The new alliance will allow Omantel to forge partnerships with African operators, growing business between Oman and Africa. Omantel, the provider of integrated telecommunication services in the Sultanate of Oman, has sealed a partnership deal with Wingu Group’s Djibouti Datacentre to expand into the African market and further boost its standing as a regional wholesale hub.
Wingu Group’s Djibouti Datacentre was the first and only carrier neutral datacentre facility in East Africa with access to all major international fibre optic systems connecting Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific regions with Africa. Apart from providing access to the African market, Omantel’s Point of Presence, POP in Djibouti will help forge new wholesale partnerships with operators and hyperscalers, improve the utilisation of connectivity between Oman and Africa, facilitate better commercial models that will lead to business growth and enable better support for customers with connectivity requests to and from Africa.
The partnership is set to open doors to new opportunities in Africa and will further extend Omantel’s reach by utilising the cable systems landing in Oman, Salalah and Djibouti, such as the AAE-1, EIG, MENA as well as several new cable systems which will be announced soon.
As a global wholesale service provider, Omantel offers enhanced customer experience by leveraging its ecosystem, which boasts an international network of subsea cables and carrier-neutral datacentres. Omantel has Points of Presence in different countries across the globe including key wholesale hubs such as Marseille, London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, and Singapore, to name a few.
Wingu Group is a specialist carrier-neutral datacentre operator focused on East Africa providing international and local enterprise customers with cost-effective commercial collocation solutions and access to a growing and dynamic ecosystem. Established over a decade ago and successfully operating the Djibouti Datacentre, where the Wingu Group provides colocation services to international telecoms companies.
The Wingu Group now has Tier III certified, carrier-neutral datacentres in Ethiopia, Somaliland, and Tanzania, and is adding a second facility in Djibouti – in each market. The Wingu Group facilities are the first of their kind and represent key digital infrastructure that will enable economic growth and the rise of the global digital economy.