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CMC Networks partners with du to provide Africa-UAE protected route

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CMC Networks, a pan-African and Middle Eastern telecommunications provider, has announced a high speed low latency route between Djibouti and Dubai, in partnership with du.

[Picture caption: Khaled Tabbara, du; and Marisa Trisolino, CMC]

Combining the strengths of CMC and du will create a simple, effective and seamless ‘one stop shop’ for MPLS and capacity services, allowing cost-effective connectivity between Africa and datamena (DX1). datamena is a carrier-neutral data centre located in Dubai, operated by EITC, and is home to the UAE Internet Exchange (UAE-IX) and hosts over 150 of the world’s leading enterprises, carriers, cloud and content providers.

“CMC Networks already provides and enables connectivity and solutions across the entire African continent and Middle East region, however this opportunity with du aids CMC Networks to add vital capacity onto the network ensuring enhanced quality and low latency in our network,” said Marisa Trisolino, CEO of CMC. “This is a unique occasion in facilitating the UAE and African trade and investment”.

Ananda Bose, chief wholesale and corporate affairs officer at Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), added: “This commercial partnership seamlessly connects datamena in the UAE to over 78 CMC PoP’s across 50 African countries, significantly enhancing datamena as the leading hub for telecommunications within the MEA region. We look forward to continuing to develop our relationship with CMC to jointly serve our customers and grow together locally, regionally and around the world.”

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