GBI joins DE-CIX and UAE-IX Internet Exchanges

The photo shows Amr Eid, Chief Commercial Officer of GBI (middle) shaking hands with Andreas Sturm, Head of Business Development, DE-CIX cementing the new partnership, and Marco Brandstaetter, Business Development Manager, DE-CIX (left).

GBI, a global service provider that owns and operates a multilayer carrier neutral network connecting the world to the Middle East, has joined two of DE-CIX's key global Internet exchanges: DE-CIX in Frankfurt, Germany, and UAE-IX in Dubai. In addition, GBI has joined the DE-CIX Partner Program, which enables GBI to be an official DE-CIX reseller.  

On the occasion of the 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.”  

Harald A. Summa, DE-CIX CEO added, “Internet traffic growth is exploding in the Middle East. We welcome such a robust carrier to our DE-CIX Frankfurt and UAE-IX exchanges because of the important traffic that GBI will transport to and from the Middle East. GBI has a critical role in ensuring the high quality of the Internet in the Middle East. We also welcome their participation in our Partner Program, as this will expand the number of service providers from a broad geographic region that can interconnect and peer with key global carriers.”  

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