Transforming the Middle East With Simpler Networking

Cengiz Oztelcan, CEO at Gulf Bridge International (GBI), explains the role of network providers in building a successful foundation for digital transformation in the Middle East.

Worldwide spending on digital transformation is increasing rapidly. It is set to reach $2.3 trillion in 2023, and will account for more than half of the total ICT spend according to IDC. On top of this, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will see the fastest IP traffic growth of any region with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 41% between 2017 and 2022 according to a forecast from Cisco.

The foundation for digital transformation is networking, and the long-term success of any organisation’s digital journey depends on it. Organisations need to prioritise how they connect and optimise their applications and services to truly grow and transform their business.

Connectivity providers such as telecom operators and network operators play a vital role in the Middle East’s digital transformation. They need to provide solutions that remove the complexity from how organisations connect to their applications, enable them to consolidate the number of vendors they work with, and offer unique routes and true redundancy. Otherwise, organisations of all kinds are deploying new solutions on a risky networking infrastructure that is both difficult and costly to manage.

As applications continue to evolve, the need for reliable, redundant and high-performance networking will be consistent. With IT environments growing in complexity, I believe networking needs to be simpler.

In the Middle East and around the world, the challenge will be to have a networking strategy that supports new applications, technologies, and growth. It is vital that network providers offer networking infrastructure that can support future development and keep up with the pace of change.

Supporting transformation in the Middle East

Each country in the Middle East has a national carrier and local complexities, which can make connecting and optimising applications seem daunting. Networking providers need to offer their customers a unique network footprint, enabling them to quickly and efficiently access all of the hubs of the Middle East. With a single provider and one superior customer experience, networking providers can play a large role in simplifying business transformation in the Middle East.

Providers that offer unique routes can build redundancy into network infrastructure, reduce risk and support consistent network performance. For example, in the Middle East there are unique routes north via Turkey as well as connectivity via the Red Sea corridor, enabling carriers and enterprises to benefit from a redundant and unique network footprint.

This enables network providers to deliver shorter round-trip delay times (RTDs) and strict service-level agreements (SLAs) to their customers. Global rollouts of cloud-based applications, such as software as service (SaaS) platforms, benefit from ultra-low latency networking across global hubs, which optimises performance and enhances user experience.

Providers that mix both terrestrial and subsea cable infrastructure in their network enable local and global organisations to consolidate the number of vendors they work with and streamline their access to the region. This can simplify their operations and provide more connectivity opportunities.

Enhancing customer experience

Networking expertise and a commitment to customer experience are vital to make digital transformation a success in the Middle East. Providers should not only focus on their networking infrastructure, but also prioritise customer experience.

It’s important for providers to shape their service offerings to keep up with a rapidly transforming market and continually invest in their network infrastructure. Improved network analytics and zero-touch provisioning can accelerate how customers roll out new services and optimise their network performance.

Providers should offer unique and seamless access to global hubs, providing a solid foundation to support their customers’ digital journeys. A simple and powerful approach to networking is crucial to support digital transformation on a global scale.

In a market where the only constant is change, providers need to keep networking simple and provide a trusted foundation that can be built on and utilised to deliver an optimised end user experience. With this approach, providers can enable the long-term adoption of digital solutions in organisations, and provide a successful transformation strategy for growth in the Middle East and around the world.

 

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Building a foundation for digital transformation in the Middle East

Cengiz Oztelcan, CEO at Gulf Bridge International (GBI), explains how removing the complexity from networking supports the long-term success of digital transformation in the Middle East and beyond.

Networking is the foundation of any digital transformation project. How organisations connect and optimise their applications will define the long-term success of their digital journeys.

As these applications continue to evolve, the need for reliable, redundant and high-performance networking will be consistent. It is paramount that organisations of all kinds make decisions on their networking infrastructure that support future development.

