Sprint chooses datamena to host its data hub in the Middle East

Tier 1 global ISP aspires to expand the reach of its network to the MEA
(Photo credit:  Andrew Kelly/Reuters/Corbis)
(Photo credit: Andrew Kelly/Reuters/Corbis)

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datamena, the data centre and connectivity platform based in the UAE and servicing the MEA region, has added Tier 1 global internet service provider (ISP), Sprint, to its list of partners.

With ambitions to expand the reach of its network into the Middle East and Africa, Sprint has chosen datamena to host its hub location for the region. datamena is providing Sprint with colocation facilities within the datacentre. With this new partnership, Sprint aims to offer a better overall experience to customers in GCC countries.

Speaking about the partnership, Mark Harris, Sprint’s managing director, said “We chose datamena due to the quality of its DC facility, its carrier neutrality and the ease with which we can conduct our business in the region from its facility. Its central location as well as the access it provides to key cable systems makes it the perfect choice for us to be able to deliver the fastest, best, possible experience for our customers.”

Khaled Tabbara, senior vice president - international wholesale, du, said: “The combination of our geo-strategic location and our impressive roster of interconnection partners and facilities are key reasons why datamena is increasingly becoming the preferred choice for international businesses looking to build a presence in the region. We are proud to provide Sprint – one of the leading global ISPs, with access to our data hub and improve and expand its potential to serve GCC countries.”

 

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