Verizon announces MEA expansion
New York, January 26, 2012
Verizon, a leader in delivering broadband and wireless and wireline communications services, has announced the expansion of its global enterprise network platform in the Middle East and Africa region.
The US-based company said the network expansion will enable the multinational corporations to take advantage of its private IP service in six additional African countries, besides Bahrain and Qatar in the Middle East.
According to Verizon, in the Middle East region, its services are already available in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and UAE.
The expansion will make it possible for Verizon customers with locations in these emerging markets to more effectively exchange data and global business applications and employ the company's world-class managed network and security solutions, the company said in its statement.
'Verizon's high-IQ networks are a platform for innovation, and the platform just got stronger with Private IP service coverage in Africa and the Middle East,' said Martin Burvill, vice president of enterprise sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
The expansion brings to 21 the number of African countries where Verizon's Private IP is now available, stated Burvill.
The other countries are: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia in Africa's eastern region; Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Morocco and Nigeria in the northern and western coastal regions; and Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa in the central and southern regions.
'This expansion further demonstrates our commitment to this emerging region and meeting the evolving requirements of our multinational business and government customers,' he stated.
'Expansive network services like Verizon's Private IP will play a central role in creating global connections between people, machines and their environments, and contributing to business and societal progress,' he added.
'Verizon Private IP customers benefit from six classes of service (CoS), and latency-sensitive applications, such as VoIP and video, receive priority over less time-sensitive applications such as email,' said Burvill.
Verizon delivers a comprehensive portfolio of managed network services, managing more than 300,000 security, network and hosting devices across more than 4,200 customer networks spanning 142 countries and territories, all backed by industry-leading service-level agreements, he added.-TradeArabia News Service