Bharti Airtel and UAE’s telecom giant Etisalat signed a pact on 4 March 2014 to set up a multi-service regional network infrastructure node in India.
The partnership includes Airtel's MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) services supported by its global network. The MPLS will allow Airtel to provide advanced data and wholesale services to its customers in the Middle East and Africa. It will also provide a platform to Etisalat to reach out to key global business hubs such as Africa and India.
Besides, Bharti Airtel, a longtime Etisalat partner has chosen SmartHub. The facility will offer Airtel an array of regional connectivity options both in and out of the region.
Etisalat's Smarthub is the 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.
The partnership will also enable direct routing of traffic between the Middle East and Africa, Asia and Europe.
When: 4 March 2014