Zajil Telecom signs capacity agreement with GBI
17 July 2013 |
Kuwaiti operator Zajil Telecom has signed an agreement to purchase capacity on Gulf Bridge International’s (GBI) subsea cable.
The move is said to enhance the MPLS service provider’s connectivity across the MENA region as well as support its operations in Kuwait, which include a data centre that provides cloud services.
For GBI, the agreement marks its fifth Kuwaiti partner, and the subsea cable operator’s CEO and board member, Ahmed Mekky, highlighted the strategic importance of the market: “This new venture is a reflection of GBI’s priority to expand its core operations and to continue delivering state of the art infrastructure and cutting edge technology. Evidently there is growing demand for the technology we supply and we are thrilled to be working with progressive organisations like Zajil Kuwait,” he said.
Along with Qatar, Kuwait was reported to have funded GBI’s North Route, which was launched this March. The route connects Iraq and Turkey giving operators in the Gulf alternative web traffic routes to Europe.