Worldwide spending on digital transformation will reach $2.3 trillion in 2023 and will account for more than half of the total ICT spend, according to IDC. At the same time, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will see the fastest IP traffic growth of any region with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 41% between 2017 and 2022, according to a forecast from Cisco.

In the Middle East and around the world, the challenge will be to keep up with the pace of change and have a networking strategy that supports new applications, technologies, and growth. Organisations of all kinds need to remove the complexity from how they connect to their applications, consolidate the number of vendors they work with, and choose connectivity providers that can offer unique routes and true redundancy. Otherwise, they are deploying new solutions on a risky networking infrastructure that is both difficult and costly to manage.

I believe that as IT environments continue to get more complex, networking needs to be simpler.

Transforming the Middle East

In the Middle East, connecting and optimising applications can seem even more daunting with each country having a national carrier and local complexities. By choosing a provider with a unique network footprint, carriers and enterprises can quickly and efficiently access all of the hubs of the Middle East via a single provider with one superior customer experience.

A network that mixes both terrestrial and subsea cable infrastructure enables local and global organisations to consolidate the number of vendors they work with and streamline their access to the region. This can simplify their operations and provide more opportunities in terms of connectivity.

At the same time, they can build redundancy into their network infrastructure by choosing a provider with unique routes. Unique routes reduce risk and support consistent network performance. For example, in the Middle East there are unique routes via Iran and Iraq as well as connectivity via the Red Sea corridor, enabling carriers and enterprises to benefit from a redundant and unique network footprint.

This enables carriers and enterprises to benefit from shorter round-trip delay times (RTDs) and strict service-level agreements (SLAs). Global rollouts of cloud-based applications, such as software as service (SaaS) platforms, benefit from ultra-low latency networking across global hubs, which optimises performance and enhances user experience.

Prioritising customer experience

However, it’s not enough to just choose a provider based on their networking infrastructure. Networking expertise and a commitment to customer experience are vital elements for any successful approach to digital transformation in the Middle East.

Improved network analytics and zero-touch provisioning can accelerate how customers roll out new services and optimise their network performance. It’s important to choose a provider that continually invests in its network infrastructure and shapes its service offering to match the needs of a transforming market.

A simple and powerful approach to networking is crucial to support digital transformation on a global scale. Carriers and enterprises should search for providers that offer unique and seamless access to global hubs, providing a solid foundation to support their digital journeys.

Most importantly, they need to keep networking simple. In a market where the only constant is change, organisations need a trusted foundation that they can build on and utilise to deliver an optimised end user experience. This enables the long-term adoption of digital solutions in their organisations, built on a successful transformation strategy for growth in the Middle East and across the globe.

 

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2020 Middle East Telecom Map Has Landed

Great news. TeleGeography’s 2020 Middle East Telecommunications Map, sponsored by GBI, is now available for purchase.

Our 2020 edition depicts 54 active and three planned submarine cable systems. Per usual, this map is printed on Yupo, a high quality synthetic material.

Inset infographics provide even more data, covering prices, bandwidth, and subscriber metrics. You can also look forward to graphics on:

  • Regional Connectivity: European hubs continue to serve as the Middle East’s preferred location for global connectivity.
  • Traffic Utilization: In 2019, peak utilization ticked downward, while average utilization remained essentially unchanged.
  • Users by Technology: Although DSL is still the dominant technology for fixed broadband access, its share of total lines is declining.
  • Recent Deployments: Cable investment varies in the region; it hasn’t been uniform in the last five years.
  • New Cloud Data Centers: In 2019, AWS announced new availability zones in Bahrain and Azure announced two new regions in the U.A.E.

To learn more or place an order, click here.

We would like to thank our generous sponsor GBI for making this map possible.

 

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Sulaiti launches Qatar’s first Internet Exchange Point

Meriam Jelliti
Doha

Minister of Transport and Communications HE Jassim bin Saif al Sulaiti on Monday launched the first Internet Exchange Point in Qatar (QIXP).

