Kalaam in strategic deal with Bharti Airtel
Manama, February 2, 2014
Bahrain-based Kalaam Telecom has entered into a strategic alliance with Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecom service provider with operations in 20 countries.
Under the agreement, Kalaam Telecom has established a direct interconnection with Bharti Airtel’s PoP in London and has access to its global network infrastructure. This will allow Kalaam to expand its data services portfolio and extend connectivity to the Middle East and GCC region over a number of optimal, low-latency routes, said a statement.
Through an access to over 20 submarine cables and satellite teleports across the globe, Kalaam will also be able to provide concrete resiliency features against cable cuts between Europe, Africa and Asia, it said.
Kalaam Telecom’s CEO, Veer Passi, stated: “This announcement marks a significant milestone in extending our connectivity from Bahrain outwards across the region and globally. This coupled with increasing our capacity and our unique access to over 130 operational PoPs, through our powerful partner Airtel extends our global network reach. The partnership will allow Kalaam Telecom to offer state-of-the-art products and services to its wholesale customers including, for instance, carrier Ethernet, fully managed MPLS IP-VPNs, SDH and wavelength services and global IP transit that are seamless, strategic and moreover cost-effective.
“Further, multinational companies with a presence in Bahrain can greatly benefit from our carefully-engineered services to connect to their off-shore offices/headquarters across all continents through our highly-available, low-latency and redundant routes,” he said. – TradeArabia News Service