Oman-IX Officially Launched by AWASR, AMS-IX, and Alliance Networks

AWASR, the leading provider of fixed telecommunication services and recipient of the Fastest Internet in Oman award for seven consecutive years from 2017 to 2023, along with Alliance Networks, a regional provider of digital infrastructure services, and AMS-IX, a leading global provider of internet exchanges, have officially launched the “Oman-IX” internet exchange point after year of strategic planning and intensive preparation.

The launch of Oman-IX aims to revolutionize digital infrastructure services in the region by establishing a neutral internet exchange and connecting leading telecom industry networks providers, hyperscale’s, data centres, and cloud services across the Middle East and beyond. The Oman-IX, powered by AMS-IX, has been deployed at Equinix’s neutral carrier data centre, in MC1 in Muscat.

The launch of Oman-IX marks a significant milestone in Oman’s digital transformation, with Oman-IX serving as a hub for aggregating internet traffic from local and global networks. This partnership reaffirms the commitment of the companies to revolutionize communication and digital infrastructure in the Middle East region and beyond. Through this mutually beneficial partnership, AWASR, Alliance Networks, and AMS-IX will collaborate to build digital ecosystem and infrastructure services, leveraging Alliance’s and AWASR’s expertise in the region.

Eugen Comendant, Chief Commercial Officer of Awasr, expressed his excitement about the official launch, stating, “We are delighted to officially launch Oman-IX in collaboration with Alliance Networks and AMS-IX. We are confident that we will open new horizons for Oman in the field of digital data, enabling efficient internet traffic exchange and enhancing digital innovation across sectors towards enriching the customer experience”.

Peter van Burgel, CEO of AMS-IX, commented, “We are proud to launch Oman-IX officially today, as the collaboration between AWASR, Alliance Networks, and AMS-IX strengthens Oman’s digital landscape and accelerates the Sultanate’s interconnectivity to global networks through public peering, Oman-IX will serve as a vital hub for digital services, internet and data exchange, providing an enhanced user experience and promoting digital innovation”.

On the other hand, Adel Al Daylami, CEO of Alliance Networks, expressed their commitment to providing a reliable and robust digital ecosystem in Oman, confirming that the partnership with Awasr will contribute to enrich connectivity and facilitate seamless data exchange across borders.

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