Tawasul Telecom, a leading provider of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) networking services in the Middle East, is to have a second Point of Presence (PoP) in the United Arab Emirates.
National news provider Zawya reports that the deployment will enable the Middle East-based telecoms company to open new data routes in the region and offers it business clients increased connectivity options. Through the deployment in Equinix's IBX DX1 data center in Dubai, Tawasul Telecom will have access to Equinix's carrier-dense ecosystem of more than 25 network providers.
In addition, Equinix's existing carrier customers will also be able to hook up their IT infrastructure directly to Tawasul Telecom services.
The agreement follows an initial Singapore PoP earlier in the year. Tawasul Telecom's CEO Hani al Shakhs said the opening of its UEA PoP is a further step in Tawasul Telecom's strategic development. Al Shakhs added that the move is a result of an increase in demand for communication and applications which is driving provisions be made for advanced telecom infrastructures to host and transmit data.
Equinix's Managing Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Jeroen Schlosser, said Tawasul Telecom's PoP will be an important addition to its regional carrier portfolio. He added that providing access to multiple networks on Platform Equinix will lower latency and boost application performance for carriers and enterprises looking to develop in the region.
Tawasul Telecom said the ease in which it will be able access its customers and global partners was one of the reasons behind the decision to work with Equinix. Al Shakhs said that they will help to broaden the company's services, as well as increase the "quality of interconnectivity across an extensive digital supply chain".