Established in MEEZA data centre, QIXP aims to enable local networks to exchange information efficiently at a common point within the country, instead of exchanging local information outside, thus ensuring that Internet users in Qatar have faster and a more secure access to the digital content.

“We are pleased to launch QIXP today, which is a new achievement in developing the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) infrastructure in Qatar. The project will contribute to further improving the country’s international network readiness ranking and also attract global content providers”, said the minister.
“In addition to enabling the new generations for creativity in the digital content realm and building up the aspired digital future, thus contributing to achieving Qatar National Vision 2030 goals by providing a world-class infrastructural and informatics backbone and a knowledge-based economy that contributes to diversifying the national economy,” said His Excellency Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim bin Saif Al-Sulaiti.
He added: “Achieving security has been a priority, and QIXP will serve as a catalyst for many foreign companies, to come to Qatar and launch digital platforms in countries across the world from here. It will also boost creativity among the younger generation in the realm of digital content, thus contributing to diversification of the national economy in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.”

CRA PresidentMohammed Ali al Mannai thanked all stakeholders for their cooperation and contribution to the success of this project, specially MEEZA, Ooredoo Qatar and Vodafone Qatar. He added that the CRA will continue to communicate and work with them and with all concerned and interested parties to develop this project.
Speaking on the occasion, Meeza CEO Eng Ahmad Mohammed al Kuwari said that it was a remarkable achievement to have the first point in Qatar for online exchange between Internet service providers and digital content providers.
He added: “Another advantage is the exchange of information, which helps fastening data transfer and securing it.”
The QIXP functions as one of the key components of Internet infrastructure and will directly contribute to improving the quality of Internet, developing the ICT sector and raising the performance of networks.

Due to QIXP’s strategic importance in terms of information security and Internet infrastructure stability and sustainability in Qatar, it is also considered a key factor in supporting major events like the FIFA World Cup 2022.
All services are ready to be introduced to companies and entities from the private and public sectors, while efforts are being made to provide the best services to the market.

The launch event was attended by representatives of the entities that form the QIXP Steering Committee including the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Qatar University, Qatar National Library, Qatar National Broadband Network (QNBN), Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) under Qatar Foundation for Education, Sciences and Community Development, Ooredoo Qatar, Vodafone Qatar and Gulf Bridge International (GBI).

 

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Gulf Bridge International and Microsoft partner to accelerate cloud connectivity in the Middle East

Gulf Bridge International’s partnership with Microsoft provides secure connectivity to Microsoft’s Azure ExpressRoute, supporting regional cloud adoption

 

Gulf Bridge International (GBI), a high-performance, low-latency global connectivity provider, and Microsoft have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will support regional cloud adoption amongst key organisations in the region, as witnessed by GBI’s Chairman H.E. Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.

The strategic partnership will enable organisations to gain faster access to the Microsoft Azure Cloud, availing high performance, security and compliance to better transform their business operations.

GBI is an ExpressRoute connectivity partner, that enables customers to benefit from low latency and private cloud connectivity. This guarantees a highly available and secure solution, that delivers a quality digital experience for mission-critical workloads. GBI’s customers and partners alike, benefit from a connection to the Cloud and connections across the globe with the lowest latency times between the region and Europe.

“We are continually exploring new ways to optimise digital experiences for enterprises, and our partnership with Microsoft represents one of the many milestones taken on GBI’s transformation journey,” said Abdulla Al Rwaili, executive director and managing director at GBI. “The partnership will enable organisations of all kinds to make the move to the cloud with confidence and provide a foundation for digital transformation. We look forward to enabling more organisations to benefit from the flexibility and agility of the cloud.”

Microsoft’s Azure ExpressRoute allows organisations to create private connections between the Azure Cloud and infrastructure on-premises or in a colocation environment. These connections do not go over the public internet, thus offering greater reliability, faster speeds, lower latencies, and higher security than typical Internet connections. Leveraging ExpressRoute connections to transfer data between on-premises systems and Azure has been known to yield drastic cost benefits.

