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Tawasul in deal with Equinix for PoP in UAE

KUWAIT, September 2, 2014

Tawasul Telecom, a leading provider of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) networking services in the Middle East and the Gulf region, has signed a deal with Equinix to have a second Point of Presence (PoP) in the UAE.

The PoP will be hosted by Equinix IBX DX1 data centre in Dubai, said a statement.

Under the agreement, Tawasul has diversified its international MPLS gateway to the Middle East by opening up new data routes to Dubai and simultaneously offering regional businesses a greater range of solutions tailored to meet their connectivity needs.

Through this agreement, Tawasul Telecom has diversified its international Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) gateway to the Middle East by opening up new data routes to Dubai, and simultaneously offering regional businesses a greater range of solutions tailored to meet their connectivity needs.

Hani Al Shaks, CEO, said: “Our prime aim is to broaden our deliverables and enrich customers experience, therefore we chose to work with Equinix for the second time, the first being our Point of Presence in Singapore, to help  expand our services and provide easy access to customers and global partners, as well as increase the quality of interconnectivity across an extensive digital supply chain, while maintaining Tawasul Telecom’s high technical standards.

“The increase in demand for communication and applications is driving the need for advanced telecom infrastructures to host and transmit data and Tawasul is keen to cater to this need by constantly evolving our network and service offerings. The opening of our second UAE Point of Presence at Equinix IBX in Dubai is another step in Tawasul Telecom's strategic development.”

Jeroen Schlosser, managing director of Equinix Mena, said: “The addition of Tawasul Telcom’s PoP will be a valuable addition to our ecosystem and contribute to the growth of our regional carrier community. The deployment will also provide Tawasul Telecom customers with industry-leading colocation services, a strong interconnection with regional and global carriers and access to an increasing number of large enterprises.”

“Providing access to multiple networks on Platform Equinix will also enable Tawasul Telecom to optimise transit routes to achieve lower latency and deliver improved application performance for carriers and enterprises looking to expand in the Middle East region.”

Platform Equinix will enable Tawasul Telecom to interconnect with a large marketplace for revenue-generating opportunities. Equinix's existing carrier customers will also be able to connect their IT infrastructure directly to Tawasul Telecom services. - TradeArabia News Service




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