China Mobile International, Etisalat ink data centre colocation partnership

10 December 2018 | Jason McGee-Abe

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China Mobile International Limited (CMI) has established a point of presence (PoP) at Etisalat’s SmartHub data centre in UAE.

Now, as part of the Etisalat SmartHub, CMI will have presence in the Middle East to support its global infrastructure, interconnections, capacity and expand its reach into the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.

The data centre colocation partnership agreement will enable the company to help to meet the increasing demand for content and connectivity and further support the global telecom infrastructure requirements of its existing customers as well as tap new markets with its specialised telecom services and solutions.

“We are delighted to have China Mobile International join Etisalat’s SmartHub as a member of our growing SmartHub community. Our SmartHub stands out as an innovative regional content, capacity and mobility platform to drive future growth. Over the years, the hub has successfully proved its capability in providing consistency and best-in-class connectivity in the region,” said Ali Amiri, Group chief carrier and wholesale officer at Etisalat.

“We, at Etisalat, are committed to deliver the highest quality and innovative international services. The continuous flow of partnerships with SmartHub signify Etisalat’s position as a central hub of regional connectivity in the telecom market. China Mobile International’s decision to join Etisalat’s Smarthub community will enable them to cater to global connectivity requirements of their end customer and also extend their core infrastructure in the Middle East.”