Awasr, Alliance Networks and AMS-IX launch neutral IX in Oman

Awasr, Alliance Networks and AMS-IX launch neutral IX point in Oman

Oman fixed broadband provider Awasr announced that it has officially launched the "Oman-IX" internet exchange point in collaboration with regional digital infrastructure services provider Alliance Networks and internet exchange provider AMS-IX.

Oman-IX – the plans for which were first revealed in September 2023 – has been deployed at Equinix's neutral carrier data centre in MC1 in Muscat. Powered by AMS-IX, Oman-IX aims to establish a neutral internet exchange in the Middle East region and connect telecom networks providers, hyperscalers, data centres, and cloud services across the Middle East and beyond. 

Awasr also said Oman-IX will also contribute towards Oman's overall digital transformation by serving as a hub for aggregating internet traffic from local and global networks.

Awasr, Alliance Networks, and AMS-IX will also collaborate to build digital ecosystem and infrastructure services in the region, said Awasr’s chief commercial officer Eugen Comendant.

“We are confident that we will open new horizons for Oman in the field of digital data, enabling efficient internet traffic exchange and enhancing digital innovation across sectors towards enriching the customer experience,” he said in a statement.


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