Etisalat to launch new IP/MPLS nodes in US, Europe and GCC for delivering global connectivity solutions to customers

Published November 11th, 2009 - 01:43 GMT

In a significant move aimed at enhancing global connectivity options for its corporate customers, Etisalat today announced that it would be launching new global nodes in US,  Europe and the GCC in order to offer global connectivity solutions through a secure and fully owned IP/MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) network.

To start with, Etisalat will be extending its UAE local MPLS network upto US, UK & to Egypt, KSA, and Kuwait on its own backbone, whereas the connectivity at the distant end will be provided by local partners.

With the setting up of these new nodes, Etisalat will offer secure IP/MPLS links to carry data traffic on its own network. This will also translate into pricing advantages which will be passed on to customers since Etisalat will manage its own network from end-to-end in a seamless manner.

According to Abdulla Hashim, Sr.VP, Business Solutions, Etisalat, “This initiative is a major milestone for Etisalat and is part of a comprehensive strategy to follow our customers and offer them a secure network for connectivity solutions with advantages like single point of contact and price guarantees. Having our own nodes is a major differentiator in UAE and in the Middle East and we remain committed to offering our customers a truly world class connectivity solution with advantages like reliable quality of service & network manageability for customers.”

He added, “We will continue to expand our own network and we will follow this up with the launch of further new nodes globally as part of a phased approach. “

UAE based companies who want to communicate with their partners and offices abroad will now have a single point of contact for all their operational and customer service needs thereby making it very convenient for them to deal directly with Etisalat. Etisalat is also offering Managed services for International connectivity so that customers can outsource all their network operational & management activities thereby reducing their operational costs.

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