South Africa-based telecommunications services provider, Internet Solutions (IS) and Etisalat, telecommunications provider in United Arab Emirates (UAE), have signed a bilateral partnership agreement that will extend the reach of both companies’ Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) network coverage across the Middle East Region and Africa.
Throguh this partnership, the two companies will be able to increase the scope of their ICT offerings and provide better service to their clients across the region.
Through a bilateral network-to-network (NNI), IS will access Etisalat’s network reach and Etisalat will in-turn be able to utilise IS’s extensive, fast and reliable Africa network.
“As market leaders in their respective regions, IS and Etisalat will share industry expertise and infrastructure, enabling both UAE enterprises and African clients to benefit from access to new technologies, faster and more cost effectively,” Greg Montjoie, the executive for connectivity at IS, said.
“Clients will be able to conduct business seamlessly with confidence of a reliable, secure and high performance network supporting them.”
Etisalat’s network has been connected to IS’s MPLS network through the use of network-to-network interface (NNI), offering all clients access to a global network through a single connectivity partner.
“The MPLS services offered across the Etisalat and IS network will provide corporate clients with a fully integrated, fast and reliable network service enabling them to conduct critical business and with the comfort that business transactions… will be done securely,” Montjoie added.