Arc expands into Bahrain with Global Zone

Arc expands into Bahrain with Global Zone

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Arc Solutions has expanded its network to Bahrain via the digital business platform Global Zone.

With Arc’s presence in Global Zone, local and global customers can access flexible and scalable colocation, connectivity and interconnection solutions across the Middle East.

The news follows the launch of Arc’s software-defined networking (SDN) nodes in datamena and Etisalat SmartHub data centres in June 2021. Overall, Arc’s customers can now connect to datamena and SmartHub in the UAE, and Global Zone in Bahrain, with a single provider and contract.

“Our customers can rapidly roll out new applications and services across key digital hubs with a simple and seamless model. As more hubs come online, we’re delivering the solutions that remove the barriers to innovation across the Middle East and empowering customers with rapid access to connectivity and data centre services,” said Mahesh Jaishankar (pictured), CEO at Arc.

“Our presence in Global Zone is another milestone on our journey and brings us closer to achieving our vision for a hyperconnected intra-regional connectivity platform.”

Global Zone is a carrier-neutral digital business platform based at a Tier III data centre in Bahrain. It offers terrestrial and subsea cable access services, IP Transit and global Ethernet, in addition to colocation and interconnection solutions.

“We welcome Arc to Global Zone and look forward to enabling its customers to connect and grow in new markets. It is great to support a business with a unique vision for the market and ambitious plans for connecting the region. Together, we can support digital innovation and growth in the Middle East,” said Hani Askar, acting general manager at Batelco.

“Global Zone is continually adding new partners and expanding its ecosystem. Arc’s presence adds new options and increased choice for carriers, cloud and content players, and enterprises active in Global Zone.”  

The collaboration come as Arc continues to simplify intra-regional connectivity in the Middle East for carrier, cloud, content and major enterprises.

Looking ahead, Arc’s roadmap includes further expansion across the Middle East in the latter half of 2021, with plans for over 20 locations in the region over the next three years.

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