Cloud networking provider GTT Communications has partnered with Arc Solutions to consolidate and expand its service reach across the Middle East.
Underpinning the partnership is a network-to-network interconnect (NNI) between GTT’s global Tier 1 network and Arc Solutions’ Middle East network at the Datamena facility in Dubai. The new partnership creates better economies of scale for GTT’s enterprise service offering in the Middle East, which includes internet services and managed SD-WAN, leveraging Arc Solutions’ point-of-presence locations in UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Pakistan.
With this enhanced service footprint, GTT’s enterprise customers can lower their total cost of ownership with service requirements in the region, gain improved network visibility and realise more consistent performance.
“We are continuously seeking opportunities to expand the reach of our global IP network to meet demand while we also focus on ways to operate it more efficiently to benefit our customers,” stated Don MacNeil, GTT COO. “Our network and data centre provider partners are an important element of our value proposition, and we are pleased to partner with Arc Solutions to strengthen our service offering in the Middle East region, which includes secure internet and software-defined wide area networking solutions.”
Mahesh Jaishankar, CEO at Arc Solutions, added: “The positive synergy of our global ISP partnerships brings substantial value to customers that are seeking a service provider with strong coverage in the Middle East as well as the rest of the world.”
According to TeleGeography, international internet traffic to the Middle East has tripled between 2017 and 2021.