Founded in 1996, MagtiCom LTD is a leading telecommunications company in Georgia, offers mobile and fixed telecommunication services—both voice and data—to all regions of the country. The company’s network covers 98% of Georgia’s populated territory and serves more than 2 million active subscribers. MagtiCom is also the largest contributor to the country’s economy, and was the first company in independent Georgia’s history to have transferred more than 1 billion Lari (Georgia’s currency) in tax payments alone. In 2012, the company became the country’s first satellite broadcasting operator by launching MagtiSat to provide high-quality television broadcasting throughout Georgia. In December 2013, MagtiCom began offering three of its own new movie channels, becoming a broadcaster as well as a satellite operator. Today, MagtiCom is the only communications company in Georgia offering quadruple play, which includes mobile telephony, fixed telephony, internet, and television.
“We assessed three solutions, including one from an alternative hardware vendor. Oracle Consulting suggested Oracle Exadata Database Machine because of the numerous functional advantages of moving to a standardized engineered platform, and because Oracle technologies increase hardware performance and reduce costs and other expenses related to electricity, cooling, and physical space. Oracle Exadata was the best solution on paper, and Oracle Consulting demonstrated through various testing scenarios, how the practice matched the theory,” said Shota Gvinianidze, CIO, MagtiCom.
“In my experience, it is extremely rare that everything goes according to plan, but the implementation went exactly how Oracle predicted. Given Oracle’s unique position in the market with standards-based software and hardware working together, it’s highly unlikely we could have achieved the same level of implementation success or speed with a different vendor,” said Gvinianidze.
MagtiCom selected Oracle Partner UGT for its Oracle Exadata implementation.
“UGT consultants helped to ensure the right people from Oracle were involved in the process to provide the appropriate level of support for the project. UGT did a first-class job, enabling us to complete the implementation on time and within budget,” said Gvinianidze.