Al Jazeera partners with Skyline Communications

Al Jazeera logoAl Jazeera has partnered with Skyline Communications in a network management deal that will see it use Skyline’s DataMiner platform. 

Al Jazeera will use DataMiner as the network management and OSS platform for its new global media cloud network, allowing it to transport media and data across more than 80 offices.

“Our ultimate goal is to make sure that any user of Al Jazeera who sits in any of the more than 80 global locations will feel like they are sitting in the headquarters in Doha, so they will have access to all the resources they need, be it media files, accessing the MAM, or any other broadcast or corporate IT service”, said Mohamed Abuagla, executive director of technology and operations at Al Jazeera Media Network.

“The idea is to allow all these people to share information and to allow much faster newsgathering and sharing operations for Al Jazeera.”