VIVA Bahrain and Etisalat have signed a partnership to utilise Etisalat’s state-of-the-art communication hub SmartHub in establishing global connectivity that will further expand VIVA’s reach globally.
Mohammed Al Khushail, Acting CEO of VIVA Bahrain and Ali Amiri, Etisalat Group Chief Carrier and Wholesale Officer, signed the agreement at the Capacity Middle East 2019, the largest Middle East meeting for global carrier community.
Commenting on the partnership, Mohammed Al Khushail, Acting CEO of VIVA Bahrain, said: “VIVA is honoured to sign this strategic partnership with Etisalat. Such agreements are important milestones to our global expansion strategy where we strengthen VIVA Bahrain’s position as a dynamic carrier with global reach.
“This partnership will enable us to connect directly with tier 1 international carriers, reinforcing our global reach and international services portfolio to better serve our business customers around the world.”
Ali Amiri, Etisalat Group Chief Carrier and Wholesale Officer, said: “Etisalat is honoured to have added yet another major telecom services operator into our expanding portfolio of customers, and we look forward to a continued long and mutually beneficial relationship with VIVA Bahrain. This partnership will add greater value to the SmartHub platform further enriching our global network and connectivity propositions.”
Etisalat SmartHub is a carrier grade data centre that is strategically located at Etisalat submarine cable landing in Fujairah, offering seamless regional and international connectivity.
SmartHub is the ideal solution offering IX and IPX exchanges for carriers and content providers, as well as mobile network operators delivering high performance and reliability.