From Frankfurt to Dubai, GBI is addressing the growing demand for transport in the Middle East. The service provider is now a member of not one, but two DE-CIX Internet exchanges. GBI has joined DE-CIX in Frankfurt and UAE-IX in Dubai and is now connecting traffic to and from the Middle East. Additionally, GBI has become a member of the DE-CIX Partner Program as an official DE-CIX reseller.
GBI joins UAE-IX at a time of great growth in the Middle East. According to Cisco®’s May 2015 Visual Networking Index (VNI), IP traffic in the Middle East will grow at a CAGR of 44% between 2014 and 2019 and will reach 9.4 exabytes per month by 2019. Leading the charge in the region’s growth is business IP traffic, which will grow at a CAGR of 26% and outpace the global average by 6%. A recent case study by Analysys Mason notes UAE-IX as a catalyst for growth within the Middle East’s Internet ecosystem, stimulating regional discussions about traffic, bandwidth and connectivity.
When addressing today’s announcement, Amr Eid, Chief Commercial Officer of GBI said, “The massive capacity growth projections for the Middle East have prompted a rethink of the industry’s business model. Today, GBI focuses on ensuring Internet traffic is transported and managed across a reliable, diverse and secure network. That is why DE-CIX and UAE-IX are key elements to our strategy. We look forward to providing greater value to our allies, partners and the whole value chain.”
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