Bahrain: Zain Expands Global Network by 75 Percent

SourceAl Bawaba

During the year, the telecommunications giant expanded its global network by 75% accommodating for significant data growth across its mobile and fixed network, driven by remote working, virtual education and meetings and the increasing use of digital solutions. Zain leveraged its global network spread across 16 countries with more than 30 points of presence and with interconnections in more than 13 tier one internet exchanges across the world, from Singapore to Europe and passing through the MENA region to the US. In addition, to ensure the highest availability of its global network and to provide the lowest latency to its customers, Zain has spread its capacity across all submarine cables such as TGN, FLAG, GBI, EIG, IMEWE, GCCIA as well as all terrestrial cables in the region. Further to rapidly expanding its global capacity, Zain has ensured to host multiple content delivery networks, such as Google, Facebook and Netflix in order to better serve its Bahrain clients, it said. Zain B2B & Wholesale Director, Ali Mustafa, stated: “The pandemic has been dramatic in terms of human impact and lifestyle. However, we have been successful in rapidly expanding our international connectivity to meet the significant growth which has been supported by more...