Why the Middle East is a Growing Hotspot for Digital Exchange

Presented by

Sohail Qadir, Omantel Kamel Tawil and Martin Atkinson

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In last 4 years, Middle-East traffic growth has been faster than elsewhere. This webinar offers a spotlight on Muscat IBX data center (MC1) and Internet Exchange, a joint venture between Equinix and Omantel, are strategically located in the heart of the digital ecosystem connecting Asia, Africa and Europe. This partnership is capitalizing on a unique strategy to extend the reach of the subsea cables landing in Muscat to MC1. This confluence of cable systems with carrier-neutral colocation, interconnection and peering has accelerated the growth of digital corridors linked with Oman, including dynamic markets like Singapore and Pakistan as well as the local market, and this is expected to continue to grow further. In these 60 minutes, you will hear from Speakers: Sohail Qadir, Vice President Wholesale, Omantel Kamel Tawil, Managing Director MENA, Equinix Martin Atkinson, Senior Manager of Peering and Interconnection EMEA, Equinix And you will learn about: What the traffic and capacity trends over the previous 4 years in the MENA & Gulf region look like. How the international submarine cables connect the gulf with the world, accessible from the Muscat Hub. How Equinix and Omantel are capitalizing on a unique strategy to extend the reach of the subsea cables landing in Muscat to MC1.

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