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Press Release -- March 1st, 2014
Source: TeliaSonera AB

TeliaSonera International Carrier further expands Global- Local connectivity in the Middle East – opens Point of Presence in Dubai with datamena

March 1, 2014

TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC), today announced an expansion of its global network with a Point of Presence in the datamena Transit Zone in Dubai.

TeliaSonera is deploying a Point of Presence (PoP) in datamena’s data centre in Dubai, from where it will serve customers in the Middle East and Africa. The PoP will provide new opportunities for clients seeking enhanced international connectivity and IP Transit services in these regions.

Mahesh Jaishankar, Vice President, datamena, says: “We are proud to be collaborating with TeliaSonera International Carrier and welcome them to datamena. TSIC´s expansive reach across Europe, US and Asia as well as its strengths in providing connectivity for premium content and online gaming makes it an ideal fit as part of datamena’s diverse ecosystem. This agreement is right on par with our mission to simplify business for carriers and content providers in the region.”

He also says, “Tenants in datamena such as TSIC enjoy easy access to their customers, through existing connectivity routes and through new cables such as Middle East to Europe Terrestrial System (MEETS) that was announced earlier, further simplifying connectivity in the region.”

Brendan Ives, President, TeliaSonera International Carrier, says, “Deploying a PoP in datamena’s carrier neutral data centre is in line with our commitment to enable high performance connectivity to operators and
content providers worldwide as well as in these emerging markets.”

Media inquiries:
TeliaSonera International Carrier
Charlotte Züger, Head of Communications,
Mobile +46703200383

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About TeliaSonera International Carrier
TeliaSonera International Carrier owns and operates one of the world’s most extensive fiber backbones. Our mission is to provide exceptional network infrastructure and services – empowering individuals, businesses and societies to execute their most critical activities. By working close to our customers, we make big ideas happen at the speed of fiber .Discover more at

About datamena
Launched in 2012 by du, datamena is a carrier-neutral data centre, connectivity interchange and services platform in the UAE. The
company provides data centre services in alliance with Equinix, a leading global provider of data centre services. We host the UAE
Internet Exchange (UAE-IX), managed by the world’s largest Internet Exchange operator, Germany’s DE-CIX. Located at the
intersection of some of the world’s most dynamic markets, we help carriers, content and service providers to grow across the Middle
East and beyond. For further information, please visit

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