Bahrain-based Alliance International Management (AIM) has signed a partnership agreement with Saudi Arabia’s Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (GCCIA) in order to provide digital infrastructure services in the Middle Eastern region using GCCIA fiber-optic terrestrial cable system.
The GCCIA cable system, which will be used by the new venture Alliance Networks, runs over the power grid and offers connectivity to all GCC countries. This allows Alliance Networks to provide high bandwidth and capacity to customers, carriers, cloud, and content providers.
Furthermore, Alliance Networks will enable carriers, enterprises, cloud, and content providers to benefit from accelerated access to networking and data center infrastructure across the region, through a single platform, contract, and experience.
“The first phase of the project is defined as the “interconnection” phase in which, all GCC countries will be interconnected to function as a single region or country and thus, addressing the need for seamless regional connectivity. This phase brings cloud, content, and communications to the edge and closer to users across the Middle East. AIM & Partners are very pleased to sign the agreement with GCCIA to elevate the standard of communications services for customers in the region. Alliance Networks will facilitate the introduction of new and innovative services which will greatly boost regional digital infrastructure capabilities and enhance the development of businesses as well as provide opportunities for new businesses in the region.”
Mr. Ahmed Al-Ebrahim, CEO of GCCIA said that “the GCCIA is delighted to be part of Alliance Networks efforts and ambitious plan to provide innovative digital infrastructure services in the region.”
“This agreement comes as part of GCCIA’s strategy to support the economies of the GCC countries. We are delighted to have AIM and Partners onboard. The GCC Fiber Network spans across the GCC countries, and provides highly secure and reliable connectivity in the region, which is physically separated from the operations of the GCC power grid,” added Mr. Al-Ebrahim.