Arc Solutions, a joint venture launched by Du and Batelco, has signed an agreement with global telecoms operator BSO to interconnect network footprints in the Middle East and around the world.
Through the partnership, Arc is able to deliver networking solutions across BSO’s global ecosystem, while BSO benefits from the ability to expand its presence in the Middle East with Arc’s local knowledge and experience.
A press release said that Arc and BSO share a common goal to make the ordering, provisioning, and management of global connectivity as seamless as possible for customers. This agreement is the first step in integrating the companies’ geographically complementary footprints and providing customers with on-demand networking via a unified platform.
“The partnership enables our local customers to rapidly turn up services across a resilient and low-latency global network. They gain immediate access to international digital hubs and have the freedom to connect and grow in new markets with a consistent user experience. We are excited to be working with BSO, who shares our vision for seamless connectivity delivered with expert local knowledge. This agreement is testament to the strong relationship and shared objective that we have with BSO,” said Mahesh Jaishankar, CEO at Arc.
BSO’s network seamlessly connects 240 data centres and local exchanges in 33 countries across the US, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. It offers ultra-low latency connectivity to global financial hubs as well as cloud on-ramps, hosting, and managed services.
"Arc and BSO’s customers and partners can rapidly connect on-demand to and from any point over the companies’ combined footprint, with extended reach, capabilities, and growth opportunities," said the release.
Arc enables BSO to expand its presence in markets like the UAE, Oman, Pakistan, Djibouti, Bahrain, KSA, Kuwait, Jordan, and Egypt.