DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tellabs and Spectrum Training signed a partnership agreement to provide Tellabs certified training and lab services in the Middle East. As a result of the partnership, local service providers can access a combination of premium high-quality products and training. New specialized training courses on mobile backhaul for 2G, 3G and 4G networks will help service providers optimize current networks, reduce operating and capital expenses, and plan future network investments. "The Middle East region is one of the fastest-growing telecommunications markets in the world, where there is a real need for high-quality engineering and telecom expertise," said Tarcisio Ribeiro, vice president, Europe, Middle East & Africa at Tellabs. "Partnership with Spectrum Training enables us to improve and expand our certified training and lab service portfolio locally, helping our customers to succeed as the market continues to expand." "We are pleased to add Tellabs solutions and products into our area of expertise. Service providers can now enhance their technical knowledge locally without the need for travel," said Ajay Singh Chaunan, CEO, Spectrum Group. "We provide well-equipped training and lab facilities in several Middle East countries and we also offer in-house training for service providers." Tellabs strengthens its presence in the Middle East Tellabs has been supporting service providers in the Middle East for more than 10 years. To enable closer cooperation with service providers, Tellabs has relocated its Middle East headquarters to Dubai, the heart of the telecom market in the region. About Spectrum Training Driven by a dire need of skilled technical resources in the region, Spectrum Training was incorporated in the year 2004, as a technical training centre for the world class networking and security vendors. Spectrum association with leading technology innovators and its emphasis on offering high quality training, has helped many enterprises to make the best use of technology. Owing to the excellence in training, Spectrum has been chosen by the most prestigious organizations to represent their training efforts in the various nations. Along with its professional services capabilities, Spectrum has created a niche in the training space and quickly gained industry recognition and high profile customers over the last few years. For further details please visit us at www.spectrumme.comAbout Tellabs Tellabs innovations advance the smart mobile Internet and help our customers succeed. That's why 80% of the top global communications service providers choose our mobile backhaul, packet optical, business and services solutions and applications. We help them get ahead by adding revenue, reducing expenses and optimizing networks.