du opens interconnection hub

United Arab Emirates telco du is continuing to push the Middle East’s data handling capabilities, with the launch of a carrier-neutral transit and content hub.
The facility, named Datamena, will offer interconnection capabilities to international carriers, content and service providers in the region. Services on offer include bandwidth management, co-location, and IP transit, which du claims will help global carriers cut the cost of accessing IP services in the Middle East.
Osman Sultan, chief executive officer of the telco, says the hub is needed to help carriers meet growing adoption of digital services by consumers, while extending “the UAE’s position as the region’s primary center for people, logistics, finance and trading to the digital space.”
The new hub is also hosting the UAE Internet Exchange, which was constructed under the guidance of Germany-based DE-CIX Management and that opened for business October 1.