International cable network operator Gulf Bridge International (GBI) has connected to SmartHub, the capacity, Internet and data hub of Etisalat, to provide more connectivity to the region.
Etisalat's Smarthub is the region's largest capacity, content, internet and data hub in the Middle East. Smarthub provides regional access for global service providers and global access to the region, and includes the Middle East's first IPX for mobile operators and includes the region's largest portfolio of internet content. Smarthub IX (Internet Exchange) will extend the reach of Smarthub content services to the region.
Amr Eid, chief commercial officer of GBI said: "Joining Etisalat's ecosystem will strengthen the diversified portfolio of services on our network and will enhance our content and capacity offerings to carriers, ISPs and enterprise customers in the Middle East region and globally."
Ali Amiri, executive vice president - Etisalat Carrier & Wholesale, added: "We are glad to welcome GBI into our SmartHub community, improving their reach across partners in the region and meeting the increasing demand for content and connectivity. This will also enable them to strengthen their existing relationships as well as tap new markets with their specialised services and solutions."