Kalaam Telecom and datamena to establish PoP in Middle East

18 August 2014 | Kavit Majithia


Bahraini operator Kalaam Telecom has announced an agreement with datamena to establish a PoP in the Middle East.

The move is designed to enable Kalaam the ability to leverage datamena’s strategic location and expand the company’s reach into the Middle East, Europe and beyond.
 
Kalaam offers corporate services for companies in Bahrain, and is able to peer directly with other regional and international ISPs through the UAE-IX. Kalaam will carry all SDH, Ethernet, and EoSDH traffic from existing carriers at datamena in Bahrain, the rest of the GCC and Middle East through a network NNIs and PoPs.

“Not only will this initiative help Kalaam stretch its footprint in the region, but it will also add diversified, low latency options for our enterprise and corporate customers from their international connectivity needs,” said Eyad Al Naqi, head of wholesale and carrier relations at Kalaam Telecom.

Mahesh Jaishankar, VP datamena and broadcast at du added that the company is now seeing the benefits of its geostrategic location and interconnection facilities.