Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 78 | Page 14


Vodafone Oman brings 5G indoors with Ericsson multi-band radio dot system customers . Enhancing the in-building user experience is a key priority for Vodafone Oman and the Ericsson 5G Radio Dot deployments at our flagship Experience Hub and our HQ offices are the first of many in this journey . We see the Ericsson Radio Dot System as the right solution to offer a superior indoor experience to our valuable customers .”

Vodafone Oman and Ericsson have announced the deployment of a 5G indoor system at the Vodafone Experience Hub in Mall of Oman as well as the Vodafone Oman headquarter offices .

Visitors at the Experience Hub can now enjoy speeds up to 600Mbps that allow for faster downloads , seamless browsing , low latency and streaming services .
Stelios Savvides , Technology Director , Vodafone Oman , said : “ With so much time spent at home , offices , shopping malls or in airports , the quality of indoor 5G coverage is quickly becoming a must-have for our
Wojciech Bajda , VP and Head of Gulf Council Countries , Ericsson Middle East and Africa , said : “ Ericsson Radio Dot System is the industry-leading solution to significantly improve indoor user experience . The solution enables Vodafone Oman to provide greatly improved service quality for indoor users for voice and data . As a strategic business partner to Vodafone Oman , we are committed to supporting them in providing the best user experience to consumers and enterprises .”

GTT forges partnership with Arc Solutions for enhanced connectivity in the Middle East

GTT Communications , a global cloud networking provider to multinational clients , has announced a partnership with Arc Solutions , a provider of integrated network solutions in the Middle East , to consolidate and expand GTT ’ s service reach across the region .

Underpinning the partnership is a networkto-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-ofpresence locations in UAE , Bahrain , Oman , Saudi Arabia , Israel and Pakistan .
“ 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 ,” stated Don MacNeil , GTT COO .
“ 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 , 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 .”
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