The Carrier and Wholesale Services (C&WS) division of e&, formerly known as Etisalat Group, has launched its new Smarthub Datacentre, which will provide disaster recovery to the existing SmartHub facilities in Fujairah and Dubai.
The SmartHub Kalba will be the future telecom hub for the region where more submarine cables will be landing strengthening e&’s position as a leading regional hub. The launch showcases e&’s commitment to delivering a superior customer experience by creating unique digitalization services with optimal business benefits.
The state-of-art Tier 3 data center facility in Kalba is powered by Africa-1 and 2 Africa, two new subsea telecom cable systems providing diverse and reliable connectivity to Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
This will enable 2 Africa submarine cables as part of the SmartHub ecosystem enabling easy access to the MENA region and global customers from various industry verticals will now have direct access to enhanced connectivity by using SmartHub Kalba for their critical business requirements.
“We are committed to making SmartHub a location of choice for carriers, cloud service providers, Internet exchanges and companies looking for a trusted carrier-grade data center. As one of the biggest neutral carrier hotels, our SmartHub data centers will be an ICT bridge between continents, supporting critical business activities for global customers. SmartHub Kalba will enable us to increase our capabilities and global capacity further so that we can continue to meet our international clients’ evolving needs for infrastructure across Asia, Africa, Europe, Middle East and the Americas.”
With the launch of SmartHub Kalba, e&’s C&WS division has set a benchmark in the region in line with the company’s overall strategy to bring transformative technologies and innovative solutions to e&’s customers across various industry verticals. It is also aligned with the UAE leadership’s vision to continue leading as an ICT and data hub for the region, addressing the diverse requirements of global telecom infrastructure.
The SmartHub ecosystem serves almost two billion population aiming to reach another one billion with the addition of the new subsea cable systems and data center in Kalba.
In addition, the data center offers the opportunity for global players to expand their regional presence through its geo-redundant ecosystem. The SmartHub serves the carrier, content delivery networks (CDN), and enterprise verticals such as banking, financial services and insurance. It is also aligned with the UAE leadership’s vision to continue leading as an ICT and data hub for the region, addressing the diverse requirements of global telecom infrastructure.