Gulf Bridge International (GBI) has partnered with Iraq IXP to extend low-latency Peering services from the Gulf to Iraq, enhancing Iraq’s connectivity and access to global digital services.
Through this partnership, GBI is driving Iraq’s relationships with the GCC nations, major digital services and global communities, fuelling the capabilities of the country’s people and businesses to boost its digital economy.
Last year, GBI began providing Iraq IXP access to its diverse cable network and Tier 1 connections through IP transit (IPT), which strengthened connectivity throughout the country. This new development means that Iraq IXP now benefits from GBI’s low latency Peering services, connecting it directly to digital services and content providers in the Gulf region.
IXPs play a central role in maximising society’s access to digital services. As the country’s first IXP, Iraq IXP can leverage GBI’s strong relationships with GCC nations and major service providers, as well as its network which delivers average latency reductions of 40ms. This caters to the increasing demand for low-latency, reliable, high-bandwidth connectivity to support growing data use of communities, the development of innovative digital services, and the overall growth of the region as a digital hub.
Brendan Press, CCO at GBI, commented: “Iraq has the potential to become a hub for innovation and growth, and we’re proud to be pioneering and accelerating this process. Having globally connected societies encourages innovation and ensures everyone has greater access to better digital experiences, and our diverse cable network is the bedrock of this vision.”