Omani service provider Omantel has partnered with Wingu Group’s Djibouti Data Centre to expand into the African market and, it says, further boost its standing as a leading regional wholesale hub.
Wingu Group is a specialist carrier-neutral data centre operator focused on East Africa, providing international and local enterprise customers with cost-effective commercial collocation solutions and access to a growing and dynamic ecosystem.
Its Djibouti Data Centre was the first and only carrier-neutral data centre facility in East Africa with access to all major international fibre optic systems connecting Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions with Africa.
Apart from providing access to the African market, Omantel says its point of presence (POP) in Djibouti will help forge new wholesale partnerships with operators and hyperscalers, improve the utilization of connectivity between Oman and Africa, facilitate better commercial models that will lead to business growth, and enable better support for customers with connectivity requests to and from Africa.
It adds that the partnership is set to open doors to new opportunities in Africa and will further extend Omantel’s reach by utilizing the cable systems landing in Oman and Djibouti, such as the AAE-1, EIG, and MENA, as well as a number of new cable systems which will be announced soon.
As a global wholesale service provider, Omantel boasts an international network of subsea cables and carrier-neutral data centers. Omantel has points of presence in different countries across the globe including key wholesale hubs such as Marseille, London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Singapore, to name only a few.