Internet Solutions and Etisalat partner to extend MPLS network

26 November 2014 | Kate Hampshire


Internet Solutions and Etisalat have signed an MPLS interconnection agreement designed to extend their network coverage across the Middle East and Africa.

The agreement will give Internet Solutions access to Etisalat’s network reach, which includes 15 countries in the Middle East and Africa. Etisalat will in turn be able to access Internet Solutions’ pan-African network, which includes 60 PoPs across the continent.

“As market leaders in their respective regions, IS and Etisalat will share industry expertise and infrastructure, enabling both UAE enterprises and African clients to benefit from access to new technologies, faster and more cost effectively,” said Greg Montjoie, executive for connectivity at Internet Solutions.

News of the agreement follows reports that Etisalat is considering the sale of its Tanzanian unit Zanzibar Telecom (Zantel).