“Our partnership with GBI is another step forward in enhancing connectivity across the country and access to the cloud.” Said Lana Khalaf, country manager, Microsoft Qatar. “As Microsoft ExpressRoute partner for Azure, GBI will provide fast and secure connectivity to customers with access to Microsoft cloud and accelerate their digital transformation journeys.”

GBI’s Cloud Connectivity solutions are built on industry-standard software-defined wide-area network (SDWAN) technology, allowing enterprises to control, manage, and monitor their network. GBI’s advanced SDWAN quality of service and application-aware options enables enterprises to allocate bandwidth to mission critical applications, providing increased flexibility and scalability.

Batelco and Gulf Bridge International (GBI) Strengthen Partnership

The Collaboration between Batelco and Gulf Bridge International (GBI) ensures the delivery of enhanced solutions between the Middle East and Europe. Mutually benefiting the customers of both companies

 

Manama, Bahrain: Batelco, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s leading digital solutions provider and GBI (Gulf Bridge International), a global cloud, connectivity and content enabler, have reaffirmed their long standing partnership during a meeting at Capacity Europe 2019. Europe’s largest event uniting the Global Connectivity industry, Capacity Europe is currently taking place at InterContinental London – The O2, until October 31st.

Batelco and GBI are strengthening their relationship and taking it to the next level by boosting their collaboration goals to ensure delivery of accelerated connectivity between Bahrain and Europe for the customers of both companies. Businesses and end users will experience optimized performance when using applications and services including Cloud, content and communication solutions. Furthermore, the collaborative efforts will lead to improved competitive prices which will benefit customers of both GBI and Batelco.

Batelco CEO Mikkel Vinter said, “We are delighted to continue with our long standing and fruitful partnership with GBI and build on the sound platform that we have developed over the years, further enabling us to leverage on the partnership to deliver enhanced connectivity between the Middle East and Europe and deliver high performance services for our customers.”

Batelco Chief Global Business Officer Adel Al-Daylami added, “The strong connectivity supported by GBI helps us to fulfil high internet and data demands regionally and globally for our customers. Furthermore, the capacity and diversity of routes available through the partnership supports our objectives and vision for the growth of Global Zone, the neutral transit zone, and Manama IX, the carrier neutral internet traffic exchange platform, both located in the Kingdom of Bahrain.”

The combination of GBI’s network boosted by Batelco’s Gulf Network (BGN) served to support Batelco’s comprehensive plans which are designed to deliver a robust national and international infrastructure. Both the GBI and BGN Networks are supported by Batelco’s 24/7 Network Operations Centre (NOC).

GBI CEO Cengiz Oztelcan commented that GBI is excited to witness the evolution of the partnership with Batelco and looks forward to continuing with the close working relationship to deliver value for customers.

“We are committed to delivering exceptional digital experiences for our mutual customers and their end users, across the business and consumer space. Together with Batelco, we are helping to shape the digital future of the Middle East. This partnership marks the first step, of many on our journey to achieving our goals outlined in GBI’s Strategy 2022.” Mr. Oztelcan added.

Batelco’s efforts and plans are focused on the expansion of its global network and development of strong partnerships with leading organisations, to deliver innovative solutions and support the growing economic diversity of the Kingdom.

 

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Gulf Bridge International launches its Experience 2022 strategy

Gulf Bridge International (GBI), a high-performance low-latency global connectivity provider, has launched its Experience 2022 strategy to accelerate the delivery of optimised digital experiences for its partners, customers and end users. It has developed a roadmap for ensuring that users across Qatar and the Middle East have the network infrastructure to support the content, cloud and communication services available in 2022.

GBI’s Experience 2022 strategy builds on financial stability, a robust business model, and a long-term commitment to the market. It refocuses infrastructure development by ensuring multiple redundancies, lowering the risk of network outage and upgrading to the latest technologies, whilst simplifying internal processes to better support customers and partners end-to-end. The aim is to use low-latency, ultra-reliable and high-performance network infrastructure to deliver exceptional experiences for customers, partners and end users.

