GTT Forges Partnership with Arc Solutions for Enhanced Connectivity in the Middle East  


GTT Communications, a leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, has announced its partnership with Arc Solutions, a provider of integrated network solutions in the Middle East, to consolidate and expand GTT’s service reach across the Middle East. Underpinning the partnership is a network-to-network interconnect (NNI) between GTT’s global Tier 1 network and Arc Solutions’ Middle East network at the Datamena facility in Dubai. 

The new partnership creates better economies of scale for GTT’s enterprise service offering in the Middle East, which includes internet services and managed SD-WAN, leveraging Arc Solutions’ point-of-presence locations in UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Pakistan. With this enhanced service footprint, GTT’s enterprise customers can lower their total cost of ownership with service requirements in the region, gain improved network visibility and realize more consistent performance.   

Don MacNeil, GTT COO, said  “We are continuously seeking opportunities to expand the reach of our global IP network to meet demand while we also focus on ways to operate it more efficiently to benefit our customers,” “Our network and data center provider partners are an important element of our value proposition, and we are pleased to partner with Arc Solutions to strengthen our service offering in the Middle East region, which includes secure internet and software-defined wide area networking solutions.” 

“We are excited to partner with GTT, combining our expanding Middle East footprint with one of the world’s largest Tier 1 IP networks,” stated Mahesh Jaishankar, CEO at Arc Solutions. “The positive synergy of our global ISP partnerships brings substantial value to customers that are seeking a service provider with strong coverage in the Middle East as well as the rest of the world.”  

According to industry research firm TeleGeography, international internet traffic to the Middle East has tripled between 2017 and 2021. 

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