it is one of the largest specialized military exhibitions in Kuwait and the region and it comes under the auspices of the Ministry of Defense. The exhibitors consisted of a large number of major international companies specialized in military and defense technologies and solutions.

The participants in the exhibition – held from 8th to 10th December at the International Fairgrounds – demonstrated a variety of military hardware varying from various sectors; maritime, land and air; including tanks, missile systems, military aircrafts and multipurpose helicopters; offensive and defensive; and for training and simulation programs. Also the latest technological systems were introduced in the field of radar, air and missile defense.

Sultan Telecom, along with its partner OPTOKON, participated in the exhibition with equipment dedicated for the internal military communications. OPTOKON is a leading global organization providing connectivity and infrastructure solutions for organizations of all sizes. OPTOKON, an ISO 9001:2008 approved company, provides complete networking solutions unrivalled within the industry today. OPTOKON was founded in 1991 with its headquarters in Jihlava in the Czech Republic.


Sultan Telecom, as one of the pioneering companies in the field of communications and communications infrastructure, has made a detailed presentation on modern devices specialized in the field of communications, fiber-optic cables, processing and infrastructure installation for communications networks.

These communications network cables and components are characterized to operate under a very tight security system that counters piracy and espionage, where any attempt to hack the network is automatically detected and the system’s related signals pinpoints espionage attempts.

The fiber optic cable utilizes sensors and sends signals and alerts to a monitoring system if there is any motion around the cable. The motion could be due to life forms like animals or humans, or it could be non-life forms like vehicles. The system monitor gives details on the shape and weight of the body based on its natural thermal image.

At the exhibition, Chairman and Group Managing Director of The Sultan Center Mr. Ayman Sultan said: “Our Company’s participation in the Gulf exhibition of defense and aviation is a strategic step for our company to serve a vital sector of this region. Our participation in such exhibitions will increase our experiences and information of the company. Sultan Telecom, since its inception, has been one of the first companies that has contributed to the development and construction of the infrastructure for the State of Kuwait. We have participated in the development projects for most ministries and we supply the latest technology in the field of telecommunications and information technology. “

In his turn, Mr. Mamoun Sweiss CEO Sultan Telecom spoke about the important role that the company plays in the State of Kuwait, saying: “Sultan Telecom intends to diversify and expand its business in Kuwait and the region, and participating in this exhibition is one of the basic steps to diversify our activities.”

Sultan Telecom is one of the major companies in Kuwait in the field of internal and external communications and has been a major contributor to many of the large projects in the State of Kuwait and abroad. Sultan Telecom along with its subsidiaries, ArabianITS, ATCO and Horizon Telecom offers its services in Bahrain as well. ArabianITS focuses on providing Network Security Solutions to the Banking and Financial Sectors in Kuwait whereas ATCO focuses on providing low-voltage solutions.