Image: Etisalat's stand at GITEX 2018 in Dubai.
Etisalat and China Mobile have come together to establish point of presence at Etisalat’s SmartHub Data Centre in the UAE, improving China Mobile’s reach across partners in the region and meeting the increasing demand for content and connectivity.
As part of the Etisalat SmartHub, China Mobile will have presence in the Middle East to support its global infrastructure, interconnections, capacity and expand its reach into the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. The data centre colocation partnership agreement will enable the company to further support global telecom infrastructure requirement of its existing customers as well as tap new markets with its specialised telecom services and solutions.
Ali Amiri, group chief carrier and wholesale officer at Etisalat, said: “We are delighted to have China Mobile International join Etisalat’s SmartHub as a member of our growing SmartHub community. Our SmartHub stands out as an innovative regional content, capacity and mobility platform to drive future growth. Over the years, the hub has successfully proved its capability in providing consistency and best-in-class connectivity in the region.”
Amiri added: “We, at Etisalat, are committed to deliver the highest quality and innovative international services. The continuous flow of partnerships with SmartHub signify Etisalat’s position as a central hub of regional connectivity in the telecom market. China Mobile International’s decision to join Etisalat’s Smarthub community will enable them to cater to global connectivity requirements of their end customer and also extend their core infrastructure in the Middle East.”