Tawasul Telecom, Equinix IBX to set PoP in Dubai

Agreement to expand availability of the MPLS networking service in the region
Dubai, POP, Tawasul Telecom, Telecoms, UAE

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Tawasul Telecom, provider of MPLS networking services in the Middle East has signed an agreement to have a Point-of-Presence (PoP) in the Equinix IBX in Dubai.

The deployment will enable Tawasul Telecom to establish a PoP in the region and expand the international availability of its Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) solutions to its customers. Through the deployment in Equinix's IBX DX1 data centre in Dubai, the company will have access to Equinix's carrier-dense ecosystem of more than 25 network providers.

Jeroen Schlosser, managing director of Equinix MENA, said, "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. 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 optimise 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.

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.

"The proliferation of communications devices and applications is driving the need for advanced telecom infrastructures to host and transmit data. To meet this demand, we need to constantly evolve our networks and service offerings. The opening of our UAE PoP at Equinix IBX in Dubai is another step in Tawasul Telecom's strategic development," said Hani Al Shakhs, CEO, Tawasul Telecom.

"We chose to work with Equinix because they help to broaden 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," concluded Al Shakhs. 

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