This will provide advanced high speed IPLC and MPLS services for their customers in the UAE and other countries in the Middle East.
Ali Amiri, Executive Vice President, Carrier & Wholesale Services, Etisalat, said: "China Telecom and Etisalat have been partners since 1998 and it is an achievement that China Telecom Europe has also joined as a partner. This agreement further deepens this strategic relationship to ensure we continue to collaborate closely to provide exceptional data services to our customers.
"Smarthub is designed to provide our partners with a one stop shop for connectivity to the region. The deepening ties between UAE and China bode well for both countries and communications is an important component. We look forward to many more years of cooperation with China Telecom Europe and are delighted to be working closely with them to enhance the customer experience."
Etisalat's Smarthub is the region's largest capacity, content, internet and data hub in the Middle East. Smarthub provides regional access for global service providers and global access to the region. Smarthub includes the Middle East's first IPX for mobile operators and includes the region's largest portfolio of internet content. Smarthub IX (Internet Exchange) will extend the reach of Smarthub content services to the region. Connectivity to Smarthub is provided through a robust and diverse infrastructure of both regional and intercontinental cable systems combined with world class hosting facilities in the Smarthub data center managed by Etisalat's Carrier& Wholesale Services www.etisalat.ae/smarthub
Etisalat is the largest telecommunications operator in the Middle East and North Africa region catering to consumers, businesses, international telecommunication companies, ISPs, content providers and mobile operators.
Etisalat is now the highest overall rated telecommunications company in the GCC and the 4th highest rated telecommunications company in the world. It has been rated AA- by Standard & Poor, A+ by Fitch, and Aa3 by Moody's.
Etisalat UAE has pioneered the launch of the region's first commercial 4G service on its nation-wide LTE network. In September 2012, Etisalat UAE successfully completed the highest 4G LTE speed test in the world, reaching speeds of 300Mbps.
The corporation offers a variety of hi-tech complimentary services to the telecommunications industry including managerial and technical training, SIM card manufacturing, e-payment solutions, clearing house services, peering, voice and data transit, and submarine and land cable services.
About China Telecom Europe
China Telecom Europe (CTE) is China Telecom's wholly-owned overseas subsidiary for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) region. Established in 2006 and based in London, CTE is committed to establishing an Information Silk Road that not only links Europe and China but also extends across the entire EMEA region and across the globe. Leveraging its state-of-the-art Euro-Asia Network (ENS), which consists of four high-speed terrestrial routes, and China Telecom's extensive global infrastructures, CTE provides world-class integrated communication solutions and services to meet the stringent communication demands of carriers, telecommunication service providers, multinational enterprises, and consumers.
To learn more about CTE, please visit www.cteurope.net
Press release issued by Corporate Communication Department - Etisalat
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