Originally posted on Data Center POST

Customer value through collaboration strengthens connectivity, streamlines complexity in growing region 

Demand for submarine network bandwidth and services is growing, especially in the Middle East and Asia. In response to this spike in demand, Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a network service provider powering global connectivity for new media providers, telecom carriers and enterprises, expanded their partnership with Equinix, the world’s digital infrastructure company™ in the dynamic Middle East region. The pairing moved to enhance route diversity and availability of their products and services. In the process, GCX improved access to its Middle East network through a new Point of Presence (PoP) in the Equinix data center in Muscat, Oman.

Equinix’s International Business Exchange™(IBX®) data center in Muscat is strategically located in the heart of the digital ecosystem connecting Asia, Africa and Europe. This data center creates a regional interconnection hub with ultra-low latencies between global business markets. The Muscat MC1 datacenter in Muscat is the first in Oman, and is a world-class, carrier-neutral hub where carriers, content providers and cloud providers colocate their critical IT infrastructure.

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