“Connectivity providers across the Middle East have to be prepared to support Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Smart City innovations. We are preparing for massive data transfer, hyper-sensitive services, and the delivery of real-time mission-critical applications,” said Cengiz Oztelcan, CEO at GBI. “Experience 2022 is about using the solid foundation we built over more than a decade to deliver for the entire value chain and ensure that we are supporting for long-term innovation locally and across the region.”

Experience 2022 includes:

  • Transforming processes from basic connectivity and restructuring customer service and support, to enable a superior user experience.
  • Upgrading to the latest available technologies, to improve the network uptime, minimising outages and ensuring multiple diverse options.
  • Focusing future investments on unique, low-latency and differentiated routes
  • Adopting a policy of continual transformation

The result of Experience 2022 will be that partners, customers, and end users will have the freedom to deploy and use mission-critical applications and services, with the best possible user experience. Experience 2022 will remove the barriers to innovation in the Middle East and support the digital future of the region. GBI is continually exploring new ways to optimise user experience for enterprises and end users while innovating in regional and global networking. “At GBI, we are a connectivity provider that delivers exceptional digital experiences right from the very start. When we launched GBI in 2008, the Middle East was under served by subsea cable capacity, which resulted in an overall poor internet experience that was inferior to what was available in other markets,” said Oztelcan. “We solved these challenges and our aim is to do the same thing for the most innovative and exciting emerging technologies.”

GBI connects and optimises applications and services with unique low-latency subsea and terrestrial infrastructure that spans India, the Gulf, and Europe. It is committed to customer service excellence and enabling the long-term success of its partners, customers and the communities they serve.

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From the depths, (digital) success: GBI CEO Cengiz Oztelcan on how subsea cables can empower communities

Ben Mack, CommsMEA
July 30, 2019

The deep, dark and forbidden depths of the sea – where freezing temperatures and tremendous pressure combine to crush almost any trespassers as if by an occult hand in one of the most inhospitable environments on earth – are our future.

And not in a metaphorical, humanity is doomed sort of way, either. At least, not if you talk to Cengiz Oztelcan. The CEO of Gulf Bridge International (GBI) sees the sea as a great opportunity for connecting the globe – after all, that’s why the company has been busy laying undersea cables the world over to bring us all a bit closer together and speed up the sharing of information.

“I joined GBI late last year, and since then, we have focused on transforming our company on all fronts, starting from the organisation reaching out to full network optimisation,” he says.

“All our transformational efforts have one common ingredient, which is customer-centricity. We believe that we need to go above and beyond and focus on enabling exceptional end-to-end user experiences. It is a new era for GBI.”

Oztelcan is a whole lot more than just talk, too. “One of GBI’s most vital value propositions was the ability to provide multiple alternative routes from the Middle East to Europe, be it the traditional Red Sea submarine route or the routes through the north that combine submarine and terrestrial networks,” he says.

“On the product side, we have launched our SD-WAN solution across our GBI Smart Network in partnership with Nokia. This enables us to connect enterprises from East to West via the Middle East with a solid and on-demand infrastructure. The SD-WAN market is set to grow with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 40% over the next five years, according to IDC. This is a big step forward for the Middle East enterprise market, and we are sure that as the service becomes more mature, customer demand will increase and we are preparing ourselves to meet that demand as of today.”

Ok, so they’ve laid heaps of cable and launched new products and services. But so, too, have the likes of Facebook and Amazon of late, threatening cable companies’ traditional business and revenue streams.

Yet rather than viewing the efforts of Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, et al as competition to be defeated, Oztelcan says it’s an opportunity for partnership.

“I still believe that there are many areas of cooperation with the OTTs that go beyond just submarine cables and capacity,” he says.

“We will continue to partner with them in their journey to expand into the region and make sure that at the end it is the end-user who benefits from their presence.

