Mobily and Ciena Provide Advanced Connectivity Services to Businesses in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian market leader Mobily is launching a suite of Advanced Connectivity Services (ACS) in partnership with network specialist Ciena.

The services are aimed at the enterprise and public sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). 

Delivered over Mobily’s Advanced Generation fibre optic network, ACS delivers a range of packet-optical and OTN services to ensure secure, highly redundant and flexible bandwidth (scaling from 1Gbps to 1Tbps) to support cost-effective transmission of mission-critical applications.

The system deliver ‘bandwidth-on-demand’ connectivity to all of Mobily’s clients, regardless of sector. By leveraging Ciena’s OPn architecture, the operator is able to adjust network capacity in real time to meet changing business needs more quickly and enable access to cloud-based services with lower latency, enhanced resiliency and lower costs. For example, this will allow an enterprise to access cloud-based services and securely coordinate IT applications, such as virtual machine (VM) migrations, improving user experience, productivity and business continuity.

ACS enables high-performance applications such as storage, large databases and data warehouses, storage backup systems and recovery systems, synchronous and asynchronous network-based storage requirements. It also includes wavelength, carrier Ethernet, and private line services as well as international GDE and international IPLC.

“Mobily has transformed the mobile market in the KSA and is equally determined to carry this change through to the enterprise connectivity market. Our partnership with Ciena is making this transformation possible; not only through its technology, but more importantly, its ability to decipher the challenges we face in our business and with our end customers and turn them into growth opportunities”, said Mohammed Basafi, chief technology officer at Mobily.

 “Enterprises and public sector organisations in the Middle East are hungry for services that are designed to their specific requirements and are easily available and scalable when needed. Mobily is making this possible, monetising its network to offer market-leading enterprise services with the support of a network that has been purpose-built for the cloud era. Dynamic organisations will now have access to managed service offerings that quickly adapt to their ever-changing requirements as well as comprehensive OVPN and bandwidth-on-demand connectivity services”, said Omar Alsaied, country manager and Middle East carriers sales director at Ciena.


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