Du, Reliance Globalcom in strategic deal
Dubai, February 25, 2008
Du, the new telecommunications services provider in the UAE, has signed a bilateral agreement to seamlessly interconnect with Reliance Globalcom, to offer a variety of data services in the UAE.
Reliance Globalcom, a division of Reliance Communications, spearheads the Global Telecom operations of India’s largest integrated telecom service provider.
“We are pleased to expand our services by connecting UAE on Reliance Globalcom network, via a strong regional partner such as du. Our relationship with du is part of a strategy to collaborate with quality service providers and leverage each other’s strengths to extend network capability and reach in the region for serving the fast growing needs to our customers”, said Punit Garg, president – Global Business, Reliance Communications.
Besides offering bandwidth, strengthening the capacity and resilience of the networks, the strategic agreement will enable du and Reliance Globalcom to jointly offer a comprehensive range of value-added data services from the virtual PoP (Point of Presence), which relays calls via third party circuit to the Internet provider's central location).
Fast emerging services like Global Ethernet, Managed Services, IP VPN and MPLS etc would also be offered under the agreement, he added.
du chief executive officer Osman Sultan affirmed, “The strategic agreement will create tremendous synergies for all concerned. It marks a significant step for us towards our journey to become the regional hub as part of our international strategy.”
Andrew Grenville, executive vice president, International and Wholesale, du, pointed out that the du customers would benefit from direct access to the Reliance Globalcom worldwide network.
'We are certain it will improve the diversity and resilience of our network while opening up new avenues for rich and innovative content for du business customers. We look forward to a meaningful relationship with Reliance Globalcom to offer the best in seamless connectivity and data services to customers,” he added.
Interconnections made possible via partnerships with regional and international carriers enable Reliance Globalcom and du to provide innovative, feature-rich and customized solutions for the international business community.-TradeArabia News Service