Etisalat adds GBI to SmartHub

17 September 2015 |


Gulf Bridge International (GBI) has connected to Etisalat’s SmartHub in the Middle East.

Etisalat’s SmartHub is the region’s largest capacity, internet and data hub, and GBI hopes that the connection will help to meet increasing demand for premium connectivity.

“Joining Etisalat’s ecosystem will strengthen the diversified portfolio of services on our network and will enhance our content and capacity offerings to carriers, ISP and enterprise customers in the Middle East region and globally,” said Amr Eid, CCO at GBI.

The SmartHub includes the Middle East’s first IPX for mobile operators as well as its largest portfolio of internet content.

“We are glad to welcome GBI into our SmartHub community, improving their reach across partners in the region and meeting the increasing demand for content and connectivity,” said Ali Amiri, EVP at Etisalat Carrier and Wholesale.

“This will also enable them to strengthen their existing relationships as well as tap new markets with their specialised services and solutions.”

Earlier this year, ChinaNetCenter and China Unicom Hong Kong joined Etisalat’s SmartHub.