VIVA Bahrain picks Etisalat’s SmartHub to expand global reach

VIVA Bahrain picks Etisalat’s SmartHub to expand global reach

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VIVA Bahrain signed a partnership at Capacity Middle East 2019 to utilise Etisalat’s SmartHub to establish global connectivity that will further expand its global reach.

Etisalat SmartHub is a carrier-grade data centre, strategically located at Etisalat’s submarine cable landing in Fujairah, offering seamless regional and international connectivity. SmartHub is the ideal solution offering IX and IPX exchanges for carriers and content providers, as well as mobile network operators delivering high performance and reliability.

“VIVA is honoured to sign this strategic partnership with Etisalat. Such agreements are important milestones to our global expansion strategy where we strengthen VIVA Bahrain’s position as a dynamic carrier with global reach,” said Mohammed Al Khushail (pictured left), acting CEO of VIVA Bahrain.

“This partnership will enable us to connect directly with Tier 1 international carriers, reinforcing our global reach and international services portfolio to better serve our business customers around the world.”

Ali Amiri (pictured right, Etisalat Group chief carrier & wholesale officer, added: “Etisalat is honoured to have added yet another major telecom services operator into our expanding portfolio of customers, and we look forward to a continued long and mutually beneficial relationship with VIVA Bahrain. This partnership will add greater value to the SmartHub platform further enriching our global network and connectivity propositions.”

Last year, VIVA Bahrain expanded its global IP network footprint with the deployment of new points of presence (PoPs) across London and Frankfurt.