OSLO, Norway—April 23rd, 2013 — Otrum today announced a strategic partnership with Beltel to strengthen the company’s position in the Russian market. Beltel’s extensive presence, experience and impressive track record will be invaluable assets in Otrum’s focused efforts in the region going forward.
“Beltel is a strong and professional company with best-in-class support and service across Russia, they have some of the most experienced IT experts and systems engineers available in the market,” says Bruno Plaza, VP International Distribution at Otrum. “We soon discovered that we had a shared business vision and customer focus that created a very solid fundament for a successful partnership.”
Mr, Tsutsukarev, Beltel’s CEO, praised the move, saying that is was going to be of great benefit not only for both companies but also for the end user. “We are very excited to partner with Otrum—one of the most dedicated brands in the hospitality industry. We are confident that this partnership will strengthen our ability to deliver new and innovative practical solutions in the hospitality sector, adding value to our clients and stakeholders. We believe that Otrum’s products will allow our clients to increase efficiency, strengthen competitiveness and raise profitability.”
“The hospitality market in Russia is blooming, and we see a huge potential now through the partnership with Beltel to increase our activity and firmly establish a strong position there.” comments Frode Haugen, President & CEO at Otrum. “With our new smart device hospitality applications, digital signage, smart TV products, HSIA solutions and content, Otrum and Beltel together offer the complete technology solution for any hotel. The major chains are investing in Russia, and we will be there to provide everything they and their guests could wish for.”
BELTEL is a leading, fully certified Systems Integrator operating in Russia. With offices in major Russian cities, BELTEL represents global vendors and has operations in 8 countries across the CIS and Eastern Europe. For two decades, BELTEL has offered a wide range of high-quality IT products, engineering and security systems and services to clients in hospitality, energy, retail, financial sector and others. For more information please visit www.beltelinc.com
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Otrum is a leading provider of interactive TV solutions and content to the hospitality industry. Otrum offers a wide selection of TV channels, movies, information services and broadband solutions to hotels in the EMEA. The company was founded in 1985 and now has over 100 employees with a turnover of more than 300 Mnok. Otrum is owned by private shareholders with Telenor as the biggest shareholder.