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e& Carrier & Wholesale customers can now benefit from Equinix’s software-defined interconnection solution, Equinix Fabric®, in Frankfurt and Singapore. This will enable connections between distributed infrastructure and digital ecosystems on Platform Equinix® in these metros and provide e& Carrier & Wholesale customers with a seamless, reliable, and highly flexible global network connectivity experience.

Equinix Fabric®

Equinix Fabric® is a software-defined interconnection solution that offers access to Equinix’s vast network of 260 International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers across 71 metros and 33 countries. It extends service areas by enabling remote access to services from locations without a physical presence through global virtual access points.

Additionally, Equinix Fabric® supports seamless data and application management via a reliable, software-defined network connecting multiple data centers. This is ideal for handling data, backups, and traffic spikes efficiently.

Moreover, Equinix Fabric® provides e& customers with access to scalable on-demand resources that enable them to adjust quickly to market demands without large upfront investments in infrastructure.

With a strong footprint spanning across 32 countries covering multiple continents, e&’s access to Equinix Fabric® in Frankfurt and Singapore significantly contributes to its expansion strategy and further enhances its network capabilities and empowers customers to optimise their Wide Area Network (WAN) infrastructures, enabling efficient access and connections across a globally distributed infrastructure.

Nabil Baccouche, Group Chief Carrier & Wholesale Officer at e&, said, “We are committed to simplifying connectivity and making business effortless for our customers. By leveraging Equinix Fabric® in Frankfurt and Singapore, we bring increased agility and reliability to enterprises, ensuring they are well-equipped to swiftly adapt to today's changing landscape. As a leading telecoms player in the UAE, a country with the highest fibre penetration in the world, we constantly strive to deliver innovative solutions that support our customers’ growth ambitions in a digital-first world."

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e& Carrier & Wholesale Milestones

e& operates one of the most advanced fiber backbone networks in the Middle East and Africa region and manages multiple subsea cable systems, driving the future of connectivity across the region and beyond. The company’s Carrier & Wholesale division plays a vital role in this objective as the landing partner for the 2Africa subsea cable system in the UAE. This marks the nation's most extensive subsea cable system to date.

On top of that, its collaborations with Batelco and Ooredoo further strengthen connectivity within the GCC through the Al Khaleej subsea cable and the Gulf Gateway Cable (GGC-1), respectively. These advancements, coupled with the launch of the region's first Smart Connect service and the expansion of e&'s Tier III SmartHub data center network to Abu Dhabi, demonstrates e& Carrier & Wholesale’s dedication to providing businesses with flexible and scalable solutions.

The partnership with Equinix also further exemplifies this vision as it enhances e&’s robust digital infrastructure, setting a new standard for connectivity.

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