Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Etisalat partners with China Telecom to enhance Global IP VPN network

Dubai, October ,21, 2009: Etisalat today announced a further expansion of its global IP VPN initiative by signing a partnership agreement with China Telecom to enhance connectivity options for customers from UAE and China.

As part of this alliance, China Telecom will be setting up their node in UAE to support its customer requirements for providing connectivity to UAE region by partnering with Etisalat . By having a node-to-node connectivity with Etisalat, China Telecom will be able to extend its customers connectivity in countries where it doesn’t have coverage by overriding on Etisalat’s backbone. On similar lines, Etisalat customers wanting to connect to China can now do so through the Etisalat backbone network.

The IP VPN service will deliver feature-rich capability of a fully managed IP network while providing the reliability, quality and security of an MPLS-based private network environment. Both companies will also work towards offering value added services like Managed Services utilizing their respective infrastructure.

According to Abdulla Hashim, Sr. VP, Business Solutions, Etisalat, “Our partnership with China Telecom is a significant milestone and will pave the way for delivery of world class communication services to our customer base given the growing economic ties between both UAE and China. This is in line with our overall strategy of creating a comprehensive network to offer global connectivity solutions to our customers.”

Mr Ou, Managing Director of China Telecom Europe said customer demand from UAE and Middle East region was increasing. “The Middle East and UAE are one of our key focus areas. We always aim to offer a world class customer service to our customers so I am delighted to have Etisalat as our strategic partner, allowing us to deliver world class, customized solutions in this region.”

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