SOURCE: Article12


February 18, 2016 12:17 ET

UPDATE - Article12 Signs Big On Telecom as Master Distribution Partner in the Middle East and Africa

Article12's Portfolio of Secure Smartphones Combined With Big On Telecom's Distribution Experience and Market Knowledge Benefits Enterprise and Government Customers

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwired - Feb 18, 2016) - Article12, a global provider of secure mobile devices, applications, and its enterprise-grade privacy platform today announced Big On Telecom as the company's master distribution partner covering the Middle East and Africa. Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, the companies will work closely together to build a network of value added resellers and systems integrators to market the Article12 portfolio of products and services in the regions.

Article12's privacy platform combines secure communication engineered to ensure privacy for mobile devices and apps with flexible methods of deployment that meet the specific security needs of today's global enterprise and government, with cost-effective solutions for every market. With Big On Telecom's experience and market insight across the Middle East and Africa, the partnership positions Article12 for exceptional market growth.

"Our mission at Article12 is to deliver our customers secure communication specifically engineered to ensure privacy for smartphones and applications with cloud, on-premise and hybrid-cloud deployment models," said Derek Roga, CEO of Article12. "We're extremely proud to have Big On Telecom embrace our market philosophy and join as one of Article12's first partners as we drive awareness and build our presence in the Middle East and Africa, and globally."

"The collective vision of Big On Telecom and Article12 is to ensure that the needs of today's global enterprises and governments are met by protecting every mobile interaction from hacking," said Ramzy Abdul-Majeed, CEO of Big On Telecom. "As cyberattacks continue to happen at increased frequency, this partnership will be a great benefit to customers."

Article12 will begin making commercial deliveries in the second half of 2016.

About Article12 Technologies
Article12 connects secure mobile devices, apps and platforms that combine the power of a multi-layered security and privacy platform with flexible methods of deployment that meet the unique needs of today's organizations, ensuring that every conversation and message is safe and secured from malicious interference or attacks. With operations in Zurich, Switzerland and Ottawa, Canada, Article12's mission is to ensure that everyone in the mobile economy has the right to communicate securely. For more information, visit

About Big On Telecom
Big On Telecom, a Big On Group company, headquartered in Dubai, UAE is a mobile services and application solutions company. The Big On Telecom team has a proven track record in the telecommunications industry. The company's success lies in part in its ability to leverage its considerable contacts in the regional and worldwide Big On Group, which facilitates cross-border investments, new business ventures, mergers and acquisitions. For more information on Big On Telecom, please visit