GTT Communications Inc. which is a global cloud networking provider to multinational clients recently announced its partnership with Arc Solutions. By partnering with Arc Solutions, which provides integrated network solutions in the Middle East, GTT will be able to consolidate and expand its service reach across the Middle East.
What forms the basis of this partnership is the network-to-network interconnect (NNI) between GTT’s global Tier 1 network and Arc Solutions’ Middle East network at the Datamena facility in Dubai. The NNI arrangement with Arc Solutions’ Middle East footprint will improve GTT’s economies of scale in the region.
Industry research firm TeleGeography has observed that international internet traffic to the Middle East has increased by three times from 2017 to 2021. The partnership will help improve economies of scale for GTT’s enterprise service offering in the Middle East, which includes internet services and managed SD-WAN. This is accomplished through Arc Solutions’ point-of-presence locations across UAE, Bahrain Oman Saudi Arabia Israel & Pakistan. GTT’s enhanced service footprint helps enterprise customers lower their total cost of ownership with requirements in the region, improve network visibility and realize more consistent performance.
“We are continuously seeking opportunities to expand the reach of our global IP network to meet demand while we also focus on ways to operate it more efficiently to benefit our customers,” stated Don MacNeil, GTT COO. “Our network and data center provider partners are an important element of our value proposition, and we are pleased to partner with Arc Solutions to strengthen our service offering in the Middle East region, which includes secure internet and software-defined wide area networking solutions.”
“We are excited to partner with GTT, combining our expanding Middle East footprint with one of the world’s largest Tier 1 IP networks,” stated Mahesh Jaishankar, CEO at Arc Solutions. “The positive synergy of our global ISP partnerships brings substantial value to customers that are seeking a service provider with strong coverage in the Middle East as well as the rest of the world.”