McLean, VA, Dubai, UAE May 11, 2016, — GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, and GBI, a global service provider that owns and operates a multilayer, carrier-neutral network connecting the world to the Middle East, jointly announced that they have formed a strategic relationship to provide enhanced services and connectivity in the Middle East.
As part of the agreement, GTT will be adding new points of presence (PoPs) in the Middle East, starting with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar. Through this deployment, clients will be able to leverage GTT’s global network while gaining access to GBI’s extensive reach across the Middle East. The agreement will also provide GBI with connectivity to the United States and Europe.
“We are very pleased to partner with GBI on this initiative,” said Rick Calder, president and chief executive officer of GTT. “Our clients include some of the largest enterprises in the world. The launch of these new PoPs will enable us to extend our network reach in the Middle East, furthering our goal of connecting our clients to any location in the world and any application in the cloud.”
“In addition to its alignment with our future growth plans, this expansion further supports GBI’s transformation to a global multilayer service provider,” said Amr Eid, chief executive officer of GBI. “GTT’s leading Tier 1 IP network will broaden GBI’s reach and allow us to deliver new, innovative services, both within and outside the Middle East.”
GTT and GBI expect to further grow their working relationship by launching additional PoPs and services within the region.
GTT’s global Tier 1 IP network enables clients to connect to any location in the world and with any application in the cloud. Our cloud networking services provide a better way for multinational clients to reach the cloud. Clients trust us to deliver secure solutions with simplicity, speed and agility. For more information, visit www.gtt.net.
Gulf Bridge International (GBI) is a service provider that owns and operates a multilayer carrier neutral network connecting the world to the Middle East. The GBI network connects the Middle East to Singapore towards the East and Egypt on the West, using two alternative terrestrial routes to protect traffic, crossing the Mediterranean to Italy into major European cities. Ensuring diversity by establishing its North Route, this new link from the Gulf to Europe via Iraq and Turkey added an ultra-low latency link from the GCC straight to the heart of Europe. GBI is a carrier’s carrier for telecom operators, ISPs and governments throughout the Middle East, Europe and Asia, offering capacity and a portfolio of wholesale and enterprise services on a protected network.GBI is a catalyst for growth and was awarded the Best Submarine Cable Operator 2014 and Best Network Infrastructure 2014.For more information, please visit www.gbiinc.com.
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