Bahrain-based AIM, AMS-IX partner to launch 6 internet exchanges in GCC

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Bahrain-based Alliance International Management (AIM) has signed a strategic partnership with the World’s leading Internet Exchange, Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) to launch six new Internet and Applications exchange platforms in the GCC countries.

The agreement was signed by AIM Chief Executive Business Officer Mr. Adel Al-Daylami and AMS-IX CEO Mr. Peter Van Burgel in Dubai during the Capacity Middle East event in the presence of a group of technology providers and investors that have the intention to set up a new joint venture that aims to strengthen the connectivity of the Gulf region by bridging high-speed connectivity Infrastructure with data centers and exchange platform.

This new joint venture will be named ‘Alliance Networks’ and will also address low-latency edge requirements and ensure seamless content delivery to the last mile through a robust footprint of network nodes spread across the region.

Peter Van Burgel
Peter Van Burgel

“AMS-IX is looking forward to entering into the partnership to work with AIM and Partners, as a key digital infrastructure provider in the region. We believe that AIM and Partners is a good fit for AMS-IX to provide digital infrastructure ecosystem services in the region. Regional customers and users will benefit from better network performance, modern interconnection services and truly world-class Internet and cloud connectivity.”

AMS-IX will serve as a provider of neutral internet and interconnection traffic exchange platforms, which will provide enhanced network performance, direct one-hop cloud connectivity, and internet peering services to a majority of the Internet service providers (ISPs) across the GCC and beyond.

Customers can access a range of services, including connectivity to local carriers, ISPs, and content and application providers, without having to establish direct, separate connections with each network with the region’s multiple interconnected AMS-IX multi-service Interconnection platforms.

Mr. Al Daylami said that “AMS-IX, the world’s leading Internet and application Exchange, has been operating successfully at the core of the Internet for over 30 years and building, operating and maintaining Internet Exchanges is their expertise.”

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