Tawasul Telecom, provider of MPLS networking services in the Middle East and the Gulf region, has added a second Point-of-Presence (PoP) in the United Arab Emirates, located at the Equinix IBX DX1 colocation facility in Dubai. This would strengthen Tawasul’s regional access to Equinix’s carrier-dense ecosystem of more than 25 network providers.
Through this agreement, Tawasul Telecom has diversified its international Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) gateway to the Middle East by opening up new data routes to Dubai, and simultaneously offering regional businesses a greater range of solutions tailored to meet their connectivity needs.
Platform Equinix will enable Tawasul Telecom to interconnect with a large marketplace for revenue-generating opportunities. Equinix‘s existing carrier customers will also be able to connect their IT infrastructure directly to Tawasul Telecom services.
“Our prime aim is to broaden our deliverables and enrich customers experience, therefore we chose to work with Equinix for the second time, the first being our Point of Presence in Singapore,” said Hani al Shaks, CEO of Tawasul Telecom. “This will help expand our services and provide easy access to customers and global partners, as well as increase the quality of interconnectivity across an extensive digital supply chain, while maintaining Tawasul Telecom’s high technical standards.”
Today, businesses leverage the Equinix interconnection platform in 32 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific.
“The addition of Tawasul Telcom‘s PoP will be a valuable addition to our ecosystem and contribute to the growth of our regional carrier community,” said Jeroen Schlosser, Managing Director, Equinix MENA. “The deployment will also provide Tawasul Telecom customers with industry-leading colocation services, a strong interconnection with regional and global carriers and access to an increasing number of large enterprises.”
“Providing access to multiple networks on Platform Equinix will also enable Tawasul Telecom to optimize transit routes to achieve lower latency and deliver improved application performance for carriers and enterprises looking to expand in the Middle East region,” added Schlosser.