Omantel and UAE’s du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, have come together to link the Sultanate of Oman and UAE through a newly activated 275km international fibre optic submarine cable named the Oman Emirates Gateway, OEG that will meet the evolving market demands, scale up speed, expand connectivity, deliver enhanced customer experience and provide wider commercial offerings.
Oman and UAE are currently connected through terrestrial and submarine routes. The new cable system of OEG will serve as an express connection between both countries and the partnership will reiterate Omantel’s and du’s position as leading wholesale players supporting the region to evolve into the new promising global communication hub.
The importance of this partnership is reflected by the fact that it is the first of its kind regional fibre optic submarine cable which connects two international datacentres, Equinix MC1 in Barka, Oman and datamena DX1 in Dubai, UAE. This link acts as facilitator for hyperscalers, content providers and international carriers that are currently hosted in these datacentres to avail improved connectivity services and higher capacities and will be able to directly link their Point of Presence in the region.
Increased connectivity between the two datacentres will also attract more global players to the region, improve the quality of connectivity, which will in turn, boost customer experience. OEG will trigger more investments to the region and boost the performance of our wholesale and enterprise customers, which will be passed further down the line to the society by bringing largescale transformation.
Talal Al Mamari, CEO of Omantel, said, “This direct and dedicated corridor will synergise the goals of Omantel as the global wholesale hub and of du as the regional data hub, bringing huge benefits to our Wholesale and Enterprise customers.”Click below to share this article