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Batelco launches platform to create a global data exchange

Batelco Chief Global Business Officer Adel Al-Daylami.jpg

Batelco has announced the launch of Global Zone, a carrier-neutral digital business platform based in a highly secure Tier III data centre.

The platform will facilitate traffic growth by serving both regional and international partners with the aim of creating a global data exchange that will act as a regional gateway to other parts of the world. This new concept will offer connectivity by serving as the regional carrier-neutral data transit-and-hub for the ever-growing data movement demands and allow service providers to meet in a robust ecosystem.

“Global Zone provides data centre facilities and colocation services that serve as growth accelerators for digital businesses in the region and across the globe, enabling access to Batelco’s robust global network with widely distributed points of presence,” said Adel Al Daylami, chief global business officer at Batelco (pictured).

“Global Zone will create a robust ecosystem in which it uses a secure and diverse network connection that will ultimately improve IP network resiliency and reliability and establish a dynamic “meet and exchange” data service platform.”

The digital ecosystem to “meet, interconnect and reach” will help customers to operate their digital business in a secured environment. Batelco is confident that it will attract carriers as well as cloud and content providers, due to its efficient access to state-of-the-art infrastructure, offering customers with rapid access to interconnected partners, both regionally and globally, to meet and exchange data.

Global Zone has been designed to support the development of the digital economy in the near future and to attract leading players in the ICT industry, by providing them with opportunities to meet and exchange data. The company also says the platform will offer "resilient digital services for business applications and meets the requirements of businesses with mission-critical data".

The news comes after Batelco announced its Gulf Network has been transformed into Batelco Global Network (BGN) after its European expansion.