UAE's telecom provider etisalat and Tata Communications, global provider of communications and part of the $62.5 billion (Dh229.57bn) Tata Group, jointly announced the launch of enterprise network services, enabling both companies to offer a range of dedicated Ethernet services to customers seeking connectivity in the UAE and globally.
The partnership enables etisalat to extend its reach by offering Layer-2 Global Ethernet services into and out of the UAE, while Tata Communications can now extend its global network coverage into the UAE.
Tata Communications' MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) certified range of Ethernet services span across five continents and features Layer-2 Ethernet over Sonet/SDH, Ethernet over MPLS and a range of configurations to keep pace with growth in customer requirements. Abdulla Hashim, Vice-President, Business Solutions at etisalat said: "Through this partnership, etisalat will offer benefits of dedicated end-to-end bandwidth through a superior variety of global Ethernet solutions in addition to offering value added services like Managed Disaster Recovery, Managed Data centre services etc. to our customers."
Tata Communications will now be able to extend connectivity into the UAE for its Ethernet and global MPLS customers. Both partners intend to build and offer a host of value-added services including telepresence, managed security services, CDN (content delivery networks), hosting and managed contact centres into the region. It has a new office in Dubai, in addition to its existing office in Abu Dhabi.