Omantel Wholesale announces partnership with DE-CIX

06 March 2018 | James Pearce


Omantel Wholesale has struck a partnership with German internet exchange DE-CIX, becoming its first partner in the Gulf to provide direct access to seven DE-CIX Exchanges across Europe and the US.

Customers that connect to Omantel Wholesale’s global network can use DE-CIX Exchanges to peer, interconnect, and optimise cloud and content for end users. The partnership includes connectivity to DE-CIX Exchanges in Marseille and Frankfurt, as well as Istanbul, Hamburg, Munich, Dusseldorf, and New York through DE-CIX’s GlobePEER Remote service.

The partnership is part of Omantel Wholesale’s global strategy for enabling transformation and innovation with ultra-low latency networking. Omantel Wholesale is a member of the AAE-1 cable consortium and offers connectivity from South East Asia to Europe via the Middle East. 

Its geographic location and more than 20 Subsea Cable relationships enable Omantel Wholesale to create solutions that directly impact upon how its customers and their customers experience Cloud, Content, and their applications and services. 

“Growth in Cloud and Content is driving demand for enhanced quality of experience for end users around the world,” said Sohail Qadir, vice president at Omantel Wholesale.”This partnership will enable Service Providers to simplify how they connect to peering Exchanges and creating a ‘one-stop shop’ for customers using the Asia Africa Europe-1 (AAE-1) cable system. 

“We believe in building strong partnerships across the ICT ecosystem with openness, collaboration, and excellent customer service. Our partnership with DE-CIX will enable our customers and partners to deliver exceptional customer experiences and grow their business.”

DE-CIX is one of the world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) operators providing interconnection services and runs twelve carrier and data center-neutral IXs globally. DE-CIX serves more than 1300 carriers, ISPs, and content networks from over 100+ countries.

“The partnership will streamline access to DE-CIX Internet Exchanges in Europe and the US and give more Service Providers the ability to benefit from new peering relationships. We look forward to a growing number of peering partners coming to our IXs and seeing the value that DE-CIX can deliver,” says Melanie Kempf, director global partner relations at DE-CIX. “Omantel believes in collaboration and it is great to have them as our connectivity partner in the Gulf.”