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My business depends on access

When I started with Channel IT in 2003, I was using commercial aviation. Four years later I switched to Business Aviation, and it has now become indispensable to my business. Here’s why, explains Bassim Haidar, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Channel IT Group.
The success of our services relies on the personal relationships, confidence and trust we build with our customers, wherever they are based.

Channel IT is a service company, delivering cus­tomised solutions to mobile operators around the world, from software through to telecom infrastructure. The success of our services relies on the personal relationships, confidence and trust we build with our customers, wherever they are based. I need to meet my clients face­-to-­face to understand their needs and tailor our services accordingly, but we also have to remain efficient and achieve our business goals.

That’s exactly where Business Aviation comes into play.

So how do we combine client service and maximum efficiency? That’s exactly where Business Aviation comes into play. Here’s an example. Last month, I had a series of business meetings with customers in several countries in Africa. I only had one week to visit them all, I had to adapt to their schedules, and I was travelling with a team of executives.

Thanks to Business Aviation, it was possible to visit 9 countries in 8 days – travelling in a safe and secure environment. We had fantastic results from our trip because we could spend sufficient time with our customers without being under pressure to rush to catch the next flight or worry about missing connections.

We don’t lose any working hours when travelling.

Far from being a luxury, Business Aviation is – for us – a critical tool which helps generate business and has become essential to many organisations because it is designed to take you from A to B in the fastest and most convenient way possible.

From an efficiency perspective it is simply un­beatable. We don’t lose any working hours when travelling, and the trips are fully flexible. I fly on average 40 to 50 hours per month, so it really makes a difference.

About Channel IT Group

Channel IT Group is a diverse group of companies, active in the fields of IT, telecom infrastructure, mobile value-added services and supplies & engineering for the power industry. We deliver solutions and ser­vices to mobile operators around the world to enhan­ce and impact their revenue positively. Channel IT Group plays a major role in bringing infrastructure, technologies and services to emerging markets that shape the way people live, work, learn and socialise.