Batelco and du launch a regional smart network

du and Batelco have launched “Arc” venture to make things easier for intra-regional connectivity in Middle East by providing interconnected data centre solutions to carrier, cloud and content service providers and main enterprises.

“The challenge for network-centric businesses in the Middle East is to rapidly connect, optimise and control their services while having presence as close as possible to users. So far, it has been costly, complex and time-consuming to roll out applications and services across markets in the Middle East. Arc directly addresses these challenges and provides a seamless platform for cross border connectivity, similar to what we have seen in other regions around the globe.” said Mahesh Jaishankar, CEO designate at Arc.

Arc reduces the complexity of regional hub connectivity by developing a single platform for developing agile network ecosystems. It provides fast access to data networks and data centre infrastructures in the region.

In its initial phase, Arc offers connectivity solutions to more than 30 points of presence in the Middle East, Asia and Europe, integrated with data centres in the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, moreover to cross-connectivity with major regional cable centres.

“For digital transformation and cloud adoption to flourish in the Middle East, it’s easier to connect and host solutions at the edge of the network,” said Adel AlDaylami, a member of the board of directors. ‘Arc. “We are excited to invest in Arc and accelerate innovation in the Middle East. Arc supports a range of customers with an all-in-one solution that includes global points of presence, world-class data centres, multiple submarine cable systems, and all major hubs in the region. Arc is a simple but powerful solution, long awaited in the Middle East. ” said the Chief Global Officer of Batelco Global.