“We’re here to shape the way the users experience content, utilise the cloud and the new era of communications. Whoever contributes to this vision will be a welcomed partner to us. This also reaffirms the importance of subsea cable systems to the global economy and more importantly shows how the digital world is enabled with the use of these assets.”

He continues on the importance of cables to keeping the world’s economy going – and enabling future growth everywhere the seas touch, including the Middle East.

“The digital future of the Middle East depends on reliable, scalable and diverse subsea cable systems. Before GBI launched more than a decade ago, the Middle East market was underserved with capacity, and that had a direct impact on innovation in the region. We are committed to make a significant contribution to the development of the region and improve the competitiveness of the businesses as well as the well-being of the people.”

Gulf Bridge International Accelerates its Transformation with Four Key Hires

Doha, Qatar: Gulf Bridge International (GBI), a high-performance low-latency global connectivity provider, has appointed Jim Clarke as its Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), Gavin Rea as its Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Joseph Jabakhanji as its Head of Sales, and Ergin Kilinc as Director of Enterprise Sales and Business Development. The appointments are part of a transformation strategy spearheaded by CEO Cengiz Oztelcan and continue to position GBI as a leader in digital experience and customer service.

Clarke joins GBI from Telstra where he was Director for Global Connectivity and Networks. He is responsible for the execution of both the wholesale and enterprise sales strategy and the leadership of GBI’s commercial activities. Rea joins GBI after 17 years at BT, where he was Head of Subsea Centre of Excellence. He brings a depth of experience in design, implementation, operation and maintenance of subsea cable networks to his role as CTO.

“We are building a team of world-class talent that are ready to take GBI into the future. These appointments bring new expertise and experience to our team and a proven ability to execute for customers and partners,” said Cengiz Oztelcan, CEO at GBI. “I will be working closely with the team to simplify and accelerate how we engage and serve our customer and prospects to ensure they have the best possible experience end-to-end.”

Jabakhanji joins GBI from Tata Communications where he was Director of Sales – MENA. He is a veteran of the MENA telecoms industry with a track-record of driving revenue growth and profitability. Kilinc has over two decades of industry experience with a background in business development, marketing and customer care. He has supported the business and sales efforts of Data Centre experts Radore and Canovate Group as well as Turk Telecom and Intel.

“It is an exciting time to join GBI as we push our business into the future. We have an opportunity to use GBI’s unique position in the market to serve growing demand for global Cloud, Content and next-generation Communications,” said Jim Clarke, CCO at GBI. “Cengiz and the team at GBI understand the value we can create across the entire value chain and have a unique vision for connecting and optimising global connectivity”.

The appointments will drive GBI’s global business development, sales efforts and technical developments as it expands its scope and serves growing demand from Over-the-Top (OTTs) players, Cloud Service Providers, Content Providers and Enterprises, in addition to its core carrier customers. GBI’s transformation strategy is focused on delivering an optimised experience across the entire value chain and enable customers, partners and end users to benefit from world-class infrastructure.

“GBI is an entrepreneurial business that is solving customer challenges and really cares about the entire value chain. I look forward to being part of this new era at GBI and delivering exceptional experience for our customers. We have a fantastic opportunity to support their long-term growth,” said Gavin Rea, CTO at GBI.

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About GBI
Gulf Bridge International (GBI) is a global cloud, connectivity and content enabler that owns and operates a smart, fully managed service network. Our multilayer terrestrial and subsea cable meshed network bridges the East to the  West  through  the  Middle  East,  empowers  businesses,  connects  societies  and  contributes  to the   region’s   transformation   towards   knowledge-based   economies. Our agility,  business innovation  and  diverse  portfolio  of  services  make  us  a  partner  of  choice  for  carriers, ISPs, governments, and the smart living ecosystem. We are a carrier’s  carrier and an enterprise global managed services provider dedicated to turning the region into a global connectivity hub.

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