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Press Release -- March 6th, 2018
Source: DE-CIX

Omantel Wholesale and DE-CIX Partner to Accelerate Access to Global Peering and Interconnection

Omantel Wholesale is the first connectivity partner in the Gulf to offer ultra-low latency networking to DE-CIX Internet Exchanges in Europe and the U

Muscat, Sultanate of Oman - Frankfurt, Germany, 6 March 2018 – Omantel Wholesale, a world leader in ultra-low latency networking, has partnered with DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) Provider, to simplify and accelerate the speed at which local, regional, and global Service Providers connect to DE-CIX IXs globally. Omantel Wholesale is DE-CIX’s 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.

“Growth in Cloud and Content is driving demand for enhanced quality of experience for end users around the world. 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,” says Sohail Qadir, Vice President at Omantel Wholesale. “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.”

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.

“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.”

About Omantel Wholesale

Omantel Wholesale is a leading global integrated telecommunications Service Provider. It uses ultra-low latency networking to enable innovation and digital transformation globally. It uses Oman’s geographic advantage at the absolute nexus of the east, west, north, and south to enable its customers and partners to deliver their services with the best possible end-user experience. Omantel Wholesale is the international and domestic wholesale arm of Oman Telecommunications Company S.A.O.G. (Omantel). Omantel is a joint-stock company listed in Muscat Securities Market and is 51% owned by Oman Investment Fund (OIF), a wholly owned investment arm of the Omani government.

About DE-CIX

DE-CIX – the world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) operator – provides premium interconnection services and runs twelve carrier and data center-neutral IXs globally. Founded in 1995, DE-CIX serves 1300+ carriers, ISPs, and content networks from 100+ countries, including all leading international players in various metro markets in Europe, the Middle East, India, and North America. With 6+ Terabits per second of peak traffic, DE-CIX Frankfurt is the world’s leading Internet Exchange.

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