Telekom Malaysia forms alliance with Etisalat

by Adrienne Harebottle | March 4th, 2014

The UAE’s Etisalat has entered an alliance with Telekom Malaysia allowing the operator to extend its international services to a number of countries in the Middle East and Africa.

Under the agreement, Telekom Malaysia will leverage a multi-functional network node at Etisalat’s SmartHub data centre in the emirate of Fujairah. Telekom Malaysia will use the facility to provide content, internet exchange, internetwork packet exchange and high-speed data services to countries within Etisalat’s footprint. These include Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Nigeria and Tanzania.

“[This alliance will] further strengthen our point of presence in the Middle East, thus enabling Telekom Malaysia to create a value proposition as one of the key players in the Middle East region,” says Rozaimy Rahman, Telekom Malaysia’s Executive Vice-President of Global and Wholesale.

Rahman added that the company is considering introducing services including IP transit, IP-VPN, ethernet, international private leased circuitMPLS networks and voice hubbing.


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