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Avaya Wires Free Zones

Avaya, the voice and data networks builder, has wired phases two and three of Dubai Media City (DMC) and Dubai Internet City (DIC), claiming to have created one of the world’s largest commercial Internet Protocol (IP) telephony systems.

The two free zones now boast 60,000 fibre connections, 87,000
copper connections and 4,500 kilometres of Avaya GigaSPEED copper

Ahmad Bin Byat, director general of the Dubai Technology, E-Commerce and Media Free Zone (TECOM), the holding company of DIC and DMC, remarks: "To make DIC and DMC a world-class location for IT and media companies, we wanted to combine the best end-to-end communications performance with the highest possible reliability.”

In total, 15 buildings, including five in the recently completed DIC Phase 3, have been equipped with Avaya’s GigaSPEED copper cables and OptiSPEED fibre optic cables. GigaSPEED handles gigabit Ethernet applications, while OptiSPEED fibre connections allow tenants to specify optic desk access at 100 Gb/s.

The two venues are the world’s largest Avaya VisiPatch installations which are claimed to minimise disruptions caused by network changes.

Since the launch of DIC and DMC in 2000, the free zones have attracted over 650 regional and global technology and media companies including Microsoft, Oracle, Canon, IBM, HP, MBC, Reuters, CNN and CNBC.

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