Etisalat takes MPLS into Oman

Middle East operators Etisalat and Omantel are teaming up to boost availability of MPLS-based virtual private networks in the region.
The duo have penned an agreement to start installing an Etisalat MPLS node in Oman, a move the pair claims will boost connectivity and coverage between the country and the United Arab Emirates, and improve the reliability of communications.
Abdulla Al Ahmed, senior vice president of business at Etisalat, says the tie-up enables the firm to “capitalize on the strong and growing economic ties between Oman and the UAE.”
The Etisalat agreement is the latest in a string of deals announced by Omantel recently, as it seeks to cash in on its geographical location to become a regional hub. Etisalat has installed MPLS nodes in countries including the UK, US, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Netherlands, and Kuwait.