Ooredoo’s FASTtelco expands range via Global Zone Kuwait partnership with Batelco

9 Jul 2020

Ooredoo Kuwait and its ISP subsidiary FASTtelco have partnered Bahrain’s Batelco to establish ‘Global Zone Kuwait’ carrier neutral data centre interconnection services, supported by infrastructure incorporating Batelco’s wholly owned terrestrial cable system Batelco Gulf Network (BGN). Batelco’s Global Zone Tier III data centre, launched in 2019, supports a digital business solutions portfolio including Manama-IX (MN-IX), a carrier-neutral internet exchange, Cloud Connect solutions, and IP telephony (IPT) solutions, which will also be available in Global Zone Kuwait for B2B customers and partners of Ooredoo/FASTtelco and Batelco.

Abdulaziz al-Babtain, chief business officer at Ooredoo Kuwait, confirmed: ’The expanded partnership with Batelco will give FASTtelco access to a new set of products to further grow its portfolio by offering AWS DX [AWS Direct Connect], Global Zone, MPLS and MN-IX. The establishment of Global Zone Kuwait – this extensive regional footprint – will provide our clients with access to additional global fibre routes for minimised latency and ultra-high performance and I am certain that it will significantly boost FASTtelco’s capacity to support local and regional businesses and organisations to meet demanding cloud applications.’