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Viva Bahrain, Etisalat sign SmartHub partnership

Viva Bahrain and Etisalat have signed a partnership to utilise Etisalat’s state-of-the-art SmartHub to establish global connectivity that will further expand Viva’s reach globally.

Mohammed Al Khushail, acting CEO of Viva Bahrain, and Ali Amiri, Etisalat Group chief carrier & wholesale officer, signed the agreement at the Capacity Middle East 2019, the largest Middle East meeting for global carrier community.

Etisalat SmartHub is a carrier-grade data centre that is strategically located at Etisalat submarine cable landing in Fujairah, offering seamless regional and international connectivity. SmartHub is the ideal solution offering IX & IPX exchanges for carriers and content providers, as well as mobile network operators delivering high performance and reliability, a statement said.

Al Khushail said: “Viva is honoured to sign this strategic partnership with Etisalat. Such agreements are important milestones to our global expansion strategy where we strengthen Viva Bahrain’s position as a dynamic carrier with global reach. This partnership will enable us to connect directly with tier 1 international carriers, reinforcing our global reach and international services portfolio to better serve our business customers around the world.”

Amiri said: “Etisalat is honoured to have added yet another major telecom services operator into our expanding portfolio of customers, and we look forward to a continued long and mutually beneficial relationship with Viva Bahrain. This partnership will add greater value to the SmartHub platform further enriching our global network and connectivity propositions.”