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Nokia optical solutions to support Arc in the Middle East

Arc Solutions, a joint venture between UAE's du and Bahrain's Batelco, has selected Nokia to provide a high-capacity data center interconnection solution in the Middle East.

Arc provides networking solutions that simplify connecting and optimizing applications and services across the Middle East.

Covering four major business locations, the initial deployment was completed in six months to meet increasing traffic demands from Arc customers in the region, said a press release from Nokia.

Arc has deployed Nokia IP and optical solutions to provide high-capacity connectivity between SmartHub (UAE), datamena (UAE), GlobalZone (Bahrain), and Muscat MC1 (Oman).

Network-centric organizations are able to benefit from seamless high-speed interconnection with a growing ecosystem of ICT platforms across the region, including local network providers, cloud providers, and internet exchange platforms.

Mahesh Jaishankar, CEO of Arc, said: “The Nokia solution gives us the ability to offer our customers rich, reliable, and secure connectivity over a purpose-built platform between all key Middle East data center locations. The initial deployment across four key locations in the region was completed in record time with Nokia’s help during the period of COVID travel restrictions and supply chain challenges.”

Manuel Ortiz Fernandez, Senior Vice President of EMEA Webscale business at Nokia, said: “ARC has broad knowledge and deep experience serving some of the largest and most dynamic businesses in the Middle East. We are pleased that Arc has chosen to deploy our industry-leading IP/optical solution to bring high-speed data center connectivity to its customers in the region.”