GBI extends connectivity with datamena in Dubai

24 June 2014 | Kavit Majithia


Subsea cable operator GBI has extended its network from du’s landing station in Fujairah to a datamena data centre facility in Dubai.

The datamena facility will enable the extension of GBI’s network into Dubai, and customers are expected to benefit from seamless end-to-end connectivity within the GBI network into Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Data centre provider datamena said increasing growth in the region and the explosion of data made such partnerships key in the market to deliver better connectivity solutions to customers.

“Partnering with datmena provides a win-win situation for all stakeholders, for our customers and for the datamena ecosystem,” said Amr Eid, CCO at GBI. “We are proud to combine our connectivity solutions with a recognised platform such as datamena in a way that will complement and add value to our extended portfolio of services.”

Datamena has now has over 50 customers interconnecting through its carrier-neutral platform, which is provided in alliance with Equinix.

““GBI is an important partner for datamena, whose physical presence in our UAE datacentre will provide our customers with access to the complete GBI network,” said Mahesh Jaishankar, VP, datamena and broadcast.

“This partnership complements the large number of submarine and terrestrial cables available through the datamena platform and brings additional value to our customers and to GBI’s customers.”