Saudi’s ITC sets up multi-service PoP in datamena

Hub presence expected to “expand reach” for KSA service provider

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Saudi’s ITC sets up multi-service PoP in datamena Jaber: Interconnecting with major regional providers is a key step to growth.
By Staff Writer Published  June 30, 2013

Saudi service provider Integrated Telecom Company (ITC) and UAE-based data centre connectivity hub datamena today announced their agreement to set up a multi-service Point of Presence (PoP) in datamena's carrier-neutral data centre in Dubai, said to include "many tier-one IP transit, carriers and content players".

ITC now intends to create a network-to-network interface (NNI) with regional and international service providers that have a PoP presence in datamena - including Dubai-based telco du - and tap into tier-one access services through the datamena hub.

ITC aims to develop more services together with du. The KSA-based company believes its datamena PoP represents an "important expansion" of its reach and will "significantly strengthen" its international network.

"Interconnecting with major regional providers is a key step to growth and an important part of our commitment to provide superior connectivity solutions for enterprise connectivity projects with more capacity for global expansion; carrier-neutral hubs such as datamena are a core enabler for us to meet this commitment," said Georges Jaber, VP, Wholesale, Business Sales and Solutions ITC.

"We welcome ITC in datamena, helping them boost their connectivity and presence in the region and beyond," said Mahesh Jaishankar, vice president, datamena.

"With the joining of leading telecommunication providers like ITC, datamena is rapidly gaining prominence to be the partner of choice for regional and global companies who seek connectivity and data centre services."

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