DUBAI, March 31, 2015: Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) today announced an expansion of its global network with a new Point of Presence (PoP) at datamena in Dubai, a carrier neutral data center and connectivity platform based in the UAE and servicing the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, providing enhanced coverage and increased diversity options to support the customer’s business growth in these regions.
“GCX has a committed and long standing history of serving customers in the Middle East and it continues to be a strong market for us,” said Wilfred Kwan, Chief Operating Officer, GCX. “The new PoP complements our existing capabilities in the region and enables us to offer extended services into neighboring countries such as Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia by cross connecting with other Gulf service providers at datamena, which further enhance our ability to meet the growing demand for high performance, low latency connectivity across these emerging markets. We look forward to actively contributing to the regional economy.”
“Connecting GCX’s global network to datamena’s extensive ecosystem will greatly benefit our customers as they can now have seamless connectivity to major business centers across Asia, Middle East, North America and Europe through GCX’s global network. We are pleased to welcome GCX to datamena and look forward to continue our collaboration in the years to come,” said Fahad Al Hassawi, Chief Commercial Officer at du.
GCX is currently the largest wholesale Internet capacity provider in the MEA region with strong regional connectivity for both enterprises and network operators through multiple wholly-owned cables (FEA, Falcon and Hawk), having diverse landings across the region and supported by two fully redundant global network operation centers.
About Global Cloud Xchange
Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions customized for carriers, enterprises and new media companies. GCX owns the world’s largest private undersea cable system spanning more than 67,000 route kms which, seamlessly integrated with Reliance Communications’ 200,000 route kms of domestic optic fiber backbone, provides a robust Global Service Delivery Platform. With connections to 40 key business markets worldwide spanning Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East, GCX delivers Managed Services to more than 160 countries and offers extensive VPLS-enabled Ethernet network capabilities globally. GCX is equipped to support businesses through the deployment of next generation Enterprise solutions across its Cloud Delivery Networks.
datamena promoted by du in International Media Production Zone (IMPZ), is a carrier-neutral international transit and content hub that provides an open ecosystem for international carriers, regional operators, ISPs and content players to interconnect with each other in the Middle East. Many carriers already have presence in datamena thus promising enormous business potential. datamena is also home to UAE-IX, the new public peering exchange.
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