Etisalat, the Emirates telecom giant has entered into a tie up with India’s biggie Bharati Airtel in creating a multi service regional infrastructure node for the Afro-Indo-Gulf region.
Through this understanding, Airtel will be able to provide advanced data and wholesale services to customers in the Middle East and Africa markets. Etisalat will get to offer similar services to its customers in India and Africa. Airtel has considerable presence in Africa through local tie ups.
“We are proud that Bharti Airtel, a longtime Etisalat partner has chosen SmartHub. The facility will offer Airtel an array of regional connectivity options both in and out of the region.
“This partnership will also enable direct routing of traffic between the Middle East and Africa, Asia and Europe,” said Ali Amiri, Executive Vice President (Carrier & Wholesale) Etisalat.
“The collaboration with Etisalat will help us to cater to the growing bandwidth demands of our enterprise and carrier customers in the (Gulf) region,” said Ajay Chitkara, CEO (Global Business), Bharti Airtel.